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Snip Snap! What’s That?: Book Review

Author: Mara Berman Illustrator: Nick Maland On the dust jacket: Snip snap! Snip Snap! Snip snap! What’s that? And what will the children do once they find out? Candy House Review: This book is a riot. I love when a book insists that you read it with gusto… this book insists! I was impressed by… Read more »

BOOKS

Writing Your Own Book- Part One: Finding Yourself as a Writer

In this six-part series titled Writing Your Own Book, I will take you through everything from: finding your genre, structuring ideas, the revision process, submitting to publishing houses, and even how to get famous once your work is published. I will be focusing on Children’s lit because I am a published author in that field… Read more »

candy

Candy Monster: Glowing Book Review!

Authors: Brian & Kristin Anderson Illustrator: Anna Merrill On the dust jacket: Sam loves candy. His level-headed parents want him to eat healthy. But when this stubborn seven-year-old candy connoisseur is allowed to eat ALL the candy he wants, no one is prepared for the outrageous, magical, body-transforming, candy adventure that comes next! Candy House… Read more »

sophie's

Sophie’s Squash- Book Review

Author: Pat Zietlow Miller  Illustrator: Anne Wilsdorf On the dust jacket: Sophie and Bernice. Bernice and Sophie. The two go everywhere together: to story time at the library, to visit friends at the farmers’ market, to practice somersaults in the garden. The only problem? Bernice is a squash. Candy House Review: For every granola-eating, recycling,… Read more »

15-16-STINKY-Slide

I Love You, Stinky Face: Book Review

Author: Liza McCourt Illustrator: Cyd Moore On the dust jacket: A mother tucks her child into bed with comforting words of love. But the imaginative child has a few questions. “What if I were an alligator with big, sharp teeth that could bite your head off? What if I were a super smelly skunk, and… Read more »

invisible

The Invisible Boy- Book Review

Author: Trudy Ludwig  Illustrator: Patrice Barton On the dust jacket: Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party… until, that is, a new kid comes to class. When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him… Read more »

octopus

Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus- Book Review

Author: Julie Markes  Illustrator: Maggie Smith On the dust jacket: If you were an octopus, you would have eight legs to put into your pants! Follow one little boy through his day as he playfully considers how mealtime, bath time, nap time, and many other activities would be different if he were a bird, a… Read more »

special

One Special Day- Book Review

Author: Lola M. Schaefer Illustrator: Jessica Meserve On the dust jacket: Does having a new brother or sister make you into more than you already are? Spencer is about to find out. He’s as strong as a bear, as funny as a monkey, and as wild as a tiger. But on one special day, everything… Read more »

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The wolves we ought to feed when we love someone…

When I was young, my mother told me a story about wolves. She told me that deep inside me there was a pack a wolves. Some of the wolves were fierce and strong, while others were weak and feeble. “Why are they all different?” I asked. She answered simply, “Wolves get bigger when you feed… Read more »

demoliton

Demolition: Book Review

Author: Sally Sutton  Illustrator: Brian Lovelock On the cover: From the huge crane with a swinging ball (crack!) to the excavator that rams the walls (wham!), this rambunctious demolition, reverberating with sound words, is guaranteed to keep kids’ rapt attention.  Crush the stone,  Crush the stone,  Chip and grind and munch.  Make new concrete  from… Read more »

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  • snip

    Snip Snap! What’s That?: Book Review

    Author: Mara Berman Illustrator: Nick Maland On the dust jacket: Snip snap! Snip Snap! Snip snap! What’s that? And what will the children do once they find out? Candy House Review: This book is a riot. I love when a book insists that you read it with gusto… this book insists! I was impressed by… Read more »

  • BOOKS

    Writing Your Own Book- Part One: Finding Yourself as a Writer

    In this six-part series titled Writing Your Own Book, I will take you through everything from: finding your genre, structuring ideas, the revision process, submitting to publishing houses, and even how to get famous once your work is published. I will be focusing on Children’s lit because I am a published author in that field… Read more »

  • candy

    Candy Monster: Glowing Book Review!

    Authors: Brian & Kristin Anderson Illustrator: Anna Merrill On the dust jacket: Sam loves candy. His level-headed parents want him to eat healthy. But when this stubborn seven-year-old candy connoisseur is allowed to eat ALL the candy he wants, no one is prepared for the outrageous, magical, body-transforming, candy adventure that comes next! Candy House… Read more »

  • sophie's

    Sophie’s Squash- Book Review

    Author: Pat Zietlow Miller  Illustrator: Anne Wilsdorf On the dust jacket: Sophie and Bernice. Bernice and Sophie. The two go everywhere together: to story time at the library, to visit friends at the farmers’ market, to practice somersaults in the garden. The only problem? Bernice is a squash. Candy House Review: For every granola-eating, recycling,… Read more »

  • 15-16-STINKY-Slide

    I Love You, Stinky Face: Book Review

    Author: Liza McCourt Illustrator: Cyd Moore On the dust jacket: A mother tucks her child into bed with comforting words of love. But the imaginative child has a few questions. “What if I were an alligator with big, sharp teeth that could bite your head off? What if I were a super smelly skunk, and… Read more »

  • invisible

    The Invisible Boy- Book Review

    Author: Trudy Ludwig  Illustrator: Patrice Barton On the dust jacket: Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party… until, that is, a new kid comes to class. When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him… Read more »

  • octopus

    Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus- Book Review

    Author: Julie Markes  Illustrator: Maggie Smith On the dust jacket: If you were an octopus, you would have eight legs to put into your pants! Follow one little boy through his day as he playfully considers how mealtime, bath time, nap time, and many other activities would be different if he were a bird, a… Read more »

  • special

    One Special Day- Book Review

    Author: Lola M. Schaefer Illustrator: Jessica Meserve On the dust jacket: Does having a new brother or sister make you into more than you already are? Spencer is about to find out. He’s as strong as a bear, as funny as a monkey, and as wild as a tiger. But on one special day, everything… Read more »

  • Pics for gram 040

    The wolves we ought to feed when we love someone…

    When I was young, my mother told me a story about wolves. She told me that deep inside me there was a pack a wolves. Some of the wolves were fierce and strong, while others were weak and feeble. “Why are they all different?” I asked. She answered simply, “Wolves get bigger when you feed… Read more »

  • demoliton

    Demolition: Book Review

    Author: Sally Sutton  Illustrator: Brian Lovelock On the cover: From the huge crane with a swinging ball (crack!) to the excavator that rams the walls (wham!), this rambunctious demolition, reverberating with sound words, is guaranteed to keep kids’ rapt attention.  Crush the stone,  Crush the stone,  Chip and grind and munch.  Make new concrete  from… Read more »

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