Cover: Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band

A Review of "Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band" in School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2–This delightful picture book explores the rich history of jazz via a story about a guitar-playing rooster who sets out to compete in the annual Barnyard Talent Show to find the farm’s best band. Rooster would like to join Thelonius Monkey’s crew, but the rules don’t permit zoo… View →

Cover: Megan's Year: An Irish Traveler's Story

A Review of "Megan's Year: An Irish Traveler's Story" in The Children's Bookshelf

MEGAN’S YEAR: An Irish Traveler’s Story, authored by master writer Gloria Whelan and illustrated by Beth Peck, looks at the complicated life of approximately 25,000 members of the Irish Travelers who live half the year on the open road in a caravan and the other half in a stationary house… View →

Cover: The Boy Who Wanted to Cook

A Review of "The Boy Who Wanted to Cook" in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

This wonderful book is sure to delight young boys and girls who are interested in cooking. The story follows a ten-year-old boy named Pierre whose family runs a little restaurant in France. Although Pierre is interested in cooking, his parents discourage his involvement in the family… View →

Cover: A Christmas Spider's Miracle

A Review of "A Christmas Spider’s Miracle" in Publishers Weekly

During the “bleakest of winters,” a gentle mother spider that resembles a wooden marionette tends to her children in a fir tree; indoors, a peasant mother mends clothing to earn money for her family. When the woman moves the tree inside for her children, she inadvertently saves the spider… View →

Cover: Megan's Year: An Irish Traveler's Story

A Review of "Megan's Year: An Irish Traveler's Story" in Publishers Weekly

In this addition to the Tales of the World series, 10-year-old Megan and her family spend the summers crisscrossing Ireland in their caravan. Megan loves never knowing what her family will discover next and meeting other Travelers along the way, though she sometimes feels that her life is… View →

Cover: Diary of an American Kid

A Review of "Diary of an American Kid" in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Diary of An American Kid is a colorful journal that is ready to be filled with the imaginative thoughts of a grade school child. It is the perfect size to fit into a backpack so that the student can use it on the go. The book looks like a chapter book, but inside there are great treasures.… View →

Cover: T is for Taj Mahal: An India Alphabet

A Review of "T is for Taj Mahal" in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

T Is for Taj Mahal is an Indian alphabet book. It is written in a two-tiered format to make it interesting to both children and adults. There is a short, simple, rhyming paragraph for each letter of the alphabet, and then in the sidebar is a longer, more informative paragraph that gives… View →

Cover: A Pet for Miss Wright

A Review of "A Pet for Miss Wright" in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

A Pet for Miss Wright is a delightful story for young children ages 6-10 years old about an author and her day-to-day struggle to produce good writing. It is wonderful and inspiring for children to think about real people writing books! The story goes on to tell how Miss Wright’s home is… View →

Cover: Jungle Surprises

A Review of "Tugg and Teeny Jungle Surprises" in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Tugg and Teeny Jungle Surprises is one of three books in a brand-new beginning reader series written by renowned author J. Patrick Lewis. Award-winner Christopher Denise brings the jungle story to life with detailed and lively illustrations. New readers will quickly fall in love with best… View →

Cover: Little Baseball

A Review of "Little Baseball" in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Baseball is such fun for all ages, and this board book brings some interesting aspects of the game easily within reach of even young children. Each page has a simple baseball related riddle; the answer appears on the next page. The illustrations are rich, creamy, and inviting. In our house, View →