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Review: Puppy Drama by Andra Gillum, Illustrated by Andy Case

Review: Puppy Drama by Andra Gillum

★★★★★ In Doggy Drama, the earlier book in this series, it followed a dog named Riley, who has to deal with the pitfalls of a new baby in the house. It’s an endearing, and instructive look at how to adapt to a new member of the family. Now the tables have turned in Puppy Drama and Riley’s the older sibling, ... Read More »

Review: Lamellia: The Kingdom of Mushrooms by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Lamellia: The Kingdom of Mushrooms by Gloria David Gonsalves

★★★½ Lamellia: The Kingdom of Mushrooms by Gloria D. Gonsalves is a whimsical and yet a rather unusual book following a society of mushrooms and its fungal king called Polipoli. They’re an advanced society with warring factions who are all based on actual mushroom species that grow in the world today. One day while venturing off in the forest, a ... Read More »

Review: Santa’s Rescue Dog (Super Speed Sam Book 5) by Monty J. McClaine

Santa's Dog

★★★★ Books have always had the power to bring families together, allowing parents to share powerful, memorable stories with their children. In Santa’s Rescue Dog, Monty J. McClaine adds on to his popular series of children’s book about Super Speed Sam, his family’s loyal basset hound. In the first four installments of the series, readers were introduced to Sam and ... Read More »

Sean Goes To Barcelona by Tanya Preminger

Sean Goes To Barcelona by Tanya Preminger

Sean Goes To Barcelona by Tanya Preminger is a book aimed at middle-grade readers about a mom and son’s visit to Barcelona to see the Barca soccer team play, explore the city, and maybe meet the boy’s hero, Messi. Expertly illustrated by Elettra Cudignotto, it’s a spirited adventure through a foreign city, and an ode to the world’s most popular ... Read More »

Finding Amelia by Lynsey Howell, Illustrated by Vitaliia Kalmutska

finding-amelia

Finding Amelia by Lynsey Howell is a charming story for young children about Sara and her dog Zulu who excitedly visit an air show. Given the opportunity to fly in a bi-plane, Sara takes control of the plane and straight into a time portal cloud, where she’s soon joined by Amelia Earhart in the cockpit. There we learn about Amelia ... Read More »

Light at Play by Rachelle Thimote, Illustrated by Gary Wein

Light at Play by Rachelle Thimote

Instilling wisdom and progressive thought at an early age is incredibly important, and this sort of profound message can come in may forms – from the most fundamental visual message to deep, meaningful advice. Within the pages of Light at Play: Foundations for positive self-image and self-esteem, Rachelle Thimote touches on the basic themes that drive creativity, mental development, alternative ... Read More »

Doggy Drama by Andra Gillum, Illustrated by Andy Case

Doggy Drama by Andra Gillum

In Doggy Drama by Andra Gillum, a fluffy white dog named Riley, adorably rendered by illustrator Andy Case, puts on a brave face while confronting an escalation of changes in her household. In first-person narration, Riley recalls happy times as the focal point for all of his “parents’” attention, followed by the chaotic aftermath of family additions: first one child, ... Read More »