Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Eight Animals Play Ball by Susan Middleton Elya

Eight Animals Play Ball by Susan Middleton Elya and Illustrated by Lee Chapman is an adorable book about a chaotic game of baseball, blending both Spanish and English words in a fun sing-songy way.  Because of the dual language, I would suggest reading it to your child, but I would start with shortening it for… Continue reading Eight Animals Play Ball by Susan Middleton Elya

Elementary Books, Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

I Heart Colors by Stan & Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Kids series

I ❤ Colors by Stan & Jan Berenstain is part of The Berenstain Kids series intended for First Time Readers, my guess would be for about first graders. What I disliked: The Berenstain Kids do not excite me nearly as much as the Berenstain Bears.  I just can't retrain my brain to accept it lol.… Continue reading I Heart Colors by Stan & Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Kids series

Open Books, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

Wave Hello to Thomas

Wave Hello To Thomas is a Lift-and-Peek-A-Board-Book based on the Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry.  This boardbook has a fun flip tabs that the kids absolutely loved, and they are a high quality that doesn't rip too easily and has great pictures for the kids to explore. What I disliked: Thomas in general… Continue reading Wave Hello to Thomas

Becky's Book Pile, Open Books, Uncategorized

A Wild Surrender by Anne Mather

A Wild Surrender by Anne Mather is part of the Harlequin Presents line.  It is about a woman searching for something on an island, and returning home with more than she bargained for. What I disliked: Basically I disliked the entire book, and it pains me to say that.  This is coming from a girl… Continue reading A Wild Surrender by Anne Mather

Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Bible Readers 3 Stories in 1 Book!

Bible Readers 3 stories in 1 Book! is a Biblical retelling of Daniel & the Lions, David & Goliath and Jesus & the Children.  It is a Level 1 Reader for Emerging Readers grades K-1, age range 4-7.  I think my first grader could read it. What I disliked: I couldn't find it on Amazon… Continue reading Bible Readers 3 Stories in 1 Book!

Open Books, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

Max’s First Word by Rosemary Wells, Max series

Max's First Word by Rosemary Wells is part of the Max series.  The particular book we have is a board book perfect for toddlers.  Ours is well worn from being "read" by both our toddlers for years. What I disliked: I am not a big fan of the Max series.  I think there's a correlating… Continue reading Max’s First Word by Rosemary Wells, Max series

Becky's Book Pile, Becky's Favorite Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Framed for Murder by Mary Alford

Framed for Murder by Mary Alford is part of the Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense series.  It is the first Christian romance book I have ever read, and I am hooked! What I disliked: It honestly had all the elements I look for in a book: alpha male, strong female, suspense and romance/love. What I liked:… Continue reading Framed for Murder by Mary Alford

Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Emeraldalicious by Victoria Kann, Pinkalicious series

Emeraldalicious by Victoria Kann is part of the Pinkalicious series of elementary books.  The cover reveals that Victoria Kann is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author-Artist, which makes me such a fan - she not only creates the art but uses it to tell a fun story.  Awesome! This book is a vibrant, beautiful… Continue reading Emeraldalicious by Victoria Kann, Pinkalicious series

Kids, Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Who’s Hiding, Disney, Winnie the Pooh, Animal Camouflage series

"Who's Hiding" is a hardcover Disney book, number eleven in the Animal Camouflage series, intended to be read to a preschool audience. What I disliked: It's Winnie the Pooh, not my favorite cartoon, but that's the only thing I can really complain about. What I liked: It is a great way to help preschoolers learn… Continue reading Who’s Hiding, Disney, Winnie the Pooh, Animal Camouflage series