Reviews written by Cherokee Crum, Staff Reviewer

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August 05, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Hooked Rather Quickly

Bone Weaver was my first novel by this author, and honestly I solely picked this up because of the title. I was not disappointed. I was hooked quickly. The world building is complex and vivid - reminiscent of Imperial Russia. ...

August 03, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
4.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
Battle For Peace

Soul Speaker has a well thought out plot! Elara had been locked up, for her own safety, by her father.. the king. Not having any real world experience and essentially being kept in the dark, her escape from her kingdom isn't what she dreamed...

July 16, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Fantastic Introduction

I want to pre-face this review by saying that I read this book to my five year old son.. because it is NEVER too early for children, males included, to know that women do amazing things; always have, always will. Not that my son can't, or won't, do amazing things...

July 16, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Important lessons with beautiful artwork

It's Up To Us is such an amazing learning resource to have, whether for students, your own children, or maybe even yourself. The illustrations, from an impressive 33 artists, give It's Up To Us life, each in their own unique way. They are beautifully...

July 16, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
4.0
Beautiful

Celia Planted a Garden: The Story of Celia Thaxter and Her Island Garden is a beautifully illustrated work of art. I had never heard her story before, and was so glad to read this with my children. I do feel like the writing style...

July 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.8
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
3.0
GOOD Book

I love books that will break the status quo - and It Isn't Rude to be Nude does just that. Unashamed body positivity will always be a hot topic. The words are big, bold, and easy for children to read. The pages are kept...

July 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.8
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Heart-Warming

This was such a beautiful, heart-warming story about friendship and everything that that means. David has flowers in his hair - all the children at school love him, especially his bestfriend. Then one day, David comes to school with a hat on. When he...

July 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Facing fears

The Big Worry Day is a wonderful children's book about conquering one's fears. The characters, a little girl and her dog named Bea, are relatable ; they both have fears they need to overcome in order to have adventures. We get to follow along as they find...

July 06, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.8
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Delightful

I found this to be a delightful, slightly suspenseful read for younger children. Alfonso is hungry, will he or won't he eat the minnows he has so sneakily lured into his mouth? A Mouthful of Minnows is centralized...

July 05, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Matching Puzzles

My five-year-old and I really enjoyed reading this book together! This is a very cute and unique way to introduce young children to zoology and anatomy. The cut paper art is simplified for easier identification for children, yet striking and vibrant. ...

July 05, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Scat-tastic!

This hilarious rhyming book begins with a premise that most kids will love, unless they are deterred by "potty humor." Mouse wakes one morning to discover a nasty surprise outside their door, leading to the odorous mystery of "POO-DUNIT?" With the help of her friends, Mouse is determined...

June 30, 2022 (Updated: June 30, 2022)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Inclusion & Adventure

I've lived in Michigan pretty much my entire life and I had never heard of the story about the little mice family that made their way to Mackinac Island, so I knew this would be a perfect story to share with my children! This...

June 24, 2022 (Updated: June 24, 2022)
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Wow! What a ride!

Secrets So Deep is a hauntingly beautiful read, with what I would call minor faults. The premise of the book is.. captivating. As a young child, Avril's mother drowns in what was ruled an accident - and she, herself nearly drowned. With no memories...

June 24, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Great read for early learners!

As a homeschool parent, I find myself drawn towards children's books that have an underlying meaning or an educational one. Even more so when it is written in a way that is easy for my early/young readers with vivid pictures. Let's Add Up! had...

June 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
Amazing Comeback!

Right from the beginning we meet Lily in the midst of her parenting fighting and subsequent divorce. To make matters worse, her biggest bully happens to live right next door, hears it all, and torments her for it – turning just about the entire school against her. ...

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