“Who’s New” by Cindy Helms

WHO’S NEW Cindy Helms Set Free Publishing(2016) ISBN 9780996339728 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 9) for Reader Views (01/17) “Who’s New” is a funny story by Cindy Helms. While driving to the city of Ponderville, the new resident drops a box with a funny shape. A couple of small birds found the box and started […]

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“The Greatest Wish” by Amanda Yoshida

THE GREATEST WISH Amanda Yoshida Mascot Books (2016) ISBN 9781631778797 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 9) for Reader Views “The Greatest Wish” by Amanda Yoshida is about a little boy that cannot figure out what he wants to be. He imagined being a giant dinosaur, or a horse, a bird or maybe even a rocket. […]

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“Elmer” by David McKee

ELMER David McKee HarperFestival (2014) ISBN 9780062324054 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 8) for Reader Views (6/16) “Elmer” by David McKee is about a patchwork elephant. Elmer is a bit different from the others; he has a lot of colors on his body, so he felt strange from the rest of his friends. They all […]

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Interview with Raven Howell, Author of “Spinning Circles: Action Poems”

INTERVIEW WITH RAVEN HOWELL SPINNING CIRCLES: ACTION POEMS Raven Howell Bookstand Publishing (2016) ISBN 9781634982856 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 8) for Reader Views (04/16) Article first published as Interview: Raven Howell, Author of ‘Spinning Circles: Action Poems’ on Blogcritics. Children’s poet Raven Howell’s earlier stints included working in New York’s music publishing and songwriting […]

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