Reviews written by Connie Reid, Site Manager

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September 06, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
A gift crafted from the heart is wonderful

What I Liked: I loved the message in this book that gifts from the heart don’t have to be expensive. Those crafted and created with love are worthy and nothing to be ashamed about. This was so relatable to how I felt as a kid and how I see my...

September 06, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Great version for Classrooms!

What I Liked: I love the concept of this book! In this spiral-bound book, the text is written twice. One side is for the teacher to read and the other side is for the class to see the picture and words. This is perfect for sharing with a group. The...

September 06, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
N/A
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Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Fun Holiday book

What I Liked: This simple board book embodies all the joys of getting ready for Halloween. The cats enjoy time at a pumpkin patch, carving their pumpkin, dressing in costume, getting treats, and happily cuddling in their bed. Young children will be able to identify with these events and get...

September 06, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
I need the next book yesterday!

What I Liked: In this sequel to Once Upon a Broken Heart, we find Evangeline determined to not fall for the Prince of Hearts, Jacks. However, that is easier said than done when he is the only one who comes to her rescue over and over when her new husband,...

September 06, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
A great edition for fans of the Grishaverse

What I Liked: I enjoy King Nikolai Lantsov’s wit and determination to provide for his struggling kingdom. He faces enemies all around his borders and has little money to help his people recover from the civil war. Now the darkness that infected him before has started making appearances against his...

August 30, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Well developed characters

What I Loved: Marie Lu’s characters are fully developed with the ability to make the audience ache for their suffering. We see that especially with Talin. The time has finally arrived that the Karensa Federation has won the war against Mara. Talin had the choice to become a Skyhunter and...

August 30, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.8
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Middle Grade Fiction
Bringing truth to the Hushlands

What I Loved: This was a very quirky plotline that was irresistible to my middle-grade reader. The premise is that Evil Librarians control the Hushlands (I love the name!) which is the world we all know. Information is controlled by the libraries and we believe what has been presented to...

August 20, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Middle Grade Fiction
Shining a Light on poaching

What I Liked: There’s nothing quite like starting a book with an elephant stampede through an expensive tourist attraction to get a reader hooked right from the beginning. Teddy was on site when someone took a shot at Rhonda the Rhino inside her enclosure. The good news is she is...

August 20, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Middle Grade Fiction
Looking at Human-animal conflicts in a Humorous Way

What I Liked: Stuart Gibbs explores the plight of animals in this latest addition to the Funjungle series by focusing the plot on human/animal conflict that results from habitat loss. Teddy would like very much not to be involved in any more mysteries after too many near-death experiences in past...

August 13, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Middle Grade Fiction
Another Fun addition to the Funjungle menagerie

What I Liked There is a lot going on in this book and once again Teddy is the best one to solve the case. He has the support of those at Funjungle now that they have seen him solve too many cases to underestimate him. However, the...

August 13, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Continue the Epic Journey

What Worked: Blade Breaker continues as an epic high fantasy fit for those who enjoy the world-building and the journey as much as the eventual destination. The book continues to be told from the alternating perspective of at least one person on all sides involved. In this clash of good...

August 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Heartfelt book that can help children deal with big emotions

What Worked: Through the illustrations, color pallet, and gentle words we can feel the character’s deep emotions for the friend that has moved away. This book would be really great for children who are working through their own emotions of grief and longing for friends and family that have moved...

August 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Calling all Train fans!

What Worked: Calling all Train fans! This sturdy board book is filled with vibrant photographs of different types of trains. Using words, it has rhymes and rhythms that can be explored as a musical extension during or after reading. I love books that give some suggestions or guidance...

August 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Such a fun book to get up and move!

What Worked: This was a darling book filled with vibrant photographs of animals and children. This book is perfect for building a vocabulary of body parts and animals for young children or English language learners. The chosen animals are common favorites of children sure to delight them when...

August 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
A wonderful addition to the Biscuit series

What Worked: Biscuit and the Great Fall Day is a wonderful addition to the Biscuit series. It follows the tried-and-true format that is so beloved of the little girl and her dog Biscuit having fun together. This book takes place at an apple orchard where the little girl is very...

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