FALL BALLAuthor: Peter McCartyIllustrator: Peter McCartyISBN: 9780805092530Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, LLCAge Range: 4-8Grade Level: Preschool - 3 Amazon Synopsis In "Fall Ball" Bobby and his friends wait all day for school to end and for their chance to play outdoors in the fall weather. Flying leaves, swirling colors, and crisp air make the perfect … Continue reading Picture Book Review: Fall Ball
The Writing Journey Begins at the Beginning And so it begins. Up until now my writing journey has consisted of book reviews and the occasional blog article. I am at the beginning of my journey. And, in contrast to my usual impatient, I-know-what-I-want-and-I-want-it-now attitude, I am fine with this. This is where I need to … Continue reading Jumping Off the Deep End – My Writing Journey
LILY'S CAT MASKAuthor: Julie FortenberryIllustrator: Julie FortenberryISBN: 9780425287996Publisher: Viking Books for Young ReadersAge Range: 4-6 yearsGrade Level: Preschool - 1Amazon Synopsis: Armed with a vivid imagination and her trusty cat mask, Lily can take on anything--even a new school...But when her teacher tells her no masks allowed in class, Lily worries, can she make friends … Continue reading Picture Book Review: Lily’s Cat Mask
How do you focus when the ideas aren't flowing? Am I the only one hampered with distractions? While searching the internet the other day, (conducting research of course), I came across a pitch generator that uses the letters of your name to determine how you should pitch your book idea to publishers. According to this … Continue reading How Do You Focus When the Ideas Aren’t Flowing?
What Some Would Call Liesby Rob DavidsonFive Oaks Press (2018)ISBN 9781944355470Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (2/19)This article was first published on ReaderViews.Com. “What Some Would Call Lies” by Rob Davidson is a fascinating collection of two novellas that delve into memory versus lies and how our lenses change to accommodate and mold our … Continue reading Book Review: “What Some Would Call Lies”
Meeow and the Blue TableAuthor: Sebastien BraunISBN: 9781907152153Publisher: Boxer BooksAge Range: 2-4Grade Level: PreschoolAmazon Synopsis: Meeow, the irresistibly clever cat created by bestselling author-illustrator Sebastien Braun, is back and ready to play! Like every young child, Meeow loves to make things. So what will he do with a blue table, a red blanket, and lots … Continue reading Picture Book Review: “Meeow and the Blue Table”
If I had to choose one thing I enjoy most about my day job, it would be reading the book reviews written by the kids reviewing our children’s books at Reader Views Kids. Kids see and absorb everything, noticing details using all of the five senses. Things that, as adults we have learned to tune … Continue reading Next Gen Authors – Encouraging Kids to Write!
The Eclipse DancerLaura KoerberWho Chains You Books (2018)ISBN 9781946044402Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (1/19) Soul-stirring and bewitching. “The Eclipse Dancer” by Laura Koerber is an enchanting story that carried me away to another world for just a few days but will linger in my thoughts for some time to come. Summary While people … Continue reading Book Review – The Eclipse Dancer
We Forgot Brock!Author: Carter GoodrichISBN: 978-1442480902 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 25, 2015)Age Range: 4 - 8 yearsGrade Level: Preschool - 3 Amazon Synopsis The importance of imaginary friends is very real in We Forgot Brock! a picture book adventure from the author of Say Hello to Zorro! and lead character designer … Continue reading Picture Book Review – We Forgot Brock!
What’s Up with Star Ratings? Much like judging a book by its cover, I find star ratings to be highly subjective, and I really don’t like “assigning” a number to a book I’ve just read. I find the coveted 5-Star-Review to be a bit over-rated – in my mind it’s the content of the review … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Star Ratings