Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review-Listening with My Heart

Book Review: Listening with My Heart Author Gabi Garci Illustrator  Ying Hui Tan Book Description: When Esperanza finds a heart-shaped rock, she sees it as a reminder to spread kindness and love in the world. But when the school play doesn’t go the way she’d imagined, will she remember to give it to herself? In today’s hypercompetitive world, … Read More

Book Review-The Memory Box: A Book About Grief

Book Review: The Memory Box: A Book About Grief Author Joanna Rowland Illustrator Thea Baker Book Description: “I’m scared I’ll forget you…” From the perspective of a young child, Joanna Rowland artfully describes what it is like to remember and grieve a loved one who has died. The child in the story creates a memory box to keep mementos … Read More

Book Review-Wakem the Rooster: Up All Night

Book Review: Wakem the Rooster: Up All Night Author David FitzSimmons Illustrator Richard Cowdrey Book Description: Wakem the rooster sings beautifully. He can’t, however, stop crowing, including late into the night. When Wakem’s days and nights become mixed up, the raucous rooster is awake long past bedtime—waking everybody up! While cat and dog offer great tips for … Read More

Book Review-Thanksgiving in The Woods

Book Review: Thanksgiving in The Woods Author Phyllis Alsdurf Illustrator  Jenny Lovlie Book Description: Every year a family and their friends gather in the woods to celebrate Thanksgiving among the trees. Everyone brings something to share and the day becomes a long celebration of family, faith, and friendship. This picture book includes warm illustrations of people gathered … Read More

Book Review-Wild Zoo Train

Book Review: Wild Zoo Train Author Carmela LaVigna Coyle Illustrator  Steve Gray Publisher About the book: This zany Wild Zoo Train is off on a mysterious adventure! Choo-choo-choo goes the Wild Zoo Train. Ding-ding-ding goes the bell on the roof. Clickerty-clack go the wheels on the track. TOOT-TOOOT goes the whistle on top and the train STOPS! Hold … Read More

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