Children's Book and Media Review

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List of Papers (Total 2,886)

Bravelands: Broken Pride

Titan, a large pride-less male lion, killed Fearless's father when Fearless was a cub to try and gain control of the pride. Fearless was forced to run away to a baboon troop. When the leader of the troop is killed by a hyena, Fearless goes off to force the hyena's group from the area in an attempt to prove himself to the troop. The hyena's gang is much larger than he had expected...

Book Scavenger: The Alcatraz Escape

Emily and her friends embark on a quest to Unlock the Rock, or solve the game set on Alcatraz Island. With mystery writer Errol Roy working behind the scenes, it is sure to be a blast. But with their fame from past success, Emily and James begin receiving threats and are slowed down by people trying to get them out of the game. Despite menacing notes telling them to leave and...

Boo Who?

When you are new to the group is there a ghost of a chance to make friends? Boo is facing that difficult challenge. He is different in so many ways. He can't play the games the other kids do! Until they decide to play hide and seek and now Boo has a game at which he can excel. It appears that anyone with spirit can make friends after all!

Big Brown Bear's Cave

While strolling through the forest, Big Brown Bear finds the perfect cave to call home. He later notices that humans have their own caves (garages), too. The only difference is that their caves are filled with stuff, so Bear decides he probably needs to fill his cave with stuff to make it a proper home. Bear fills his cave with so much stuff, he can’t even have his friends over...

Because Your Daddy Loves You

A little girl is all energy and enthusiasm. Her daddy has her for the day and helps her dress, spends time with her at the beach, and finally tucks her into bed with a warm hug and the words, "I Love You

Because I'm Your Dad

A father monster tells his little monster all of the things that will be special about their relationship. They will eat funny things, stay up late, and burp with extraordinary skill! And that's only a few of the things this fun father has in store for his little buddy. On the last page he reveals why they will do all of these things together—because being a good dad is a family...

Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind

Bartholomew Biddle is a boy who hates math and loves adventure, but soon finds himself being swept up by his trusty bedsheet and a powerful gust of wind. As Bart travels and meets new friends in strange lands he must decide where he truly belongs among pirates, pilots, parents, and friends. What will he do when he finds himself where the wind doesn't blow--will he return home...

Bad Romance

Grace is tired of living at home with her abusive stepfather and emotionally distant mother, so when she meets Gavin, the dreamy, talented rock-god, she sees him as her savior. Grace is sure their romance is too good to be true until Gavin begins to show his true colors as a controlling, manipulative abuser. Grace finds herself spiraling, trapped in a relationship she can see no...

Bad Kitty: Camp Daze

Kitty doesn’t want Puppy to go to a dogs-only camp without him. Kitty decides to stow away in Puppy’s bag. Upon Kitty’s arrival, the camp director isn’t convinced that Kitty is a dog. After several impressive attempts, Kitty fools the director into thinking that he is a dog. On a camp hike, Kitty runs into trouble. He sniffs catnip and his true identity comes out. The camp...

At the Supermarket

A little boy and his mother go to the grocery store for a special reason. They go through the store's various sections, picking out things such as meat, vegetables, and soap. The little boy shares what he likes best and what his mother always buys. After putting what they need in the cart, he reminds his mother what they cannot forget to buy. It's his birthday tomorrow and they...

American Girl: Real Stories From My Time: The Titanic

The newest, most improved ship of its kind, the luxurious Titanic was said to be unsinkable. But on April 14, 1912, tragedy struck as the ship hit an iceberg and began to sink. Samantha, safe at home, is worried sick about her siblings, Nellie and William, and her Aunt Cornelia, who are all on the Titanic. Learn about real passengers and stories from the Titanic while following...

Allegedly

Mary Addison killed a baby when she was nine years old. Allegedly. Now fifteen, Mary is out of “baby jail,” but lives in a group home for teenage girls with criminal records. Though she is supposed to have many advocates in her life, none of the professionals assigned to her case seem to care at all. Consequently, Mary lives a cold and tortured life. When she discovers she is...

You Bring the Distant Near

Sisters Tara and Sonia are as different as night and day, but they’ve grown close through their family’s multiple moves to locations around the world. As they adjust to their new adventure of living in America, they must find ways to exist in their environment as girls that are simultaneously Bengali and American. Later, cousins Anna and Chantal struggle to develop their...

Wolf Hollow

Some life lessons sink deep. This is true for Annabelle who is eleven, almost twelve. Until now her life has been about chores, family, school, and animals but this year, things become more complex. Betty Glengarry moves in with her grandparents and immediately begins bullying Annabelle. Annabelle decides to handle the situation by herself. But Betty is a bigger problem than...

Wizard For Hire

Seven-year-old Ozzy Toffy and his parents spontaneously move to an off-grid cabin deep in the Oregon woods. But soon after moving in, armed men kidnap Ozzy’s parents, leaving Ozzy on his own. Seven years later, fourteen-year-old Ozzy finally escapes the confines of his forest home to experience the world and search for his parents. A magazine ad of a wizard for hire catches his...

Who's That Girl

Natalie "Nattie" McCullough-Schwartz is starting her junior year with a bang: she and her three friends, all founding members of their school's gay-straight alliance, are attempting to take over the school's Winter Formal and make it a more inclusive and represented event. Beyond that, Nattie is trying to get over her longtime crush on Sebastian Delacroix, an aspiring musician...

Where Do Rivers Go, Momma?

When a young girl and her mother take a nature walk, the girl begins asking questions about the wonders of rivers, rocks, and other topics relating to earth science. The mother teaches her young daughter of how rainbows are formed, how clouds produce rain, how erosion takes place, and so much more.

When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop

Clive was born in Jamaica where he fell in love with music. At age thirteen, Clive moved to the Bronx in New York City. There he started playing basketball at the neighborhood playground, where he was nicknamed “Hercules” for his great height. This was shortened to “Herc,” and Clive added “Kool” for the new nickname of “Kool Herc.” One day Clive’s father bought a giant sound...

Today I'm a Dancer

Readers put on their dancing shoes and join Ellie the dancer as she showcases her week in dance. Ellie doesn't just stick to one category of dance. She tries them all! From flamenco to tap to ballet and even hip hop, Ellie works hard to get ready for the big show on Sunday! Each type of dance is highlighted with colorful illustrations and key words pertaining to the various styles.

No Way Out: Shadow House #3

Dash, Azumi, and Poppy are trapped on the grounds of Larkspur House when they come to a carnival that traps them in a mirror maze with the shadow creature pursuing them in the guise of Poppy's cousin Connie. They find their way out and discover an old garage where five previous children hid and left behind a walkman with a tape that gives the trio more clues. The three children...

City Mouse, Country Mouse

Tansy the country mouse and William the city mouse meet by surprise one summer day. The two friends have an instant connection when they discover their similar dreams and passions. However, their opposite lifestyles become a barrier when Tansy wants to stay in the country and William wants to stay in the city. When the two can no longer stand to be separate, they find a place...

Albert's Tree

After a long hibernation, Albert can’t wait to get back to his favorite hang out spot. When he makes it to his special tree, he is startled when the tree suddenly begins wailing in tears! Time continues and Albert and his friends try everything to cheer the tree up. After Albert yells at the tree in absolute frustration, he finally decides to try a softer approach by climbing up...

If Sharks Disappeared

Many people think sharks are scary, but they are a necessary part of a healthy ocean. Losing an apex predator (like sharks) could have a terrible effect on our planet, which is important to know because many shark species are endangered. It would cause a chain reaction eventually leading to an unbalanced, even unlivable ocean. This chain reaction would continue onto land...

Be Brave, Little Penguin

Pip-Pip is the smallest of all the penguins, and he plays alone because he is too afraid of the water to swim with his friends. What if it’s freezing cold, or full of monsters? What if he can’t swim? Pip-Pip’s mommy tries to teach him to think of his fears differently, after all, the water might also be light and warm and full of treats. Finally, Pip-Pip decides to be brave, and...

Hurricane Child

Twelve-year-old Caroline was born on a small island in the Caribbean in the middle of a hurricane, which is said to be unlucky. This has been too true for Caroline. She has always been bullied and abused at school, and one day, her mom leaves the house and doesn’t come back. Caroline is left alone, without the only person who ever loved her. One day, a girl named Kalinda shows up...