Walking with Dinosaurs, a six-part documentary on the BBC, is now the most watched cable documentary ever, as well as a long-running live stage show. The long-awaited 3D motion picture comes out this December, and is sure to thrill fans.
Walking with Dinosaurs Encyclopedia (Walking With Dinosaurs the 3d Movie)
About the Book: The Walking with Dinosaurs Encyclopedia is filled with facts about the dinosaurs from the movie as well as facts about the world the dinosaurs inhabited and theories about their rise and fall. With full-color images from the film and photos of paleontologists at work, this encyclopedia is a must-have item for Walking with Dinosaurs fans.
Have you ever wondered how dinosaurs came to rule the Earth? Or what other species coexisted with them? Or how these enormous reptiles grew and evolved?
My Review: The Encyclopedia consists of the history of the earth and the geological time scale, the rise of the Dinosaurs, how do scientists study Dinosaurs? the Dinosaur family tree, Drifting continents, warm blooded Dinosaurs and many more.
Children will have fun finding out how the earth is much older than the dinosaurs and how the scientists use a standard time scale to describe the history of the earth which they divided into a series of eons, and again into smaller eras and finally turned into smaller periods and how they were able to study rocks using a technique called radiometric dating.
Walking With Dinosaurs: A Reusable Sticker Book (Walking With Dinosaurs the 3d Movie)
About the Book: Explore the world of dinosaurs in this fun-filled book with games, activities, and more than 50 stickers! Walking with Dinosaurs, a six-part documentary on the BBC, is now the most watched cable documentary ever, as well as a long-running live stage show.
My Review: The Walking with Dinosaurs reusable sticker book is an adventure book with over 50 stickers. Children will have fun using the reusable stickers on the photo color scenes and fun activities. Stickers can be removed easily from the pages and moved from one page to another.
Walking with Dinosaurs: The Great Migration (Walking With Dinosaurs: the 3d Movie)
About the Book: Walk with the dinosaurs in this 8×8 storybook with stickers, based on the motion picture. It’s time for the Pachyrhino herd to move from their summer home to the Winter Ground.
My Review: As summer began to fade, the Pachyhinosaurus must begin their journey south before the weather turns cold. As the thunderstorm gathered overhead lightning hit a tree and the dinosaurs panicked and fled. The three young Pachyrhinosaurus, Patchi, Scowler, and Juniper got separated from the rest of the herd. Will these three friends survive the journey and find their way home or be lost to their families forever?
Walking with Dinosaurs Handbook By Calliope Glass
About the Book: Walk with the dinosaurs in this handbook, with full-color illustrations, based on the feature film. Walking with Dinosaurs, a six-part documentary on the BBC, is now the most watched cable documentary ever, as well as a long-running live stage show. The long-awaited 3D motion picture comes out this December, and is sure to thrill fans.
Join Alex the Alexornis as he tells the story of Patchi, the youngest Pachyrhinosaurus in his herd. Patchi learns that life is full of adventures—some exciting and some dangerous—as he is separated from his family, finds new friends, embarks on the great migration, and finds his way home again. Follow these two unlikely friends on their great journey, and discover more about each of the dinosaur species Patchi and Alex meet through the fun facts alongside Alex’s story!
Walking with Dinosaurs: Patchi’s Big Adventure (Walking With Dinosaurs the 3d Movie)
About the Book: Patchi is ready to leave the Pachyrhinosaurus nest. He may be the smallest in his herd, but he’s very curious. He stops to sniff and scratch and investigate just about everything he sees outside the nest. But one small distraction changes his course—sending him off into the forest on a great adventure. Will Patchi be able to find his way back home?
Walking with Dinosaurs: Friends Stick Together (I Can Read Book 2)
By Alexis Barad-Cutler
About the Book: When Patchi meets Juniper, he knows he’s finally found a friend. When the young Pachyrhinosaurus get separated from their families, Patchi and Juniper have to stick together to find their way back to their herds.
Walking with Dinosaurs: The Winter Ground (I Can Read Book 2)
By Catherine Hapka
About the Book: When Patchi and Juniper get separated from their herd during the great migration, they face many dangers. There are forest fires, predators, and the feared Gorgosaurus. Will they make it to the Winter Ground, where their families are waiting?
Ages: 4 – 8
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney.
About the Book: Greg Heffley’s on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg’s life destined to be just another hard-luck story? http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Diary_of_a_Wimpy_Kid-9781419711329.html
My Review: Greg Heffley is back in the 8th installment of the Wimpy Kid series. And he is about to loose his best friend. Greg’s mother told him that, friends will come and go but family is forever. Greg would rather have a friend than put up with his family. He loves his family, but he isn’t sure that they were meant to live together. But he knows that his mother is only trying to make him feel better about the situation with Rowley.
Rowley has been his friend ever since he moved into his neighborhood. They did everything together. But their friendship is about to be tested as Rowley has a new friend, a girlfriend. Gregg is not only upset because his best friend, Rowley, has a girlfriend but he always thought he would be the first to have a girlfriend not Rowley. They hardly spend time together and when they do Abigail is always there and when she is not Rowley will be talking to her on his cell phone. Gregg felt kicked to the curb. He even tried being friends with Abigail but she doesn’t like him. Gregg found out that making new friends isn’t easy. One day while in Rodrick’s room he spotted a magic 8 ball under his bed. He decided to use the magic 8 ball to guide his decisions. If you are a fan of the Wimpy Kid series pick one up today and find out if the magic 8th ball helped him in making good decisions and did he get his best friend back. For a copy visit www.Amazon.com
Reading level: Ages 8 and up
Hardcover: 224 pages
Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from Abrams Publishers in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
Cinderella Smith: The Super Secret Mystery by Stephanie Barden, illustrated by Diane Goode.
About the Book: Cinderella Smith wants to shock and amaze her class with her report on endangered species. So when the books she needs go missing from the library, she teams up with her best friend, Erin, to solve the mystery. But time is running out! Then she gets a totally weird note:
Don’t tell anyone!
I’ll get in big trouble!
Missing books and “Look behind E” . . . What in the world could it mean? Just as all seems lost, Cinderella is struck with a capital A-H-A AHA! moment that could blow this case wide open. Someone’s in cahoots, that’s for sure, and Cinderella Smith won’t give up until she solves the mystery!
My Review: Who is Cinderella Smith? She is your modern day Cinderella. A third grade student who is prone to losing her shoes. When the class is assigned a research project on animals, Cinderella is excited as she would like to study ocelots but notice that the books she needed for the research has gone missing from the library. Did the mean bullies take the books? She will just have to investigate and follow every clue until she solves the mystery of the missing books.
If you are a fan of Junie B. Jones or Nancy Drew you will love reading Cinderella Smith. Illustrations by Caldecott Honor winner Diane Goode help to bring the story to life adding an appeal to the Cinderella’s story.
About the Author: When I read other author’s websites, they often say they’ve been writing since they learned how. Not me. Although I grew up loving books and stories, I never thought about writing one of my own, until I had my son, Joe. He told me that I was “a way better story teller than anyone else” and although he was only three at the time, and highly prejudiced to boot, I decided to see if he knew what he was talking about.
It turns out he probably didn’t. I wrote and took classes and wrote and submitted manuscripts and wrote and was rejected and wrote and… finally I got the right story to the right agent at the right time. And the rest is history, but not really, because everything is just beginning.
- Age Range: 6 – 10 years
- Grade Level: 1 – 5
- Series: Cinderella Smith
- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins (April 23, 2013)
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book HarperCollins Publishing in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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#16 – Suzanne – Monsters vs Kittens
#13 – Cynthia – Reggie the Veggie
#20 – Jireu – Once Upon a Pig
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