Bakaasur: The Ice Cream (Maker) Monster

Book Review of Bakaasur – The Ice Cream maker MonsterSponsored | All are opinions of our ownThe Children’s Book Review Written and illustrated by Deven Jatkar Ages 4+ | 46 Pages Publisher: Monkey Mantra | ISBN-13: 9781455626489 What to Expect: Friendship, problem-solving, positive thinking In weather so hot that the grapes turn into raisins on … Read more

The Patron Thief of Bread, by Lindsay Eagar

Book Review of The Patron Thief of BreadThe Children’s Book Review Written by Lindsay Eagar Ages 10-14 | 448 pages Publisher: Candlewick | ISBN-13: 978-1536204681 What to Expect: Poverty, Family, Friendship, Loyalty. Duck isn’t what you’d expect from a thief. Fished from the river by street children when she was just a baby, she’s quiet, … Read more

He Came With the Couch, by David Slonim

Book Review of He Came With the CouchThe Children’s Book Review Written by David Slonim Ages 3-6 | 36 Pages Publisher: Chronicle Books | ISBN-13: 978-1797211886 What to expect: Unexpected friendship and silly humor. Sometimes something weird and unexpected can become…wonderful! That’s the moral of the story in this wacky, silly tale starring a very … Read more

The Best Middle Grade Books of 2020

A booklist of the best middle grade books of 2020.The Children’s Book Review Even though there are so many things from the year 2020 that we wish did not happen, there are a lot of amazing books that were released that year. Here’s a list of 30 books (middle grade novels for kids) that we … Read more

Cranky Chicken, by Katherine Battersby

Book Review of Cranky ChickenThe Children’s Book Review Written and Illustrated by Katherine Battersby Ages 6-9 | 116 pages Publisher: Simon and Schuster | ISBN-13: 9781534469884 What to Expect: Friendship, positive emotions, creativity, growth mindset. Who would want to be friends with a cranky chicken? A speedy worm, that’s who! Speedy Worm thinks Cranky Chicken … Read more

Night-Night, Body | Dedicated Review

Book Review of Night-Night, BodySponsored | All are opinions of our ownThe Children’s Book Review Written by Ted Scheu Illustrated by Pete Gergely Ages 3-7 | 32 Pages Publisher: Beaver’s Pond Press | ISBN-13: 9781643437484 What to Expect: Friendship, problem-solving, positive thinking Sometimes, it can be hard to get to sleep, but the trick is … Read more

Dungeon Academy: No Humans Allowed

Book Review of Dungeon Academy: No Humans Allowed!The Children’s Book Review Written by Madeleine Roux Illustrated by Tim Probert Ages 8-12 | 208 Pages Publisher: HarperCollins | ISBN: 9780063039124 What to Expect: Monsters, Adventure, Inclusivity, Friendship Combining Madeleine Roux’s talent for monster stories with Tim Probert’s magical illustrations, this first book in the Dungeon Academy … Read more