Saturday, June 17, 2017

28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World by Charles R. Smith Jr., Shane W. Evans (Illustrations)

This book aimed at children covers prominent African-American figures throughout history.

The book gives references to their youth and the events that propelled them to pages of history.

Some of the figures referenced are individuals that we all learn early on in school, but for a young child that is barely learning histories, this is a great book.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Hide and Seek Harry at the Beach (Hide and Seek Harry) by Kenny Harrison

Like the “Five Little Monkey” stories I find these “Hide and Seek Harry” stories extremely boring and repetitive (but that’s just me), the children absolutely love them.

“Hide and Seek Harry” is a crowd favorite and children 5 and under love playing the guessing game.

Rating 2 out of 5 
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Rex Wrecks It! by Ben Clanton

This cute little dinosaur is having a bit of hard time. He’s always knocking things over and the other little children don’t want him around anymore.

But never fear, for children will be children and they soon find a way to set their differences aside and find creative ways to play.

Rating 3.5 out of 5 
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Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Very Inappropriate Word by Jim Tobin, Dave Coverly (Illustrations)

This was a really creative story with good art.

What I loved most was how the small children in the reading group would share their stories of how parents would teach them about what was a “bad” word.

Because it encouraged a conversation and a sharing of stories, I say this was a great book.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Suicide Squad Special: War Crimes #1 by John Ostrander, Gabe Eltaeb (Illustrator), Juan Ferreyra (Illustrator), Gus Vazquez (Illustrator)

Suicide Squad stories are usually some random, let's go off and kill someone because Amanda said so.

This was just a mini-Amanda shows off what a big bad B** she is.

The “team” and I use that term so loosely, it’s basically falling apart; just has its usual antics.

Rating 3.5 out of 5
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Team Colors (Paw Patrol) by Nickelodeon

This little book based on the cute little doggies from a Nickelodeon cartoon, that although for the life of me I cannot name; but children can, teaches the little tikes the colors.

Being based on a cartoon aimed at children 0-4 was a real plus for this book’s ability to attract children.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Deathstroke: Rebirth #1 by Christopher Priest (Writer), Carlo Pagulayan (Illustrator)

Deathstroke is a really strong character, yet I personally felt that this Rebirth story didn't do the character justice.

I really hope that in upcoming issues they fix all this or at least make me like the new direction.

Rating 3 out of 5
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