Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Book Review: President Lincoln From Log Cabin to White House

Happy Presidents Day!! 
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Title: President Lincoln from Log Cabin to White House
Author:  Demi
Illustrations: Demi
Publisher:  Wisdom Tales Press
ISBN: 9781937786502


President Abraham Lincoln has a life story that is simple yet inspiring. Basic yet colorful illustrations take readers on a journey of his life. From the time he started school to the point he and his family relocated to Indiana. Abraham loved animals and reading books. He was also a very hard worker. He dug well and cut trees. He met and married Mary Todd, a woman who had come from a wealthy family.

Abraham was elected to the United States Congress in Washington when he was thirty-seven years old. It was then that his fight for slavery began. In 1860 he was fifty-one when he was elected as President of the United States. During his presidency he declared that all slaves should be free, thus the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 was signed. Abraham Lincoln's life was happy after the war until his death at a play one evening.

Wisdom Tales Press together with award winning Demi have created a simplistic recap of the life of Abraham Lincoln. Parents, teachers and young readers will be informed and inspired by his life. This awesome guide also has an appendix of fascinating facts and famous quotes from his life and a timeline map.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Romance Is In The Air Blog Hop

February is the month for love. Kristi's Book Nook is sharing the love of family. 

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Patchwork Family
Felicia Law
BIBLIO: 2016, Norwood House Press, Ages 5 to 7, $22.60.
REVIEWER: Kristi Bernard
FORMAT: Children’s Picture Book
ISBN:  9781599537115

Little cousins are introduced with rhyming prose. Young readers will see that when cousins get together they are noisy when they play. Young readers will also enjoy seeing how dad likes to relax before he plays, and how grandma and grandpa dance the foxtrot, quickstep and samba. Aunt Sarah likes to bake and big brother is the best skateboarder around.

Parents, teachers and caregivers can use this tool to show how families could be. Colorful illustrations share the diversity found in various families. Bouncing rhyme livens up the story. This fun read also teaches concepts and readers will learn to recognize key words. Parents can interact with the child and ask them to put rhyming words with the pictures. The back of the book has a list of concept words found throughout the pages.

Courtesy of ChildrensLit.com

Monday, February 1, 2016

Book Review of Witches Protection Program

Author Michael Phillip Cash has put a great spin on a witches tale.

Title: Witches protection Program
Author: Michael Phillip Cash
Publisher:  Indie Published
ISBN:  9781511411349


Wes Rockville comes from a long line of cops. Unfortunately for him he has had a few debacles which in his father’s eyes makes him a failure, and on top of that he is dyslexic. In an attempt at one more chance for his son to prove himself, Wes is assigned to a secret branch of the police that he never knew existed, The Witches Protection program. He’s also been given some very strange weaponry and an assignment to protect a girl. Basically, he is protecting a good witch from a bad witch. Good witches are called Davinas and bad witches are Willas.

The Pendragon Cosmetic Company is run by Bernadette Pendragon. This evil witch has designed a cosmetic cream that when applied will allow her to control the individual. Her plan is to take over the world. The witch under protection is Morgan who happens to be the heir and niece of Bernadette. Will Wes, Morgan and a few of their friends stop Bernadette’s master plan before the cream is distributed or will Wes fail and be thrown off the force?

Author Michael Phillip Cash has written a fun read for the witch enthusiast. This fast read is scary and funny all at the same time. Parents and teachers may enjoy sharing this as a read-a-loud.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Book Review of Smithsonian Everything You Need To Know

The Smithsonian has a fun filled fact card set that will keep young learners engaged for hours!

Title: Everything You Need To Know for K-1
Author:  Ruth Strother
Illustrations: Jenna Riggs
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books and Smithsonian
ISBN: 9781626863101


Fact cards are always handy to have around for quick reference and ease of learning. The Smithsonian has created a wonderful box with over 275 fact cards with 20 interesting categories. Curious learners can discover information about outer space, opposites, the five senses, money, inventors, and transportation to name of few. This great educational tool is specifically geared towards grades K-1.

Each card has a tab with its category, real photographs of images and colorful illustrations depicting the object or item for clear understanding and learning. The A to Z Fun Facts provide bits of information regarding holidays, quakes, geese, neighborhoods and unicycles to name a few. Young learners can read fun facts about the history and past of the United States. A picture of the American flag with its original 13 stars is here too. The Let’s Celebrate tab has information about New Year’s Eve, Martin Luther King Jr. day, Thanksgiving and even Kwanzaa. Another cool tab is the From Limb to Limb category. Readers will learn about the human head, ears, eyes, legs and toes too.

This handy portable tool would be a great addition to any home or school. There is just enough information on these cards to peak curiosity for further learning or as a quick reference to answer a basic question. Parents and teachers will approve and even enjoy this little box of facts. Colorful photography and vibrant illustrations make this a fun tool for children and adults.

Courtesy of Media Masters Publicity


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