Proverbs Prayers – John Mason

Proverb Prayers is wonderful daily devotional that provides a detailed review of the book of Proverbs.  For each day of the month, a chapter of the book of Proverbs is presented and then is followed up with a prayer which focuses on integrating the teaching of the chapter into one’s daily life.   This book would make a lovely gift for yourself or for a friend.

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.

On the Moon – Anna Milbourne and Benji Davies

After having all sorts of crafting fun making a solar system model, out daughter pulled out this old favorite to read this afternoon.  On the Moon is a perfect introduction to space travel for little ones.  It is written in highly accessible prose, and the pictures are awesome.  As the mother of a daughter, I also love that the child featured who is dreaming about one day becoming an astronaut and visiting outer space is a  little girl.

Chrysanthemum – Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes books never disappoint.  Chrysanthemum is one of my favorites.  Sweet, little Chrysanthemum begins kindergarten loving her unique name but upon entering kindergarten she encounters a group of mean girls that tease her about her name to the point that Chrysanthemum wants to change it.  Ultimately, one of her teachers intervenes and helps Chrysanthemum as well as the other students recognize the beauty of Chrysanthemum’s  absolutely perfect name.

Usborne First Encyclopedia of Seas and Oceans

Usborne does an awesome job with science books for young learners.  Our daughter has delighted in reading animal books from their early reader series, and their first encyclopedia series has also been a big hit.  This volume focuses specifically on seas and oceans.  Colorful pictures, easy to understand descriptions, and useful internet links shared throughout the volume make the Usborne First Encyclopedia of Seas and Oceans a highly requested bedtime read at our home.

Rocket Writes a Story – Tad Hills

Our family loved How Rocket Learned to Read so when we heard there was another story about Rocket, we had to read it, and we were not disappointed!!!  As the mother of a five year old who delights in writing her own stories and illustrating them, Rocket’s exploration of words and finding his voice as a writer were a perfect fit.  This is an exceptional book for children who are just starting to share their ideas as  writers.

Miss Smith Under the Ocean – Michael Garland

Miss Smith Under the Ocean is so much fun!  This time, Miss Smith’s incredible storybook takes the class on a nautical adventure when they visit the local aquarium.  From The Owl and the Pussycat to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,  a myriad of beloved ocean going adventure classics are incorporated into the story, and the students are lucky enough a to meet a colorful cast of characters.  This book is not only well written, but the colorful pictures truly bring the text to life.


If You Take a Mouse to School – Laura Numeroff

If You Take a Mouse to School is a fun read aloud for the beginning of the school year.   Although it does not follow the cyclical pattern of Numeroff’s previous works, it is still an entertaining and engaging read.  The bright, colorful pictures are a delight.  Be sure to pay attention to all of the details within the images…