Ivan’s Great Fall by Vanita Oelschlager

Ivan’s Great Fall: Poetry for Summer and Autumn from Great Poets and Writers of the Past [Paperback] By Vanita Oelschlager (Author), Kristin Blackwood (Illustrator) Publication Date: October 1, 2009 Age Level: 5 and up Description: Ivan’s Great Fall is the story of a young boy reluctant to say goodbye to summer. Everything about summer makes him happy. “I love to rise in the summer morn / when the birds sing on every tree.” Summer is endless days of play and nights full of stars. As summer turns to fall, he discovers autumn has a charm of its own. “I do Continue Reading

1, 2, 3, to the Zoo by Eric Carle

1, 2, 3, to the Zoo (Paperback) by Eric Carle Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK) Pages: 32 Pages Book Summary Joyously colored animals, riding on a train to the zoo, offer youngsters a first introduction to numbers, number sets, addition and counting in this paperback reissue of Eric Carle’s first picture book. A gatefold spread at the back of the book, featuring the whole wonderful animal train, adds to the fun! Review: Eric Carle books must adorn every child’s library. You should do that as early as is possible. Repetitive and simple words, wonderful illustration and amazing art are just some of Continue Reading

A New Kind of ZOO by Renae Rae

A New Kind of ZOO by Renae Rae Review: This is such a cute book that Aarya and I read on iPad daily. The illustrations are lovely and colorful and even though I can’t get Aarya to sit still and read, he really likes all the animals in this story. It is fun to read this rhyme book and I am sure when he starts understanding a bit more, he will enjoy it even more. Leading our tour was a talking cat and it was wearing a safari hat Fun and lovely! And at $1.99, it is a steal from Continue Reading

Kid Konnection: Tiny Angel by Nancy Carty Lepri

Tiny Angel by Nancy Carty Lepri Paperback, 104 pages Published November 1st 2009 by Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc (first published 2009) Synopsis: When her dad is transferred to a new town, Macy Carver leaves behind her best friend and everything she knows. Suddenly she’s the new girl…alone and bullied. An unexpected flash announces guardian angel Jody, who teaches her how to fit in become a forever friend. Tiny Angel is the story of Macy, who has moved to a new town leaving behind her best friend and everything she knows. In this new place and in the new school she Continue Reading

Kid Konnection: A Winter Solstice Celebration by DiDi LeMay

A Winter Solstice Celebration: An Environmental Story by DiDi LeMay (Illustrated by Jacquie Campbell) 56 pages Publisher: AuthorHouse Publication Date: September 2008 Synopsis: An angry squirrel, a gentle crow, and an intimidating owl are just some of the interesting characters Miya meets in the forest. The animals are concerned about the environmental impact the humans have on their forest. It’s up to Miya to deliver this message to the villagers. But can she be convincing enough? While reading this beautifully illustrated story, children will be silently rooting for Miya as she tries to support her new animal friends. They will Continue Reading