Friday, July 5, 2024

Summer Reading - The Island Before NO

We all know one of the first words a child learns to say is "No", so a book about an island of walruses where they all say, "Yes", until children arrive who say, "No", is a story children will enjoy! Today I'm happy to share with you another book from Penguin/Random House Canada/Tundra Press - The Island Before No by Christina Uss and illustrated by Hudson Christie.

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Summer Reading - Created "Just Right" - Look at Our Many Feathered Friends!

For the past several days I have been sharing with you about my new Life on the Goldilocks Planet Created "Just Right"! books - today I'm happy to let you know about another book in the series all children will enjoy, but which is especially perfect for children ages three through seven - Created "Just Right" - Look at Our Many Feathered Friends! This is a picture book filled with full-color photos - two of each bird, and some interesting, fun facts about each bird as well.

Summer Reading - Roy is Not a Dog

Among the books I received from Penguin/Random House Canada/Tundra Books was one which creatively introduces young children to "mystery books" - Roy is Not a Dog, by Esmé Shapiro and Daniel Newell Kaufman. Get ready for some fun with this story - do not be surprised if the children you love want you to read this one to them again and again - or choose it to read on their own again and again!

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Summer Reading - Created "Just Right" - Look What Lives in Africa!

If we surround the children we love with books which will capture their attention, they will speak sooner, develop a larger vocabulary, learn to read sooner, do better at school, and will want to read all the time. Yesterday I wrote about one such book - Created "Just Right" - Look What Lives in Asia!and today I want to let you know about another book in the series which will absolutely capture the attention of the children you love - Created "Just Right" - Look What Lives in Africa! This is a picture book filled with full-color photos - two of each animal, and some interesting, fun facts about each one as well.

Summer Reading - What Does Little Crocodile Say At The Birthday Party?

I have another book from Penguin/Random House Canada/Tundra Books to share with you today - What Does Little Crocodile Say At The Birthday Party?, by Eva Montanari and today I am happy to let you know about it.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Summer Reading - Created "Just Right" - Look What Lives in Asia

Yesterday I wrote about one of the "Created 'Just Right'" books (Look What Lives in the Americas & Europe!) Today I'm happy to let you know about one more book in the series - Look What Lives in Asia! This is a picture book filled with full-color photos - two of each animal, and some interesting, fun facts about each one as well.

Summer Reading - My Grammie's House

For the past few days I've been sharing with you books from Penguin/Random House Canada/Tundra Books and today I have a sweet book to add to the list of books to check out for Summer Reading with the children you love - My Grammie's House by Lana Button and illustrated by Skye Ali.

Monday, July 1, 2024

Summer Reading - Look What Lives in the Americas & Europe

As I shared over the past couple weeks, during covid my grandsons and I wrote 12 books about animals, so earlier this year I took the animals from these books and put together a series for young children (although everyone loves picture books about animals, so all ages will enjoy them!) Today I am happy to let you know about the book - "Look What Lives in the Americas & Europe".  This is a picture book filled with full-color photos - two of each animal, and some interesting, fun facts about each one as well.

Summer Reading - Professor Goose Debunks The Three Little Pigs

While we are all likely familiar with Mother Goose's fairy tales, shockingly, they are not based in science! Well, Mother Goose's great-niece, Professor Goose, is ready to set the familiar stories straight as she fact-checks The Three Little Pigs. Yes, this is a fun story and also an educational read with all the actual "fact-checks" and science, so get ready to enjoy Professor Goose Debunks The Three Little Pigs, by Paulette Bourgeois and illustrated by Alex G. Griffiths as the children you love will love it - and so will you!

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Summer Reading - Created 'Just Right! Look What Lives in Australia & New Zealand

During COVID my grandsons and I put together the twelve books in the Life on the Goldilocks Planet series which help us see how animals show us God is real because He made everything "just right". In these books (which I have shared with you over the past couple weeks), you find full-color photos, fun facts, along with crafts, science projects, and recipes for the entire family to enjoy as they learn about the animals and discover how they help them have a confident faith. These books (The Life on the Goldilocks Planet series) are ideal for children ages four through fourteen - and the entire family.

But, since younger children enjoy picture books, I took animals from these books and combined them into six picture books which show animals and include just a couple of the fun facts for each animal to make books for younger children ages three through seven. These new books - "Created 'Just Right!'" are now available in both print and kindle ebook formats!  

Summer Reading - Narwhal's Sweet Tooth

As I wrote yesterday, Penguin/Random House Canada/Tundra sent me books for my Summer Reading Reviews. Today I'm happy to let you know about Narwhal's Sweet Tooth, by Ben Clanton. When my grandsons were young, the loved the books in the Narwhal and Jelly series, so when I saw this one, I knew I wanted to include it in my Summer Reading Reviews.

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Summer Reading - Today is the Perfect Time to get Grasshopper Mice, Laughing Kookaburras, Jawfish & More!

    

Today I am happy to share about book 12 in the Life on the Goldilocks Planet book series -Grasshopper Mice, Laughing  Kookaburras, Jawfish & More! In this book you will find Grasshopper Mice, Glasswing Butterflies, Bee Hummingbirds, Servals, Laughing Kookaburras, Spectacled Bears, Cuban Painted Snails, Hooded Seals, Marbled Polecats, Keas, Jawfish, and Green Basilisk Lizards - which of these have you never heard of before? I was afraid I would not find interesting, surprising animals for the final book, but these are all very interesting and surprising - especially the Grasshopper Mice - yes, the Grasshopper Mice! They are fierce predators - even venomous spiders, scorpions, centipedes, and snakes are afraid, yes afraid of these tiny mice!

Summer Reading - Fluffle Bunnies - Buns Gone Bad

Yesterday I received a package of wonderful books from Penguin/ Random House Canada/Tundra and so for the coming week I will share about one book with you each day. As I have been saying, one of the best and most important things we are able to do for the children we love is to surround them with books from their youngest ages, read to and with them, because when we do they will begin talking sooner, they will have a larger vocabulary, will begin reading sooner, and will do better in school. Plus, all this reading and spending time together will help build strong relationships with you and the children you love.

So, this Summer be certain to surround the children you love with books - such as Fluffle Bunnies - Buns Gone Bad by Anna Humphrey and Irma Kniivila.

Friday, June 28, 2024

Summer Reading - Make it Easy & Fun to Learn about Surprising Animals with Aardvarks, Coelacanths, Colugos & More!

    

Have you ever heard of a Coelacanth? They were thought to be extinct - the oldest fossils of these fish date back 410 million years! But, imagine how surprised fishermen were when a live Coelacanth was discovered off the coast of South Africa in 1938! From time to time they are found, but not often as they live in deep waters.  Aside from still being alive, two more surprising things about Coelacanths are they typically live 100 years and mom Coelacanths are pregnant for five years! Yes,  five years! I'm SO glad I'm not a Coelacanth.