Awesome Dawson is a fun book about a little boy who loves to collect “junk” and then turn those things into treasures. As his skills as an engineer continue to grow, Dawson builds a machine that will do his chores for him. Unfortunately, the machine is a bit too awesome and Dawson is faced with the challenge of regaining control. Awesome Dawson is a cute story that is enhanced by colorful illustrations.
Whoosh is a great book that shares the life and inventions of Lonnie Johnson who is an engineer and inventor. While working on a new cooling system for refrigerators and air-conditioners, completely by accident, Johnson created one of the top selling toys of all time – The Super Soaker. Shared in an enjoyable picture book format, this story is a great one to share with little kids as well as big ones. I particularly appreciated the emphasis on the fact that Johnson’s path to success took a lot of unexpected turns and was truly challenging just like real life.
This is my favorite Valentine’s Day book in our collection. Little Mouse has a very big valentine that he wants to share, but none of his friends are interested because it is just too big. As he ponders how to solve his dilemma, Little Mouse makes a new friend and together they come up with a solution that allows everyone to enjoy a Valentine’s Day treat.
Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, this seemed like a fitting choice for a Way Back Wednesday post.
Love Monster is such a cute character. I was excited to see that he is now featured in a number of books. Love Monster and the Last Chocolate is a very sweet story that focuses on the importance of being a good friend and the rewards of showing kindness to others. We loved this one!
Control Girl is an encouraging book that explores the stories of seven women from the Bible who struggled with the burden of control. Although an easy and enjoyable read, this book has a powerful message. I especially appreciated the reflection questions at the end of each chapter as a way of pulling together all of the ideas presented.
While this complimentary book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity Group, no other compensation was given. All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.
If you have Star Wars fans at your home (big or small), they will love this book. It provides all sorts of interesting details in a highly engaging format. Our daughter has delighted in reading this one again and again!
Cornelia’s life changing friendship with her elderly neighbor Virginia Somerset makes for a terrific tale that features rich vocabulary and wonderful adventures that span the globe. The story within a story format and great descriptive details makes this book a most enjoyable read. This one is a winner!
This post was originally published on July 16, 2016. Our daughter received the boxed set of this edition of The Chronicles of Narnia for Christmas, and she has been delighting in re-reading the series on her own.
The Chronicles of Narnia is an amazing fantasy series with strong Biblical themes. It can be enjoyed by children as well as adults. Our daughter has been reading thru the series with Dad at bedtime and loves it. I highly recommend partner reading these book aloud with your child and discussing them. There is a lot to take in for the reader on every page. This particular edition of the series includes beautiful illustrations and would make a terrific gift.
88 Instruments is a fun picture book that features a young boy selecting which musical instrument he would like to learn how to play. With clever use of onomatopoeia, the story comes to life and you cannot help but feel like you are at the music shop too! Beautiful illustrations enhance the text. This would make a great read-aloud.