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My Sister’s Books Review #75

Flash and Fancy An Otter Adventure on the Waccamaw River

By: Tom Doran and Christine Thomas Doran

Illustrated by: Nancy Van Buren

Flash and Fancy are two lovely otters living on Sandy Island. Even though they knew of each other, their friendship is solidified when Fancy’s life is in danger. Flash comes to her rescue and the two of them explore the mighty Waccamaw River together.

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My Sister’s Books Review #74

How to Be a Baby by Me The Big Sister

By: Sally Lloyd-Jones and Sue Heap

The big sister is old enough to do many things and in this book, she points out all the things a baby just cannot do. Even as the baby ages, he or she will still be “little” so the entire family will still be by their side. And the big sister is looking forward to being friends and sharing memories with the baby.

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My Sister’s Books Review #73

Dear Baby Letters From your Big Brother

By: Sarah Sullivan

Illustrated by: Paul Meisel

Mike’s Mom is expecting a baby, soon. As a way to prepare for his new role as a big brother, his parents ask him to write a letter to the baby. Over the course of a year, Mike writes letters to his new little sister.

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My Sister’s Books Review #72

Santa’s Favorite Story

By: Hisako Aoki

Illustrated by: Ivan Gantschev

Recommneded for ages: Pre-K

 

Santa grew tired during a walk in the woods and stopped to take a nap. The woodland creatures saw him and thought Christmas was arriving early. As word spread through the forest, they excitedly gathered around sleeping Santa, waiting for him to wake up. When he did, he told them the story of the birth of Christ on the very first Christmas. After the story, the animals accompany Santa to the North Pole to help him get ready for Christmas. Santa teaches everyone about the best present of all.

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My Sister’s Books Review #71

Great Joy

By: Kate DiCamillo

Illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline

Recommended for ages: K-2nd

 

Frances is an angel in the church’s Christmas play with a very important line to say. The days leading up to the play, she sees an older man with a monkey on the street corner. When Frances soon discovers that they are homeless, she tries to get her Mom to invite them to dinner. However, her Mom declines to allow strangers to enter her home, which leads Frances to invite him to her church play.

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Let’s Discuss

Hi Everyone,

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing Moms out there! In honor of this lovely day and the lovely women who raised us, today’s topic is about children’s books.

What is your favorite childhood book that your Mom used to read to you?

Mine is, Love You Forever by Robert Munsch! Mom and I used to read this book daily and I still have it memorized!

I got to say, I was beyond blessed that I had an incredible Mom, who encouraged my love of reading.

Tell me in the comments below, what book brings back the best memories of you and your Mom.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Eliza Bluebell

By: A. J. York

Eliza Bluebell is a mysterious woman who arrived one day at this small town. The people of Blossom Brook weren’t sure what to make of her, especially after she bought the abandoned store and turned it into a bakery. Throughout her stay, Eliza and her rambunctious shadow help each and every neighbor.

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My Sister’s Books Review #67

The Budding Gardener

By: Mary B. Rein

Children’s Activity Book

 

The Budding Gardener is an activity book dedicated to teaching young children the fascinating world of gardening. Chocked full of fun activities and do-it-yourself projects, kids will soon be wrapped up in the delights of watching seeds grow. Through this book they can learn about container gardening, compost, flowers and food.

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Book Trailer Thursday!

Hi Everyone,

Today’s trailer is brought to us by Children’s Author, A. J. York. The link below is for the Eliza Bluebell trailer. To read my review of her other book, Delilah Dusticle, click here.

 

Eliza Bluebell Book Trailer Link!

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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My Sister’s Books Review #62

Magic Tree House Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osbourne (Age Range: 7-9)

The Magic Tree House is a popular series for elementary school aged children. In this Christmas story Annie and Jack have been mysteriously invited to Camelot to Celebrate Christmas. However, when they get there, Camelot is under a dark, miserable spell. It is up to these Annie and Jack to go on a quest to find imagination and bring back joy to the kingdom. This is a fascinating story with easy to read sentences, ideal for kids who are transitioning into chapter books. There are a few black and white pictures to accompany the fast-paced story. This book will surely spark children’s imaginations.

Notes:

This review was written for Sasee Magazine and My Sister’s Books. To learn more about the Magazine and the Bookstore, please visit their sites by clicking on their names.

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