Dr. Marsha and the Case of the Missing Hot Dogs and Marshmallows by​Rachel B. Wellner

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was an interesting story. The characters are excited to travel to America to solve a mystery! They get to meet new friends on their adventure in Washington DC, and they learn some interesting facts!

The story is told through rhyme, which I always enjoy in kid’s books. The plot takes the characters on a mission to solve the case of the mission hot dogs and missing marshmallows, but they also get to learn about healthy food choices as well! Overall, this was a good story with a really fun resolution that my daughter loved!

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Slothy Claus by Jodie Shepherd

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Slothy Claus has instantly become a family favorite, and a book we will read over and over again! Christmas time has kids and adults alike excited and impatient for the big day to get here. We can FINALLY open our gifts and play! But what happens when Santa is a sloth? The speed and timing of delivering gifts is maybe not so fast. When Slothy Claus doesn’t make it to homes on Christmas Eve, families find the true meaning of Christmas.

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Only My Dog Knows I Pick My Nose by Lauren Tarshis

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is an adorable story of a boy and his dog. The boy shares the things that he does throughout his day and how his dog is there for him.

I liked how hilarious moments are brought into the story but are also mixed with moments that children can relate to. My daughter thought it was a fun book, and we’ve read it a few times now. The illustrations are a lot of fun and really bring the story to life!

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Bobos Babes Adventures: A Magical Halloween by Karen M. Bobos

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Bobos Babes Adventures: A Magical Halloween was an adorable story that will get any child excited to celebrate Halloween! The characters are fun and have such distinct personalities, each of their parts of the story are great to read!

This story is kind of like an early chapter book, but with beautiful, colorful illustrations that bring the story to life on each page! My daughter is 8 and she enjoyed listening to the story and looking at the images.

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Our Moon Festival by Yobe Qiu

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Our Moon Festival is a beautiful, bright, lovely children’s book that highlights the Moon Festival that is celebrated by many Japanese, Vietnamese, and Chinese communities. The illustrations are vivid, grabbing the reader’s attention at each page turn. The descriptions of the festival really create the atmosphere of the celebrations!

My children both enjoyed reading this book. They loved learning about a festival they didn’t know anything about. They both loved the illustrations, and wanted to absorb every inch of the page before I could move on!

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The Triumphant Tails of Rescue Dogs: Punk’s Plight by Hope A. Walter

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Well this was just an absolutely wonderful book! We get introduced to Punk, an adorable English Bulldog. He tells us his story, which is filled with heartwarming moments, some sad spots, an adorable pup, and caring people!

Punk starts life with a family that loves and cares for him, but something changes, and he’s soon forgotten. He is not treated well or cared for, and is rescued by someone. We follow Punk’s story as he is taken in by someone who cares for mistreated animals. Punk learns to trust again and is able to heal while in the care of these wonderful people.

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The Red Fence by Ed Damiano

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

What a wonderful children’s story! My kids were completely invested in this as I read. They were shocked at some characters’ actions and impressed with others!

When a new family moves into a town that follows the same rigorous rules day after day, they shake things up in a way that will teach everyone a few lessons. When the family paints their white fence red, the whole town is in an uproar, but really why? This family doesn’t give up as they enjoy their colorful, red fence!

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Amal the Thirsty Gamal by Robert A. Schorr

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is such an interesting, and new view of the birth of Jesus story! My kids and I absolutely loved it, and it’s going to be a part of our annual Christmas book traditions now!

Amal is the a camel without a big hump. All the camels talk and make fun because he won’t ever be able to go on the long trips that the camels go on. He doesn’t have a hump large enough to hold all the water they need! When Amal is called to duty to be part of a caravan with three men baring gifts for a new baby, he and the other camels learn a valuable lesson about how the camel body really works as well as how important a small camel can be!

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Bob the Banana Goes Bad by Steve Petzinger

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

I read this book with both kiddos and it was a HIT! The artwork brings these characters to life, and the story really draws the reader into the life and situation for these food friends. This seems like the kind of story that could turn into a series. There are a lot of very unique characters in this refrigerator, and we really enjoyed them all!

So, Bob the Banana, like all the other food in the refrigerator just wants to be eaten. That is their role in life. The Mayor supports every food by telling them they will be chosen before they go bad, but when Bob starts to turn brown, it doesn’t look good for him.

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Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess: Tough as Tulle by Deedee Cummings

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Kayla is such a special little girl. She is body-positive, friendly, family-centric, and all-around just lovely. In the third book in this series, Kayla considers how people view themselves. Their hair, skin, scars, and everything else. I love that she considers these things, but ultimately decides that those are the things that make us special.

Kayla has such a special message for young readers through this story, and I truly hope that it finds its way into every little reader’s hands. Reinforcing the importance of self-love is so important, and I’m so happy to see it written so strongly in this story. My daughter and I will be reading this again and again!

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Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams by Deedee Cummings

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Kayla is at it again! In this book in the series, she becomes friends with a little boy that needs some support. I really love that this book features mental health, and shows what types of support we can offer people that need help.

Kayla is a great role model throughout this story, and I think that children everywhere can relate to her and her friend. They can also learn so much from them! My daughter enjoyed this book, and I think that children ages pre-school through middle elementary will enjoy this as well!

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Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess by Deedee Cummings

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Kayla is such a wonderful little girl. She has a loving mother who supports her and helps her see how special she is. I love the focus on family in this book. We really see what a lovely relationship Kayla and her mother have!

This is a story that so many children will love. It’s easy to connect with Kayla and for children to see themselves in her story. There is a great message about finding out who you want to be and pursuing that, as well as a wonderful reminder to enjoy your time together as a family! The illustrations are quite lovely, and my daughter absolutely enjoyed them!

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