June 19, 2017

Graphic Novel Review: Sea Creatures in Their Own Words #2 Armed and Dangerous

Dive into the deep-end with this new series and hear from Sea Creatures, great and small, in their own words! Clown around with clownfish, float around with a puffer fish, and soar with flying fish! This fun exploration of the deep blue sea and all the marine life in it is perfect for any budding marine biologist!

The Clownfish
The Anemone
The Parrot Fish
The Mimic Octopus
The Iguana
The Cuttlefish
The Mandarinfish
The Sea Dragon
The Stingray
The Pike's Place
The Zebra Mantis Shrimp
The Remora
The Spider Crab
The Velvet Crab
The Arrow Crab
The Anilocra
and many more!

5 Stars
Science can be fun, especially when it is packaged in this colorful graphic novel! There are so many types of fish who come to life to show the dangers of the ocean it is an exciting read. Great graphic novel illustrations and wonderful information on home sharing and some of the ecological dangers that affect our oceans today. This book would be great for both readers and nonreaders and the subject matter is excellent!

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June 5, 2017

Children's Book Review: My Favorite Animal: Otters

Learn all about otters in this fun and informational text. Like all books in the My Favorite Animal Series, Otters offers engaging facts and checks the reader's knowledge and comprehension throughout the book.

Otters in Ebook Form

5 Stars

My Favorite Animal: Otters is filled with wonderful photographs of otters and short easily learned passages about their daily life.  Once a fact is given, there will be a question asked to reinforce the material. This book would work well for a classroom or a parent and child reading time. There is a glossary in the back to review unfamiliar terms used in the book.

May 22, 2017

Chapter Book Review: Abracadabra

The show must go on!
A mysterious trunk filled with props for their latest performance packs a walloping punch to the Backyard Players. When a magic wand turns out to really be magic, the friends must find a way to reverse the spell before the curtain rises.
This chapter book is perfect for fans of the Magic Treehouse series and for kids who love putting on performances.

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4 Stars
Four kids make up the Backyard Players complete with their own stage in a backyard to put on productions they write, produce and act in for friends and family. They use a magic wand for a prop and accidentally put a spell on PJ one of the Backyard Players. From there they have to figure out how to change their friend back and still perform a play that night. This was a cute story and would be an enjoyable read for any junior thespian. The children engage in problem-solving and there are some sections when they argue and have to learn to work together.