Kids Book Review “The Nest” Kenneth Oppel

For some kids summer is a sun-soaked season of fun. But for Steve, it’s just another season of worries. Worries about his sick newborn baby brother who is fighting to survive, worries about his parents who are struggling to cope, even worries about the wasp’s nest looming ominously from the eaves. So when a mysterious wasp queen invades his dreams, offering to “fix” the baby, Steve thinks his prayers have been answered.

Book Review “There Was An Old Sailor” Claire Saxby & Cassandra Allen

The story is perfectly complemented by Cassandra Allen's jaunty, simple and playful illustrations, which provide a terrific source of visual clues for pre-readers looking to recognize words. The rhyming and repetition will make this a favorite read-aloud choice for storytime, as children will happily participate in reading the repeated sections, which are so easily and quickly memorized. In addition, there is a ?Fishy Facts? spread at the back of the book that contains a true fact about each animal in the story (including ?A blue whale can eat millions of krill a day!?), which would make for a fantastic introduction to a discussion on the size of sea creatures and the food chain.

Children’s Book Review “The Insect Hotel” David Stringer

A 2013 'Wishing Shelf' Gold Award Winner!! Read the fun times and adventures Harry and his Dad share together during the day while working in their garden, then enjoy the fictional bed time stories Dad created for Harry about all the new insect friends they met that day. The book also contains a lovely foreword … Continue reading Children’s Book Review “The Insect Hotel” David Stringer

Children’s Book Review “A Frog in the Bog” Karma Wilson & Joan Rankin

Click Here To Buy! There's a frog on the log in the middle of the bog. A small, green frog on a half-sunk log in the middle of the bog.... What an adorable story! My son loves the rhyming and counting all the different bog critters that the frog ingests.  The illustrations are cute and match … Continue reading Children’s Book Review “A Frog in the Bog” Karma Wilson & Joan Rankin