The story of "Car Show Countdown" is a group of ten classic cars in a competition to win the title. Each vehicle has a short write-up about it but doesn't say "is it fast?" to an outsider. Cars include the Corvette, Jeep, T-Bird, Mustang, and Cadillac as some of the contestants. The story is short and sweet in that each explanation is the type of car, and a sentence containing a mini description, then immediately following, is the announcement.
“A Prophecy of Wings” by Jane McGarry is a contemporary young adult fantasy novel loosely based on the classic fairy-tale Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen.
"Winston the Traveling Dog" is a comical story that is appropriate to read at any time. I loved that Lydia learned about landmarks and people from around the world in the story while also reading an enjoyable story. The reading level is right at her level, although she would have trouble with the landmark names. Reading "Winston the Traveling Dog" was enjoyable for both Lydia and me; this story is great for any aged reader.
"Oak Street Treehouse: The Day the New Kid Moved In" is about a time when a new kid moved in across the street; this is the second book in the "Oak Street Treehouse" series.
Bling has a big responsibility resting upon her fluffy, dog shoulders—keeping the house safe from Ghoulish Green Monsters while the kids are away.
SB Hilarion is the author and lead illustrator of the narrative nonfiction children’s books in the Raising Young Scholars Series. She is passionate about showing the similarities among world cultures and broadening the world knowledge of young readers to encourage curiosity, tolerance, and confidence in all children.
"Bedtime Stories for People of All Ages" by Ken Pietraniec is a good book to read any time of the day or night. The book has seven stories about kids doing things that will help other kids learn from them.
Able is a super kid, with superpowers. He wouldn’t change anything about himself because he is awesome, unique, talented, interested, special and mysterious! Being autistic is a part of him that makes him so special, and he embraces his superpower and educates others.
“Dog Band” by Regan W.H. Macaulay is a melodious introduction to the world of music for young readers.
“Up Up You Go Jo!” by Mariam Shapera is a fun kid’s book about music, space, and problem solving. In the story, a boy named Jo created some music on a piece of paper and was really proud of it. It was late at night, so he had to go to sleep. When he wakes up, the music notes are not on his piece of paper anymore! “How did this happen?” thinks Jo. I agree with Jo, because I have never seen that happen before, either.
Calvin James began his creative journey when he was nineteen. He taught himself how to play guitar, started writing music, and founded a record company, Climax Records, Inc. in 2001. He released his first album, “City” in 2004. Around 2011, he took an interest in writing and gradually shifted his focus away from music to writing children’s stories.
“Hao and Sabine Buy the World’s Currencies” is part of the Raising Young Scholars Series by SB Hilarion. In this third volume, philomaths (lovers of learning and studying) Hao and Sabine receive $500 from the Nascent Scholar Award and $500 from their grandparents. After donating $50 to charity, they use their $950 to buy currencies as they visit six of the seven continents of the world with their famil
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