Saturday, July 16, 2011

Upcoming Reviews on Mundie Kids

Inspired by the In My Mailbox meme we take part in Mundie Moms, this feature show cases the books we've recently received from the publisher, author or bought that will be reviewed on here on the blog. I've broken down the books by age group.

Young Readers (Ages 4-7)
* Ava the Sunset Fairy, The Night Fairies book 1 by Daisy Meadows, published by Scholastic
* Zara the Starlight Fairy, The Night Fairies book 3 by Daisy Meadows, published by Scholastic
* Nia the Night Owl Fairy, The Night Fairies book 5 by Daisy Meadows, published by Scholastic
* Halloween Surprise by Corinne Demas, published by Walker Childrens
* Chuckling Ducklings and Baby Animal Friends by Aaron Zenz, published by Walker Childrens
* I Am Small by Emma Dodd, published by Scholastic
* The Great Race by Kevin O'Malley, published by Walker Childrens
* Prudence Wants A Pet by Cathleen Daly, published by Roaring Brook Press

Middle Grade Reads (Ages 8-12)
* The Secret Prince, A Knightly Academy Book by Violet Haberdasher, published by Aladdin
* Petal Pushers, Flower Feud by Catherine R Daly, published by Scholastic
* Petal Pushers, Best Buds by Catherine R Daly, published by Scholastic
* Petal Pushers, Coming Up Roses by Catherine R Daly, published by Scholastic
* BFF Breakup by Taylor Morris, published by Aladdin
* Blowout, Hello Gorgeous! Book 1 by Taylor Morris, published by Grosset & Dunlap
* Foiled, Hello Gorgeous! Book 2 by Taylor Morris, published by Grosset & Dunlap

* Corduroy by Don Freeman
* Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
* The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown & Leonard Weisgard
* Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
* The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
* Mercy Waston Thinks Like A Pig by Kate DiCamillo

Thank you to Scholastic, Walker/Bloomsbury, Simon & Schuster and Taylor Morris for this week's wonderful reads.

Book Review: Wiener Wolf

Illustrated by Jeff Crosby
Published by Disney Hyperion
Released on July 5th, 2011
Ages 4-7
5 stars- A Stellar Book
Source Bought

This is one of those rare treasures I stumbled across when I was sitting with my kids this past week waiting for story time at our local Barnes & Noble to start. I quickly snatched it off the shelf and read it to my kids. I'm not sure who enjoyed it more, them or me. I have no idea how I hadn't heard of this book until this moment. Not only is Jeff a local author/illustrated, but this story is fabulous!

I fell in love with Jeff's illustrations before I even read the book. These are some of the best illustrations I've seen. I've never been a huge wiener dog fan, not that they're not cute, I'm just more of big dog fan, but this adorable story won me over. It's a fun adventure story about a wiener dog who yearns for a little bit more adventure, when one day he discovers there's more beyond his quiet little house her shares with granny. Wiener dog becomes Wiener Wolf! No matter matter how much fun he has, he realizes that this may not be all he thought it was cracked up to be either.

This is not only a story with some of the most captivating illustrations, it's a fun adventure with a lovable character. When a book captures not only my attention, my children's attention and the attention of other younger kids that were seated near us, than you know it's a hit. I HIGHLY recommend picking this book up today! This is the perfect book for ages 4-7.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~