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Book Review:  Jupiter Storm

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  Jupiter Storm by Marti Dumas, illustrated by Stephanie Parcus, published in the USA 2017 by Plum Street Press, 237 pages, ISBN 978 – 1943169314.

 

Summary:  Jupiter Storm is the story of a very intelligent, science-loving, inquisitive 10-year-old girl named Jackie who likes to be in charge, mostly of her 5 unruly brothers. In…

Book Review: Bedtime Inspirational Stories: 50 Amazing Black People Who Changed the World

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  Bedtime Inspirational Stories: 50 Amazing Black People Who Changed the World, written by L. A. Amber, illustrated by T. Z. Nissen, published in the USA 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 120 pages.

 

Summary:  Bedtime Inspirational Stories: 50 Amazing Black People Who Changed the World is a creative non-fiction book, bringing together the stories…

Book Review:  The Biggest Little Brother

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  The Biggest Little Brother, story by Aminata Jalloh, pictures by Kim Sponaugle, published in the USA 2016 by Halo Publishing International, 31 pages, ISBN 13: 978-1-61244-467-3.

 

The Review:  The Biggest Little Brother is the sweet story of a young boy used to being the big brother learning to be the middle child when…

Book Review:  If You Look Up to the Sky

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  If You Look Up to the Sky, story by Angela Dalton, pictures by Margarita Sikorskaia, published in the USA 2018 by Beaver’s Pond Press, 24 pages, ISBN 13: 978-1-59298-828-0.

 

The Review:  If You Look Up to the Sky is a wonderful story of the power of the sky to help you get through…

Book Review: Eli’s 1st Winter Carnival

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  Eli’s 1st Winter Carnival, written by Lisa Bowen, Illustrated by Nina Vanessa Pontillas, published in the USA 2016, 23 pages, ISBN: 978-1539843542

 

The Review:  Eli’s 1st Winter Carnival is a wonderful story of a little boy’s adventures with his family at a winter carnival, written through the eyes of the protagonist Eli.  Eli…

Book Review: Hats of Faith

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  Hats of Faith, written by Medeia Cohan-Petrolino, Illustrated by Sarah Walsh, published by Shade 7 Publishing Limited in the USA 2017, 14 pages, ISBN-10:0957636474, ISBN-13: 978-0957636477

 

The Review:  Hats of Faith is a beautifully illustrated and classically written short book that introduces young children and early readers to some of the different major world…

Book Review: Smarty Locks and the Unforgettable Zoo

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  Smarty Locks and the Unforgettable Zoo, written by Marilyn Harary, Illustrated by Janette Louden, published in the USA 2016, 28 pages, ISBN: 13: 978-0-9980506-0-7

 

The Review:  Smarty Locks and the Unforgettable Zoo is a beautifully illustrated and classically written book that appeals to elementary students of all ages. You the reader are able…

Book Review: Zachary Goes To School

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  Zachary Goes to School, written by E. Danielle Butler Cover, Illustrated by Jonathan Barnhill, published by EvyDani Books 2017 USA, 24 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9989945-2-9

 

The Review:  Beautifully illustrated and simply written, Zachary Goes to School, is the perfect book to read to or with your little one before they go to pre-school, daycare,…

Book Review: Mega Pack of Mad Libs

Disclaimer:  I was provided a copy of the Mega Pack of Mad Libs from Brightly to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own. #ReadBrightlypartner

The Review:  The Brightly Mega Pack of Mad Libs is hours of sheer joy and entertainment.  As a kid, I grew up doing mad libs with my parents and friends all the time and the amount of joy, amusement, and laughter we experienced was immeasurable.  Some of my fondest childhood memories involve…

Book Review: Rice & Rocks

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  Rice & Rocks, story by Asia Sandra L. Richards, Cover art and interior design by Stephanie Bart-Horvath, Illustrated by Meghan Kayleigh Sullivan, published by Wise Ink Creative Publishing 2017 USA, 32 pages, ISBN 13:978-1-940014-73-9, eISBN 13: 978-1-940014-74-6

 

The Review:  Rice & Rocks is a must-read story for all young children looking to…