Song for a Whale

Song for A Whale When I was first contacted about this book, Song For A Whale, I was immediately interested in reviewing the book. As a speech language pathologist, I felt connected to the topic of the book, which is about communication and the feeling of belonging. My clients, who have complex communication needs struggle […]

What Is Given from the Heart

What is Given From the Heart This book written by Patricia C. McKissack and illustrated by April Harrison is a wonderful book to start the new year. As a parent I am always looking for children’s literature reinforces valuable lessons. Given From the Heart helps instill important lessons about being grateful, giving and dealing with […]

The Extraordinary Gardener

“I believe that one individual who is determined to make a difference in the world, can, with desire, drive, dedication, discipline, passion, and persistence. The world can be altered and billions of people’s lives can be impacted positively in an unimaginable way.” ATGW The Extraordinary Gardener Are you already feeling sick of the snow and […]

Carmela Full of Wishes

Carmela Full of Wishes Are you looking for a language rich book for the holidays? Carmela Full of Wishes is a heart felt story written by Newbery Medala-winning author, Matt De La Pena and illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winning Christian Robinson. This beautifully illustrated book is about a young girl named Carmela who just celebrated her […]

I am Justice Penguin Blog Tour

“Whether it’s English, Spanish or any other language, our dreams are often the same: A loving family, kind friends. A safe place to call home and the change to reach our potential.” I am Sonia Sotomayor I am Justice Blog Tour is a perfect opportunity to share this wonderful book about a very important woman […]

Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond Blog Tour

I am psyched to be on The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond Blog Tour by Penguin Kids! Join me on another spooky book blog tour with other participating blogs listed here: WEEK ONE September 11 – Dream Reader Kids  September 12 – Mommy Ramblings  September 13 – Jrsbookreviews  September 14 – LivtheBookNerd  […]

Eat Pete!

Eat Pete! by Michael Rex is a funny and engaging picture book to read with your young child. The story begins with a friendly monster who visited a boy named Pete. When the monster arrives, Pete wants to play with him but the monster doesn’t because he wants to eat him! However, playing cars looks like […]

Walrus In The Bathtub

Are you looking for a fun and playful way to reading aloud and working on language and learning? Check out this witty and engaging book, Walrus In The Bathtub written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Matt Hunt. What would happen if you moved into a new house and had to live with a walrus […]

Just Under the Clouds

Are you looking for a book to help teach empathy?  When I received the novel, Just Under the Clouds in the mail for review from Penguin, I was immediately drawn to the story. As a passionate reader of all children’s literature both young and old, I was looking forward to reading the book. On a rainy […]

The Miscalculations of a Lightning Girl

Are you looking for a book that can help your child embrace their unique qualities? Do you have a child that is starting middle school next year? Check out Stacy McAnulty’s new middle grade novel, The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. When I received this middle grade novel, I will often ask my child reviewers to […]