For Younger Readers

Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters by KG Campbell Lester is particular about everything, so when Cousin Clara comes to live with his family and begins to knit less than perfect sweaters for him to wear, he’s got an uncomfortable situation.  Honestly, the sweaters are...

October Book Reviews

For Younger Readers What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada Some of the best ideas never come to fruition due to the fear that it can’t be done, it won’t work, no one will like it, etc. This little book with endearing illustrations teaches readers to believe in...

September Book Reviews

by Pam Heller For Young Readers Shoe Dog by Megan McDonald The cover illustration alone—a crayon swirled, charcoal smudged dog—sells this book! Shoe Dog is an adorable shelter dog who is hoping for a life filled with “nose kisses and tummy rubs.”His new owner fits the...

August 2014 Book Reviews

By Pam Heller   For Younger Readers   Never Ever by Jo Empson Close your eyes and let your imagination take over—wonderful advice. This book opens the door to the possibilities for young readers to experience, and begin to master, the power of imagination. The...

July Book Reviews

By Pam Heller For Younger Readers   Boom, Snot, Twitty by Doreen Cronin Three friends are going on a picnic: Boom the Bear, Snot the Snail and Twitty the Robin. They each have different ideas, opinions and personalities. Where should they go? What should they do as a...

June book reviews

By Pam Heller   For Younger Readers   What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page Children love to play guessing games. Steve Jenkins has created one that will not only delight and engage young children, but will tickle their curiosity...

May Book Reviews

by Pam Heller   For Younger Readers Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown, Leo and Diane Dillon Illustrators It is such a delight when two illustrators add their modern sensibilities to illustrate a reprinting of such a classic. “Two Little Trains,” written in...

March book reviews

  By Pam Heller For Younger Readers Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes With spring right around the corner, Little White Rabbit is a perfect board book for curious little hands. The story follows the path of an adventuresome little white rabbit as he explores...

February Book Reviews

By Pam Heller   For Younger Readers Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian This is a simple, witty story about a couple of weeks in the life of a goldfish. His life was simple and solitary and he was happy. Then various items, i.e. a sunken pirate ship, crab,...

December 2013 Book Review

Reviews by Pam Heller For Younger Readers Bits and Pieces by Judy Schachner This is the story of an old cat named Tink and his affectionately devoted family. Tink may be found digging in a plant, jumping into a board game, licking a stick of butter, eating rubber...

November 2013 book reviews

For Younger Readers I Spy with My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs “I Spy” is a game that captivates the interest of most children at a very young age. This book uses the “I spy with my little eye…” format by using peek-hole construction to allow the readers to “spy” the...

October 2013 Book Reviews

October 2013 Book Reviews 2013-10-01 Author: Pamela Heller  For Younger Readers Perfect Square by Michael Hall This is the story of a perfect square that is perfectly happy with “four matching corners and four equal sides.” On Monday, the square is cut and poked...
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