I am sharing reviews to some of my favorite reads that you might be interested in. I am NOT compensated for these reviews. If I receive a free e-book for a review I will disclose that in my review. This are my own thoughts and views.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Review: Good Morning, Superman!

Good Morning, Superman! Good Morning, Superman! by Michael Dahl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love this fun book. It is drawn in a half DC Superman comic page and half real day adventure.
A little boy wakes up and needs to get ready for the day. He loves Superman, so this routine is done in that type of adventure mode. He needs to put on his secret uniform (clothes), get energy (eat), fight villains (toothpaste), gets help from another super hero (sister) and then show his fans (parents) how much he loves them.

Great story for children learning how to take care of themselves in the morning, learning what to do. Colorful and fun. Be a superhero everything is more fun to do when you are. pages and colorful, and small, yet effective amount of words.
Perfect for little ones -6 or 7 year olds.

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Review: Dalmatian in a Digger

Dalmatian in a Digger Dalmatian in a Digger by Rebecca Elliott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a fun story to read with your Working Trucks loving child. It has different animals driving and working with dump trucks, cranes, digger, bulldozer. Little puppy hears and then finds trucks working around his house. He is in for a sweet surprise in the end.

Just a side note: Having a husband who works with these types of big trucks, we were happy to see the drivers wearing hard hats. All except Duck, who is wearing safety glasses, cool, but he needs a hard hat too. And who would let there children around these big working trucks with out proper attire (hard hat and safety goggles) and children aren't allowed to come around these trucks anyway with they are working.

Pages are colorful, full of fun truck sounds, forest animals and very entertaining for your younger children.

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Review: Lila and the Crow

Lila and the Crow Lila and the Crow by Gabrielle Grimard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lila has moved and now is attending a new school. She is very excited to meet and make new friends. That idea is soon devastated with one mean boy and a classroom of children that follow his led.
Lila goes to school day after day hoping to make friends but isn't given a chance. No one will befriend her. Every day she goes home a bit more depressed. Every day she also sees a crow and after a time sees how beautiful it is. She then realizes how beautiful she is. Yes, she may look different from the other children, but she is beautiful in her own right.
It isn't until the class Halloween party when she uses the insults as a costume and all the other children realize how fun, pretty and friendly she really is.

It is sad how one per person can turn a whole group of people against one new person. Even more when no one gets to know them first. This is a great story to share with your children and learning about acceptance and befriending the "new kid."

Adults: I would suggest reading this book first.  You will need time to come up with a meaningful discussion to have with your child/ren as you are reading. 

I love the pictures in this book light, autumn coloring. Would say perfect for your 7-6 independent reader. This would also be perfect for a family read together.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Review: I Want That Love

I Want That LoveI Want That Love by Tatsuya Miyanishi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was having a hard time determining how many stars to give this book I liked the pictures. I feel that it maybe a bit to violent for younger children.
It took me a couple times of reading this book to myself to see if I really wanted to read it to my children. There is violence and I was having issues showing them to my children. Even though I know my children would be OK with the scenes of Dinosaurs eating each other. My little ones loved how the Dinosaurs look like lizards they see outside. The colors are bright and engaging. The message of "Love not Violence shows strength'" is an important one for children to learn. Of course, this lesson is learned by Tyrannosauruses as an old, weak, dinosaur, by a baby triceratops and his friends. We were able to have great conversation with my children.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Review: The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had the pleasure to read this with one of my children for their English class. I loved it, it was fun but full of great advise. Basically if a teen can practice and hone in on good characteristics they will grow to be successful and more adjusted adults.
Most of the ideals are common sense that most, not all, of the adult now don't have. If we as adults would work on improving ourselves, our children would be much better off. I have every intention to better myself and use the advise from this book. Maybe I should read the Adult version his dad wrote.

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