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The One and Only Ivan, The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate, Audiobook reviews

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate is being made into a movie, so I thought it was about time that I read or listened to this book. I am glad I did. As well, The One and Only Bob will be released in May 2020, and the audiobook is narrated by the amazing Danny Devito, who will be the voice of Bob in movie, The One and Only Ivan. I couldn’t resist listening to it.

The One and Only Ivan (The One and Only Ivan #1) by Katherine Applegate, Narrated by Adam Grupper (Narrator)

Published March 13th 2013 by Harper Audio, January 17th 2012 by HarperCollins Continue reading “The One and Only Ivan, The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate, Audiobook reviews”

Children’s Books: Early Chapter Books

In this post, I have reviewed several Early Chapter books for children. They range in audience and difficulty. All were provided to me by the publisher at my request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.

Trouble with Treasure (Undersea Mystery Club Book 2)

Trouble with Treasure (Undersea Mystery Club #2) by Courtney Carbone, Melanie Demmer (Illustrations)

Published March 17th 2020 by Andrews McMeel Publishing

4 Stars:  Continue reading “Children’s Books: Early Chapter Books”

Brittle’s Academy by Lily Mae Walters @rararesources @LilyMaeWalters1

Brittle’s Academy by Lily Mae Walters

Published January 11th 2020 by Crimson Cloak Publishing

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Saturday Morning For Kids (February 1, 2020)

This meme was started by Rae Longest at Powerful Women Readers. As I am a grandmother, who loves to read to her grandchildren, a mother who loved to read to and with her children, and a retired teacher librarian, this meme really attracted me. If you love children’s books, or have a favourite from your childhood, join us in introducing them to a new generation of readers. Feel free to use my logo above, but link back to my post as well. Continue reading “Saturday Morning For Kids (February 1, 2020)”

The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop, Poly Bernatene (Illustrations)

The Bookshop GirlThe Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop, Poly Bernatene (Illustrations)

Published March 2nd 2017 by Scholastic, October 1st 2018 by Peachtree Publishers

 

 

4 Stars: Continue reading “The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop, Poly Bernatene (Illustrations)”

The Story Web by Megan Frazer Blakemore

I was originally planning to do a mini-review for this book, but as I began writing up my thoughts, it ended up being a full review. This is a book geared to middle-grades, (ages 8 to 12), but I enjoyed it as well.

The Story Web by Megan Frazer Blakemore

Published June 4th 2019 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

4.5 Stars:

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Sarah’s Search for Treasure (The Searchers #3) by Bertha Schwartz

Title: Sarah’s Search for Treasure (Searchers #3)
Author: Bertha Schwartz
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: December 1, 2018
Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction

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Kelly’s Search for Family (The Searchers #2) by Bertha Schwartz

Title: Kelly’s Search for Family (Searchers #2) 
Author: Bertha Schwartz 
Publisher: Ambassador International 
Release Date: December 1, 2018 
Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction 
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Mini-Reviews: Children’s Picture Books

Captain LaPlank: The Perfect Pirate

Captain LaPlank: The Perfect Pirate

by Flibber T. Gibbet

Published September 12th 2018 by CreateSpace

5 Stars

This was a cute story about a Pirate who is a perfectionist. He can not put up with any mistakes and ends up with a major problem due to this flaw in his personality. A great message not only for those listening to the story, but the adult who is reading it.

Captain LaPlank is a wonderfully written rhyming story with a great cadence and flow. My grandchildren enjoyed hearing this story and when we were finished, cries of “Again, again” reang out. The illustrations were great. They were large, vibrant and humourous. I would try to turn the page and have to go back as they wanted to look longer. It might have been a bit longer than other children’s books, but my grandchildren did not seem to mind. They did not get the message as they are only 2 and 5, but with older children, they will understand it better. The publisher provided me with a copy of this book to read. The rating, ideas and opinions stated are my own.

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