Children's Book and Media Review

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List of Papers (Total 3,096)

Tomorrow I'll Be Brave

In this beautiful picture book a young rabbit and his pet kitten explore what tomorrow might bring and how they will face it together. They will be brave, curious, and smart. Each page features a different attribute that youngsters dream of becoming. These large words are surrounded by additional words in smaller text and pictures that provide more detail about how these...

Tiger vs. Nightmare

Tiger and Monster do all the awesome stuff best friends usually do together. At bedtime, once Tiger and Monster finish playing their games and are ready for bed, Monster takes post and keeps watch for nightmares. Monster is very good at scaring away nightmares; in fact, the last time Tiger even had a nightmare was when Monster was on vacation. But that changes when a really nasty...

The Story Collector

Viviani Joffre Fedeler is a collector of stories. Living in the New York Public Library with her family, she is a natural storyteller with a vivid imagination. One day, a valuable stamp collection is put on exhibit at the library, but goes missing soon after. Using fact and fiction, courage and fear, investigation and innovation, Viviani and her friends are able to catch the...

The Night Monster

By Ellen McCarty, Published on 04/12/19

The Night Gardener

Fourteen-year-old Molly has lied her way into a servant's position, but when she and her brother Kip arrive at the mansion, both feel a sense of dread coming from the house and the enormous tree in front of it. But there is nowhere else for the orphaned children to go. Molly gets to work on the house, the kitchen, and the children while Kip (who has a lame leg) sets to work on...

The Night Bear

Unbeknownst to most of us, night bears come by our front doors each night to eat our scary dreams! To night bears, scary dreams taste like yummy things. Some taste like ice cream, some taste like chocolate cake, and others taste of sweeter things still. But the poor night bear in our story comes across a dream that tastes horrible! It's full of unicorns and rainbows—not at all...

The Little Leftover Witch

The Doon's life is very ordinary until one Halloween night when little Felina's broomstick breaks. Since witches are only allowed to fly on Halloween night and no other broomstick in the house is enchanted, Felina will be with them for at least a year. At first the witch has a very difficult time. Witches only eat bats and gizzards, they never take baths, and they never take off...

The Great Grammar Book

Remembering a noun from a verb from a preposition can be tricky. There are a lot of big words standing for abstract concepts and that can be hard for kids to sort out and keep track of. In this book, different parts of speech are broken down a page at a time with illustrations, labels, pop-ups, and activities. Explained are nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns...

The Folk of the Air #2: The Wicked King

After the shocking revelation that her little brother Oak is the rightful heir to the Faerie crown, Jude has placed Cardan on the throne under her control. She is now his seneschal and, due to a secret bargain, has the power to control his every move. As the real authority behind the throne, Jude has to navigate the politics and intrigue of Faerie. Other courts may be plotting to...

The Extraordinary Colors of Auden Dare

Auden Dare cannot see color. What’s worse is that he lives in a time of war and water shortages. Auden and his mother are about to move with their meager belongings while his father is away fighting in the Water Wars. They have inherited a house from his deceased uncle, a university scientist. Auden comes into contact with Vivi, a classmate, who also received a letter from his...

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...

The Chocolate War

At Trinity, an all-boys Catholic high school, the word of the Vigils—the secret society of cruel and manipulative pranksters—is law. Each year at Trinity the students are asked to sell chocolates to raise money for the school. Participation is optional, but everyone does it. When Jerry Renault, a freshman, receives the assignment from the Vigils to refuse to sell chocolates for...

The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny)

Who says biographies have to be serious or drab? Certainly not Kathleen Krull or Paul Brewer! Their colorful picture book biography The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) tells of the journey that four lads from Liverpool take from a simple group of musicians to an international sensation. The book takes the reader through the naming of the band, writing of the songs, and...

Strange the Dreamer #2: Muse of Nightmares

After Sarai’s death in the first book, Minya captures Sarai’s ghost in the citadel in the sky. Unless Lazlo agrees to help her kill the humans who are responsible for the death of the gods and the other godspawn, Minya will let Sarai fade away. In desperation, the others drug Minya, buying time to search for a solution. But the godspawn need to answer one question: what happened...

Star Wars Jedi Academy #6: The Principal Strikes Back

It’s year three at the Jedi Academy for Victor Starspeeder, and things are not going according to plan. The new security droid turned principal ZC-04 seems like he’s out to ruin all the fun with his strict rules and protocols. Victor juggles his courses and the school play, all while trying to loosen the school from the ZC-04’s tyrannical grip. He senses that something is wrong...

Sofia the First: Just One of the Princes

Princess Sofia wants to join the Flying Derby team, but she is told that it is only for boys. Sofia is determined to make the Flying Derby a possibility for girls, too. It is quite the challenge and sometimes Sofia feels like giving up, but her friends and family encourage her to keep pushing forward toward her goal. If anybody can do it, Princess Sofia can!

Shoe-la-la!

Shoe-la-la! details the adventures of young friends Emily, Ashley, Kaitlyn, and Claire as they search for the perfect pair of party shoes for each of them to wear. They have the perfect dresses and hairstyles, but they are in desperate need of great pairs of shoes to go with them. The foursome venture to a fancy shoe store where they try on every shoe in the whole place—shoes for...

Shadowsmith

One summer night, a young girl in a yellow raincoat appears below Kirby’s window and poses a question. “Are you brave?” The girl’s name is Amelia Pigeon, and she is more than what she seems. Kirby soon finds himself helping her to vanquish dark forces that have made their way into his quiet seaside town. As he faces killer spiders, witches, shadow-birds, and powerful evil...

Sealed with a Kiss

A charming new seal with a French accent has arrived at the National Zoo. Unsure of how to make friends, she gets an idea from a small sparrow who welcomes her with a kiss. From cage to cage, the French seal greets each animal with an unwelcome kiss, not realizing that her breath has a strong fishy flavor! An overly honest snow leopard opens the eyes of the friendly flipper, and...

Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared

The Science Comics series is one that takes learning to a whole new level. In this installment of the educational series, readers will learn all about the aviation pioneers, Orville and Wilbur Wright. Their story is told like never before: through the eyes of their beloved sister, Katharine Wright. The Wright Brothers were determined, intelligent, and early innovators. Without...

Potion Masters #2: The Transparency Tonic

Life has somewhat calmed down for Gordy and his friends since stopping Esmeralda from overthrowing B.R.E.W. (Board of Ruling Elixirists Worldwide). Because of his potion-mixing skills, Gordy is working on becoming an Elixirist. While concocting his potions, Gordy goes into a hypnotic state or “Blind Batching” and unknowingly creates some destructive brews. As a result, Gordy’s...

Parkland Speaks

"Nothing bad ever happens in Parkland." This used to be the opinion of most Parkland residents. Parkland was always considered a safe, comfortable place to live. But on February 14, 2018, something bad did happen. A shooter entered the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and opened fire. Tragically, seventeen people were killed and another seventeen people were injured...

Outrageous Animal Adaptations

This fascinating book is full of animals that have strange adaptations. It has a variety of animals and unique adaptations that leave you in wonder at the natural world. It includes animals from every animal class, and each animal has a description describing their unique adaptation and how it helps them survive. The types of adaptations are varied, which keeps the book engaging...

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...

My America: Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary #1: Westward to Home

President Polk entices families to move out west and expand the nation from ocean to ocean. Joshua’s family decides to join a group that is heading to Oregon, in hopes of more land and a farm of their own. During the six month journey, Joshua experiences hardships that he was not prepared for. One of the men in the group gets run over by a wagon, babies frequently pass away after...