Casey the Container and Her First Day in Port by Kristina Bowden

“Casey the Container and Her First Day in Port” by Kristina Bowden is about a shipping container named Casey who has never been shipped out before. She learns that lots of different things get shipped all over the world, like fireworks and melons.

“It’s Raining Cats! It’s Raining Dogs! It’s Raining Bats! And Pollywogs!” by Sherry West

In Sherry West’s children’s story of “It’s Raining Cats! It’s Raining Dogs! It’s Raining Bats! And Pollywogs!” you see all kinds of animals falling from the sky. There are animals from the zoo, farm, ocean, and jungle in the book.

Made by Raffi by Craig Pomranz

MADE BY RAFFICraig PomranzFrances Lincoln Children’s Books (2016)ISBN: 9781847805966Reviewed by Lydia (age 5) for Reader Views Kids (4/20) “Made by Raffi” by Craig Pomranz is […]

Goldilocks and the Six Simple Machines by Lois Wickstrom

In “Goldilocks and the Six Simple Machines” by Lois Wickstrom, the fairytale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is told a little differently.

Larkin on the Shore by Jean Mills

“Larkin on The Shore” by Jean Mills is an interesting coming of age novel about Larkin, a young teen struggling with major problems mentally and physically which the reader explores through Larkin’s narration.

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.

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