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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Book Review - The Witch Boy

The Witch Boy



About the Book
In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted . . . and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be.

When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help -- as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family . . . and be truly himself.



My Take on the Book
I love a great graphic novel and this book does not disappoint. This novel is a great one that brings in a bit of the supernatural. I loved the great imagery and the plot as the main character evolves and s willing to be who he is, no matter what the costs. The story is powerful and true and is one that everyone should read!


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Book Review - Have Sword, Will Travel


Have Sword, Will Travel



About the Book
It is strange enough that Odo and Eleanor have stumbled upon a sword in a dried-up river outside their village. It is even stranger that Odo is able to remove it from where it's buried. And it's REMARKABLY strange when the sword starts to talk.

Odo and Eleanor have unearthed Biter, a famous fighter from earlier times. By finding Biter, Odo instantly becomes a knight -- a role he is exquisitely unsuited for. Eleanor, however, would make a PERFECT knight -- but she's not the one with the sword.

Finding Biter is only the start -- boy, girl, and sword must soon go on a quest to save their kingdom from threats in both human and dragon form, in this new fantasy triumph from Garth Nix and Sean Williams.


My Take on the Book
This is a very fun book filled with adventure, suspense and great characters that you will keep coming back to again and again. I found myself wanting to keep reading from page one to the end and by the end I was even wanting more of these great characters and world that the author has created. The book is a great read and one that you will love to read by yourself or with your kids!


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Book Review - Born Free: Tiger Rescue: True-Life Stories


Born Free: Tiger Rescue: True-Life Stories



About the Book
Discover the stories of wild animals around the world that have been saved from a lifetime of cruelty and suffering.

The Born Free Foundation's mission is to protect many different species in their natural habitats, working with local communities to help people and wildlife live together peacefully. In Tiger Rescue, an undercover investigation reveals that Roque, a five-month-old tiger, is languishing in a pet store in Barcelona. Now it's up to Born Free to save him! Parents will be intrigued by these books as they recall the movie Born Free and the story of Elsa, the orphaned lion cub brought up by Joy and George Adamson (portrayed by Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna in the movie and the founders of the Born Free Foundation) and released back into the wild. Children will be inspired as they read how Born Free comes to the rescue even as they learn about life, compassion, and making the world a better place.


My Take on the Book
This true story tells the rescue of a young tiger cub named Rogue. He was found in an aquarium in a Spanish pet shop. Rogue was one of the fortunate tigers because the international wildlife charity Born Free and others make it their mission to assist wild animals held in captivity so they may live a life being wild, even if it is in a sanctuary.

Rogue was taken from the pet shop to a sanctuary in Kent, England to recover. He developed into a strong tiger but needing more room , he was transferred to a tiger sanctuary in Karnataka, India. There he had the climate he needed to live a good life.

Just to give you an idea how much care and love the wild animals had from the organizations like Born Free who tried to help them, one wild tiger Masti had to have a leg amputated and because he was truly a wild tiger and not one rescued from a zoo, circus, or pet shop, they had to build him a special enclosure which would give him access to free movement but keep him safe due to having only three legs. 

These rescue organizations are devoted to make sure that the world will always be able to see paw prints.

Beautiful photographs of the animals and the humans who help them.


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Book Review - Mommy, Baby, and Me

Mommy, Baby, and Me



About the Book
A long time ago, it was just Mommy and me. 
We were very good friends. 
We did everything together. 
It was very nice. 
But then . . . things changed.

A dog's world is turned upside-down when his owner brings home a new baby. How will the pooch adjust to the noisy, smelly, mostly furless creature who is hogging all the attention?


  • This humorous picture book story of a family dog's adjustment to the arrival of a new baby will appeal to young readers adjusting to new siblings themselves.
  • Children will enjoy the story's unexpected voice: the first-person point-of-view of the dog.
  • Exuberant, full-color, cartoon-style illustrations add to the fun.
  • Hardcover picture book with dust jacket.
  • 32 pages.
  • 8-3/4 inches wide by 11-1/4 inches high.


Author Linda Elovitz Marshall recalls how her first dog reacted when she brought home her first baby -- her pooch was not exactly a happy camper. Luckily, dog and baby ended up becoming the best of friends. Linda lives with her husband on a farm in the Hudson River Valley.

Illustrator Ged Adamson grew up in Liverpool, England. As a boy, when he wasn't watching TV, he was drawing and doodling. And drawing dogs is something Ged does a lot. He drew the dog in this book as a corgi but Ged insists that it's not because the Queen of England has one, he just really likes corgis.




My Take on the Book
Linda Elovitz has written a delightful story for a young child. It will make the adult and child laugh, empathize with the dog, and want to reread this story often.It was easy to see that the author understood how the dog must have felt as a new baby intruded on his space and became the center of attraction.As the story progresses, you will enjoy watching the growth of the dog to become a friend to the baby and its protector.

Ged Adamson's illustrations are just as engaging as the story. He captures the feelings of all the characters.

You will enjoy the story and the illustrations.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Book Review - Visual Explorers: Global Warming

Visual Explorers: Global Warming



About the Book

Dramatic, full-color photographs take children on a visual exploration unlike all others!

The books in the Visual Explorers reference series feature page after page of incredible photographs that will engage, inspire, and enlighten young readers. Inside, kids can get an up-close look at climate change, including the ravages of extreme weather, record-breaking temperatures, dying coral reefs, and shrinking glaciers. TheyĆ¢€™ll also learn the facts about global warming and the steps we can take to correct it. Engaging text, detailed facts, and impressive statistics give children exciting scientific insight into the world around them and the universe beyond. A glossary at the end of each book helps reinforce the information. Parents, teachers, and librarians will want to collect all of the books in this series to create a very cool first encyclopedia.



My take on the book!


I was eager to read this book. There are people who do not believe in global warming. Once you read this book, I think you will be convinced that this global issue should not be ignored. 

The author(s) relate the specific information extremely well and document each section with diagrams, photographs, and facts that have been accumulated over many years. Global warming is affected by environmental phenomena like volcanoes erupting, but also humans with our use of fossil fuels have caused the greenhouses gases which affect the temperature of Earth.

The reader will learn about the change in climate and also the reasons for the increase in the hurricanes, drought, and forest fires. Marine animals, land animals, crops, and humans are all affected .
I learned many new facts. I encourage to educate yourself by reading this book.



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Visual Explorers: Birds of Prey


Visual Explorers: Birds of Prey



About the Book Dramatic, full-color photographs take children on a visual exploration unlike all others! The books in the Visual Explorers reference series feature page after page of incredible photographs that will engage, inspire, and enlighten young readers. Inside the pages of Birds of Prey,, kids can get an up-close look at falcons, ospreys, eagles, hawks, and more. They'll also discover which skills, senses, and tools these creatures have, how they hunt, and what life is like for these extraordinary birds. Engaging text, detailed facts, and impressive statistics give children exciting scientific insight into the world around them and the universe beyond. A glossary at the end of each book helps reinforce the information. Parents, teachers, and librarians will want to collect all of the books in this series to create a very cool first encyclopedia.


My Take on the Book
As you read this nonfiction book, I think you will be in awe of the progress we have made since the first tools were created from rocks.This book takes you through the history of tools and machines that humans use in their lives. You will see machines like the washing machine for example and then read about drones and more complicated inventions like artificial limbs. I marveled at the creativity and problem solving skills of the people who invented these tools and machines in this book. There are excellent photos and detailed drawings in each section.

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Book Review - Visual Explorers: Machines




About the Book
Dramatic, full-color photographs take children on a visual exploration unlike all others!

The books in the Visual Explorers reference series feature page after page of incredible photographs that will engage, inspire, and enlighten young readers. Inside the pages of Machines, kids will get an up-close look at the world of monster excavators, Mach 9.6 jets, deep-space probes, microscopic nanobots, and more. They'll even learn about the many ways these incredible, innovative creations have impacted our world. Engaging text, detailed facts, and impressive statistics give children exciting scientific insight into the world around them and the universe beyond. A glossary at the end of each book helps reinforce the information. Parents, teachers, and librarians will want to collect all of the books in this series to create a very cool first encyclopedia.



My Take on the Book
As you read this nonfiction book, I think you will be in awe of the progress we have made since the first tools were created from rocks.This book takes you through the history of tools and machines that humans use in their lives. You will see machines like the washing machine for example and then read about drones and more complicated inventions like artificial limbs. I marveled at the creativity and problem solving skills of the people who invented these tools and machines in this book. There are excellent photos and detailed drawings in each section.
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