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Slime, Gak & Goop

My husband *loved* his chemistry set when he was a child, and he laments how such things aren't available for children anymore. He has asked if we can come up with something like that to do with our own children, since it opens up a whole new world to them for...

Humphrey’s Pet Show Panic

This is a charming installment in an award-winning series. It's an easy to read chapter book, with nice illustrations throughout. Overall, it's a delight! The story is told from the perspective of a classroom's pet hamster who is taken to a town pet show. The hamster...

Survive! Inside The Human Body

I have been trying to review the three-book series, Survive! Inside the Human Body, for weeks, but my 11-year-old daughter took the books as soon as we got them and has been reading them over and over. She would share numerous facts and concepts about how and why our...

My Pillow Keeps Moving

This is a fun-to-read children's picture book, illustrated by the esteemed New Yorker illustrator, Christopher Weyant. The story is mostly told visually, with sight gags, tied to witty dialog. It subtly explains how misconceptions can lead to miscommunication,...

50 Wacky Things Humans Do

This is a fun facts book all about human biology, with a focus on engaging and helping kids learn while having a great deal of fun. Yet, I think, it adds to regular learning to supplement and enlarge our understanding of the body and how it really works -- well beyond...

The Book With No Pictures

The Book with No Pictures is a witty and playful book which my children love to have me read to them. It first explains that once you start ready a book out loud, the reader has to read every word, even if the words are silly or sound funny. And at the end, it points...

The King of Too Many Things

This is a delightful book, with fun and funny vintage-style illustrations throughout. The story teaches that "enough is as good as a feast," or as the story says, "Nice is nice enough." Yet to reach that conclusion the young king of the story finds that wishing for...

A Song for Snow

I don't know if patience is the hardest lesson for my children to learn, but it has been a lesson I still need to learn -- and re-learn -- daily. And that's the beauty of this charmingly painted children's book. The younger of two owlets is asking their older sibling...

The LEGO Neighborhood Book

Our family just loves The Lego Movie, and they are excited about the upcoming sequel starring Lego Batman. We're such fans, that we've have decided to work towards the coveted title of Master Builder and create our own secret Lego worlds in our basement. The LEGO...

Mouse Scouts

Mouse Scouts, a charming chapter book, tells the story of how a group of young girl mice become Acorn Scouts and work toward their first badge, which requires them to successfully grow a garden. That can be tough for anyone, but especially for mice. Dealing with...

Here We Are

This book was written in honor of the birth of the author and illustrator's son being born. It offers a delightful, baby-sized introduction to astronomy, geography, biology, and more -- yet is, first and foremost, a...

50 Things To Know About The Tudors

I love how this book is designed! The deluxe soft-cover wraps around a fun and accessible book which breaks what could seem heavy or remote into bite-size bits of fascination. Each page includes 4-8 brief notes, in a visually dynamic way. The text describes the...

Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender

This charming book offers absolutely darling illustrations paired with lyrics from Elvis Presley's timeless hit, "Love Me Tender." The simple yet sincere text matches wonderfully with the everyday joys of young families. There is a nice note from Elvis' wife,...

Girls Night In

Girls Night In is a delightful book designed in a scrapbook style with lots of full-page photos, hand-drawn notes and illustrations, all in a fun and dynamic layout. It describes activities, recipes, crafts, and more for the ultimate girls' party and/or sleep-over....

Chef Gino’s Taste Test Challenge

I remember how much fun I had in my cooking class back in middle school. I still use techniques and recipes I first learned in that class, and I've been a little sad for my own kids, since cooking has long since disappeared from the classes taught in our local...

My Little City Book Series

My Little Cities: San Francisco takes young children to the city by the bay. I love the stamping-style illustrations and a brief poem which leads your baby or toddler through a 22-page board book tour of San Francisco, highlight common landmarks, aspects, and...

New Space Books!

We're loving this clever book! Most science experiment books, however well intended, require numerous other materials to complete each experiment, and depending upon how easy they are to get, the book is more or less of a success. That doesn't apply here! Inside This...

A Thousand Billion Things (and Some Sheep)

I like how A Thousand Billion Things (and Some Sheep) lays out all the wonderful and myriad options a kid gets to choose from each day. Choosing the path you'll take -- wisely -- is part of learning responsibility, and becoming successful, too. This delightful book...

Encourage Reading with Quackers!

The warm and charming artwork in Quackers matches its heart-warming story. A paper cut out cat grows up with ducks at a duck pond, and thus, assumes that it is a duck, too. When it meets another felt cutout cat, and visits her family in a farmer's barn, she thinks she...

A Is for Adam

Endearing illustrations, inspiring biographies, and fair dose of humor are all perfectly matched in A Is for Adam. Each letter of the alphabet offers a brief biography of someone in the Bible -- from Adam to Zacharias. Some of the letters are used ingeniously; for...

Gandhi and Sacagawea Books for Kids

I am Gandhi offers a first-person account of Gandhi's life just for kids, how he was often mistreated and imprisoned, yet his influence was never diminished. The binding and printing are first-rate, the illustrations are endearing (a Calvin-and-Hobbes influence?), and...

Earn It!

My kids are really enjoying this delightful book, which has darling illustrations and fun text throughout, while laying out the importance -- and necessity -- of working toward success, not just expecting it to magically befall us one day. It's kind of a tough concept...

Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures

The Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures is such a great book! It's very large in size and features two-page spreads of various dinosaurs approaching hunting, eating, and raising their young, each in their own unique ways, described in brief snippets all around the page. It's...

Stitching with Jane Foster

This fun activity book comes with a range of easy to sew colorful cards, with holes already punched out, for young children to "sew" and "cross-stitch" themselves. The cards can be "sewn," undone, and re-sewn over and over. My daughters find them cute and fun to do,...

Fun Sticker Art Books

This is a clever, paint-by-numbers book -- but with stickers -- which features eight animals from the African grasslands as portrayed in a modern/tribal geometric style. I should note that while this isn't for very young children, the stickers themselves have thick...

Construction and Geology Books

We recently finished building our own house. It was a big, exciting, and sometimes fun (sometimes exhausting) process that everyone in the family got to help out with. Some of us got pretty excited about the whole process and are talking about becoming a contractor...

Manga Guide Physiology

I think The Manga Guide to Physiology is a painless way to introduce students and other learners to physiology. The thick, Japanese-style (black and white) comic-book style is fun and engaging, as it explains how the major systems of the human body actually work. It...

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