Walter the Wanderer by Pavle Sabic

“Walter the Wanderer” by Pavle Sabic is the fun story about an otter named Walter who goes exploring around the world. Walter lived with his family, but then a storm ruined their house. The family went exploring for a new place to live, and they stopped in Scotland. Walter had to get used to Scotland because they dress, talk, and play sports differently than he was used to. Walter got used to it and started liking it there.

Interview with Jennifer Butenas Author of “A Family Walk”

Jennifer Butenas taught early elementary school before choosing to stay at home and raise her three children. She has a Masters in Education with specializations in Curriculum, Instruction and Literacy. Currently she resides in southern New Hampshire where, in addition to story writing, she enjoys photography and designing children’s gift cards for select children’s shops. Inspired by the antics and adventures of her family, she believes in capturing the joy and happiness of the simple things in life.

“Tales from Hoop ’n’ Holler: The Wizard’s Apprentice” by Jim Henry and Jimmy Patterson

Tales from Hoop ’n’ Holler: The Wizard’s ApprenticeJim Henry and Jimmy PattersonIllustrated by: Marjorie van HeerdenWilly Nilly Stories LLC (2019)ISBN 9781939368232Reviewed by Alyvia (age 11) […]

Amanda's Fall by Kelly Bouldin Darmofal

This is the story of a little girl named Amanda who is at school in first grade. Amanda likes to play with her friends outside at recess, they like to pretend like they are horses. One day at recess, Amanda rolls down a hill and hits her head on a rock.

Animal Skins by Mary Holland

Animal SkinsMary HollandArbordale Publishing (2019)ISBN 9781643513393Reviewed by Lydia (age 6) for Reader Views Kids (03/20) “Animal Skins” by Mary Holland is about lots of animals […]

Dangerous Doorways are for Elfling Princes by H.M. Forrest

I love fantasy stories, so I was excited to read, “Dangerous Doorways are for Elfling Princes” by H.M. Forrest. The book is a collection of stories about elves and is divided into three parts, each part with stories about something specific of the elf world.

Episode by Tracey Morait

I was pleasantly surprised how the author turned an affliction into a super hero power. “Episode,” by Tracey Morait gives the reader a glimpse at what it means to have epilepsy, but instead of writing the story about how hard this can be for someone’s day-to-day life, the author creates this world where it is a gift and not a curse.

Below the Moon by Alexis Marie Chute

“Below the Moon”, the second novel in the 8th Island Trilogy by Alexis Marie Chute, is truly a work of art that will challenge your imagination. However, I must encourage you to begin with book 1, “Above the Star” to truly appreciate the story.

I Know When You’re Going to Die by Michael J. Bowler

Michael J. Bowler’s “I Know When You’re Going To Die” follows sixteen-year-old Leonardo Cantrell. One night, while volunteering at a local homeless shelter, Leo has a mysterious encounter with one of the shelter’s residents that will change his life forever.

“Daniel: Picking Up the Pieces” by Peter Pactor

“Daniel: Picking Up the Pieces” by Peter Pactor is a historical fiction novel set in 1929 after the Great Stock Market Crash, entering into the Great Depression.

Aline and the Blue Bottle by Carolina Ugaz-Moran

“Aline and the Blue Bottle” by Carolina Ugaz-Morán is a wonderful magical story of a girl named Aline who just wants to be like everyone else, normal. In an instant her life changes and she finds out her past is anything but normal.

What I Tell Myself First by Michael A. Brown

“What I Tell Myself First” by Michael A. Brown is a much-needed tool for educators and parents trying to promote the development of self-esteem in their students and children.

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