Books

“When June Met July” by Mikayla Rose
“When June Met July” by Mikayla Rose 166 265 Reader Views Kids
As soon as their eyes met from across the room, Elle was fascinated by the charming but unpredictable Alexandra Price. They dated briefly until Elle was blindsided by Alex’s change of heart. The break-up hit Elle hard, and to make matters worse, Alex was cruelly spreading rumors about her. Elle begins to heal after forming an unlikely friendship with June Reeves, who also dated and was hurt by Alex. June proves herself to be a loyal best friend, and the other girls in their group—Jade, Quinn, Ava, and June’s girlfriend Scar—share a mutual disdain for Alex. read more
“Nurse Florence, How Does the Brain Work?” by Michael Dow
“Nurse Florence, How Does the Brain Work?” by Michael Dow 175 262 Reader Views Kids
“Nurse Florence, How Does the Brain Work?” by Michael Dow is one of the most thoughtful, informative, and young-reader-focused books on science and the brain I’ve encountered. With clear, engaging language and accompanying images, this book will be on shelves for many years to come. It’s so engrossing that most adults should find it fascinating and educational- perhaps something to read together. read more
“My Fingerpaint Masterpiece Coloring Book” by Sherrill S. Cannon
“My Fingerpaint Masterpiece Coloring Book” by Sherrill S. Cannon 175 175 Reader Views Kids
“My Fingerpaint Masterpiece” by Sherrill S. Cannon is a story inside of a coloring book. The story is about a child who lost a piece of artwork; they were on their way home when the wind took their picture- sent it flying away. By mistake, the picture landed somewhere where it wasn’t supposed to – with other pieces of artwork being sent to be on display and judged. The child saw their artwork on display in a wooden frame while they were out with their parents and heard what the judges thought about the painting, which they thought was an adult artist’s work, but it wasn’t. The kid tried to tell everyone that it was their picture, but the judges and everyone around didn’t believe them. The kid left with their parents but is able to see their picture on display in the art gallery. read more
“Tally and the Angel” by Eleanor Dixon
“Tally and the Angel” by Eleanor Dixon 175 265 Reader Views Kids
Juxtaposing the warm environment of India in book one of the series with the frosty landscapes in Canada, Eleanor Dixon’s newest offering, “Tally and the Angel: Book 2” kicks off a paranormal fantasy novel that affirms the value of finding the inner strength to show compassion to others and be true to oneself. Fashioning a universe brimming with magic and fantastical elements, the plot features Tally, a middle school child who is still grappling with the death of her mother. She is forced to leave India, the only home she has known all her life when her father takes a job in Canada. This sets Tally off into a new adventure that she is unprepared for. read more
“The Legend of Slappy McDougall” by Nathaniel Sojourner Turner
“The Legend of Slappy McDougall” by Nathaniel Sojourner Turner 175 263 Reader Views Kids
“The Legend of Slappy McDougall: The Boy with the Bugle” by Nathaniel Sojourner Turner is a story about being brave around bullies or people who think you can’t do something because this gives you a chance to prove them wrong! The story begins by introducing the main character, Slappy McDougall, a boy who loves carrying his bugle wherever he goes; he will take it to school, the store, in his house – anywhere! One day at school, a bully says that he doesn’t think Slappy can play or do anything with his bugle, so why does he carry it around? Slappy tells him to be ready on Friday after school, and he’ll show him what he can do with his bugle. Friday comes, and Slappy blows everyone away with what he can do, and the bully doesn’t bother Slappy anymore about his bugle. read more
“Nurse Florence, What are Some Summer Safety Tips?” by Michael Dow
“Nurse Florence, What are Some Summer Safety Tips?” by Michael Dow 175 262 Reader Views Kids
Summertime has begun (not officially until June 21st) for kids out of school, and there is now more free time to do things they couldn’t do during the school year. The likelihood of kids spending more time inside or outside is greater, and with the increase of time spent in either place comes more potential risks if not handled correctly. Parents want their kids to have fun, but at the same time, they want them healthy as well! read more