Monday, February 28, 2011
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Synopsis (from Harper Collins): When Pinkalicious loses a tooth, it's not just any tooth—it's her sweet tooth! Suddenly candy no longer tastes sweet! With her pinkatastic pen, Pinkalicious writes a note to the Tooth Fairy and tucks it under her pillow . . . only to hear from Cupid, the Easter Bunny, and a Christmas elf instead. It is not until the Tooth Fairy finally responds—and works some magic—that Pinkalicious discovers where sweetness really comes from.
Next time you're in a bookstore, be sure to check out the Pinkalicious series. The stories are well written and the illustrations are downright candylicious. I guarantee that you won't be able to read just one!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Illustrated By: Mike Lowery
Published By: Walker & Company
Ages: 3 to 6 year olds
Source: Published Copy to Review from Bloomsbury
5 stars- It's a must have
Frog and Bunny are best friends. RIBBIT, RABBIT! They do everything together, like fight monsters (ZIP IT, ZAP IT!). And even though they get in fights sometimes-YIP IT, YAP IT!-they always make up in the end.
Ribbit, Rabbit features an effortlessly clever text that, in less than 150 words, captures the ups and downs of young friendships. Combined with adorably hip and fresh illustrations and an irresistible package, Ribbit, Rabbit is the perfect choice for the youngest of readers (quoted from Goodreads).
Ribbit, Rabbit is a wonderful story about friendship. It's one that young children will relate to well, as Ribbit and Rabbit have their ups and downs. One moment they're playing together nicely, and the next they're fighting over a toy they both want. In the end, they both realize that it's far better to share and be nice than to fight with your friends.
I enjoyed reading Ribbit, Rabbit to my children, and they enjoyed the story. Any story that my son can read along with and makes my children laugh out loud gets huge props from me! Ribbit, Rabbit is a great book Kindergarten age children can read, and one preschoolers will enjoy as the rhyming words, and the interaction between the friends is one that draws them in. The illustrations give the story the perfect feel. I really loved the coloring the and simple pictures.
This is sure to be a hit in our house for years to come. I would highly recommend picking up Ribbit, Rabbit. It's a great edition for your in home library, preschool room and even Kindergarten class.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
From the start of The Maze Runner, to the end of The Scorch Trials, which character do you feel has grown up the most and why?
Which of your characters would you form an alliance/friendship with and why?
Lately it seems that a lot more books being published are geared towards the male readers, both for MG and YA readers, which sadly wasn't the case a few years ago. Growing up, what authors or books had an impact on you as a male reader?
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Written & Illustrated By Bob Staake
Look! A book! A hook! A cowboy cook!
Weird and kooky things that go!
Some go fast and some go slow!
Can you find the squawking crow?
Go on a crazy seek-and-find adventure in this new picture book from award-winning artist Bob Staake. Die-cuts on every page draw readers into each themed scene and invite them to find the items hidden within the elaborately detailed spreads. From underwater worlds, to haunted houses and tree-top towns, there are endless details for readers to search for and discover. This inventive picture book format will have kids hooked from the very first die-cut page all the way through to the end where a gate-fold finale challenges them to go back for yet another look and even more surprises (quoted from Goodreads).
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
By Janet A. Holmes
Have You Seen Duck is an adorable story about a little who's constant companion is his stuffed Duck. They do everything together and go everywhere together, until one day Duck goes missing. Now it's up to the little boy to find his missing best friend.
This is a great story about coping with something special you've lost, finding it and not giving up. It's a story that young children can easily identify with, and they'll be happy to know that Duck does indeed get found.
You can purchase this book (right now it's on sale) via Scholastic's store here
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
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Friday, February 4, 2011
As their quest leads the threesome through the mysterious and sinister Bitra Forest, they suddenly realize they are lost in the elves' domain. To Lilia's horror, Kai falls under an enchantment cast by the Elf King's beautiful daughter. The only way for Lilia to break the spell and save Kai is to find a jewel of ancient power that lies somewhere in the North Kingdoms. Yet the jewel will not be easy to find. The castle where it is hidden has been overrun with princess hopefuls trying to pass a magical test that will determine the prince's new bride. Lilia has only a few days to search every inch of the castle and find the jewel—or Kai will be lost to her forever (quoted from Goodreads)
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I SPY something new for Spring!
Young I SPY readers will want to start the Spring with I SPY AN EGG IN A NEST. New easy-to-read text by Jean Marzollo is paired with Walter Wick's amazing photographs from previous I SPY books to create a fun-filled Spring search-and-find. Also includes I SPY activity pages (quoted from Goodreads).