Children’s Book Review: *First Dog* by J. Patrick Lewis

First Dog by J. Patrick Lewis and Beth Zappitello; illustrated by Tim Bowers
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press (April 15, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1585364671

Back of the book blurb:  Once upon a time a dog was looking for a home. Not just any home–the perfect home, to be exact. So he decides to travel the [...]

Children’s Book Review: *The Usborne Book of Science Activities, Volume One* (and a little Science Fair action!)

The Usborne Book of Science Activities, Volume One by H.Edom and K.Woodward
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 72 pages
Publisher: E.D.C. Publishing (September 1994)
ISBN-13: 978-0746006986

Back of the book blurb:  The simple but safe experiments and games make this book ideal for learning through personal experience and observation.

She is Too Fond of Books’ review:  This book is divided [...]

Children's Book Review: *Little Skink's Tail* by Janet Halfmann

Little Skink’s Tail written by Janet Halfmann illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-1934359204

Back of the book blurb:  While Little Skink hunts yummy ants for breakfast, she is suddenly attacked by a crow! But she has a trick to escape she snaps off her tail, and it keeps on wiggling! [...]

Children’s Book Review: *Mother You’re the Best (But Sister, You’re a Pest!)* by Diane DeGroat

Mother You’re the Best (But Sister, You’re a Pest!) by Diane DeGroat
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (March 11, 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-0061238994

Here’s another review written by LW6, first appearing on Reader Views Kids:



This book is about a boy, Gilbert, doing something good for his mother for Mother’s Day.  He’s not really a boy, he’s a [...]

Children’s Book Review: *What Went Right Today*

Reading level: Ages 4-8

What Went Right Today Written by Joan Buzick and Lindy Judd; Illustrated by James Kevin Sullivan
Publisher: Buz-Land Presentations (January 15, 2006)
ISBN-13: 978-0976699002




Here’s the first book review written (dictated) by my 6-year-old daughter (LW6), which first appeared on Reader Views Kids:

I loved, loved, loved this book!  It has three parts – a story [...]

Children’s Book Review: *Marco Flamingo / Marco Flamenco* by Sheila Jarkins


Marco Flamingo / Marco Flamenco by Sheila Jarkins
Publisher: Raven Tree Press C/O Delta; Bilingual edition (September 1, 2008 )
Hardcover: 32 pages
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Language: English / Spanish
ISBN-13: 978-0979446252


Back-of-the-book-blurb:  Meet Marco.  He is just regular flamingo with regular flamingo friends.  There is just one problem.  Marco wants to be a winter bird.  Every year he welcomes [...]

Children’s Book Review: *The Tutu Ballet* by Sally O. Lee

The Tutu Ballet by Sally O. Lee
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (September 5, 2008 )
Paperback: 36 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1439209165

We enjoyed reading and reviewing Sally O. Lee’s The Rabbit and the Snowman, so I was pleased to be invited to review her latest children’s picture book, The Tutu Ballet.

Lee’s whimsical ink and watercolor illustrations are again a delight, but [...]

Children’s Book Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Bully

The Berenstain Bears and the Bully by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (October 19, 1993)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
ISBN-10: 0679848053
ISBN-13: 978-0679848059

I never thought it would happen … I feel like I’ve been let down by a life-long friend … this book has some serious flaws!

It [...]

Children’s Book Review: The Postcard

Guest Post by a “Little Woman”, age 12

The Postcard by Tony Abbott
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers; 1 edition (April 1, 2008 )
Hardcover: 368 pages
ISBN-10: 031601172X
ISBN-13: 978-0316011723

“She died today.” Those seemingly simple three words change a boy’s life … forever.


In Tony Abbott’s newest teen mystery, The Postcard, 13-year-old Jason [...]

Out of Print: Favorite Books from My Childhood

I am the lucky “winner” of an e-bay auction, for one of my favorite books from childhood, One Kitten is Not Too Many by Dorothy Levenson.  This is an Easy Reader published by Wonder Books, Inc. I wonder what happened to Wonder Books … the best info I found in a google search is this article [...]