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July 21, 2021 (Updated: July 21, 2021)
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4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
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5.0
A Tale for Those Pirate Fans

TELL NO TALES is a graphic novel that features Anne Bonny and her tale of pirating. She has an amazing crew on a sturdy ship, but there are a lot of people who want pirates locked away. Woodes Rogers is one of them and he's after Anne and her friends....

July 21, 2021 (Updated: July 21, 2021)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
All the Stuffy!

STUFFED INTO DARKNESS features Clark who is so excited to go to camp, where the Stuffies protect them from monsters. But this time, the monsters are out for revenge and won't stop until they get it. When the Stuffies start to go missing and Clark's life is on the line,...

July 21, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
different from the norm Look and Find

IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY has a poem on each page which opens up to the items you're supposed to be finding. This isn't your average search and find because the poems add more to the book. There are more than one hundred things for children to...

July 21, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Learning to Read with Bunny and Bear

Bear wants nothing more than for Bunny to jump, but he won't do it. Bunny doesn't want to jump and can't be persuaded to. He wants to jump as high as bear. He's a bunny so he should, but Bunny isn't motivated to. He needs the reader's help and Bear's...

July 20, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Christmas Dreams

MILO'S CHRISTMAS PARADE features a little opossum who wants nothing more than to join the Christmas parade. For this reason, he wants to build his own float to join the fun. While his family doesn't understand his dreams, they'll do anything to help Milo achieve them. Including helping build the...

July 20, 2021 (Updated: July 20, 2021)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Mama Is Sick in Bed

When Mama Rabbit falls ill, it's up to Papa Rabbit to go get medicine and her children to make her feel all better. Her children bring her all kinds of things. Like a cuddly toy, a juicy apple, and a shiny necklace. All of these things help cheer Mama Rabbit...

July 20, 2021 (Updated: July 20, 2021)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
My Daughter's Favorite

MORE RYAN'S WORLD OF SCIENCE features science experiments that are Ryan approved. Not only is this book full of science, but it's also written with simple words to help children learn to read. This is a trifecta: popular, encourages science and learning, and helps with reading. ...

July 20, 2021 (Updated: July 20, 2021)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Soothing Moments of Nature

SLOW DOWN contains 50 moments in nature that people will miss on a normal day. Everyone is so busy with life that sometimes they forget the beauty around them. This book reminds us that nature has so many wonderful things to offer if we'll take a moment to just stop...

July 20, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Nerds Unite!

A KID'S GUIDE TO FANDOM is exactly what it says and is full of anything and everything nerdy. From cosplaying, to video gaming, to writing fan fiction, this book has all of the answers a child might have when embracing their nerdy side. It's divided into different sections depending on...

July 20, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
4.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Highlighting the Underdogs of the Animal World

PIPSQUEAKS, SLOWPOKES, and SQUEAKERS highlights the underdogs of the animal kingdom. There's an Amau from who is small enough to sit on your pink and still have some leg room and a tiny pygmy shrew whose tail is longer than it's body. A lot of times, people overlook these animals...

July 20, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Kids Nonfiction
Beautiful Compilation of Everything Ocean Related

BENEATH THE WAVES includes everything ocean related, from Secrets of the Shell, to poems, to creatures and their food sources. The ocean, along with parts of the book, is divided into the Sunlit Zone, The Twilight Zone, and The Midnight Zone, which are the three different depths of the oceans....

July 14, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Cute Retelling!

THIS IS THE GLADE WHERE JACK LIVES is a new take on the traditional "This Is the House that Jack Built" that incorporates all kinds of mythical creatures. The story starts with an Imp who steals a cake from the fairies. There's also a mermaid brushing her and an angry...

July 14, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Interesting History of Horses that Leaves Nothing Out

HORSE POWER is a well-illustrated book that talks about the large part horses play in our history. The delve into different cultures and how they used horses, like the Vikings and Arabians. This book shows how exactly horses powered the world: police horses, ones that pull supply wagons and do...

July 13, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Positivity At It's Best

THE END IS JUST THE BEGINNING is exactly as the title reads. It's a story about how all endings are just the beginning of something else if you think about it. Like the sun setting is the beginning of night. And a Dead End is just the beginning of what...

July 13, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
A Day in the Life of an English Princess

Elizabeth needs to get out of bed because she's the princess and has a lot to do. As a princess. there's so many step to get ready in the morning, from putting on the dress to fixing her unruly hair. This is based in older times and no detail is...

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