The Reading Momster

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

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

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

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.

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

The Song of the Whales by Uri Orlev

The Song of Whales by Uri Orlev, Hillel Halkin (Translator) Publishing on April 12th, 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Hardcover, 128 pages  From GoodReads.com, Michael’s grandfather has a secret—a secret that’s almost too strange to share . . . When Michael moves to Israel, he leaves loneliness behind and steps into the light of his grandfather’s magic. Like a sorcerer’s apprentice, Michael learns how to blur the lines between dreams and reality when his grandfather hands down the most precious of gifts—a gift that allows Michael passage into his

Hakim & Terrance Shadow Mystery by Bernadine Feagins

Hakim & Terrance Shadow Mystery by Bernadine Feagins Paperback, 68 Pages Published August 7, 2009 Synopsis: Hakim and Terrance Shadow Mystery is a wonderful story about a lost dog. Two best friends go on an adventure to bring Shadow home. Along the way you will meet nice neighbors, some kind business owners and many others. The mystery begins when someone finally provides a clue. What do you think that clue is? Find out today with your purchase of Hakim and Terrance Shadow Mystery First of all thanks to Pump up

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Heidi by Johanna Spyri Published in 1880 Hardcover, 288 pages 5 on 5! From GoodReads.com, What happens when a little orphan girl is forced to live with her cold and frightening grandfather? The heartwarming answer has engaged children for more than a century, both on the page and on the screen. Johanna Spyri’s beloved story offers youngsters an endearing and intelligent heroine, a cast of unique and memorable characters, and a fascinating portrait of a small Alpine village. I cannot believe that I never knew about this book when I

The Suburban Dragon By Garasamo Maccagnone

The Suburban Dragon By Garasamo Maccagnone Illustrations by Al Ochsner 3 little ones are bored when there plans of playing outside are foiled by the rains. There mother seeing them sad and bored, thinks of pepping them up by reading them there favorite book. The kids show no interest as they have read the book a number of times. They yawn to show there boredom. Suddenly from behind there sofa jumps out a Dragon snorting real loud while beating his chest and jumping up and down. The kids and the

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