Children’s Book Reviews

Looking for a new children’s book for the kids? Every Friday check in for a new review of a children’s book!


Anyone else love to eat? Yes?? I will admit I spend a lot of time thinking about food and what I want to eat or make. This meant I totally understood Mr. Raccoon wanting to mix up his diet with some better quality food in Anderson Atlas’s book Rascal Farms. Mr. Raccoon observes his surroundings and eventually comes upon a farm that seems to have an abundance of food. He figures no one will miss the food he takes and brings to his...

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Have you ever wondered more about who Jane was in the movie Tarzan? Where did she come from, and why did Jane think it was so important to come and study the gorillas in the movie? In The Watcher, a great biographical story about Jane Goodall’s life that’s written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter, we find out who Jane is, and how important it is to be patient for good things to come. Who is Jane Goodall? Jane Goodall is...

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A, B, C, D, E, F, G….how many times do we hear this song as a little one? How many books are out there to help us learn our ABCs? I wish I had the answer because I’ve read the ABCs a lot and certainly sing the ABC song often to my little one, as I have over the years to kids I have babysat. There are some great book versions out there and one that I have been enjoying is B is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet by Marie and Roland Smith....

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How many of you have gone to the zoo and looked at an animal and had them start to go crazy? Do they start jumping around and screaming? Or maybe you and the animal make eye contact and they just walk away like they could care less that you are standing there! In this great non-fiction story called Never Smile At A Monkey, by Steve Jenkins, he tells us what we should and shouldn’t do to animals if we encounter them. My first...

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Are you up to reading a book about a wrong turn, a moving library, a zoo, and animals who become authors? If so, Wild About Books by Judy Sierra with pictures by Marc Brown is the book for you! This was another gift for Jumping Bean from a family I babysat for in California, who lovingly gifted us some of their favorite books. My little man loves to read and this book is a winner in his eyes! This book is such an easy and fun read;...

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We all had that one thing that we carried around with us when we were kids. Maybe yours was a stuffy or a blanket. Mine, it was a pink and white blanket that my Grandma made for me. It’s ratty and full of holes now. It lays in my cat’s bed and has all his toys on top of it. Mo Willems wrote this adorable story about Trixie, who lives in New York City with her parents. Knuffle Bunny is about Trixie’s prized possession – her...

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