“Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish” by Judy Martialay

HOLA! LET’S LEARN SPANISH Judy Martialay BookBaby (2015) ISBN 9780991132409 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 9) for Reader Views (11/2016) “Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish” by Judy Martialay takes you on Pete the Pilot’s airplane to Mexico to meet Panchito, a jumping bean who will show you more about this country. Starting with the landing in [...]

“The Frog in the Skyscraper” by Faiz Kermani

THE FROG IN THE SKYSCRAPER Faiz Kermani Matador (2016) ISBN 9781785890628 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 8) for Reader Views (08/16) In “The Frog in The Skyscraper,” by Faiz Kermani, we meet Frijibold, a frog who was not quite happy with the life he had at the pond. He was always trying to reach his [...]

“Ooh Lolita” by L. Gina Davis

OOH LOLITA L. Gina Davis Outskirts Press (2014) ISBN 9781478738114 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (8 years old) for Reader Views (02/16) “Ooh Lolita” by L. Gina Davis is about a bad witch named Lolita, who doesn’t like happy children. She has two cats. Bufu likes Lolita and wants to be like her, but Chum, the [...]

“The Big Silly Baloney-Lover” by Peggy Krause

THE BIG SILLY BALONEY-LOVER Peggy Krause CreateSpace (2014) ISBN 9781495479588 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 8) for Reader Views (03/16) In “The Big Silly Baloney-Lover” by Peggy Krause, it is the first day of school for Clyde at his new school. He met a girl named Molly that had a dirty face, a shirt dirty [...]

“Ocean Adventures with Ollie and Mollie” by Amy E. Hunleth

OCEAN ADVENTURES WITH OLLIE AND MOLLIE Amy E. Hunleth Outskirts Press (2015) ISBN 9781478760467 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 8) for Reader Views (03/16) “Ocean Adventures with Ollie and Mollie” by Amy E. Hunleth is a great story about two jellyfish named Ollie and Mollie. Ollie and Mollie are brother and sister who leave their [...]

“Great-Grandpa Fussy and the Little Puckerdoodles” by Mardo Williams

GREAT-GRANDPA FUSSY AND THE LITTLE PUCKERDOODLES Mardo Williams Calliope Press (2000) ISBN 9780996501309 Reviewed by Juliana Leal for Reader Views (02/16) “Great-Grandpa Fussy and the Little Puckerdoodles” by Mardo Williams is a book of 21 storiesof lovely family experiences with his sweet grandchildren. Each and every one of the stories that he presents to the [...]

“Tales For Your Monkey’s Mind” by Steve Michael Reedy

TALES FOR YOUR MONKEY’S MIND Steve Michael Reedy Balboa Press (2015) ISBN 9781504332132 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 8) for Reader Views (02/16) “Tales For Your Monkey’s Mind” by Steve Michael Reedy is a book of stories that starts with a poem to a monkey. The monkey is invited to go on an adventure to [...]

“Something for Kids” by Sergey Tarkhov

SOMETHING FOR KIDS Sergey Tarkhov Outskirts Press (2015) ISBN 9781478738299 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 8) for Reader Views (01/16) “Something for Kids” by Sergey Tarkhov is a mix of short stories and rhymes that you will enjoy. One of my favorite is “It is Raining Cats and Dogs.” I remember the first time I [...]

“A Home for Abigail” by S. Marriott Cook

A HOME FOR ABIGAIL S. Marriott Cook Jabberwocky Books (2015) ISBN 9781634132794 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 8) for Reader Views (01/16) “A Home for Abigail” by S. Marriott Cook is about Abigail, a white dog who was abandoned on the streets by her owner after she had her babies. Abigail’s journey started by trying to [...]

Into the Dark by John Royce

INTO THE DARK John Royce Micron Press (2013) ISBN 9780972412100 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (11/15) “Into the Dark” concludes the Legend of the Great Horse trilogy by John Royce. Time traveler Meagan finds herself waking up in Texas in 1861, where she meets Dan Beardon, owner of the Great Horse Red, and [...]

The Fantastic Travels of William and the Monarch Butterfly by Christina Steiner

THE FANTASTIC TRAVELS OF WILLIAM AND THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY Christina Steiner Outskirts Press (2015) ISBN: 9781478743972 Reviewed by Marten Weldon (age 10) for Reader Views (11/15) “The Fantastic Travels of William and the Monarch Butterfly” by Christina Steiner was both entertaining and educational. The book is about a kid named William who likes butterflies. One [...]

Lemonade Sold Out by Candi Sparks and Kelvin Sparks, Jr.

LEMONADE SOLD OUT (CAN I HAVE SOME MONEY?) (Vol. 5) Candi Sparks and Kelvin Sparks Jr. Sparks Fly (2015) ISBN 9780978944599 Reviewed by Faryal Jabbar (age 13) for Reader Views (11/5) “Lemonade Sold Out (Can I Have Some Money?) (Vol. 5)” by Candi Sparks and Kelvin Sparks, Jr., takes you through the everyday relatable life of a [...]