Wobbly Willie Bakes a Cake by Richard Quisenberry – Kids Book Review

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What I Loved:

Wobbly Willie Bakes a Cake shows children how important friends are. I loved that Willie wanted to make his friend’s birthday so special. It created a nice story for a child.

How I Felt:

The main character, Willie, has such a big heart. I like how he can be a role model for a child. He is caring, kind, and determined. When he realizes he can’t do something all by himself, he isn’t afraid to ask for help. I think children will connect with him and enjoy his personality.

The diversity throughout the other characters is wonderful to see in a children’s book. I find this happening more and more with new releases of children’s books, and I love that kids are finally getting a real view of what their social circles, and families, look like in books.

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Love, Sophia on the Moon by Anica Mrose Rissi – Kid’s Book Review

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What I Loved:

Love, Sophia on the Moon tells the entire story through letters between a mother and daughter. I loved this concept! It was so cute to read their banter back and forth, and felt just like the kind of conversations I have had with my own children as they decide they would prefer to live somewhere else, then decide, maybe not!

How I Felt:

The writing was perfect for the story. All of the words in the book are on letters going back and forth between Sophia and her mom. The emotions that are felt with each letter are so evident through the words, and I really appreciated how the author was able to capture and convey them. I giggled at how the mother would write about how she was making a favorite dish of Sophia’s for dinner. Sophia would respond with a funny comment about how her mom shouldn’t make that because of this or that. It was so well-written and my daughter and I really enjoyed it!

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Legends of the Lost Causes Series by Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester – Review and Giveaway

Welcome to the Legends of Lost Causes Series Blog Tour hosted by Rock Star Book Tours!

What I Loved About This Series:

The adventure and excitement in Legends of Lost Causes Series was perfect for middle-grade readers! I loved the mixture of old west location and fantasy creatures. It created an excellent story that a young reader would love!

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Legends of the Lost Causes by Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester

How I Felt:

Legends of the Lost Causes features Keech and Sam, two orphans living in the wild west. The time frame and bad-guys for this book make it extremely unique. Set in the 1850s, it has that old feel, yet there are zombie-ish outlaws and magic. The two together created this amazing adventure that I’m sure little readers will love.

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Child of the Universe by Ray Jayawardhana – Kids Book Review

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What I Loved:

The illustrations in Child of the Universe were absolutely beautiful. My daughter was captivated and requested multiple times that we go back a page so she could look a little more. The illustrator, Raúl Colón, did an excellent job of matching the story to his artwork. It was lovely!

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Ben Braver Series by Marcus Emerson – Review and Giveaway

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What I Loved About This Series:

The first person perspective in The Ben Braver Series was so fun and it is perfect for a middle-grade reader! I really enjoyed the way Ben addresses the reader. I found him to tell the story with some humor which made the books extremely enjoyable!

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The Forgotten Rabbit Tale by Christy Garnhart – Easter Book Review

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What I Loved:

Have you ever gotten chills from reading a story that utterly touched your heart? THAT is what this book did to me. I know the history of Easter, but the interlacing of Easter’s events and a beloved children’s holiday tradition created a beautiful combination that left me speechless. I loved this story.

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If We Were Giants by Dave Matthews and Clete Barrett Smith – A Book Review

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What I Loved:

The weaving of so many wonderful topics to discuss with a child made this book an utter delight! There are so many strong messages about our world, our resources, and our actions. I cannot wait for my son to read it so we can discuss it together!

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World So Wide by Alison McGhee – Kid’s Book Review

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What I Loved:

I loved this story so much. It was filled with the love new parents feel for their child and it made my heart swell with love for my own children.

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Jessica Tandy, The Girl Who Loved Candy by Susan Dils – A Children’s Book Review

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What I Loved:

As a reader, I can admit, and I have so many times on this blog, I buy books based on the cover alone. The title and the cover design pull me in. This happens to kids too. A wonderful book wrapped in a cover that doesn’t appeal to them will have them throwing an absolute fit if you try to read the book to them. So, I was very excited about this lovely cover with the super-fun title. My daughter was ALL ABOUT IT! I was so excited that she was excited because this book isn’t really about candy, but it’s lasting damage to our bodies.

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Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness by Andrea Alvarez – A Children’s Book Review

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What I Loved:

The strength and resilience shown by the main character in Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness is so inspiring for young readers! I loved that this story is connected to a child’s toy that turns into so much more than a game!

How I Felt:

The Writing in Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness was great! The story is told in a way that is easy for a young reader to understand. Andres discovers a Rubik’s Cube through a friend that has one, and his determination to learn how to solve the puzzle was amazing. It inspired my son to pick his cube back up and try to learn how to finish it!

The Illustrations were done well. Bright colors that were used created fun images to look at on each page! Both of my children really enjoyed looking at each one of them.

The Story Andres meets a boy that has a Rubik’s cube and his new friend shows him how he can solve the puzzle. Andres is excited about this new game and wants to solve one for himself. He sets his mind on doing this, using research and trial and error. We get to read about him improving his solving-times and eventually entering a tournament!

Overall, Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness is an exciting story featuring a well-known children’s puzzle. I loved that this story focused on more than just a toy. It’s about a boy finding his own niche and conquering difficulties. He must teach himself how to solve the cube, and once he does that, he then wants to beat his own times. This is an adorable book that so many children will love!

To Read or Not To Read:

I would recommend Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness for young readers preschool to middle elementary age. Any child will enjoy this story with its fun plot and bright illustrations! I can see this book sitting in a dentist or doctor’s office as well as a home shelf or school!

Where to Find This Book:

Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness by Andrea Alvarez publishes on March 3, 2020 and is available at these sites.

Amazon | Mascot Books | Barnes and Noble | Goodreads

Have you ever tried solving a Rubik’s cube? Better yet, have you ever imagined competing at a Rubik’s cube championship?

When Andres saw the new kid in the neighborhood solve a Rubik’s cube super fast, he wondered if he could learn to solve one too. He tried twisting and turning the multicolored cube but it seemed impossible. With a little encouragement from his mom, Andres began to practice every day. And when he discovered a Rubik’s cube competition to qualify for the biggest championship, he knew he had to try!

Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness is based on the true story of Andres – a boy who cleverly practiced hard and learned hundreds of algorithms to solve the Rubik’s cube in lightning speed. He was dedicated and persistent but most importantly, he never gave up.

Just the Facts:

  • Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness by Andrea Alvarez
  • Genre: Children’s book
  • Page Count: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Mascot Books
  • Pub Date: March 3, 2020
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Be a Superhero in the Kitchen by Donna Glass – A Children’s Cookbook Review

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What I Loved:

My daughter is obsessed with cooking. She has her kitchen accessory bucket and her aprons. She loves to cook and bake. So, when we were given the opportunity to review Be a Superhero in the Kitchen by Donna Glass, we were so excited! This book is a perfect kid’s cookbook. It has kid-friendly recipes that are easy for a child to make and they are delicious!

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Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron – A Middle Grade Review

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What I Loved:

I loved Maya so much! She is a caring, wonderful main character. Her special abilities make for a fun story and excellent character self-exploration.

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