Red in the Flower Bed by Andrea Napa

Subtitle: An Illustrated Children’s Story about Interracial Adoption Stars: **** Summary: A poppy drops a seed which is carried in the wind to a new place where it grows in to a poppy of it’s own with some other flowers and together they all make something beautiful. Tribute Books (2009)Children’s FictionAges 9-12 (according to amazon…… Read More »

Mrs. Claus Explains It All by Elsbeth Claus

Stars: **** Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (November 2008)Children’s Fiction – Picture book Summary: Millions of letters pour into the North Pole every year. Amid the requests for presents are questions from curious children who want to know more about Santa, the elves and the reindeer. For the first time ever, Mrs. Elsbeth Claus takes time out of… Read More »

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 »