Thursday, May 17, 2018

#StorytimeAstromouse #NetGalley

Title: Astromouse
Author:  Steve Smallman
Publisher: QEB Publishing
Published day: June 21, 2018!

When Pip the mouse learns that the moon is made of stinky cheese, he has a big idea – he's going to be an Astromouse! Pip makes himself a rocket out of an old funnel and some cardboard, and prepares for take-off. But blasting to the moon is harder than he thought and things don't go quite to plan. On his way home Pip sees a huge reflection of the moon in a pond. The moon has come to him! As he reaches down to break off a piece of stinky cheese, the eyes of a large frog appear and a frightened Pip runs all the way back home. He decides the moon is far to scary for a mouse, and he'd much rather live with his mom instead.

Downloaded through Netgalley in exchange for a review :)

My Thoughts:

A cute story that can help activate "what if"s and getting kids comfortable with asking questions (Like they need a lot of help ANYWAY). Imagination and science.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Fish-Boy An Inuit Folk Tale by Vanita Oelschlager

Downloaded through Netgalley to read for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5

When to buy: May 1, 2018

Summary: An Inuit boy and his grandfather with his team sail out to trade with a hunter on the other island. They arrive on the island where the grandfather tells the story of fish-boy and his adoptive father. They, too, are trying to trade/work with other villages but it doesn't go well. Fish-boy turns the men who weren't nice into sea-parrots permanently.

It is listed age range of first grade to fourth grade. It would be a great read aloud for the younger grades. There is enough to spread the story out a few days, especially, if you're working on folktales.

The illustrations in this are lovely, calming and fun throughout the book.

Recommend? Yes, definitely recommend this book.

Free Bookmarks Group 4

Free printable book marks. Size is 2.5 x 8.5 and ask permission from guardians of whether you can print this off.

There are six book marks in this set.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

#RustyTheSqueakyRobot #NetGalley Review

Title: Rusty The Squeaky Robot
Author: Neil Clark
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group
Release Day: April 18, 2018 - tomorrow!
From: Netgalley
Rating: 4 out of 5

Summary:Rusty is a friendly robot, but not a very happy one; he’s feeling down about the way that he sounds. The other robots on Planet Robotone – Belle, Twango, Hoot and Boom-Bot – show Rusty that being a little bit different is the best way to be, and together make a raucous song and dance that celebrates their differences. This charming story about friendship, self-discovery and the strength of pooling everyone's talents together has a strong, empowering message of acceptance and embracing individuality. With wonderful, contemporary illustrations that will appeal to young children and parents alike, the story will provoke thought – and conversation – about being different, and how we should all embrace our characteristics and be comfortable and confident in ourselves.

My Review:

I received an email stating that since I've enjoyed another Quarto kid book they're sharing another one. I didn't request it but it's adorable.

The message of the book is it is okay to be different and like yourself. It's short, colorful and easy to read font. 



Monday, April 16, 2018

Free Bookmarks 2.5in by 8.5 Group 3

If you're a kid make sure you've asked to get here & to print off the bookmarks. Recommend card stock or glue to something sturdy. There is four in this set.  2.5 in x 8.5


Friday, April 13, 2018

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

Book Title:  From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Summary:  Claudia and her brother runaway to a museum.

Genre: Humor                            Rating: 4 stars


Enjoyable chapter book.



Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue Review

Book Title: Sleep Like a Tiger
Author: Mary Logue
Illustrator: Pamela Zagarenski

Summary:  A night time story to fall asleep

Genre: Animals / Family Rating: 4 stars


Illustrations are great. Cute story!