Children’s Book Review: *Kids’ Kitchen* by Fiona Bird

Kids’ Kitchen (cooking card deck) by Fiona Bird, illustrated by Roberto Arenson
Reading level: Ages 8 and up
Boxed card set: 40 pages
Publisher: Barefoot Books; Cards edition (September 1, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1846861765

Back-of-the-box blurb: Kids’ Kitchen is designed to encourage children to cook delicious and nutritious recipes for their friends and family. The 40 recipes are displayed on [...]

Children’s Book Review: *Leah’s Pony* by Elizabeth Friedrich

Leah’s Pony by Elizabeth Friedrich, illustrated by Michael Garland
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press (September 1999)
ISBN-13: 978-1563978289

Back-of-the-book blurb: Amid the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, Leah’s father is faced with the loss of the family farm and puts his farm and equipment up for auction, but Leah comes up with the money [...]

Children’s Book Review: *What Darwin Saw* by Rosalyn Schanzer

What Darwin Saw: The Journey That Changed the World by Rosalyn Schanzer
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (January 13, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1426303968

Back-of-the-book blurb: In 1831 a 22-year-old naturalist named Charles Darwin stepped aboard the HMS Beagle as a traveling companion of an equally youthful sea captain called Robert FitzRoy. The Beagle’s round-the-world [...]

Children’s Book Review: *I Call My Grandma Nana* by Ashley Wolff

I Call My Grandma Nana by Ashley Wolff
Children’s picture book
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Tricycle Press (August 11, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1582462516

Back-of-the-book blurb: Do you sew with your Abuelita, look at the stars with your MeMaw, or ride waves at the beach with your Bubbe? No matter what name you call your grandma, one thing is for sure: it’s [...]

Children’s Book Review: *What Should I Make?* by Nandini Nayar

What Should I Make? by Nandini Nayar, illustrated by Proiti Roy
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Tricycle Press (August 11, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1582462943

Back-of-the-book-blurb: Neeraj loves to help out when his mom is cooking his favorite snack: hot, light, puffy chapati. And today she’s given him a bit of dough. What should he make with it?

A snake?
A [...]

Children’s Book Review: *The Random House Book of Bible Stories* by Mary Pope Osborne

The Random House Book of Bible Stories retold by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce; illustrated by Michael Welply
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (September 22, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0375822810

Back-of-the-book blurb: More than 50 stories from the Old and New Testaments come to vivid life, ready to captivate readers and [...]

Children’s Book Review: *America’s White Table* by Margot Theis Raven

America’s White Table by Margot Theis Raven, illustrated by Mike Benny
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press; 1 edition (April 21, 2005)
ISBN-13: 978-1585362165

Back-of-the-book blurb: The White Table is set in many halls as a symbol for and remembrance to service members fallen, missing, or held captive in the line of duty. Solitary and [...]

Children’s Book Review: *The Bog Baby* by Jeanne Willis

The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Gwen Millward
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (October 13, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0375861765

Back-of-the-book blurb:  Do you believe in Bog Babies?
If you don’t, you will!

When two small sisters go fishing in a magic pond, they find something much better than a frog or a newt.  They find [...]

Children’s Book Review: *The 13 Days of Halloween* by Carol Greene

The 13 Days of Halloween by Carol Greene
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (September 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1402230967

Back-of-the-book blurb: Everyone knows “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” but are you ready for The Thirteen Days of Halloween? In this delightfully offbeat story, a dashing ghoul tries to win his ghostly love’s heart with heaps of hilarious [...]

Children’s Book Review: *J is for Jack-O’-Lantern* by Denise Brennan-Nelson

J is for Jack-O’-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illustrated by Donald Wu
Level: Ages 4-10 (see notes)
Library Binding: 40 pages
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press (August 1, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1585364435

Back-of-the-book blurb: Who lit the first jack-o’-lantern? What creature of the night must return to his grave by dawn? And why do we holler “Trick or treat”? J [...]