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Book Review: Laugh-Out-Loud Christmas Jokes for Kids


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About the Book: The first-ever Christmas collection from the #1 bestselling series Laugh-out-loud jokes for kids! A perfect stocking stuffer, this modern classic is chock-full of brand-new seasonal jokes perfect for caroling, holiday parties, and decking the halls together-merriness guaranteed! http://laughoutloudjokesforkids.com/books/

 

 

  • Age Range: 6 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 – 5
  • Series: Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Cost: $5.99

 

 

 

My Review: If you love telling or hearing jokes then you are in for the laugh of your life. Knock knock jokes, questions and answers jokes. Laugh Out Loud Christmas Jokes for Kids is so funny adult. s will love it too.

Question: What did the Christmas tree say to the ornament?

Answer: “Quit hanging around.”

Question: Where does Santa keeps his ?

Answer: “In a snowbank”

 

Question: How does a monster like his coffee?

Answer: With scream and sugar!

Question: Why don’t lobsters give Christmas presents?

Answer: Because they’re shellfish!

 

This classic holiday joke collections will keep you and your family rolling with laughter throughout the holiday season.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

About the Author: Rob Elliott has been a publishing professional for more than 15 years. He lives in West Michigan, where in his spare time he enjoys laughing out loud with his wife and four children. http://laughoutloudjokesforkids.com/about/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 3, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Spotlight: My Weird School Fast Facts Spots


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About the Book: Think fast with A.J. and Andrea from My Weird School!

Did you know that the only sport that’s been played on the moon is golf? Did you know that an NFL quarterback once threw a touchdown pass to himself?!

Learn more weird-but-true sports facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman’s bestselling My Weird School series. This all-new series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations.

Whether you’re a kid who wants to know more about sports or just someone who is curious why Major League Baseball umpires have to wear black underwear, this is the book for you!

With more than 10 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

 

 

 

  • Age Range: 6 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 – 5
  • Series: My Weird School Fast Facts
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (June 21, 2016)
  • Cost: $5.99

 

 

My Review: Another fun book that the kids will love to read.

A.J. and his gang from My Weird School are back and this time the study of discussion is  Fast Facts about Sport.

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.

Book Reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27064330-my-weird-school-fast-facts?from_search=true

 

https://www.amazon.com/My-Weird-School-Fast-Facts/dp/0062306170/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

 

November 1, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Spotlight: My Weird School Fast Facts: Geography


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About the Book: Think fast with A.J. and Andrea from My Weird School!

Did you know that Antarctica’s largest land animal is an insect? Did you know that the smallest country in the world is only 0.2 square miles?!

Learn more weird-but-true geography facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman’s bestselling My Weird School series. This all-new series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations.

Whether you’re a kid who wants to learn more about geography or simply someone who wants to know if there’s really a town called Scratch Ankle, this geography facts edition is the book for you.

With more than 10 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

 

  • Age Range: 6 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 – 5
  • Series: My Weird School Fast Facts
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edit
  • Cost: $5.99

 

My Review:

Another fun book that the kids will love to read.

A.J. and his gang from My Weird School are back and this time the study of discussion is  geography.

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.

Book Reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27064334-my-weird-school-fast-facts

https://www.amazon.com/Weird-School-Fast-Facts-Geography/dp/0062306200/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

November 1, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: God Made the Sun and God Made the Moon.


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God Made The Sun by Dr. Mary Manz Simon, illustrated by Lizzie Walkley

About the Book: God Made the Sun is a celebration of God’s gift of daytime to the world. Beginning with the first rays of sunlight and moving through the day, this book reminds little ones that God’s love shines on us just as the sun shines on the earth. With its lyrical rhythm, sweet illustrations, and novelty diecut feature, the book will serve as a welcome reminder of God’s presence in our lives.

 

 

  • Age Range: 2 – 4 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 20 pages
  • Publisher: WorthyKids/Ideals; Brdbk edition (September 6, 2016)
  • Cost: $7.99

 

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God Made the Moon by Dr. Mary Manz Simon and illustrated by Lizzie Walkley

About the Book: God Made the Moon is a celebration of God’s gift of nighttime to the world. Beginning with the first sleepy yawn and ending with a bedtime prayer, this book reminds little ones that God’s love shines on us just as the moon shines on the earth. With its lyrical rhythm, sweet illustrations, and novelty die-cut feature, the book will be a welcome addition to any child’s bedtime rituals.

 

  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Age Range: 2 – 4 years
  • Board book: 20 pages
  • Publisher: WorthyKids/Ideals; Brdbk edition (September 6, 2016)
  • Cost: $7.99

 

 

My Review: The rhyming story shows the joy on a child’s face when they wake up in the morning to see the Sun outside their window. Its another day for them to come out and play with their friends. Splash and play in the puddles, looking cool by dressing up looking like a movie star, skipping, playing peek-a-boo. And when the weather is hot, they head to the pool to cool off. They find time to sit outside to have lunch. And when the Sun starts to slide down, they look forward to seeing the Moon.

While the Moon smile on the earth giving it light at night. The kids watch as the lightning bugs blink off and on like flashlights and crickets chirping. They know its time for bed when the Moon is out. Time for them to be thankful to God for all that happened throughout their day.

These are great books from the author who writes about the age appropriate biblical concepts that are woven around the recurring theme of how God loves and watches over us.  These books makes a perfect bedtime story for young kids. The illustrator captured each scene wonderfully with bold and bright colors. A must for your home library for kids.

 

 

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

October 15, 2016 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review/Giveaway: Hail to the Chief. Ends Oct 31st


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Hail to the Chief by author Callista Gingrich, illustrated by Susan Arciero

 

About the Book: Ellis the Elephant is back, and he’s headed to the White House! In Hail to the Chief, the sixth in Callista Gingrich’s New York Times bestselling series, Ellis meets some of America’s greatest presidents and discovers how they have led our country throughout American history.

In preceding books, including Sweet Land of Liberty, Land of the Pilgrims’ Pride, Yankee Doodle Dandy, From Sea to Shining Sea, and Christmas in America, Ellis learns about the pivotal moments that have shaped our nation. Now, in Hail to the Chief, this adorable pachyderm explores the fascinating lives of those who have held the nation’s highest office.

Authored by Callista Gingrich and illustrated by Susan Arciero, Hail to the Chief will delight young and old alike with a glimpse of the leaders who helped make America an exceptional nation. http://ellistheelephant.com/

 

 

 

  • Age Range: 4 – 9 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 4
  • Series: Ellis the Elephant
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Kids (October 11, 2016)
  • Cost: $11.51 @ amazon

 

 

My Review: Ellis the Elephant goes back in time to learn about how the past US presidents governed a vast nation. Learning about how George Washington led the Revolutionary War and sworn in as the first president, pledging to serve and defend freedom. Ellis also learn about Thomas Jefferson the founding father who wrote the declaration of independence. James Madison known as the father of the Constitution.  Ellis learned about Andrew Jackson known as a war hero, Abraham Lincoln known as the president who presided over a nation that was in crisis and divided by the fighting over slavery. Theodore Roosevelt who preserved the best lands by setting aside millions of acres of lands.  Ellis went on to learn about many more presidents and their achievements. From George Washington to Barack Obama, he learned how each of them accepted a great responsibility, and done the job to the best of their ability.

What a great way for children and adults to learn about the past and present American presidents and their achievements. The last few pages of the book gives a list of all the US presidents, the year they governed and short history. The illustrations by Susan Arciero are vibrant, bold and colorful which helps sell the story.

Hail to the Chief is a part of the bestselling Ellis the Elephant series.

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Gingrich Productions in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

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About the Author: Callista Gingrich is the president of Gingrich Productions. She and her husband, Newt, host and produce documentary films. Recent films include The First American, Divine Mercy, A City Upon A Hill, America at Risk, and Nine Days that Changed the World. Mrs. Gingrich is the author of the New York Times bestselling children’s series featuring Ellis the Elephant. Recent books include Hail to the Chief, Christmas in America, From Sea to Shining Sea, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Land of the Pilgrims Pride, and Sweet Land of Liberty. She is also the co-author of Rediscovering God in America and Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny.  Mrs. Gingrich is the voice for several audio books, including A Nation Like No Other and To Save America. An avid musician, Mrs. Gingrich sings in the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., and plays French horn with the City of Fairfax Band in Fairfax, Virginia. She is also the president of the Gingrich Foundation, a charitable nonprofit corporation. Mrs. Gingrich resides in McLean, Virginia, with her husband, Newt Gingrich.  http://www.gingrichproductions.com/

 

 

About the Illustrator: Susan Arciero is an award-winning illustrator of numerous children’s books, including Hail to the Chief, Christmas in America, From Sea to Shining Sea, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Land of the Pilgrims Pride, Sweet Land of Liberty, Nat, Nat, the Nantucket Cat, and Cornelius Vandermouse: The Pride of Newport. Growing up in Massachusetts and traveling the world as a member of a military family, Susan lives in Pinehurst, North Carolina, with her husband, three children, and two Bassett Hounds.

 

 

 

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October 11, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Book Review: All My Treasures. A Book of Joy.


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About the Book: When a girl receives a beautiful porcelain box from her grandmother, she immediately wants something special to put inside it. But what could it be? What does she love best? She loves jumping in puddles on rainy days, blowing bubbles in the park, and watching her little sister’s first steps. As it turns out, life’s most precious treasures cannot be contained in a box! With a gentle message about the immateriality of happiness, this story reminds us to take pleasure in everyday moments. The book is beautifully packaged with a sparkly die-cut star on the cover, and flaps throughout reveal hidden surprises. http://www.abramsbooks.com/product/all-my-treasures_9781419722042/

 

  • Age Range: 2 – 4 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Growing Hearts
  • Board book: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Ltf edition (August 23, 2016)
  • Cost: $16.95

 

My Review: When a little girl received a porcelain box from her grandmother, she celebrated with joy and happiness. Now she has to look for something to put inside her box. But what could it be? It has to be something special, a perfect treasure to put inside. She would like to put her candles inside but they will stick to it. Coins, but it will scratch the box. Her toys were too big. What about rainy days, since she loves playing in the rain. Bubbies, because she loves to blow bubbles. What about her paper boats? She wants to fill the box with something that is colorful, bright and beautiful.

The illustrations are vibrant, bold and colorful with each page with a lift-a-flaps which helps tell the story.

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from adrams appleseed in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

 

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About the Author: Jo Witek is the author of Hello in There! and In My Heart. She is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. She lives in France.

October 4, 2016 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: AH – CHOO!


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I asked my mom if I could have
a pet, or even two.

But every time I brought one home,
my sister went
Ah-Choo!

When hunting for his new best friend, a boy goes through an alphabetical menagerie of animals. From an antelope, to bobolink birds, to wolves and zebras—and of course, a cat and dog, too—he brings them all home. But each creature just makes his sister go AH-CHOO! Will he ever be able to have the perfect pet?

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books (March 1, 2016)
  • Cost: $10.46 @amazon

 

 

My Review: When a young boy asked his mom if he could have a pet or two, his mother don’t seem t mind. But when he brought home an Antelope and a Bobolinks that flew, his sister went AH-CHOO!

He tried a Cat and a Dog but that didn’t help. So what about a feathered Emu, plus a Ferret, Goose and a Hen, an Ibis, Jackal, Kangaroo, a Leopard Seal. But his sister just kept sneezing. So he decided to take his pets to the zoo because not even a Monkey, Nightingale, an Owl, a Pig, Quail, Rooster, Skunk, Takin, Umbrellabirds, Vultures could he keep as pets because his sister sneeze just got bigger and bigger. He even had tried a Warthog, Xantis, a Yaffle and a Zebra. Will he ever be able to find a perfect pet that would cause his sister to sneeze?

What a great way to learn about the letters in the alphabet using animals and how they can cause allergies. The colorful illustrations helps to tell the story.

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Sterling Children’s Books in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

September 16, 2016 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Olivia Loves Owl.


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About the Book: A companion to Ben Loves Bear, Bella Loves Bunny, and Peter Loves Penguin, Olivia Loves Owl features a little girl and her beloved stuffed owl. Olivia and Owl pick apples and frolic through piles of colorful leaves. After enjoying a perfect fall day, they go inside to wish upon a star and hoot at the moon. The youngest readers will relate to the loving bond between a child and her favorite stuffed animal and how this sweet friendship makes each day special. 

  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Brdbk edition (August 30, 2016)
  • Cost: $8.95

 

 

My Review: A story rhyme about Olivia and her stuffed animal, Owl. The story shows the love and friendship between them. As they go outside and enjoy the Fall weather, Olivia puts on her sweater and headed outside with Owl. They love playing out together. Olivia flying high enough to land on the fallen leaves, Owl flies higher. Olivia picks apples while Owl sits on a branch and watch. After been out for awhile, Olivia gets tired and heads inside but Owl is wide awake. As they sat on Olivia’s bed and watch the stars, Olivia falls asleep while Owl watches over her.

A great bedtime story. The softly watercolor illustrations remains helps to tell the story. This is a great book for younger kids.

 

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Abrams Books in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

September 9, 2016 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Big Nate Doodlepalooza


 

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About the Book:  Big Nate himself would love Big Nate Doodlepalooza by Lincoln Peirce, a super-cool activity book that’s jam-packed with over 150 boredom-blasting activities. Big Nate is a self-described genius. Instead of doing homework, he’d rather do these all-new brain-busting crossword puzzles, mazes, Sudoku puzzles, secret codes, and famous scribble games. Big Nate is the king of cartooning, so he’d love the goofy cartoons of his BFFs, Francis and Teddy, know-it-all Gina, his archrival, Artur, and un-favorite teacher, Mrs. Godfrey, a.k.a. Godzilla. And as a kid who thinks highly of himself, he’d be totally excited to take a trivia challenge all about, well, him. The Big Nate Doodlepalooza is a wonderful addition to the bestselling collection of Big Nate books, sure to be enjoyed by all aspiring cartoonists and fans of Big Nate.

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Big Nate Activity Book (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Act Csm edition (May 17, 2016)
  • Cost: $6.99

 

My Review: This is an awesome activity book which includes Nate – Tastic Trivia. Get to know Nate’s world, with movie madness by filling in the speech bubbles and decide what happens. Mascot Madness by circling the best mascot in each row, Word scrambles, Mazes, Puzzle, Crosswords, Scribble games and many more. Find all the answers to the trivia questions at the end of the last few pages.

 

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from HarperCollins in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

August 10, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Fart Squad #4: The Toilet Vortex


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About the Book: It’s the fourth adventure from the belly-bloating, plunger-toting, pants-exploding . . . fearless FART SQUAD! This laugh-out-loud chapter book series is perfect for Captain Underpants fans. With black-and-white illustrations throughout and a butt-load of bathroom humor, young readers will be giggling from start to finish.

Something is rotten in the plumbing of Harry Buttz Elementary School, and it’s kidnapped Janitor Stan!

It’s up to the Fart Squad to dive into the toilet vortex to save their scent-sei from the World of the Royal Flush. Grab a match, because this stink just got real. Only the Fart Squad has the guts, the gall, and the gas to flush this round brown mound before he overflows his toilet kingdom on the world.

 

  • Age Range: 6 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 – 5
  • Series: Fart Squad (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (May 3, 2016)
  • Cost: $4.99

 

My Review: The fart squad are back and this time they are out to find the missing janitor Stan. They discover that he has fallen through a toilet vortex.

When Stan asked Darren for help with a running toilet, Darren couldn’t say no. As they got to the last toilet they notice water just kept running, forming a swirling vortex in the center of the bowl. Stan decided to stick his hand in the bowl then it got stuck. He tried to free his hand, even Darren tried pulling Stan out and lost his grip as Stan’s legs went through, and the janitor disappeared down the pipe.

Now its up to the fart squad to find janitor Stan and save the world from the royal flush of number 2. Fine illustrations by Stephen Gilpin which helps tell the story.

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from HarperCollins in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

August 10, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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