Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

My Animal Book, Signed English

My Animal Book by Karen Luczak Saulnier, Lillian B. Hamilton, Howard L. Roy, and Harry Bronstein, Illustrated by Jack L. Fennell, is a super neat book with simple sentences perfect for beginning readers, but even better than that is each page is SIGNED - as in for the deaf. What I disliked: Nothing, this is a… Continue reading My Animal Book, Signed English

Elementary Books, Pursuit of Happiness, Uncategorized

My First Book by Jane Belk Moncure

My First Book written by Jane Belk Moncure and illustrated by Colin King is a hardcover book with basic high frequency words on each page. What I disliked: It is too simple.  One word on each page, maybe a a kindergartener would feel smart "reading it."  Mine didn't even want to try. What I liked:… Continue reading My First Book by Jane Belk Moncure

Elementary Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

On My Own by Jillian Harker

On My Own written by Jillian Harker and illustrated by Louise Gardner was a favorite of my kids.  This little monkey is trying to get his skills under control while the mama monkey I'm sure is behind the scenes throwing mud in frustration lol. What I disliked: My kids loved it, so I can't complain. … Continue reading On My Own by Jillian Harker

Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Hello, School Bus by Marjorie Blain Parker

Hello, School Bus by Marjorie Blain Parker and Illustrated by Bob Kolar is a simple book for beginning readers. What I disliked: No criticism. What I liked: The graphics are fun, the bus looks friendly, and the words on the pages are simple.  Being a Scholastic Reader Level 1, it has "short sentences and stories… Continue reading Hello, School Bus by Marjorie Blain Parker

Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

The Tale of Pip & Squeak by Kate Duke

Pip & Squeak by Kate Duke is an adorable book about two competitive mice, showing sibling rivalry at its finest. What I disliked: SO many words!  The kids loved it, but by bedtime I am ready for the two promised books to whiz by so I can crawl into my comfy bed.  Pip & Squeak… Continue reading The Tale of Pip & Squeak by Kate Duke

Elementary Books, Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Inside Outside Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Inside Outside Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berentain is A Bright & Early Book intended for Beginning Readers. What I disliked: While there was only a word or two on each page, the words were difficult for my kindergartener - not easily sounded out (outside, going, etc.).  Then by the time my kindergartener made… Continue reading Inside Outside Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Becky's Favorite Books, Elementary Books, Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Pinkalicious Eggstraordinary Easter by Victoria Kann

Eggstraordinary Easter is part of Victoria Kann's Pinkalicious series, a series of elementary books my daughter and I have loved reading.  It indicates ages 4-8, but I would read it aloud to that age group.  My daughter could read it independently closer to third grade without getting bored or frustrated, but by then she was… Continue reading Pinkalicious Eggstraordinary Easter by Victoria Kann

Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Snakey Riddles by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg

Snakey Riddles by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg with pictures by Simms Taback is a cute riddle book that will squeak out at least one laugh from its readers, but many more if you are familiar with the reptile world. What I disliked: Snakes.  Ish.  No thanks. What I liked: It is funny, but more… Continue reading Snakey Riddles by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg

Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Sally and the Purple Socks by Lisze Bechtold

Sally and the Purple Socks by Lisze Bechrold is a creative story about an expanding pair of socks and all the imaginative uses Duck finds for them. What I disliked: It was a great kids book.  No criticisms. What I liked:  I loved the creativity in this book.  I imagine this is how a young… Continue reading Sally and the Purple Socks by Lisze Bechtold

Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Goldilicious by Victoria Kann

Goldilicious by Victoria Kann is another fantastic book in the Pinkalicious series.  This book describes the magical creative play between brother and sister, set in a colorful land of pretend. What I disliked: I am a loyal fan of the Pinkalicious kids books.  I loved every interesting page. What I liked: I love the colorful,… Continue reading Goldilicious by Victoria Kann