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July 07, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
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N/A
Kids Fiction
Emotional Middle Grade Read.

After Yonder's mom dies, she and her dad are struck with grief and have trouble picking up the pieces. It doesn't help that Yonder is also being bullied at school. She makes friends with the neighbor's Shetland pony who seems to be going through a rough time too. The pony...

July 01, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Catwoman as a Teen

UNDER THE MOON brings us into the teenage years of Selina Kyle, who will eventually become Catwoman. Selina has a rough home life with her mom's abusive boyfriend and she gets to a point where she can't take anymore. So, she runs away. Living on the streets,...

July 01, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Nerds Rule!

Julia has one thing down: her mask. Even though she has the perfect life at school, it isn't the real her. When mean girl Cara tags Julia of a picture of her dressed up as Supergirl with the hashtag #geeksgonewild, Julia's facade cracks just a bit. She needs to take...

June 12, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Perfect for Early Readers

The collection of FUNNY FURRY TALES includes entertaining stories that will make your child want to read. There are sixteen in total and they have simple words for early readers. In the back of the book, it tells you ways to get the most from Scholastic Readers before reading the...

June 12, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
A Must Have For Peppa Pig Fans

The NEW ADVENTURES STORY BOX is an affordable Peppa Pig collection. It contains six books in the set: Learning to Share, George Catches a Cold, Peppa Plays Soccer, Family Trip, George's New Dinosaur, and Dentist Trip. Children will learn about friendship, family, the dentist, and being sick with this collection...

June 12, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Springtime Look-And-Find

Winter is over and Bear is ready to have some springtime fun. First, Bear has to gather everything he needs, but they all seem to be hidden. Some things are easy to find. Others are more difficult and might take more time to find. There aren't pictures to show you...

June 12, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Perfect for those Ready for Reading!

READY FOR READING is a great way to introduce reading to your preschooler. The tasks start off simple like finding the words and finding the letters among a set of pictures. Then, it moves on to knowing how letters should face and learning how to write them. There is also...

June 12, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
A Mystery told From A Dog's Perspective

After a swim, King smells someone new and he discovers a dog named Fred. Fred has lost his family, but it's okay. King and his human Kayla are detectives, so they will help Fred find his family. As Kayla asks Fred questions, he responds, but Kayla doesn't understand because he's...

June 11, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Kids Nonfiction
A Must Have For Any Aspiring Cook

20 RECIPES KIDS SHOULD KNOW is written by children, so it's appealing for children. The recipes include ones that any child will love such as mac and cheese, pizza, apple pie, and so much more! It's broken down into sections, so it's easy to find what you're looking for. There's...

June 11, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Perfect for Fans of Paw Patrol and Driving!

READY, SET, DRIVE will take your child's imagination for a ride. Each page has a different scenario for the reader to envision and each a different "vehicle". The book itself is like holding a steering wheel and brings in all of our favorite characters from Paw Patrol. ...

June 11, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
A Story About Grief and Loss

All Dragon wants is a friend, but doesn't have any luck. The squirrel is too busy, the hippo is too tired, and the crocodile is too grouchy. As he's sitting under a tree, an apple falls and hits him on the head. The snake decides to play a trick on...

June 10, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
First Day of School

It's the first day of school and Sam is nervous. He doesn't know anyone or even where to sit. When Ms. Tate tells them they're going on a nature walk, she passes out paper bags for the children to collect what they find. Instead of looking for...

June 10, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Knowledge is Power

Bertie is a giant codfish who just wants to be left alone to read his shark books. But a bully named Maxwell won't have it. Everywhere Bertie turns, Maxwell is making fun of him and calling him Codzilla. One day, Bertie reaches his limit, so decides to eat the fish...

June 10, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
An Unlikely, but Perfet Friendship

In BABY DRAGON, BABY DRAGON, an energetic little girl meets a baby dragon who likes to zip all over. She rushes to keep up with him, so she can join him on his all his adventures. Before they know it, they become friends who even nap together and the little...

June 09, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Cute Story involving Video Games

Luke is one of the popular crowd, but he has a nerdy secret. He loves to play the online game called Mageland and loves to partner with someone named Prince Z. At a party, he discovers that Prince Z's identity is actually a girl from his school named Suzie and...

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