EARLY READER – AGES 6 TO 8

“Pickleball Pete: A Tale of Good Sportsmanship” by Pamela R. Lott
“Pickleball Pete: A Tale of Good Sportsmanship” by Pamela R. Lott 791 1024 Reader Views Kids

Pickleball Pete: A Tale of Good Sportsmanship Pamela R. LottArchway Publishing (2023)ISBN: 978-1665749497Reviewed by Rachel Dehning for Reader Views (02/2024) In 2023, Pickleball was deemed America’s…

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“Pickleball Pete” by Pamela R. Lott
“Pickleball Pete” by Pamela R. Lott 791 1024 Reader Views Kids
Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing paddle sports. Everyone from celebrities, retirees, and neighbors next door is picking up on the fun and exciting sport sweeping the nation.  But what is pickleball, is there a literal pickle involved, what are the rules, and who can play?  Author Pamela R. Lott embraces the pickleball name and gives readers a fun, energetic, and friendly pickle named Pete to give us some lessons in “Pickleball Pete: A Tale of Good Sportsmanship.” read more
“Hurricane Havoc: The Tufts” by Tanya Ellen
“Hurricane Havoc: The Tufts” by Tanya Ellen 819 1024 Reader Views Kids
On Donut Island, there are something called The Tufts; fascinating creatures who live together and help each other whenever needed in the book, “Hurricane Havoc: The Tufts” by Tanya Ellen. This book is part of the author’s Disaster Survival Series for children. Aloe, Aura, and Thon are best friends and love to go on many adventures together. One night when Thon can’t sleep, he decides to star gaze. He notices a shooting star fly across the sky and start dropping glowing dust behind it. He reaches out and catches a little stardust on his arm. But when he awakens the next morning, the unthinkable happens. He is now invisible, and he isn’t sure why or even how to stop it. read more
“The Tufts: Thunderbolt” by Tanya Ellen
“The Tufts: Thunderbolt” by Tanya Ellen 418 522 Reader Views Kids
Using an entertaining story to deliver a message to children has proven to be a successful teaching tool. This author has taken advantage of this in her whimsical fantasy story, The Tufts Thunderbolt. It takes place on the enchanted Donut Island, inhabited by unusual but loveable creatures called Tufts, their nemeses, the Fizzle Wizzles, and a mini helper called a Tuffet. read more
“What’s in a Cloud?” by William Palumbo
“What’s in a Cloud?” by William Palumbo 418 522 Reader Views Kids
What’s In a Cloud? features a diverse character, Aaliyah, who spends her time outdoors and allows her thoughts to run free. As she watches clouds “…rolling by,” like many of us, she finds the shape of one of the clouds reminds her of something, in this case, “…a superhero with a cape.” However, there is a twist—Aaliyah is more interested in what is inside of the clouds. read more
“The Book Key and The Lost Dragon” by Chrissy Irwin
“The Book Key and The Lost Dragon” by Chrissy Irwin 663 1024 Reader Views Kids
Chrissy Irwin’s “The Book Key and The Lost Dragon” takes Judy on a whirlwind adventure in a world with fairies, dragons, and talking worm companions. When we first meet Judy, she is having trouble focusing in school. She doesn’t find much enjoyment in reading, despite her mother’s love of books. The day before her birthday, her mother gives her a key that allows her to transport her mind into books so that Judy can live the story herself. In discovering this, Judy goes on a wonderful adventure. read more