Interview with Jennifer Butenas Author of “A Family Walk”

Jennifer Butenas taught early elementary school before choosing to stay at home and raise her three children. She has a Masters in Education with specializations in Curriculum, Instruction and Literacy. Currently she resides in southern New Hampshire where, in addition to story writing, she enjoys photography and designing children’s gift cards for select children’s shops. Inspired by the antics and adventures of her family, she believes in capturing the joy and happiness of the simple things in life.

“Tales from Hoop ’n’ Holler: The Wizard’s Apprentice” by Jim Henry and Jimmy Patterson

Tales from Hoop ’n’ Holler: The Wizard’s ApprenticeJim Henry and Jimmy PattersonIllustrated by: Marjorie van HeerdenWilly Nilly Stories LLC (2019)ISBN 9781939368232Reviewed by Alyvia (age 11) for Reader Views Kids (8/19) “Tales from Hoop ’n’ Holler: The Wizard’s Apprentice” is the first book in a new series by Jim Henry and Jimmy Patterson. In the beginning [...]

Amanda's Fall by Kelly Bouldin Darmofal

This is the story of a little girl named Amanda who is at school in first grade. Amanda likes to play with her friends outside at recess, they like to pretend like they are horses. One day at recess, Amanda rolls down a hill and hits her head on a rock.

Episode by Tracey Morait

I was pleasantly surprised how the author turned an affliction into a super hero power. “Episode,” by Tracey Morait gives the reader a glimpse at what it means to have epilepsy, but instead of writing the story about how hard this can be for someone’s day-to-day life, the author creates this world where it is a gift and not a curse.

“Daniel: Picking Up the Pieces” by Peter Pactor

“Daniel: Picking Up the Pieces” by Peter Pactor is a historical fiction novel set in 1929 after the Great Stock Market Crash, entering into the Great Depression.

“CeeGee’s Gift” by Joy H. Selak

CeeGee has a gift, she can see things before they happen. She feels as if this gift is a curse, one that she has no control over. Until she meets Mr. Tindale who she confides her “knowings” to. Together they try and use her gift to help people better their lives, no matter how hopeless they seem.

“Two Dark Moons” by Avi Silver

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” by Maria L. Ray

: “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.

“Rowdy Randy” by Casey Day Rislov

Rowdy RandyCasey Day RislovCasey Rislov Books (2019)ISBN 9780578429458Reviewed by Lydia (age 5) for Reader Views Kids (1/2020) “Rowdy Randy” by Casey Day Rislov is the story about a horsefly named “Rowdy Randy” who likes to annoy other animals in the wild west. The story starts with Randy flying around, looking for an animal to bother. [...]

“David’s ADHD” by Sherrill S. Cannon

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1950860434?ie=UTF8&tag=boobyboopub-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=1950860434 David’s ADHDSherrill S. CannonStrategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. (2019)ISBN 9781950860432Reviewed by Lydia (Age 5) for Reader Views Kids (1/2020) “David’s ADHD” by Sherrill S. Cannon is about a little boy named David who has trouble focusing and paying attention at school. The beginning of the book describes what David does or doesn’t do [...]