Reviews written by Cherokee Crum, Staff Reviewer

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November 25, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Nice Overview

Giving Thanks: How Thanksgiving Became a Holiday is a great narrative of just that - How Thanksgiving Became on Holiday. I rather enjoyed that fact that there no mention of Pilgrims or Native Americans. The focus of this story was on Sarah Hale and President Lincoln....

November 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Perfect Valentine's Time Loop

The Do-Over was my first book by Lynn Painter, and now I need to go out and buy her previous novel, Better Than the Movies, because I absolutely loved this one. Aging myself here with these incoming references, but The Do-Over gave off Ferris Buellers...

November 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.8
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Middle Grade Fiction
Humorous and Full of Heart

ChupaCarter was such a cute book! I have never read a story where the Chupacabra was a full fledge character – this was great way to introduce the folklore to children in a not-so-scary way. I’ve not read it with my children yet, as I...

November 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
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N/A
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N/A
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Breath-taking imagery

A Walk Through the Rain Forest is such a breath-taking picture book. The illustrations are beautiful, although my children didn't enjoy them as much as I did as there is an absence of color. However, they show how diverse the animal, insect, and plant population of a...

November 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
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N/A
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N/A
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Delightful Flap Book

My children and I adored this fun and educational lift the flap book! With more than 70 flaps, we got to explore different animal habitats in, or on, different parts of Earth. It was so exciting to see what could potentially be living in our...

November 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Inspiring Picture Book

A Beginners Guide to Being Human is a perfect addition to any home, school, or counselor's library. While reading this wonderful book, you will get to experience empathy, smiling, self control, and a multitude of emotions such as love and disappointment. ...

November 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Straight Forward Approach

I Feel! A Book of Emotions is a pretty straight forward approach to helping young children put a name to their big feelings. One side of the page has a single word emotion with a related scene illustrated on the other. While I'm a little bummed that...

November 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Learning Value
 
4.0
Excellent

Better Than We Found it: Conversations to Help Save the World is fantastic. It is packed full of meaningful and profound conversations. I really enjoy that the book is written for the YA audience, but is something that adults can enjoy and learn from as well. ...

October 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Beautiful and Inspiring

I love everything about these books. Everything from the title, to the cover, to the inspirational women inside. The illustrations are on point and represent each woman amazingly. The story-like biographies of each woman are short, but pack a punch. The book includes a...

October 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.8
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Wholesome and Cute!

Books Aren't for Eating is a fun and creative book about the joys of reading. The illustrations are absolutely delightful! I loved the goats and their different expressions. They pair so well with this story! I love the hidden message of trying different...

October 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Beautiful account of resilience

Build a House is a beautifully haunting read with an important message. The illustrations are gorgeous and and help bring the story to life. The accompanying song is masterfully done, it is so moving and melancholic. It's the story verbatim, but...

October 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.7
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Learning Value
 
4.0
Kids Nonfiction
Great Introductory

This was such a neat book! It was a great introductory to cinema/film history. The authors note was fantastic addition at the end, to delve deeper into this history. I felt the writing was a bit slow, or not as lively as some other...

September 16, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Wacky and Wonderful

I picked this book up for my children, mainly because it has an octopus on the cover and the octopus is my all time favorite sea creature. I was not disappointed in the least with this book. The plot is wacky and endearing, with humor on nearly...

September 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Humorous and Cute

Dig Here is a cute read about a pirate that cannot find his buried treasure. My kids got a huge kick out of Pirate and all his hijinks. The cute, helpful dog was great, too! The hole in the pages was a nice addition, it make the story...

September 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
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N/A
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Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Fun with Shapes

Eat Together was such a cute read. While it is a little too young for my children, we still had a blast putting all the shapes together to see what they would become. The images are vibrant and eye catching, perfect toddlers. ...

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