Category: Children

Quick Book Review: My Love is For You by Susan Musgrave, Illustrated by Marilyn Faucher

Quick Book Review: My Love is For You by Susan Musgrave, Illustrated by Marilyn Faucher



My Love is For Youby Susan Musgrave, Illustrated by Marilyn FaucherOrca Book Publishers03/26/2019
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This book was absolutely precious and has stunning artwork. I personally want to purchase a hardcover copy of this book to add to my children’s collection. The book compares a parent’s love to the wind and to the tastes of various things denoting its strength and sweetness. The writing is poetic and I loved it! I highly recommend this book!

Thank you to Susan Musgrave and Orca Book Publishers for making My Love is For You available to me.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.

Quick Book Review: Bea’s Bees by Katherine Pryor

Quick Book Review: Bea’s Bees by Katherine Pryor



Bea’s BeesKatherine PryorEllie PetersonSchiffer Kids03/28/2019
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Bea sees bees that are pollinating flowers nearby her tree on her daily walk. She loves them and is so disappointed when they disappear. Bea learns how to plant flowers that bees will enjoy and waits and waits for them to come back. When they reappear she is thrilled. My 3 year old daughter and I read this book together and she absolutely loved the story. She was so excited about the idea of planting flowers for the bees that she picked one at the end of the book. This was such a fun read!

Thank you to Schiffer Kids for making this book available to me.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.

Book Review: Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson

Book Review: Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson

Pride Colors
Robin Stevenson
Orca Book Publishers
03/12/2019

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What the Book is About

Pride Colors is about the colors in the pride flag. The book uses photography and poetic writing to illustrate the beauty of the rainbow.

First Impressions

The photography is incredible. I love the amount of representation the book has in it with various different skin tones and family types.

What I Liked

I really liked the interplay between the colors and phrases. For example, the yellow page is about a bright smile. Also, the end of the book has the meaning for each of the colors in the pride flag. The best part of this book is the representation because we see kids with two moms and two dads. 

What I Didn’t Like

Nothing! This is a great educational, fun book for young children.

Final Thoughts

I highly recommend this book! It’d be a great addition to any child’s library. 

Disclaimer

I was provided a copy of this book through the website Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Special thanks to Orca Book Publishers and Robin Stevenson for making this book available for review.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.

Quick Book Review: Owling by Mark Wilson

Quick Book Review: Owling by Mark Wilson

OwlingMark WilsonStorey Publishing03/05/2019Click to purchase on Amazon!*As an Amazon Associate, I earn proceeds from every purchase made through the link above.

Owling is a really in-depth look at Owls from facts about all owls, to specific breed facts, to how to find them in real life. The book is very interesting! I learned so many new things about owls that I didn’t know before. For example, did you know the facial disks around their eyes are what help them be able to hear? I think anyone with a fascination for owls would enjoy this book!

Thank you to Mark Wilson and Storey Publishing for making this book available to me.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.

Quick Book Review: Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest by Ian McAllister

Quick Book Review: Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest by Ian McAllister



Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest
Ian McAllisterOrca Book Publishers02/26/2019
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Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest is such a beautiful book filled with photography. The photography showcases wildlife from the largest remaining ancient coastal temperate rainforest that makes up one fourth of the remaining rainforests of its type. This book showcases the wonders contained within this special untouched place including some of the 230 bird species and 68 mammal species that live there. I am in absolute awe of the stunning animals and can’t wait to find out more about this region. I would highly recommend this book to any little animal lover.

Thank you to Orca Book Publishers for making this book available to me.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.

Quick Book Review: The Sea Book by Charlotte Milner

Quick Book Review: The Sea Book by Charlotte Milner

The Sea BookCharlotte MilnerDK Children02/05/2019Click to purchase on Amazon!*As an Amazon Associate, I earn proceeds from every purchase made through the link above.

The Sea Book explores various creatures and depths of the sea. The most interesting thing about this book is the information it provides about how vital sea life is to our ability to live. I loved the included facts and information about what threatens sea life and what children can do to help everyday. The illustrations were really cute, as well.

Thank you to Charlotte Milner and DK children for making this book available to me.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.

Quick Book Review: Penguin Days by Sara Leach

Quick Book Review: Penguin Days by Sara Leach



Penguin DaysSara LeachPajama Press08/15/2018
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Penguin Days is such a cute book following a little girl with Autism who is expected to be a flower girl at her Aunt’s wedding. There are a myriad of disasters that follow her around, like throwing up on her flower girl dress, to falling in the calf pen in the barn. Lauren is very cute and the book was a fun, easy read. I really enjoyed reading about Lauren and her struggles with helping to calm her “lizard brain” down. She’s very relatable. With a child of my own that has Autism, I recognized some of the same struggles he’s faced in Lauren. This book was a breath of fresh air and would be great for anyone to read to understand how someone with Autism thinks differently.

Thank you to Sara Leach and Pajama Press for making this book available to me.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.

Quick Book Review: DK Life Stories: Gandhi by Diane Bailey

Quick Book Review: DK Life Stories: Gandhi by Diane Bailey



DK Life Stories: GandhiDiane BaileyDK01/08/2019Click on the image above to purchase on Amazon!*As an Amazon Associate, I earn proceeds from every purchase made through the link above.

Gandhi was nothing short of an inspiration for many people around the world after his death. I remember learning about him in school and being inspired by his selflessness, but other than that, I had forgotten about his achievements. This book was a good primer on all that he had accomplished in his lifetime. I really enjoyed learning about his commitment to non-violence and peaceful protest and was surprised and excited to learn that Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr used his philosophies to further their causes, as well. I highly recommend this book!

Thank you to Diane Bailey and DK for making DK Life Stories: Gandhi available to me.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.

Quick Book Review: The Animals of Chinese New Year by Jen Sookfong Lee

Quick Book Review: The Animals of Chinese New Year by Jen Sookfong Lee



The Animals of Chinese New YearJen Sookfong LeeOrca Book Publishers01/08/2019Click on the image above to purchase on Amazon!*As an Amazon Associate, I earn proceeds from every purchase made through the link above.

This book is a simple picture book for young children that teaches them each of the animals of the Chinese new year. Each page talks about the animal in both English and Chinese and has a sweet photo of a baby on the opposite page. Young children will love this book! 

Thank you to Jen Sookfong Lee and Orca Book Publishers for making The Animals of Chinese New Year available to me.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.

Quick Book Review: Sewing the Rainbow by Gayle E. Pitman

Quick Book Review: Sewing the Rainbow by Gayle E. Pitman



Sewing the Rainbow Gayle E. PitmanMagination Press05/22/2018
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Wow! Sewing the Rainbow packed a punch with all of the information it had. It follows Gilbert Baker’s story as he discovers that he likes to design fashion and his father takes his drawing supplies away in an effort to make him “man up.” He was then sent to the military where he refused to shoot his weapon. Eventually he received an honorable discharge. He was generally unfulfilled with his life, though, until he took fashion designing back up. At a time when identity was just being discovered in the LGBT community, there were only really prejudicial symbols to represent gay people. Gilbert Baker came up with the idea of a rainbow flag to represent the identity of the gay community so that they had a way to organize and identify one another. Thus, the birth of the rainbow flag was born. I found the story interesting (as I had never heard it before) and him inspiring. The illustrations in the book were phenomenal. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to teach a child the story of the rainbow flag.

Thank you to Gayle E. Pitman and Magination Press for making this book available to me.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.