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 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 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 ApprenticeJim Henry and Jimmy PattersonIllustrated by: Marjorie van HeerdenWilly Nilly Stories LLC (2019)ISBN […]
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.
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 is a historical fiction novel set in 1929 after the Great Stock Market Crash, entering into the Great Depression.
CeeGee has a gift, she can see things before they happen. She feels as if this gift is a curse, one that she has no control over. Until she meets Mr. Tindale who she confides her “knowings” to. Together they try and use her gift to help people better their lives, no matter how hopeless they seem.
Imagine being stuck in a world rigid in rituals – a place where being different means you’re an outcast and individuality is discouraged. That’s what life is like for Sohmeng Par.
: “From God to Us” has a wonderful message for people of all ages to learn and/or be reminded of. I loved how the message empowers people to realize their uniqueness and how, because of this, we truly are special because our actions and contributions are up to us since there is no other us around to do it.
Rowdy RandyCasey Day RislovCasey Rislov Books (2019)ISBN 9780578429458Reviewed by Lydia (age 5) for Reader Views Kids (1/2020) “Rowdy Randy” by […]
David has trouble focusing and paying attention at school. The beginning of the book describes what David does or doesn’t do because of his ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and it is neat how the other kids in his class are very understanding and do not get mad at him for no reason.
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