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Laugh Often: 13+ Funny Titles for Ages 13 and up

13 Jun

Summer is here! And that means loads of time for kids to experience books in all their glory. This is also a great time to encourage kids to read the books they choose (without having to worry about school assignments) and to try out new genres that they might be interested in learning more about. This series will offer titles for toddlers to teens and include a variety of formats. Each week will focus on a different genre and will follow the same format:

  • Mondays – Titles for Ages 3-7
  • Tuesdays – Middle Grade Titles for Ages 8-12
  • Wednesdays – Young Adult Titles for Ages 13+
  • Thursdays – Nonfiction pairings
  • Friday – Recap of the Week

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#blogbookaday: I Am a Unicorn!

15 May

I Am a UnicornSummary:  “Frog truly believes he is a unicorn. He has a rainbow-colored (clip on) tail, a pretty horn (party hat), and he can fly, too (on the swings). Goat keeps telling Frog he is NOT a unicorn. But when you truly believe—POOF, sometimes magic happens.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Frog believes he’s a unicorn and spreads happiness and cheer wherever he goes, but sadly it’s all just pretend and when Goat ruins his fun, Frog becomes upset. Until… something magical happens!

Personal Reaction: This was a cute book that would be a perfect read aloud for toddler storytime – it doesn’t have too many words and some great emotion throughout to make it a very fun read aloud. Frog’s conviction that he is something different from what he actually is paired with his robust imagination is so much fun and I loved the ending! But you won’t get any spoilers here!

Title: I Am a Unicorn
Author: Michaela Schuett
Illustrator: Michaela Schuett
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Publication Date: May 16, 2017


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

#blogbookaday: Nobody’s Duck

21 Feb

32510371Summary:  “When a duck mysteriously arrives on an alligator’s lawn, they set off to discover just who the duck belongs to. From the library to skydiving, from exasperation to laughter, the two make an unexpected discovery about friendship.

Readers will delight in this odd couple’s wacky adventures that feature the signature wit and ingenuity of Geisel Honor winner Mary Sullivan. Like its predecessors Ball, Treat, and Frankie, Nobody’s Duck has humor and heart in spades (and quacks). ” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Mary Sullivan is a wiz at a picture book with very few words and illustrations that allow you to fully understand the story with expression, word bubbles and little details. This is the perfect story for a new reader practicing words or for a picture book crowd (if you’re willing to explain some of the thought and speech bubbles in the illustrations). The kids will love this adventure-seeking duck and his reluctant partner, Alligator.

Personal Reaction: Sometimes as I read children’s books I have to remind myself that I’m an adult and most readers won’t have the same thoughts I have. As I was reading this book, I couldn’t help but wonder why the duck had to be somebody’s but the alligator didn’t belong to anyone and had autonomy of himself. Then I checked my reaction and realized, it probably doesn’t matter to kids and to just enjoy the story of a duck and alligator who go on a grand adventure together.

Title: Nobody’s Duck
Author: Mary Sullivan
Illustrator: Mary Sullivan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 6, 2018


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

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