Thursday, June 21, 2018

#AudreyTheAmazingInventor #NetGalley




Title: Audrey the Amazing Inventor
Author: Rachel Valentine
Illustrator: Katie Weymouth
Publisher:  Quarto Publishing Group - words & picture
Publish Day: June 21, 2018 -- Today!
Rating: 5/5

SummaryMeet Audrey. She wants to be an inventor, but her inventions are not entirely successful: the egg collectors and jam dispenser are a bit messy, and her faithful pet, Happy Cat, is still recovering from the mishap with the cat washer! It's enough for Audrey to lose heart and give up altogether, but with some encouraging words she gives inventing one last try. This fun and quirky picture book featuring a feisty and inspiring female protagonist with an inventive mind and curious spirit, is an inspirational story about following your dreams, caring for those you love and persevering to achieve your goals. Hilarious, heartfelt and utterly bonkers, Audrey the Inventor is a new heroine with plenty to say and do!

Review:

Cute, energetic and focused on a girls creativity. Zany attired, wild red hair tied up in pigtails with measuring tape.. she is inquisitive, creative and build things that interest her.

Most of her inventions aren't as successful as she'd like them to be..but keeps working. Very much a Little People Big Dreams kind of book.


Similar to The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires , Georgia O'KeeffeHarriet Tubman  < Little People Big Dream Books

Downloaded from Netgalley to read in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

#SewingTheRainbow #NetGalley written by Gayle E. Pitman

Sewing the Rainbow by Gayle E. Pitman and illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown

Published May 22, 2018 so it's already out and ready for purchase!

Quotes are taken from a e-copy given through Netgalley. Words may not be the same as the final version. Downloaded from Netgalley freely for an honest review. Thanks!

Description:

Sewing the Rainbow is the powerful story of Gilbert Baker and the creation of the rainbow flag. This book takes readers from Gilbert’s childhood in a small town in Kansas where he didn’t fit in, to his historic artistic career in San Francisco. Today the flag is everywhere, even in the small town where Gilbert grew up! This book shows that when you see a rainbow flag, you’ll know it’s okay to be your colorful self. Includes a “Note to Parents and Caregivers” with more about Gilbert and the flag’s history.

Review:

Information on Gilbert Baker – an American gay rights activist and designer of the rainbow flag. Baker's flag became widely associated with LGBT rights causes, a symbol of gay pride that has become ubiquitous in the decades since its debut. California state senator Scott Wiener said Baker "helped define the modern LGBT movement".

This book is a children's nonfiction about Gilbert Baker from a young age up til when he helped create the gay pride flag.

This is written for children. Simple, colorful and easy to follow along. I'd recommend it as a read out-loud for younger elementary kids because block of text may be too wordy. But for older kids they could read this on their own with ease.

There is mention of how his father didn't approve of him as a young child. But there isn't anything stated such as homophobic slurs, images, etc. "But one day, his father took away his art supplies and tore up his drawings." with images of the father destroying his art with an angry face. Very kid-friendly, especially, for parents who worry about their kids reading about hate.


"...where everything was gray and dull and flat, there was a little boy who was full of color and sparkle and glitter..."

Recommend?  Yes!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

#PlutoIsPeeved! #NetGalley by Jacqueline Jules


Release Day: June 5, 2018

Summary:Pluto is peeved. And who can blame him? He was once considered one of the Solar System’s nine planets but was unceremoniously demoted. “Why do scientists think it is all right to change things?” Is just one question Pluto asks as he roams the science museum in search of answers.

 Pluto Is Peeved!, a comic-book-style picture book, takes you on a scientific journey side-by-side with Pluto, who speaks with other museum inhabitants -- such as a dinosaur, a germ, and the Earth -- and learns what exactly scientists are interested in. The answer is: everything, including him!

Out today!

Or, well, should be based on information I have :) Happy shopping ( or checking out at the library!)!


#SupergirlbeingSuper #NetGalley by Mariko Tamaki


Title: Supergirl: Being Super
Author: Mariko Tamaki
Illustrator: Joelle Jones
Release Day: June 5, 2018 -- Today!

Downloaded from Netgalley to read for an honest review!

SummaryKara Danvers isn't any different than any other teenager in her hometown. Problems with school. Problems with boys. Problems with friends. But while growing pains shake up Kara's world, a series of earth-shaking events hits her hometown, leaving her with with the choice of blending in with the crowd, or being different. Being an outcast. Being super.

This reimagining of Supergirl will appeal to fans of all ages and readers new and old, as the Girl of Steel flies face-first into the struggles that every teenager faces. Collects SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER #1-4.

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Superheroes  Rating: 4/5

Opinion:

This is Kara and her life with her friends. Focused on friendship and family from start to end. It's fun, emotional and interesting to keep turning the page. Loved my time with this story.

Recommend: 

Yes!


















Kara Danvers isn't any different than any other teenager in her hometown. Problems with school. Problems with boys. Problems with friends. But while growing pains shake up Kara's world, a series of earth-shaking events hits her hometown, leaving her with with the choice of blending in with the crowd, or being different. Being an outcast. Being super. This reimagining of Supergirl will appeal to fans of all ages and readers new and old, as the Girl of Steel flies face-first into the struggles that every teenager faces. Collects SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER #1-4.