Category: Fiction

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.

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: Up The Mountain Path by Marianne Dubuc

Quick Book Review: Up The Mountain Path by Marianne Dubuc



Up the Mountain PathMarianne DubucPrinceton Architectural Press10/02/2018
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I enjoyed this book so much! Mrs. Badger goes up to the top of the mountain, when she meets Lulu. Lulu is a young kitten that begins to accompany her week after week. Eventually Mrs. Badger can no longer go up the mountain and then is no longer alive to accompany Lulu. As Lulu goes up the mountain after losing her friend, she encounters a new friend. This book is absolutely stunning. The artwork is beautiful and inviting. The animals are fun. I want to own a hardcover copy of this book! I highly recommend this book.

Thank you to Princeton Architectural 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: STEAM STORIES

Quick Book Review: STEAM STORIES

Robot Repairs focuses on Technology!

STEAM STORIES: Robot Repairs and STEAM STORIES: The Great Go-Kart Race
Jonathon Litton
Quarto Publishing Group – QEB
09/20/2018



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I really loved both of these books. I would highly recommend these books purely for their critical thinking, as well as their focus on STEAM (science, technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). These books are fun and enjoyable for young readers but it leaves a lot of questions for those children to answer to involve them in the process so that they can become critical thinkers.

The Great Go-Kart Race focuses on Science!

The two children in the book take on problems head-on, using what they know, and what help comes along the way to solve complex issues, like how to put a battery into an electricity powered object, how to use different types of tools and considering what the best method is for any given problem.

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

Special thanks to Quarto Publishing Group – QEB and Jonathon Litton 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: Hector’s Favorite Place by Jo Rooks

Quick Book Review: Hector’s Favorite Place by Jo Rooks



Hector’s Favorite Place Jo RooksMagination Press08/13/2018
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I really enjoyed this cute book. Hector has lots of worries about getting hurt or sick and it keeps him from having fun with his friends. Eventually he realizes that he needs to push himself a little bit harder to get past his worries so that he can have a good time. Once he’s having fun, he forgets his worries and has a great time! This book is so good for teaching little kids that worries can be scary but that we can push through and have a wonderful time. I highly recommend this book!

Thank you to Jo Rooks 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.

Quick Book Review: Mr Packrat Really Wants That by Marcus Ewert

Quick Book Review: Mr Packrat Really Wants That by Marcus Ewert



Mr Packrat Really Wants ThatMarcus EwertParallax Press10/30/2018
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Mr. Pack Rat Really Wants that is an endearing book about a rat that wants to add happiness to his home in the form of things. It’s only after getting everything he wants that he realizes happiness doesn’t come from things and  he begins to enjoy things and life for what they are. The book teaches valuable lessons in the form of being grateful for what you already have and not taking from others.

Thank you to Marcus Ewert and Parallax 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: Sloth at the Zoom by Helaine Becker

Quick Book Review: Sloth at the Zoom by Helaine Becker



Sloth at the Zoom
Helaine BeckerOwlkids Books08/15/2018

Sloth is a slow animal that is supposed to go to the Zzzzzoo. Unfortunately, somebody mixed up the orders and Sloth ends up at the Zoom! He sees all kinds of fast animals and nobody will stop to talk to him. That is, until he meets snail. This book is a good book about friendship and kindness. The illustrations are absolutely fabulous and I highly recommend this book!

Thank you to Helaine Becker and Owlkids Books for making Sloth at the Zoom 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: Little White Fish and the Beautiful Sea by Guido Van Genechten

Book Review: Little White Fish and the Beautiful Sea by Guido Van Genechten

The Little White Fish
Guido Van Genechten
Clavis Publishing
10/11/2018

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What the Book is About

Little White Fish goes exploring in the sea. He is asked what he thinks is the most beautiful thing in the sea. His friends all share their favorites and eventually Little White Fish shares his.

First Impressions

Compared to the book White Little Fish, I really liked the change in color scheme in this book. The blues and purples are really eye-catching and beautiful. This book is also for a higher age level than White Little Fish.

What I Liked

I really liked the exploration of all of the different sea themed items like pearls and coral. My favorite thing was that he listened to and shared the joy with each of his friends about their favorite sea items.

What I Didn’t Like

I personally didn’t like the white little fish’s favorite thing. The object is more abstract for young children and also, I felt like it didn’t line up with the theme of the book very well.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I think the book is a good book. I think toddlers will really enjoy this book for its colors and illustrations and parents can use the book to teach their kids the names for different sea creatures and sea objects.

Disclaimer

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

Special thanks to Clavis Publishing and Guido Van Genechten 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.

Book Review: Little White Fish by Guido Van Genechten

Book Review: Little White Fish by Guido Van Genechten

The Little White Fish
Guido Van Genechten
Clavis Publishing
10/11/2018

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What the Book is About

Little White Fish is looking for his mommy and encounters many sea creatures of different colors along his way. What color will mommy be?

First Impressions

I love the simple color scheme which is good for very young readers to grab their attention. The artwork is stunning!

What I Liked

I really like that this book teaches children colors and also how to compare new things to things they already know. In addition, I liked that the wording changes a little bit on each page so that it doesn’t get too repetitive. I really liked the different sea creatures included in the book, too.

What I Didn’t Like

Nothing! This book is great for early readers.

Final Thoughts

This is a great early children’s book with a simple design that will draw young children in. It’s a good introduction to colors and naming sea creatures. I think it’s an enjoyable book for many ages, but a 2-3 year old would probably find this book very interesting. I highly recommend Little White Fish!

Disclaimer

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

Special thanks to Clavis Publishing and Guido Van Genechten 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.