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Picture of Monsieur Roscoe on Vacation

Discover first French words with Monsieur Roscoe in Jim Field’s debut author-illustrator picture book. Join this lovable dog as he camps, skis, sails and eats his way through the vacation of a lifetime.

We found Roscoe to be a great character in this story that includes lots and lots of English/French vocabulary words and little phrases. The way it’s illustrated is fantastique! This is a fun and colorful picture book that we enjoy reading many times over. The author has other published books & we like his book titled, The Lion Inside.

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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All aboard for Meditation Station! It’s time to learn how to manage our busy minds, difficult feelings, and frustrations by staying with our breath and in our body. Your train of thoughts might be racing, but you can manage it with some simple steps. Take a deep breath in, and then let the breath out slowly. That is how you will learn what meditation is all about. The next train is coming. Can you hear it chugging along? Stay in the meditation station–don’t hop on the train! Just wave goodbye to your racing mind and find inner calm.

Winner of the 2020 International Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit Book Award!

Picture book ages 3-7, 32 pages, November 3, 2020

Meditation Station is a book for kids who love trains. And bears. And for everyone that could use a cute story for the present moment. I would venture to say that parents and teachers will enjoy reading this as much as the kiddos who listen to it. The story is beautifully illustrated and the bear is super adorable. Meditation Station is a great gift idea and a keeper book for my family ♡

Author Susan Katz provided her book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Picture Book, October 27, 2020

Where Is Our Library? is a companion to Lost in the Library and our second picture book in partnership with the New York Public Library. Curious Patience and steadfast Fortitude wait every morning to greet visitors of the New York Public Library―and slip away every night to read in the Children’s Center. But one day, Patience and Fortitude find the Children’s Center empty! The two lions set out into the city to locate their missing books and encounter some literary landmarks along the way.

For grades 1-2. We (myself and 1st grade reviewer) thought the story started out interesting but that it lost interest in the middle probably because we are not familiar with the NY landmarks they referenced. The story ended with Patience & Fortitude finding their new children’s center but it was a failed adventure for us. The illustrations in the book were good. I can appreciate the history of the New York City Library and it’s lions. And of the New York landmarks that the story mentions.

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Designed to support babies as they build head, neck, and upper body strength as they grow, these interactive cloth play books with lift-the-flap surprises and a mirror fold flat or form a soft playhouse.

Interactive cloth play book for ages 0 and up. 

Woodland Tummy Time is a book, toy, life the flap, and mirror activity that can lay flat or stand up. It can transition from tummy time to a sitter book as your kiddo grows. There is a short story inside when using as a sitter book.

This woodland cloth book has a lot of blue and adorable woodland animals. There is a farmyard version, too. It has a lot of red and, of course, farm animals. 

I recommend this for a nursery & as a quality choice for a baby shower gift. 

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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When Bear and Hare try to reach some juicy pears, they realise they need some help. Hare finds three chairs but is it fair that Hare has two chairs and Bear only one? When they have the same, Hare still can’t reach the pears! So a little friend teaches them that fair isn’t always everyone getting the same thing….with hilarious results! A beautifully simple picture book that considers, what is fair? The answer is not always as simple as you’d think!

Picture Book, Ages 4+, Hardcover,  32 pages.

My 1st grade reader liked this story but the story and illustrations didn’t hold my interest. A recommended picture book if you are looking for an answer to “what is fair”. 

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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When young Anna inherits a dilapidated once-grand hotel from her Great Aunt Mathilde, she’s determined to restore it to its former glory. But this is no ordinary hotel – all of her staff and guests are animals! Anna soon rises to the challenge. Whether it’s a flamingo, a penguin or a hippo knocking at the door, Anna is ready to welcome them all – with the help of her trusty sidekicks T Bear the doorman, Squeak the friendly mouse elevator, and Lemmy the lemur receptionist … As she soon finds out, though, running an animal hotel is no easy task. Can Anna make Hotel Flamingo a success once more?

Paperback, 192 pages, age range 6-9 years

One in a four book series

Hotel Flamingo has lots of illustrations to go with the story. There are several personable characters with a clever plot. The short chapters make it just the right length for young readers. Great for the imagination of kids of all ages.

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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One little boy who loved the idea of flying became the first person to set foot on the moon.

On 20 July 1969 Neil Armstrong made history, his ‘giant leap for mankind’. From his childhood playing with model planes to becoming one of the most famous astronauts of all time, discover the incredible story of Neil Armstrong’s life in this beautifully illustrated book, complete with narrative biography, facts and timelines.

June 2019, paperback, 128 pages, recommended for ages 7-12

This is one of the books in a new series for young readers. There are different books for other notable people. This is an easy to read narrative with facts and illustrations for a young reader. We enjoyed this title.

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Ronan was a mighty barbarian.
He invaded. He raided. And back home, he traded.
He always found the greatest treasures.
Until one day, Conan found something no barbarian wants:
A BOOK.

“This humorous picture book from sister duo Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie and illustrator Victoria Maderna follows Ronan the Barbarian as he he grows from being just a rough-and-tumble warrior to a rough-and-tumble warrior who loves books.

At first, his fellow barbarians are skeptical of his newfound passion for reading, but in the end, even they aren’t immune to the charms of a good book.”

Tara Luebbe (Author)
Becky Cattie (Author)
Victoria Maderna (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 40 pages, Roaring Brook Press (April 21, 2020)
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GREAT book~ Ronan The Librarian is entertaining and humorous. It also gives a positive message on reading. Reading is suppose to be fun and this is the story for that.The illustrations have plenty of details that make this viking story interesting. Rereads will still have things to discover!  Great for the classroom. 
Tara Luebbe provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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16 carefully crafted studies, each with its own unique picking pattern that loops over pleasing chord melodies.

I recommend this book for the intermediate ukulele student/player.  

 

Like to play ukulele? Like to color? Then this is the book for you!

 

Books are available at Danielward.net

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Read the traditional nursery rhyme Itsy Bitsy Spider first, then enjoy a fun new rhyme. Can you make up a rhyme of your own?

Paperback, 24 pages, Reading Level: Gr. K-1, Tadpoles Series – “Engaging illustrations highlight simple stories that repeat words and phrases to help build reading skills.”

This easy reader book teaches rhyme. The original version is followed by another version of the same style. Good illustrations. I like this one!

 

Natural resources on Earth are at risk of running out. Using too many natural resources, such as water, trees, and fossil fuels, is putting pressure on our supplies and damaging the environment. Discover the facts about how resources are used around the world, which resources are renewable and non-renewable, and what the future of natural resource management looks like.

Paperback, 32 pages, Reading Level: Gr. 5, Eco Facts Series – “vividly illustrated guides to the environmental challenges affecting our planet. Each book explores real-life examples of environmental threats, disasters, and solutions. Young readers will discover fascinating facts and statistics and learn some simple ways they can make a difference.”

This book has plenty of illustrations and photos on every page and the text is neatly organized and interesting. It’s helpful that it includes a table of contents, glossary and index. Crabtree Publishing’s website says there is a free downloadable teacher’s guide for this book but I don’t see it listed with the other teacher support materials accessible from their home page.

Crabtree Publishing Company is dedicated to producing high-quality books and educational products for K-9+.

Crabtree Publishing Company provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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