Saturday, May 6, 2017

Children's Book Week: Bedtime Story: Supertruck by Stephen Savage

Synopsis: "When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day. But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done?

Find out in this snowy tale about a little truck with a very big job, the second of Stephen Savage's vehicle-based picture books."

My Review: With Munchkin being such a fan of trucks, I just had to get this one for him. This a very simple story with simple illustrations, and of course trucks. It is a fun twist to find out Supertruck has a super hero disguise. This makes for a quick easy bedtime story or a simple book for beginning readers to try out.
My Rating: Such a cute Super Hero story in truck format. It was a little short, but that makes it good for bedtime stories when time is tight.  We give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

Children's Book Week & Free Comic Book Day: Donald Duck in Vicious Cycles by Romano Scarpa, Giorgio Cavazzano & Daniel Branca

Synopsis: "Who gets stuck with bad luck like Donald Duck--or has quite the same talent for making enemies all over? From gunpowder-packing Pilgrims to heinous hillbillies to tough biker Two-Wheel McHeel, devious Donald is taking on all comers... and it's up to Uncle Scrooge to keep him in one piece! Collects IDW's Donald Duck #10-12."

My Review: I originally picked this up to start getting Munchkin into comics, but it ended up being just as much for me. It is a great collection of Donald Duck comics, not in sequence but a collection that really can be enjoyed no matter what. It collects comics from originally publishing dates from 1966 all the way through to the late 1990s. I loved reading the old classic Donald Duck comics combined with the ones I remember as a kid. Definitely entertaining for new and old fans alike.
My Rating: What better way to introduce a young kid to the world of comics than with a beloved classic character? Munchkin enjoys flipping through this one and I enjoy reading it, Donald is always sure to make us laugh.  We give it a rating of Four Paws!

Children's Book Week & Free Comic Book Day: The Colorful Story of Comics by Patricia Lakin

Synopsis: "Now beginning readers can learn all about the history of comics, graphic novels, manga, and more in this installment of the nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read series about the history of fun stuff!

Do you know how comics, graphic novels, and manga came to be? Or that they have their roots in cave drawings? Did you know that Benjamin Franklin is credited as having the first cartoon in an American newspaper? Ever wonder who put the fun in the Funny Pages? Become a History of Fun Stuff Expert on the funny history of comic strips, graphic novels, manga, and more, and amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read!

A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like science, social studies, and math, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning about history has never been so much fun!"

My Review: This is a fun introduction to the world of comics. It is a level 3 reader and chances are if your young reader is at this level, they can also be enjoying comic books. I like how there is a lot of history in this book but it isn't overly stuffed with it. The history is also made fun and included some facts even I didn't know. This is a fun way to include non-fiction books into a young readers library too. At the end of the book there are also fun ideas to get them started making their own comics too.
My Rating: This was such a fun book, I am glad I recently discovered this series of History of Fun Stuff. I think a lot of young readers will enjoy not only this book but the whole series.  I give it a rating of Four Paws.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Children's Book Week: Bedtime Story: Fire Engine No. 9 by Mike Austin

Synopsis: "Fire at the corner of 4th and Main! Go, Engine No. 9, go!

Told almost entirely in sound words, this day-in-the-life look at a fire engine crew will appeal to the youngest vehicle enthusiasts and to parents with a penchant for exuberant read-aloud sessions. With art reminiscent of that in Donald Crews's transportation books, Mike Austin evokes the excitement of a 911 call as we follow firefighters sliding down the fire pole, racing through town, and up the ladder truck.

Includes fire safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency!"

My Review: Munchkin received this book through his BookU Box subscription some time ago. This book is written almost entirely with onomatopoeias (sound words) which is fun for a kid to participate in reading. This book follows the fire truck on an emergency call. There is also some fire emergency tips for kids and families at the end of the book. Munchkin of course loved the story and wants to read it all the time. One down fall is that in the story the fireman has to save a baby trapped in the fire, this ended up leading to some nightmares for several nights (we are good now but just be aware of this before reading it as a bedtime story to sensitive children).
My Rating: The nightmares after the first few times reading this book were pretty intense and took a lot of soothing. After many, many days of explaining the fireman got the baby out and that if momma and daddy can't get to him a fireman would, this became a great teaching tool and a much loved book.  We give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

Children's Book Week: Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Synopsis: "The beloved story of a spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades.

Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another!"

My Review: I remember adoring Pippi when I was little girl, I even dressed up as her a couple of times for Halloween and character days, so of course I wanted to share this story with Munchkin. Re-reading it as an adult was a little weird, it was entertaining for Munchkin and a little nostalgic for me. This book is a little bit weird as it isn't really a complete story, just a series of short adventures, which Pippi ends abruptly. As a parent it also makes me wonder how anyone could just let her live on her own, but I guess that is really the draw of the story is that she is so self reliant. Also, while the story clearly encourages imagination and story telling, it really verges on encouraging telling lies. I also find Pippi has a severe case of one-upmanship, constantly having to tell a bigger and better story than who she is talking with, again maybe this is the fun of it for kids. It is always an adventure revisiting old childhood favorites, sometimes they continue to remain favorites, sometimes they are best left in childhood memories.
My Rating: While this book and the TV shows/movies figure greatly into my childhood, I find that it wasn't quite as enjoyable as an adult. Munchkin still got some laughs though so I guess it is still great for young children.  We give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.

Children's Book Week: A Day in the Life of a Firefighter by Linda Hayward

Synopsis: "This Level 1 book is appropriate for children who are just beginning to read. The fire alarm goes off! Rob Green and the other firefighters go into action. Is there time to save a little girl's dog? This unique Level 1 series accurately portrays real-life situations that help young children identify with and learn from while helping them improve their reading skills. Presented in classic DK style, young readers will enjoy photographically illustrated information in an entertaining package. For children who are just beginning to read and who have a limited vocabulary, these 32-page Level 1 books-about everything from tadpoles to puppies-use word repetition and simple sentences to convey meaning. Picture dictionary boxes with word labels "show" the meanings of words. These books contain between 400 and 450 words each, and they are 80 percent pictures and 20 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4."

My Review: Munchkin picked this book out for himself at the bookstore the other day, he wants to be a firefighter when he grows up. I love the fact that there are so many non-fiction early reader books out there, especially one like this. This one is on the more advanced level one, probably more a level two in my opinion, but younger fans of firemen will be eager to read it on their own. It does have simple sentences and does have a story line that follows a firefighter on a full shift. There are some more difficult words, but again if your young reader is a fan of firefighters they may be familiar with the words and will just need help identifying/ sounding them out. The images are all photographs too so they are true to life and will also keep your reader excited about the book.
My Rating: Munchkin really enjoyed this book and I like how it is a non-fiction book and on a subject that totally captured his interest.  We give this one a rating of Four Paws!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Children's Book Week: Bedtime Story: Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin

Synopsis: "Farmer Brown is going on holiday and so he asks his brother, Bob, to take care of the animals. 'But keep an eye on Duck. He's trouble.' Bob follows the instructions in Farmer Brown's notes exactly to the letter. He orders pizza with anchovies for the hens, bathes the pigs with bubble bath, and lets the cows chose a movie. Is that giggling he hears? The duck, the cows, the hens and the pigs are back in top form in this hilarious follow-up to 'Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type'."

My Review: We never read the first book, you don't need to read it before this one, but I happened to be able to pick this one up for a good price. This silly book will have your young one rolling on the floor with laughter, and in the mean time it might give them a reason to work on learning to read and write. This is such a fun book with great characters and illustrations. I think I will have to go find the other book as well.
My Rating: This is such a fun and silly book for kids.  Even if they don't at first get that the Duck is writing the notes they will still laugh about what happens on the farm while Farmer Brown is gone.  We give it a rating of Four Paws!
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

Children's Book Week: R2-D2 to the Rescue by Ace Landers

Synopsis: "This humorous and action-packed book features all of your favorite heroes and villains in three all-new original stories!"

My Review: I have always been a huge Star Wars fan, and when Munchkin started showing an interest you better believe I encouraged it. His favorite character is R2D2 so I had to pick this book up for him. It is along the lines of a Level 4 reader/ first chapter book and instead of chapters it is more of 3 short stories. They kind of coordinate with the original storyline of the movies, but not quite, they are more appropriate for children (the Lego storylines). The stories are funny and include the familiar and favorite characters from the movies, everything always seems to go wrong but R2D2 is always there to save the day. This is a fun book for those young Star Wars fans.
My Rating: A funny take on some new original stories that feature R2D2 saving the day. We really enjoyed this book even though it is a little long for Munchkin, the fact that they are 3 individual stories instead of chapters really helps break it up for multiple sittings.  We give this one a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.

Children's Book Week: The Little Duck by Judy Dunn

Synopsis: "With spring right around the corner, it's time for this Step into Reading (Level 1) edition of Phoebe Dunn's beloved photographic picture book The Little Duck to waddle its way into your Easter basket!
Featuring full-color photographs, this story of a little duck growing up will waddle its way into the hearts of emerging readers everywhere."

My Review: This is a cute little book for beginning readers during the spring. It follows a little duck from egg up until he grows up and has an egg of his own. The sentences are short and simple with a lot of sight words. The images are all photographs of an actual duckling and the storyline follows him as he grows. My main issue with this book though is that the little boy finds the egg and just brings it home, I had to explain to Munchkin that this isn't a good idea, that while an egg or a baby animal looks like its mother left it that isn't always true. Other than that issue (which to me is a very big one but may not be for everyone) it was a good book for young readers.
My Rating: While this is a great early reader with sentences and words, I was not a fan of how the start of this story and it really bothered me.  It is hard enough to get kids to leave nature alone without a story telling them it is okay to bring an egg home or even disturb it.  I give it a rating of Two Paws.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Children's Book Week: Bedtime Story: My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems

Synopsis: "Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In My Friend is Sad, elephant Gerald is down in the dumps. Piggie is determined to cheer him up by dressing as a cowboy, a clown, and even a robot! But what does it take to make a sad elephant happy? The answer will make even pessimistic elephants smile."

My Review: We love Elephant and Piggie books and this was another really good one, just maybe not our favorite. It is cute how Piggie tries to cheer Gerald up but in a way makes him more sad. It is a great way to spark conversations about happy and sad emotions and what can make us feel those emotions. Of course Mo Willems does a great job with just two simple characters and a simple story and illustrations.
My Rating: We love Elephant and Piggie and all their fun little interactions.  This one is a great way to teach a little empathy. We give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag!
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

Children's Book Week: Jesper Jinx and the Mouse Mayhem by Marko Kitti

Synopsis: "Jesper Jinx is eleven, and probably the unluckiest person in all of Puffington Hill. Everything he touches seems to end up in sweet disaster. Hence his nickname 'Jinx'.

But this time around, it is Puffington Hill itself that appears to be jinxed. The school canteen gets shut down and children are forced to eat wild clover flowers for lunch. Horrible hairy acorns fall from the sky, targeting black cats and squirrels. An eyewitness even claims to have seen a flying antique piano.

Something utterly peculiar is going on.

And it is up to you, Dear Reader, to help Jesper figure out who’s responsible for these seemingly unrelated incidents. Could it be Jesper himself? Or Lenny and Benny, the WARRIOR MOUSE brothers? Or even you yourself, the unsuspecting Book Gobbler?"

My Review: I have loved this series since it began, but I think this might be one of the best books (I think I may have said this before). It is up to the reader to decide if Jesper is actually jinxed or if he is completely innocent . The way this one is set up really gets young readers thinking, it is a fun way to integrate reading retention into a fun book. Of course the antics in this book are off the charts funny, but what else can you expect when Jesper gets himself a pair of Norwegian Warrior Mice! This is a great continuation of the series (though each of the books could be read as a stand alone), that readers young and old will enjoy.
My Rating: I have so enjoyed this series and I think it improves with each book if that is even possible. I really liked how this one sneaks in some learning without a reader even knowing.  I give this one a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!
I was sent this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
 To find out more about Marko Kitti and his work you can visit his Goodreads Page or Website (which is now mobile devise friendly) or sign up for his Newsletter.
This book was just released in March and you can obtain your own copy in print or digital format from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Children's Book Week: Transformer Rescue Bots: Meet Quickshadow by Brandon T. Snider

Synopsis: "An exciting leveled reader featuring Transformers Rescue Bots!
A new Rescue Bot is in town! Meet Quickshadow. She is a secret agent. Optimus Prime wants her to learn about teamwork from the Rescue Bots. Can she do it?
Passport to Reading Level 1"

My Review: Of course Munchkin picked out another Transformers book, I like that there are books out that have sparked such an interest for him, and will for other kids too. This is a great level one reader, it does follow a TV episode so kid will be somewhat familiar with the story. The sentences are fairly easy, there are some difficult words (chemicals, holograph) but they are pointed out at the beginning of the book so young readers can be familiar with them and be on the look out for them throughout the story. This story also shows how to work with a team, and how every person has a job, the readers can learn to be a leader while Quickshadow does too. Munchkin loved this one and again we have read it several times.
My Rating: This book definitely had more complex words than the other Transformer Early Readers we have enjoyed but it was good to challenge Munchkin a little bit.  We give it a rating of Four Paws!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Children's Book Week: Bedtime Story: Pet the Cat I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin & James Dean

Synopsis: "Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song...because it's all good. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes asks the reader questions about the colors of different foods and objects."

My Review: It has been a while since we read a Pete the Cat book, but we of course love his jazzy style. This book was no different, Pete has another fun song that he is singing throughout the book about his shoes. It is a great way to get kids involved and have some fun talking about colors. No matter what happens to the shoes Pete loves, he always keeps an upbeat personality 'because its all good', it teaches kids that sometimes things aren't worth crying or getting upset over. Munchkin of course loves this book and we have read it several more times.
My Rating: We really love Pete the Cat and sometimes I forget how great and upbeat these books are until I pick one up again.  Munchkin really enjoys this one and we can't help but give it a rating of Four Paws!

Children's Book Week: Soldier Sister, Fly Home by Nancy Bo Flood

Synopsis: "A tender and gripping novel about family, identity, and loss.

Fourteen-year-old Tess is having a hard enough time understanding what it means to be part white and part Navajo, but now she's coping with her sister Gaby's announcement that she's going to enlist and fight in the Iraq war. Gaby's decision comes just weeks after the news that Lori Piestewa, a member of their community, is the first Native American woman in US history to die in combat, adding to Tess's stress and emotions. While Gaby is away, Tess reluctantly cares for her sister's semi-wild stallion, Blue, who will teach Tess how to deal with tragic loss and guide her own journey of self-discovery.

Lori Piestewa was a real-life soldier who was killed in Iraq and was a member of the Hopi tribe. Back matter includes further information about Piestewa as well as a note by author Nancy Bo Flood detailing her experiences living on the Navajo reservation. A pronunciation guide to all Navajo vocabulary used within the text is also included."

My Review: I picked this book up on a whim, and I am so glad that I did! This is a great story that hits on so many levels, emotions and current issues. In this book we follow a young Navajo girl who is biracial (white/Native American Navajo) who is really struggling to meld the parts of her life at a boarding school and her home on the reservation, she is trying to find just who she is and in the crucial time her sister enlists in the military just after a friend was killed in action (this character was based on a real life female Native American soldier killed in Iraq). This is a great coming of age story with diverse beliefs and traditions. I think it is important to be aware that there are prejudices against races that you don't hear about on the news and middle grade readers are at that age where they are starting to make the decision on who they will be and how they will treat others around them.
My Rating: I wasn't sure how much I would enjoy this book when it first began but it just kept getting better and better.  I do have to admit that the ending was rather abrupt and I feel like I was left wondering but it does allow you to develop your own idea as to what happened.  I give it a rating of Four Paws!
Note: Recently I have found that the discussion (and honestly promoting and publishing) of diverse books has focused solely on gender and sexuality.  I think it is important to remember that Diverse Books also refers to books discussing lesser represented races, religions, beliefs, traditions, etc. So if you are looking for a diverse book to read, do not hesitate to pick this one up!

Children's Book Week: Miss Bindergarten and the Very Wet Day by Joseph Slate

Synopsis: "Today is a very wet day. Miss Bindergarten's class stays inside while the rain falls hard outside. Finally, the rain stops and the class goes outside to play. It's not long before Matty and Patty slip and fall in a puddle! Miss B. and Coco are there to help, and when the girls get up, a huge rainbow has formed in the sky!"

My Review: This is a perfect book to read in the spring, all of the rainy days will at least have the young readers looking for rainbows. This is a great level 2 reader, though it was a little easier than some of the others in the same level, the words were a little more difficult and varied. Munchkin really enjoyed the variety of animals in Miss Bindergarten's class. A fun book about weather and a fun class.
My Rating: Today is a rainy day, as have been most of the days so far this spring, so this was a fun book to read.  I think a lot of young readers who are starting to read on their own will really enjoy this book.  We give it a rating of Four Paws!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Children's Book Week: Bedtime Story: A Little Book About Safety by Samantha Kurtzman-Counter and Abbie Schiller

Synopsis: "With a refreshingly empowering approach, A Little Book About Safety tackles the tough topic of kids’ personal safety in a gentle, memorable way.
When adorable little Hugo Hippo heads out for a day of fun with his family at The Happy Herd Community Pool, he is confronted by all sorts of opportunities to make choices about his own safety. He learns to trust his own “Uh-Oh Feeling” when something feels too scary; he remembers to “Check First” with a safe adult before going anywhere unexpected; and he learns exactly what to do in case he gets lost. In this colorful story full of lovable characters and relatable situations, young kids will absorb essential tools and tips to keep themselves safe."

My Review: I picked this book up expecting it to be water safety tips but while this book takes place at a pool and beach, the tips are more general safety tips. I like how they were just the common tips like don't talk to strangers, but more unique but very helpful ones, like listening to your uh oh feeling, or if you are lost finding another mom instead of approaching just anyone. It was a good story, and one that sparked Munchkin to really set his mind to remembering my phone number.
My Rating: While this book wasn't exactly what I expected, it was still a great book with lots of safety tips (that aren't all the ones you hear all the time).  Munchkin enjoyed it and it sparked a lot of great conversations. We give it a rating of Three Paws.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

Children's Book Week: Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse by Tamara Will Wissinger

Synopsis: "Hiking in the great outdoors, catching fish, watching the stars come out at night—camping is fun. Until it’s time to sleep. Then, Lucy wonders, what kinds of creatures lurk in the dark? With only her brother and grandpa as tent-mates, will Lucy be able to face her camping fears?

Filled with a variety of poetic forms—from aubade to haiku—as well as exuberant art and helpful writing tips about rhyme and rhythm, this entertaining companion to the award-winning Gone Fishing is packed with family humor and adventure. So grab a flashlight and get settled in to experience the joy of campfires, s’mores, and storytelling!"

My Review: Last year I read Gone Fishing by Wissinger and loved it so when I found out she was coming out with another book I had to grab it. I love this book, it is all written in a variety of poem/verse formats. The story is a complete camping adventure with points of view for a little girl (Lucy), little boy (Sam) and a little bit from grandpa, so it will appeal to everyone. It is a great way to teach the idea of poems, rhyming and rhythm. There is a lot of reference information in the back of the book to aid in teaching or answering questions. I promise you and your young reader will have fun with this book, I can't wait to share it with Munchkin but I love reading it myself too.
My Rating: I loved the previous verse book so much, and this one was just as good, I this had more reference information in it too.  I cannot recommend this book enough, I give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!!

Monday Reading List

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Share what books you have finished in the last week, are currently reading and what might be coming up next!

Reviews Posted Last Week:
Links will take you to my review

Poems from the Mind of a Madman by Don J. Metivier
Dragonfly Magic by J.M. Sheridan
Irish Rising by Marie Rose Dufour (After Dark)
Rhody Ram's Rhode Island Adventure by Kerri E. Lanzieri (Bedtime Story)
 Books Finished Last Week:
Reviews will be posted at a later date

Pippi Longstockings
The Little Duck
Otis' Busy Day
My Friend is Sad
Planet Earth
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
Huck Book 1
Giggle, Giggle, Quack
Meet Quickshadow
I Love My White Shoes
Gone Camping
Journey to the Lights
A Day in the Life of a Firefighter
Miss Bindergarten and the Very Wet Day
The Garden that We Grew
The Mating (DNF)
Soldier Sister, Fly Home

Currently Reading:
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling  - Print - on page 248 of 652
Loki's Wolves by K.L. Armstrong - Print- on page 46 of 358
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman - Audio - 23%
Book of Bera by Suzie Wilde - Kindle - on page 126 of 321

 Books to be Read Soon:


Pages Read/ Time Listened
103:01 Hours Listened (2:35 listened this week)
20,921 Pages Read (1,218 this week)

Books Added to Shelves This Month
Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling
Samurai Rising by Pamela Turner
The Mating by BJ Cunningham & Misty Clark
Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle
Fan the Flames by Katie Ruggle
Keeper by Ellen Jensen Abbott
Love and Muddy Puddles by Cecily Paterson
Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder
Irish Rising by Marie Rose Dufour
The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
Huck: Book 1- All American by Mark Millar
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Gone Camping by Tamara Will Wissinger
Saga Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan
Over the Garden Wall by Jim Campbell, et. al.

Books Read From My Shelves
Pippi Longstocking
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
Journey to the Lights
Soldier Sister, Fly Home

Interesting Tidbits on the Web:



Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend! Did you participate in the Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon?  I should have known better than to attempt it, we were gone and then had company over a vast majority of the day.  Then with all the sun (and sunburns) and prep work / cleanup from company I was so wiped out I went to bed early.  I did get a decent amount of reading done but not nearly as much as I had hoped.

I hope you also enjoyed my RI Author Month, I apologize for not be as on top of it as usual, but I hope you did like the vast selection of books and maybe found one or two that you would like to read.  I do have a question for you, do you like having a whole month of RI Authors or would you rather I break it up and a week here and there throughout the year? Or would you rather I feature individual authors throughout the year? 

Next item on my agenda, it is Children's Book Week!! This is one of my favorite weeks of the year. I love sharing children's books with all of you, ranging in age from picture books up through Middle Grade, and with a wide variety of interests too. I will be posting 3 times a day for the next several days, so please bear with me if this doesn't interest you, I will get back to regular books soon.

Well I am late getting this post up too and I have a lot of work to do here at the office. 

Happy May Day!!