Archive for the ‘Books About School’ Category

How to Rock Braces and Glasses

How to Rock Braces and Glasses teaches us that popularity isn’t everything. The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know: • Kacey Simon, the most popular girl in school, learns what life is like on the other side of the lunch table when she  gets braces and glasses and quickly loses her…

Ask Reading Kingdom: What are some good books to read to a 3-year-old?

Dr. Marion Blank (Founder of ReadingKingdom.com) answers: Books appear in two major forms: those that provide narrative texts (i.e., they tell a story) and those that provide expository texts (i.e., they offer information). Expository texts are critical to success in subjects such as science and social studies, but it generally takes many years before children are able to comprehend that…

Children’s Adventure Book: The Great Unexpected

Sharon Creech author of The Great Unexpected brings to life a magical story of wonder, bravery and connection. Melissa Gaynor, Sweet on Books reviewer tells us more: What You Need to Know: • Using magical realism, two stories of love and loss are separated by years and miles until the tiny threads that bind them are carefully sewn together. • The…

Children’s Book Review: 11 Birthdays

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass  weaves a tale of friendship and adventure, highlighting the joys and challenges of growing up.  Sweet on Books author Melissa Young tells us more: What You Need to Know: • 11 Birthdays is a terrific read! • My nine year old daughter and her 8 year old best friend LOVED it (and so did I:)….

Classic Children’s Book: Blubber

Blubber a classic children’s book written in 1974 by Judy Blume addresses the contemporary issue of bullying in a meaningful and engaging way. Melissa Gaynor from Sweet on Books explains: What You Need to Know: • Blubber is a realistic account of bullying in a fifth grade classroom. • There are some intense, mildly violent scenes where the kids push bullying…

Recommended Adventure Book for Kids: Rain Reign

  Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin crafts a story that captivates young readers, while bringing to light complex issues of differing abilities and families. Melissa Gaynor from Sweet on Books explains: What You Need to Know: • When a super storm hits her town, a young autistic girl learns to cope with change and loss. • Rose loves homonyms,…