Imagine being stuck in a world rigid in rituals – a place where being different means you’re an outcast and individuality is discouraged. That’s what life is like for Sohmeng Par.
: “From God to Us” has a wonderful message for people of all ages to learn and/or be reminded of. I loved how the message empowers people to realize their uniqueness and how, because of this, we truly are special because our actions and contributions are up to us since there is no other us around to do it.
The Orangutan Rescue GangJoyce MajorAlegro Publishing (2019)ISBN 9780578438313Reviewed by Maddie (age 12) for Reader Views Kids (1/2020) “The Orangutan Rescue Gang” is a story about Jaylynn, an eleven-year-old girl who moves to Sumatra with her father. She misses her friends and soccer and all the fun things she […]
“King of the Moon by Mr. Kind is an unusual adventure that starts with an apple tree named Sam and ends up on a golden path to the moon.”
Oak Street Treehouse: The Day They Messaged GodDick DanielsIndependently Published (2018-2019)ISBN 9780578449500Reviewed by Lydia (age 5) for Reader Views Kids (1/2020) “Oak Street Treehouse: The Day They Messaged God” by Dick Daniels is the story of a bunch of kids and how they get to talk to God […]
The Encouragement LettersShanna SpenceBook Liftoff (2017)ISBN 9781947946125Reviewed by Maddie (age 12) for Reader Views Kids (12/19) “The Encouragement Letters” by Shanna Spence is about a boy named Will growing up in England in 1865. The story follows Will as he and his mom (mum) struggle to survive in […]