“100 Things” by Cindy Helms

100 Things Written and Illustrated by Cindy HelmsSet Free Publishing 2018ISBN 978-0996339759 Reviewed by Eve Panzer, Barefoot Librarian (2/20/2019) The 100th Day of school is a commonly celebrated milestone for young elementary students. However, in the book 100 Things author/illustrator Cindy Helms has taken a new twist on the theme making it fresh and fun [...]

“The Story of Bluff” by Mr. Kind

The Story of Bluff Mr. Kind Independently Published (2018) ISBN 9781729274460 Reviewed by Alyvia (age 10) and Eliana (age 8) for Reader Views Kids (2/19) A fable is a short story that teaches a lesson or moral, which people, especially kids can use in everyday life. “The Story of Bluff” by Mr. Kind is that [...]

“Oink and Gobble and the No One Can Ever Know Secret” by Norman Whaler

Oink and Gobble and the No One Can Ever Know Secret Norman Whaler Beneath Another Sky Books (2018) ISBN 9781948131209 Reviewed by Harper (age 6) for Reader Views Kids “Oink and Gobble and the No One Can Ever Know Secret” by Norman Whaler is a story about two farm animals, a pig and a turkey. [...]

“Growing up in Alaska: A Baby Arctic Tern” by Constance Taylor

Growing up in Alaska: A Baby Arctic Tern Constance Taylor Fathom Pub. Co. ISBN 9781888215755 Reviewed by Alyvia (age 11) for Reader Views Kids (1/19) There are so many amazing facts about Arctic Terns. Did you know that Arctic Terns have the longest migration of any animal, which is unbelievable! They fly all the way [...]

“Smeagull the Seagull” by Mark Seth Lender

Smeagull the Seagull Mark Seth Lender Seahouse Press (2018) ISBN 9781732192904 Reviewed by Ciara (age 12), Sarina (age 4) for Reader Views Kids (1/19) A wonderfully illustrated and constructed book called, "Smeagull the Seagull" by Mark Seth Lender, is about a seagull and his relationship with humans. Birds are a lot smarter than we think [...]

“Monday’s Ball” by Segun O. Mosuro

Monday’s Ball Segun O. Mosuro Plasmoid9 Productions Limited (2018) ISBN 9789789655632 Reviewed by Eliana (age 8) and Serenity (age 6) for Reader Views Kids (1/19) “Monday’s Ball” by Segun O. Mosuro is the story of a boy named Monday who wants to play football with his friends. Monday does not have a ball, and cannot [...]

“Ellie’s Car Kindergarten” by Lee Zee

Ellie's Car Kindergarten Lee Zee Words Art Vision LLC (2018) ISBN 9781732587908 Reviewed by Serenity (age 6) and Eliana (age 8) for Reader Views Kids (1/19) “Ellie’s Car Kindergarten” by Lee Zee is a special way to show kids that the first day of kindergarten can be a lot of fun. But what about the [...]

“The Lamb, the Truck, and the Little Blue House” by Mary Maude Mayer

The Lamb, the Truck, and the Little Blue House Mary Maude Mayer Outskirts Press (2018) ISBN 9781977200365 Reviewed by Alyvia (age 10) for Reader Views Kids (12/18) Living on a farm can be fun at times, but there is also a lot of hard work and rules you have to follow. In the story, “The [...]

“Reindolphins: A Christmas Tale” by Kevin Brougher

Reindolphins: A Christmas Tale Kevin Brougher Missing Piece Press, LLC (2016) ISBN 9780997795905 Reviewed by Eliana (age 8) for Reader Views Kids (12/18) When everyone thinks about Santa on Christmas Eve, they think of the red sleigh, a big bag of gifts for all the girls and boys of the world, and always being pulled [...]

Elf Pets: “A Saint Bernard Tradition” by Chanda A. Bell

Elf on The Shelf EPSB Pets: A St. Bernard Tradition Plush Chanda A. Bell CCA and B, LLC. Publication 2015 ISBN 9780997092028 Reviewed by Evan (age 3), Sarina (age 4), Serenity (age 6) and Mom for Reader Views Kids (12/18) What an adorable story for this holiday season. “Elf Pets: A Saint Bernard Tradition” by [...]

“Raina’s (Un) Happy Birthday” by Britta Stromeyer Esmail

Raina’s (Un) Happy Birthday Britta Stromeyer Esmail Balboa Press (2018) ISBN 9781982203672 Reviewed by Eliana (age 8) and Noelle (big sister) (11/18) Today is Raina’s birthday! But what should usually be a happy day is the exact opposite. In fact, Raina would go as far as to call it her unhappy birthday. Every year the [...]

“Light Up the States” by Debbie Hoven

Light Up the States Debbie Hoven Beaver’s Pond Press (2018) ISBN 9781592987283 Reviewed by Eliana (age 8) and Emilee (big sister) (11/18) In “Light Up the States” by Debbie Hoven we learn about the similarities and differences of each state as we travel all 50 states with the holiday lights. The USA has a rich [...]