Archive for the ‘Children’s Books’ Category

Recommended Reading for Preschoolers: Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother? is a story that follows a confused bird as he travels asking everything from cows to steam shovels, “Are you My Mother?” It’s a classic book many kids love, and is perfect for kids under age 6. Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why. One of the great things about stories is their ability to open up our…

Calico Joe

Calico Joe is an engaging story about a father/son relationship.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • Packed with baseball lingo and details about the sport, Calico Joe is an engaging story about a father/sonrelationship.• This story is told from the point of view of the son of a famous (fictional) pitcher…

Manhunt by Kate Messner

The third book about the Silver Jaguar Society, Manhunt by Kate Messner brings adventure, friendship and education to life. Read the review from Sweet on Books by Melissa Gaynor: What You Need to Know: When prominent artwork is stolen from museums around the world, it’s up to the three junior members of the Silver Jaguar Society to save the day….

Mira in the Present Tense

Mira in the Present Tense is the story of a preteen dealing with the illness and death of her grandmother.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know: • Mira copes with typical teenage angst, while she also deals with her grandmother’s battle with cancer. • The main character is a half Indian,…

Classic Book for Kids We Recommend: Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu is a modern twist on a classic book for kids that your little ones will love! Melissa Gaynor from Sweet on Books explains why: What You Need to Know: • Best friends, Hazel and Jack, enter a fairy tale world where they learn to cope with some very real world problems.• Breadcrumbs, a modern retelling of…

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

The inspirational tale of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin is great story of family and the bond they share.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know: • Minli, a young girl from a poor village in China, embarks on a journey with the hope of changing her family’s…