Thursday, May 22, 2014

ROCB: Cupcake Cousins

Cupcake Cousins by Kate Hannigan

This book was written for the upper elementary crowd.  I think it can still be enjoyed by a first grader but would say it is more for the 3rd or 4th grade crowd.  I gave this book 5/5 stars.  I thought the story was entertaining and would keep any child interested.  I liked that the characters learned a few lessons in the story but the lessons weren’t so in your face that you couldn’t just enjoy the story for being a story.  I liked the simple conversations and would definitely recommend this book!


I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading.  I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Review of Becoming Babe Ruth

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Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares

What an excellent book about the famed Babe Ruth!  I gave this book 5/5 stars.  I would recommend this story for middle and upper elementary age students.  I thought the writer did excellent with highlighting the important times in Babe Ruth’s career.  I thought the illustrations where excellent and really helped keep the story entertaining.  I loved this book and think all children, especially those interested in baseball, should read this book!

Review of All Through My Town

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All Through My Town by Jean Reidy
I loved this book and that is why I gave it a 5/5 star rating!  The illustrations are excellent and the text is funny and easy to read.  I would recommend this book for the younger elementary crowd.  The illustrations alone are worth getting this book for.  They are very colorful and there is much to see on each page.  They rhyming text makes it fun to read and easy to listen to.  I think all children will enjoy this book!

My Recent Childrens Book Reviews, Green Berets, Air Force & Army

I love reading Children's Non Fiction books.  Here are three of my favorite from the past year.  Many more to follow, enjoy!

Green Berets by Jennifer Besel (First Facts)

This book explains who the Green Beret’s are.  It is simple to read and has definitions of words that might be hard to understand.  The pictures are of real people which make it more realistic.  I gave this book 5/5 stars.  I think it does an excellent job of showing children what these soldiers do and how they are trained to do it!


United States Air Force by Michael Green (First Facts)

This book is about the United States Air Force.  The pictures are of real people and equipment.  The writing is easy to understand with definitions of words that might not be heard often by children.  The layout of the book reminds me of a scrapbooking page.  Big headlines, a small paragraph and a picture or two to show what is being talked about.  I gave this book 5/5 stars.  I think it would be helpful for any child showing interest in the Air Force and wanting to know a bit more about what they do!


United States Army by Michael Green (First Facts)

This is a great book for any child interested in what the Army does every day.  There are pictures of real Army personnel and the situations they encounter.  I liked the layout of the book as it has simple headlines, easy to read paragraphs and excellent photos.  I gave this book 5/5 stars.  I like the entire book but especially liked the end where they list other books to read and internet sites to visit.  I would recommend it for any child wanting basic information on the Army.