“Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” by Sherrill S. Cannon

“Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” by Sherrill S. Cannon is the story of a boy bunny who only whined and complained all day, every day. Peter’s mom tries to talk to him to make him be nicer, but when he keeps complaining and whining, he got sent to his room.

Interview with Carmen Ellis and Sarah Cullen – Authors of “Nellie the Narwhal”

Carmen Ellis and Sarah Cullen are the authors of this delightful book, Nellie the narwhal. Not only are Carmen and Sarah sisters but they also have a company that takes people swimming with whales in beautiful places all over the world called Majestic Whale Encounters. Nellie the Narwhal was created to spread joy and hope to all the ocean loving kids and parents around the world.

“Fee, Fi, Fo Grow!: The Real Magic of the Beans” by Lois Wickstrom

“Fee, Fi, Fo, Grow!: The Real Magic of the Beans” by Lois Wickstrom is the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, but with some different characters. This story doesn’t have Jack, but Jacqueline and her mother. Jacqueline and her mother are poor and are needing some money to buy seeds to plant in their garden to grow into food for them to eat.

“Cinderella’s Other Shoe” by Philippa Rae

I’ve read alternate versions of the Cinderella story, but I’ve never read anything like Philippa Rae’s version, “Cinderella’s Other Shoe!”

Interview with Tina Shepardson – Author of “Walkout”

Tina Shepardson is an award-winning teacher and debut picture book author of WALKOUT (2019) and CANINES UNLEASHED (2021), a chapter book, both with Clear Fork Publishing. She is a Debut Picture Book Study Group moderator, a CBA graduate and course assistant, and an active member of SCBWI and 12×12. Find her in Upstate New York with her family enjoying the latest snowstorm with her akitas.

“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.

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.

“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.

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.

“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.

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