Children's Book and Media Review

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List of Papers (Total 2,648)

Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch

Henry and his father always make a funny lunch for Mom on Mother's Day. This year they are making a Pineapple Sofa! They go shopping for the ingredients they need, and then head home to make their creation. They even make an apple dad, a peach mother, a plum boy, and a kiwi dog to sit on the couch. Mom loves it and they all eat it together.

(Don't You) Forget About Me

Skylar lives in a special place called Gardnerville where no one ever gets sick and no one ever dies, but it comes at a cost. Every fourth year something happens to the teenagers of the town and their emotions get out of control. Sometimes people get turned into trees or their lips are glued together. Skylar's sister, Piper, killed sixteen people when they followed her to a...

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Each year the Protectorate sacrifices a baby, but what the townspeople don’t know is that the kind Witch Xan safely retrieves them all. The year she retrieves Luna, Xan realizes only she can guide the child infused with moon magic, and she takes her home. Back in the Protectorate, Antian begins to question the practice of infant sacrifice as he sees Luna’s mother driven to...

Mitchell on the Moon

Mitchell and some of his friends are about to go trick-or-treating when Gretchen notices that some of the moon has disappeared! Mitchell, Sorcerer of Space, is the only one who can save the moon! He takes off on the Moon Ladder of Magic and Mystery, but when he lands on the moon he discovers that Gretchen has stowed away on the ladder! The Jack O'Jerks that are eating the moon...

The West Wing: Evidence of Things Not Seen

Just as with most episodes of The West Wing, many things are happening simultaneously: A spy drone went down in Russia and the president has to try to ask for it back without telling the Russian leader they were taking pictures. The entire episode revolves around Leo and the staff trying to convince the president he can lie to the the Russian president about the situation...

The Stray

A young family is falling apart because the father is never home due to the pressures of his job. The dad suggests getting a dog, but his wife concedes only if a stray magically shows up on their doorstep. Soon after, a stray does show up! The dog protects the kids, gives the family lots of love, and becomes a member of the family. When the family moves to Colorado, the young...

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

After being kicked out of school after school, Rafe has one last chance before he has to go to a military school. When he arrives to his new middle school, he discovers the principle is crazy about rules and keeping all creativity out, which Rafe disagrees with. Leo, Rafe's best friend, comes up with a crazy plan to break all the school rules so that the students can have more...

Eloise and the Dinosaurs

Eloise is going to the dinosaur museum with her tutor and her nanny. Eloise loves dinosaurs! She also loves vexing her tutor. At the museum, Eloise mimics her tutor and misbehaves by “decorating” and touching the exhibits. She sees many dinosaur bones, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Eloise has a fun time at the museum!

Adrenaline Crush

Dyna is a huge adrenaline junky and risk-taker no matter what the challenge. One day she goes too far and everything ends in disaster. She wakes up in the hospital to find out that she fell off a high cliff and shattered her leg. Realizing she might never be able to go on adventures again, she goes to a physical therapy group where she meets a young veteran who lost his leg. As...

Very Little Sleeping Beauty

Little Sleeping Beauty is surprisingly not tired. Her birthday party is in the morning and she is much too excited to sleep. Daddy has tried everything to get her to sleep! They read books and sang songs, but Little Sleeping Beauty is as awake as ever. Aunt Fairy decides to pay a special visit to Little Sleeping Beauty and brings her a present to help her to sleep. However, after...

Tractor Mac Builds a Barn

Tractor Mac is always driving around the farm working with Farmer Bill. But one day, Farmer Bill hooks Tractor Mac up to a big machine and he has to sit still. And he does the same thing the next day too! Tractor Mac feels lousy not moving around all day. After being stuck in the same place for a long time, Farmer Bill shows him what the big machine Mac was running made: all the...

The Nameless City

Kaidu has traveled to the Nameless City to study and train as a soldier, but he's no good at being a soldier. He escapes to explore the city and meets Rat, a homeless girl who doesn't like outsiders. When Rat runs away, Kaidu chases after her and eventually catches Rat, which surprises her. No one has ever caught her before! As a trade, Rat will teach Kaidu how to run even faster...

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?Bill Martin Jr.

Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See and the tenth anniversary of Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See, Baby Bear is back in a board book edition with easy access tabs for each animal baby bear encounters. Join Baby Bear as he discovers animals indigenous to North America like the red fox, mountain goat, and striped skunk. In an...

The Wrath and the Dawn #2: The Rose & the Dagger

The city of Rey was nearly demolished in the storm. Khalid is suffering near exhaustion from having not fulfilled the terms of the curse. Shahrzad is living in Tariq’s army camp as a prisoner. Tariq has lost a lot of control over the forces he has gathered and his uncle, Reza, has begun to take full control of these forces. Jahandar is in a wounded trance and both Shahrzad and...

Build, Dogs, Build: A Tall Tail

It's time to start your day with Duke and his crew of construction worker dogs. They are ready to knock down an old building with their wrecking ball, using a bulldozer and dump truck to clean up the mess. But Duke has to check the plans before giving the go. Digging tunnels and laying concrete is only half the fun. The skilled dogs are taking great care to do their job, and...

The Wrath & the Dawn

Shahrzad is going to kill her husband, the king of Rey, to avenge the death of her best friend. At least that’s her plan when she agrees to marry Khalid, the rumored monster king that kills each of the wives he takes at dawn the day following their wedding. Shahrzad awaits for her husband the night after they are married and when he comes to her she begins telling him a story...

Creekfinding: A true story

Many years ago, a creek ran through the Iowan countryside. It teemed with fish and insects, attracting local wildlife to the creek’s plentiful banks. All of that changed when a farmer bought the acreage and bulldozed the creek away from its natural course. For years the land was farmed until a new owner, Mike, bought the property. Mike wanted to restore the parcel to its original...

The World From Up Here

Wren never felt brave. And when her mother goes to the hospital for depression, life becomes more difficult. She has to take care of her little brother, Russell, while her dad stays with Hermon. Russell has Asperger syndrome, and sometimes he can be difficult to control. With their parents gone, they are staying at Aunt Marianne's house. The students in Wren's history class have...

The Pirate Jamboree

Teague creates a fantastic world for his young readers in this lively story in verse. A reunion of pirates commences, and each participant is described as they arrive. It later becomes apparent that these flamboyant, ferocious, and fancy pirates are neighborhood children gathered together utilizing their advanced imaginations. In their raucous excitement, a huge mess is made...

The Solar System Through Infographics

Higgins takes curious readers on a roller coaster through space. Exploring different topics such as the big bang theory, the sun, stars, planets, black holes, and more; Higgins provides an expansive introduction to the solar system. The Solar System Through Infographics may not be for those readers already well versed in the solar system, but it does function as a great kick...

Rory the Dinosaur Wants a Pet

Rory's friends has a pet hermit crab named Sheldon, and he is so much fun! They play hide and go seek and fetch with Sheldon on the beach. Rory wants a pet too! He sets off to find himself a pet, but it is harder than he thought, and he has to go home for dinner before he finds one. While he's walking home a coconut falls from it's tree and rolls behind Rory. Rory races home with...

A Second, a Minute, a Week with Days in It: A Book about TimeBrian P. ClearyBrian Gable

A Second, a Minute, a Week with Days in It: A Book about Time explains time in a way that should help children comprehend how long an hour is, not just the abstract idea of sixty minutes. There are sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in an hour, twenty-four hours in a day, and seven days in a week. Months can have a different number of days, but there are always twelve...

Earth Aliens #6: Rebirth

Zeneba has been captured by the humans. Despite being tortured and questioned about her people, Zeneba will not give in. Rhys is heartbroken over her capture and joins the Resistance to bring the human leader down, free Zeneba, and live in peace. However, while trying to free her Rhys is captured and imprisoned. Elena is able to break in, free Rhys and Zeneba, and barely escape...

Kid Sensation #1: Sensation

Jim is not an ordinary sixteen-year-old. He is not even an ordinary super-powered teen. Jim has a smorgasbord of powers including flight, super speed, teleportation, telepathy, and shape-shifting (just to name a few). Two years ago at the superhero trials, Jim was caught on camera having a fight with the Alpha League, the most powerful superhero team around. However, they now...

Splashdance

Ursula and Ricardo are practicing for a big water ballet championship. But when the pool decides not to allow bears in, Ricardo finds a new partner. Ursula goes to the neighborhood pond to swim and meets some other bears and their water ballet partners. They all practice together, and on the day of the championship they sneak into the pool in disguise. Then, after all the other...