Mother’s Little Secret: Children’s Picture Book About The Unconditional And Boundless Love of a Mother for a Child. Dedicated To All Mothers. by Melissa Winn

Mother's Little Secret: Children's Picture Book About The Unconditional And Boundless Love of a Mother for a Child. Dedicated To All Mothers.

Mother’s Little Secret: Children’s Picture Book About The Unconditional And Boundless Love of a Mother for a Child. Dedicated To All Mothers. by Melissa Winn
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

This is a cute little poem about a mother’s love for her child. It was cute to read, and would make a wonderful bedtime story. The illustrations are beautiful.

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The Tempest by William Shakespeare

The Tempest

The Tempest by William Shakespeare
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this for one of my classes. I was expecting a difficult play by Shakespeare. This was one of the easier ones. On the other hand, I was disappointed by the ending. I don’t want to give it away, but a few loose ends could have been tied up. I was expecting more deaths, but I was disappointed.

I’d recommend this in that many references to this play are made in almost every day conversation. I now know what the play is about and I will know what the references are the next time I hear them.

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GIRAFFE And The Lost Tooth by Isabelle Child

GIRAFFE And The Lost Tooth

GIRAFFE And The Lost Tooth by Isabelle Child
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a cute story with cute illustrations. It tells what happens when a giraffe loses a baby tooth. Until I read this, I had no idea that giraffes lost baby teeth. I also had no idea that giraffes didn’t have a tooth fairy, or that they didn’t get money for losing their teeth. The gift that was left and who left the gift was a surprise to me!

This is a great story for a child who might be close to losing teeth. It would help alleviate the fear about the loss.

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Beowulf by Unknown

Beowulf

Beowulf by Unknown
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Nothing happens quickly in Beowulf.

This is a good story, but it’s wordy and written in Old English. The translations are all a little different, and some are more difficult than others.

The general consensus that I hear from instructors and students is “I read it, and now I don’t ever have to do it again.” I totally agree. It was worth reading, just to know the story, but it was tedious.

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Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow

Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved the first 2 books in this series. Loved them!

This third book didn’t flow as smoothly as the first two. It was much darker and seemed to jump from point to point without much logic. If you weren’t familiar with the characters from the previous two books, you didn’t get much out of reading this book. The characters were well developed in the first two books, so it’s possible that the author didn’t bother to fully form them, assuming that the reader would know the characters from the previous two.

I thought the ending was great, and I will read the fourth one in the series, just because I need to know what happened. I was going to give it a lower rating, but the ending made me raise it a star. Most of the book was a 3 star book, though.

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River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

River of Teeth

River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was kind of a fun book. It was like the wild West on hippos.

I had a little trouble suspending belief on some of the things in the book, but the author was upfront about the unbelievability of the book.

It is definitely worth reading and I’d recommend it, for sure. I am looking forward to the other books in the series.

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The Fairies – Petal & Nettle and the Big Birthday Surprise by Kirstie Watson

The Fairies - Petal & Nettle and the Big Birthday Surprise

The Fairies – Petal & Nettle and the Big Birthday Surprise by Kirstie Watson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How do you do anything without magic? Petal has to find out in order to make Nettle happy.

The story is cute and the illustrations are great! It would make a great read-out-loud book while a child looks on at the pictures.

Too cute!

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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! The series was recommended by a friend and I am so grateful.

This is the story of a young woman who is making her journey through a magical world, learning as she goes along.

There is a lot of adventure and mystery, so something is always happening.

It was a fun read and I can’t wait to get into the third in the series.

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Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston by Alicia D. Williams

Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston

Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston by Alicia D. Williams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this illustrated, abridged story of how Zora Neale Hurston became a writer. She loved telling and writing stories, and it showed in her writings.

I think that a child might not know who the author is, since a lot of her writing seems to be geared toward adults. Plus, she wrote quite a while ago. It is a story about reaching for your dreams, so a child might enjoy that part of it, though.

The illustrations were beautiful. I really enjoyed them, especially with the word bubbles emphasizing what had been written on the page.

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Be Kind, Little Dragon!: A Book to Teach Children about Kindness, Empathy and Compassion. Picture Books for Children Ages 4-6. Manners Book, Self-Regulation Skills by Melissa Winn

Be Kind, Little Dragon!: A Book to Teach Children about Kindness, Empathy and Compassion. Picture Books for Children Ages 4-6. Manners Book, Self-Regulation Skills

Be Kind, Little Dragon!: A Book to Teach Children about Kindness, Empathy and Compassion. Picture Books for Children Ages 4-6. Manners Book, Self-Regulation Skills by Melissa Winn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cute illustrations make this book even better! The story is about teaching your dragon to be polite, but I suppose it could be used on humans, too.

It would be a great bedtime story for children who aren’t always polite and thankful.

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