Ants in Your Pants, Worms in Your Plants!: (Gilbert Goes Green) By Diane deGroat

Ants in Your Pants, Worms in Your Plants!: (Gilbert Goes Green) Diane deGroat HarperCollins (2011) ISBN 9780061765117 Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 6.5) for Reader Views (3/11) In “Ants in Your Pants, Worms in Your Plants!” Gilbert is in school.  They have to write a spring poem, but Gilbert has trouble thinking of something to [...]

Animalogy: Animal Analogies By Marianne Berkes

Animalogy: Animal Analogies Marianne Berkes Sylvan Dell Publishing (2011) ISBN 9781607181378 Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 7) for Reader Views (9/11) “Animalogy: Animal Analogies” is about analogies.  I didn’t know what these were before I read the book.  One of them that they say is, for a robin, they have a wing, and a fish [...]

Andi’s Lonely Little Foal (Circle C Beginnings) By Susan K. Marlow

Andi’s Lonely Little Foal (Circle C Beginnings) Susan K. Marlow Kregel Publications (2011) ISBN 9780825441851 Reviewed by Zoey Crane (age 7) and Nana for Reader Views (10/11) Andi is a cute 6-year-old who loves her foal Taffy. She would rather ride Taffy than do chores any day. However, her brother Chad and her mother decided [...]

Andi’s Circle C Christmas (Circle C Beginnings) By Susan K. Marlow

Andi’s Circle C Christmas (Circle C Beginnings) Susan K. Marlow Kregel Publications (2011) ISBN 9780825441875 Reviewed by Zoey Crane (age 7) and Nana for Reader Views (11/11) “Andi’s Circle C Christmas” is another great book in the “Circle C Beginning” series for 6-8 year olds. Andi is used to wearing clothes that give her the [...]

Amazon Alphabet By Johnette Downing

Amazon Alphabet Johnette Downing Pelican Publishing (2011) ISBN 9781589808799 Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 6) and Mom for Reader Views (3/11) Cayden’s comments: “I really liked this book a lot!  It is a book about things in the Amazon.  I didn’t know where that was but we looked it up on a map.  The Amazon [...]

A Drop Around the World By Barbara Shaw McKinney

A Drop Around the World Barbara Shaw McKinney Dawn Publications (1998) ISBN 9781883220723 Reviewed by Zoey Crane (age 6) and Nana for Reader Views (5/11) “A Drop Around the World” is an excellent book for children ages 6-9, with great illustrations and new vocabulary words for children to learn. It is an easy book to [...]

Yes Virginia There Is A Santa Claus By Chris Plehal

Yes Virginia There Is A Santa Claus Chris Plehal HarperCollins (2010) ISBN 9780062001733 Reviewed by Zoey Crane (age 6) and Nana for Reader Views (11/10) This is a beautiful tale of believing when no one else does. This story is about believing in one’s self and sharing that gift with others. The book contains brightly-colored [...]

Whitey on the Ranch By Stayton Weldon

Whitey on the Ranch Stayton Weldon AuthorHouse (2010) ISBN 9781449054748 Reviewed by Zoey Crane (age 6) and Nana for Reader Views (12/10) “Whitey on the Ranch” is a book for older children. It describes a truck’s point of view on living and working on a ranch. The illustrations are in black and white. Zoey: “I [...]

White Christmas By Irving Berlin

White Christmas Irving Berlin HarperCollins (2010) ISBN 9780060291235 Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 6) and Mom for Reader Views (08/10) Cayden:  “I remember hearing this song before so I knew some of the words that were going to be in the book before we even read them.  I liked looking at all of the Christmas [...]

Where Did Dinosaurs Come From? By Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Where Did Dinosaurs Come From? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld HarperCollins (2011) ISBN 9780064452168 Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 6) and Mom for Reader Views (10/10) “Where Did Dinosaurs Come From?” is a Stage 2 book in the “Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series” of books. Cayden’s comments: “I learned a lot about dinosaurs in this book!   [...]

What Sisters Do Best/What Brothers Do Best By Laura Numeroff

What Sisters Do Best/What Brothers Do Best Laura Numeroff Chronicle Books (2009) ISBN 9780811865456 Reviewed by Sophia McElroy (age 7) for Reader Views (02/10) I think this is a funny and happy book. The illustrations were good and some of them were kind of cute too. I liked the part of the story when the [...]

Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs, and Other Ughs By Anthony D. Fredericks

Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs, and Other Ughs (Sharing Nature With Children Book) Anthony D. Fredericks Dawn Publications (2001) ISBN 9781584690276 Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 6) and Mom for Reader Views (10/10) Cayden’s comments: “This book is kind of like the other one that we read, ‘On One Flower.’  In that book they all [...]