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, 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!

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

Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Pinkalicious and the Cupcake Calamity by Victoria Kann

I love the Pinkalicious series by Victoria Kann, and I wished I knew for sure who the illustrators were, because that's another HUGE reason I love this series - full of vibrancy, from the characters to the colors.  Pinkalicious and the Cupcake Calamity is no different 🙂 What I disliked: I have no criticisms.  They're… Continue reading Pinkalicious and the Cupcake Calamity by Victoria Kann

Elementary Books, Kids, Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

New Baby by Stan & Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears’ series

"New Baby" by Stan & Jan Berenstain, part of the Berenstain Bears' series, is a 32 page soft cover book intended for ages 4-7, Lexile is AD620, meaning it is intended to be read to a child.  For our family, I read it to the preschoolers and by second grade they could read it themselves. … Continue reading New Baby by Stan & Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears’ series

Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Just Me and My Mom by Mercer Mayer, Little Critter series

The Little Critter series was one of my favorites as a child, so when my daughter brought home her first Scholastic book order from school, I added Just Me and My Mom by Mercer Mayor to the list just for me. I remember as an older elementary kid reading this series to my little pre-school… Continue reading Just Me and My Mom by Mercer Mayer, Little Critter series

Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Mittens by Lola M. Schaefer

Mittens by Lola M. Schaefer is an I Can Read My First Shared Reading book, illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung.  It may be a good independent beginnner book for 1st grade or advanced Kindergarten, as the pictures help the reader sort out the words.  I think the writers intended for the parent to read along first… Continue reading Mittens by Lola M. Schaefer

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

Pinkalicious The Princess of Pink Slumber Party by Victoria Kann

The Princess of Pink Slumber Party is part of Victoria Kann's Pinkalicious series, a series of elementary books my daughter and I have loved reading.  It is an I Can Read Beginning Reading 1 book, probably about second grade independent reading. What I disliked: The Pinkalicious books are some of my favorites, no criticisms here. What… Continue reading Pinkalicious The Princess of Pink Slumber Party by Victoria Kann

Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Dinner with Olivia, Olivia series

Dinner with Olivia is adapted from the Nickelodeon series by Emily Sollinger and illustrated by Guy Wolek.  This book contrasts two different dinner tables from two different pig families, and its humbling ending makes it worth the read. What I disliked: The story wasn't necessarily creative in the way it was written, but it the… Continue reading Dinner with Olivia, Olivia series

Elementary Books, Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Cat’s Colors by Jane Cabrera

Cat's Colors by Jane Cabrera is a cute book intended for preschool or early reader audiences. What I disliked: It's not one I would have picked up myself just judging by the cover, but it was super satisfying to learn that I enjoyed its curiosity. What I liked: I loved the curiosity, and my youngens… Continue reading Cat’s Colors by Jane Cabrera