Friday, May 18, 2018

Little White Fish and His Daddy by Guido Genechten

This was cute short book perfect for bedtime story-time or for children learning to read. The sea animals and colorful depictions really pull the children in and make reading fun. 

We have different little sea animals telling Little White Fish what makes their daddies spacial and unique. It was just so adorable.

Rating 5 out of 5
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Just One Spark (Just One... #1) by Jenna Bayley-Burke

I couldn't really get into this story, the main characters just didn't seem to really have that spark. Hannah spends her time being all hot-and-cold and complaining about how Mason only likes her for her body but the moment he tries to have a conversation with her she just runs and compares him to a guy that lied to her and had her as the other woman.

Mason was a like a super romantic because he has his parents perfect love at first sight story. So of course he comes across as a bit pushy because he feels he's found the one.

Like it's a semi-short read that resolves quickly, so, I'd say check it out, maybe you can find the spark I felt just wasn't there.

Rating 3 out of 5 
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Super Sons Vol. 2: Planet Of The Capes by Peter J. Tomasi

So Mr. Know-it-all, I mean Robin get's the Teen Titans in a bit of a pickle and who does he turn to, Superboy. With Superboy's help the Teen Titans are saved and Robin goes back to being young. Obviously the story can't end there, so, cue a portal to another realm and the Robin and Superboy being pulled through. 

Their adventure is interesting, difficult, and full of heroics. Definitely worth reading. Super Sons is actually a really good series that sees Robin actually acting more like a 13 year old. 

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

One True Bear by Ted Dewan

I have no idea if this book is happy or sad. It’s an emotional roller-coaster seeing everything that little boy puts all those little bears through until one bear comes along and doesn’t break. Then the story ends all sad with the little bear giving comfort to a new child and his old child I think is now a first responder. All I know is I was sad and happy and sad. Still the book was beautiful. If you read it to kids, expect a lot of questions that will be very hard to answer without going into I’m crushing a little kids innocent outlook on life.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo by John Lithgow

This book was a little eh for me. Although all the craziness of the animals interacting with the orchestra players was very exciting for the little kids in the reading group.

Rating 3 out of 5 
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

I am Martin Luther King, Jr. by Brad Meltzer

This amazing book aimed at children around the ages of 4 to 6 covers the life of Martin Luther King Jr. I honestly think this is a must read for children. The book goes over some of the most important and memorable events occurring during Dr. King's life that to this day continue to be a source of inspiration.

Originally read this book in February of 2016 and I loved the way this book inspired a dialogue as the children asked questions about why Dr. King did the things he did and why he fought for equality.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Marvel's Captain America: Sub Rosa by David McDonald

This is not a graphic novel. It’s a chapter book more ideal for young readers in the 10-14 age group. Granted anyone can really read it, but based on the formatting and language it comes off as more for young readers than little children.

The story was intriguing enough that I got over it not being a graphic novel.

Rating 3 out of 5 
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