Children's Book and Media Review

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List of Papers (Total 2,919)

Circle

By Karen Abbott, Published on 04/12/19

Fox Explores the Night

By Katie Morrell, Published on 04/12/19

Narwhal and Jelly #1: Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea

By Erica Sonzogni, Published on 04/12/19

Remarkably You

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, and Pete learns in school that you can only catch a leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day. He decides to open a business where his friends can buy leprechaun luck, because he plans to catch a leprechaun which will bring him luck. Pete attempts to catch Clover the leprechaun but has some trouble. He tries a net, but that doesn’t work. Then he tries to play a...

The Black Book of Color

Take a peek at the inspiring life of the Paralympic swimming world champion Jessica. Her story begins as a young orphan baby with malformed legs in Russia. After being adopted and receiving multiple surgeries, Long was able to learn new skills, including how to swim. Her love for swimming led her to compete in multiple Paralympics, earning gold, silver, and bronze metals. She...

Xtreme Snakes: Mambas

Mambas is an informational texts that teaches you the basic information about mambas. The first part of the book is an introduction to mambas and their physiology, while the second half serves to show the different types of mambas and discuss what to do if you are bitten. The book contains a glossary of all the bigger words younger readers might not understand. The book is...

The Circus Ship

When a circus ship sinks off the shore of Maine, the fifteen animals that were aboard drag themselves out of the water and stagger into the local village. The residents do not take a liking to them at first, but when the circus tiger saves a young girl from a burning building, they all start living in harmony. One day, the greedy circus owner shows up in search of the animals...

Octopants

Everyone has underpants except Octopus. It’s just too hard to find a place that sells them for someone with eight legs. Octopus checks all over town. He even shops online. It seems a futile effort, until one day, Octopus comes across the “Under-Sea Emporium.” This store is famous all over the ocean for having clothes for everyone. Even so, there are no octopants. It turns out he...

Loved to Bits

Stripy Ted begins his life with golden stripes, two black buttons for eyes, and all his limbs intact. As Stripy Ted and his owner go on imaginative adventures, Stripy Ted gets a little beat up. His stripes fade with dirt and time. He loses a button and a few limbs, but Stripy Ted doesn't get discouraged. The owner’s mother even offers to mend him, but Stripy's owner likes him...

Laughing at My Nightmare

Shane Burcaw has lived with spinal muscular atrophy, a neuromuscular disease, since birth. It is a disease that affects approximately .0001 percent of the population and individuals who have been diagnosed with it lack one of the vital proteins that help create and maintain muscle tissue. Shane recounts, in humorous detail, his disease, how he lives his life, and more importantly...

Everybody's Favorite Book

A hero named Bob is introduced. He has all the qualities required to be a hero: proper attire to fight in space and the stealth moves of a ninja. A villain of equal caliber is then introduced onto the scene. The story includes a little bit of something to satisfy every reader’s taste, including a pink princess, complex vocabulary words, and a slew of characters seen in major...

All The Crooked Saints

Everyone wants a miracle, but not everyone is willing to pay the price for one. For generations, the Soria family has provided miracles for those who seek them out in their desert town of Bicho Raro, but the miracles require a person’s inner darkness to take a physical form. The Soria family cannot help any pilgrims lest their own darkness take form—and the darkness of a Soria is...

A Season of Daring Greatly

Jill Cafferty is about to graduate from high school and embark on a journey as the Major League Baseball's first female recruit. As she navigates the tangled minority world, being the only girl among her teammates, coaches, and in the entire profession, Jill sarcastically deals with surmounting pressures. The glamour of professional sports is scratched away as Jill constantly...

A Little Princess Story: I Want a Friend!

The Little Princess is upset that her brother won’t play with her. Her mother reminds her that she will have the chance to make friends at school, which starts tomorrow. The next day, the Little Princess hangs up her coat and crown and attempts to make friends on the playground, but no one wants to play with her. The Little Princess finds other children who have no one to play...

When Paul Met Artie: The Story of Simon & Garfunkel

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel grow up in Queens just a few blocks from one another and go to the same schools. They meet in sixth grade in the cast of their school play, Alice in Wonderland. Artie has perfect pitch and a beautiful voice, and Paul plays guitar and masters his own voice. Together, Paul and Artie explore the world of music and find a perfect harmonic blend for their...

Waiting for Sophie

Liam is ready to be a big brother, but waiting for Sophie to be born seems to drag on forever. Nana-Downstairs finds ways to help the waiting go by quickly. She and Liam have a lot of fun going to the store in their pajamas and watching movies, but Liam still has to do a lot of waiting. Eventually Sophie is born, and Liam thinks that the waiting is over. He quickly finds out that...

Today I'm a Race Car Driver

Today I'm a Race Car Driver follows Leo through all the work that goes into being a race car driver. From Monday's car wash to Sunday's big race, there is something important every day that needs to be done so that the car and the driver are ready for competition. On Wednesday, the gear is checked to make sure it will all keep the driver safe, and on Thursday the car is inspected...

To Kill a Kingdom

In this retelling of The Little Mermaid, Princess Lira is the most feared siren in the kingdom under the sea. But when she kills a mermaid, her mother, the Sea Queen, turns Lira into a human. Now Lira must bring the Sea Queen the heart of Prince Elian, the captain of a ship of siren killers. When Lira joins Elian’s crew, she discovers that the prince has set out to discover an...

The Wild Robot #2: The Wild Robot Escapes

Robot Roz is no ordinary robot. She learned to survive on an island and now has to learn to survive on a farm. However, Roz has left her son back on the island and desperately wants to make it back to him. She tells every animal she can about her son Brightbill back home. The rumors spread and soon Brightbill hears the story his mother is telling everyone. Brightbill decides to...

The Weather Girls

The weather girls take readers on an adventure through the seasons, changing their clothes and activities as they go. Starting with the swimming and playing of summer, the girls continue on, teaching about the apples and sweaters of fall, snowmen, snowflakes and mountains of winter, and finally the breezes and colors of spring. All these adventures culminate in a summary of each...

The Theory of Hummingbirds

Sixth-grader Alba was born with a foot that points inwards, and has never felt like she fits in. She spends her time on the side of the track timing the runners and wishing she could be one of them. On top of her physical handicap, she struggles to handle all the other craziness that sixth grade entails. When she receives her final surgery, she sees it as a chance to finally be...

The Serpent King

Unfortunately, Dill Early has the same name as his father. Dill lives in a small town, and his father is well-known as the head of a religious congregation that dabbles in snakes and poisons, as well as prayer. But Dillard Early, Sr. was sent to jail for possessing child pornography. With that reputation following him, Dill can’t help but feel trapped. While his best friend Lydia...

The Selection #5: The Crown

Twenty years after her parents find love through The Selection, Eadlyn is having complications going through the process herself. She has narrowed her suitors down to an elite group, but making the final decision is turning out to be more difficult than anticipated. Eadlyn is forced to balance her fierce independence, newfound desire for love, duty as future queen, and unrest...

The Real McCoys

Eddie, the prized stuffed owl mascot of Tiddlywhump Elementary School, has gone missing, and Moxie McCoy is on the case. Her best friend and partner has just moved away, so she’s looking for a replacement while trying to figure out who’s done it. After a few false accusations, evidence finding, and multiple trips to the principal’s office, the case is finally solved by Moxie’s...

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

What’s more important: nature or nurture? Sal is trying to figure out the answer to that question in his own life. He doesn’t know who his biological father is, and he barely remembers his mother. All his life, Sal has tried to be like his adoptive father, but he feels himself turning into someone he doesn’t recognize. Tragedy strikes in Sal's personal life, as well as in the...