Horrid Henry’s Christmas by Francesca Simon

Stars: **** Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (Dec 2009) Children’s FictionAges 7-12 Summary: Horrid Henry sabotages the Christmas play; tries to do all his Christmas shopping without spending any of his allowance; attempts to ambush Santa Claus (to get more presents, of course); and has to endure the worst Christmas dinner ever! As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve reviewed… Read More »

Top 10 Great Books for Children (from CTTC)

The Canadian Toy Testing Council has announced their top 10 books for children and I wanted to mention (and link to) the two books in the list that I’ve reviewed: Bradley McGogg the Very Fine Frog by Tim BeiserChicken, Pig, Cow by Ruth Ohi (the sequel to this book just came in the mail yesterday… Read More »

Horrid Henry Continues His Reign of Mischief… (and a giveaway!)

Horrid Henry’s Underpants by Francesca SimonStars: **** Horrid Henry and the Scary Sitter by Francesca SimonStars: **** Back in June I reviewed the first four Horrid Henry books to come to America from the UK. They are hilariously funny for me and my nieces, who are more in the targeted age for the books. As… Read More »

Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon (4 books)

Stars: ***** If you are a UK reader, you may have already heard of Horrid Henry. The Horrid Henry series has sold over 15 MILLION copies in the UK and there is a TV show named after it as well. Well good news, Horrid Henry has come to the USA. I got to review the… Read More »

The Lost Da Vincis by Don and Aneladee Milne

Stars: ***1/2 I recieved this book for review from the author. Summary: In The Lost Da Vincis, four resourceful home school siblings discover their parents and youngest brother have disappeared. Was it caused by their scientist father’s new invention going terribly wrong? Will the children be able to find their parents before it’s too late?… Read More »

The Adventures of Songha: The Amazing Savannah Cat by Linda R. Caterine

Stars: *** I received this book for review through Bosick Communications. It’s being counted towards the What an Animal! Challenge. Summary: “The Adventures Of Songha” is the story of a rare exotic cat, as seen through the eyes of Songha, a beautiful Savannah cat. Songha is half African Serval leopard and half domestic cat, and… Read More »

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Stars: **** This book was read for the What’s in a Name Challenge (the first one) and the Newbery Project. It won the 1977 Newbery Medal. Summary: Why is the land so important to Cassie’s family? It takes the events of one turbulent year – the year of the night riders and the burnings, the… Read More »