Saturday, April 1, 2017

Dead Boy by Laurel Gale

Dead BoyDead Boy by Laurel Gale

In Dead Boy we find out the main character Crow is dead, and his parents won’t let him go outside. They’re afraid that if people find out he’s dead, that he’ll get taken away and experimented on. But what they don’t know is that he’s sneaking out at night.

Crow meets a friend during the day, so they plan to sneak out at midnight. Melody and Crow become really good friends, and she finds out he’s dead. But she doesn’t mind.

After the couple of nights they hang out together, they decide to meet up on Halloween night to find what made Crow stay alive after he died. He doesn’t remember how he died. When they go to the park they see a monster with glowing red eyes, and they see it can change into anything.

At the end, he wishes to be a real live boy, but you’ll have to read to find out what happens.

I liked it so much, I bought a copy when I met her at my Library last year. It was my first autographed book!

***ARC courtesy of Crown Books via Netgalley

Friday, June 3, 2016

Review: Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea

Narwhal: Unicorn of the SeaNarwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is adorable! All three kids enjoyed it. So cute!

This is so cute! I really enjoy this because it's a comic and it's just plain......AWESOME. My baby sister loves this, she just giggles, laugh, and asks questions like," Why does the fishy have a horn?", and , " Is this a slippery fish?, (aka Slippery Fish from "YouTube.")

My favorite part is when Narwhal makes a new friend and they eat waffles at the end. Even though there are 3 comics in there, they all end with eating waffles. They are short though, they're like 4 pages long each.

***ARC courtesy of Random Penguin Canada

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Don't Touch This Book! by Bill Cotter

Don't Touch This Book!Don't Touch This Book! by Bill   Cotter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review posted on Got Fiction?

And on my daughter's blog

I grabbed this book from Sourcebooks for my 2 year old, and it's a cute one! We had just bought Don't Push the Button last week, and these books are really fun for the toddler age group.

I know it's not my usual genre, but every now and then I come across a fun book and want to share. :)

So in the same vein as Don't Push the Button, this book is about not touching the pages...until you're asked to touch the pages. It's fun and colorful and my 2 year old had a grand ol' time touching the tablet to "swirl" the colors.

Basically the monster Larry tells you to touch the page and when you turn it, the page has turned purple, or rainbow, or swirly. At one point you roar like a dinosaur, and on the next page you've "created" a dinosaur! It's good fun.

The only thing I will say about it, is that it works better as a hardcover. On my tablet, the pages would turn if we touched them and swirled. But it's easy enough to just swipe back.

So, yeah, if you've got little ones, or know someone with littles, it's a fun and cute book.

***ARC courtesy of Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Movie Review: Big Hero Six

Big Hero 6 is amazing! Baymax is so CUTE! He has a non-threating hugable design. In one part Heiro puts on Baymaxes first suit of armor on and Baymax says,"This may underestemate my non-threating hugable design." Then Heiro says," Thats kind of the idea buddy."Then Heiro says," You look sick." Then Baymax says,"I can not be sick, I'm a robot." Then Heiro says," It's just an exspression." LOL, right?!

I liked this part because Baymax looks adorable. My favorite characters are, GoGo,Honey Lemon,and Baymax, Fred is fun and all, just he is really annoying like my brother. My favorite part with Fred is when he is like," It's Fred time. Super jump! ... Gravity crush!... Falling harrrrrd!!!!!!!."

I loved this movie. Maybe you should watch it too on Red Box because it is cute.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

My Grandma's a Ninja by Todd Tarpley

My Grandma's a NinjaMy Grandma's a Ninja by Todd Tarpley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was cute! I had my big kids read it to the baby tonight, and it was a big hit all around! It's a picture book, so it's definitely more for the younger crowd, but it has ninja grammas, zip lines, and a pirate. What more could you ask for?

I'm going to have them review it ;)

Kids' Review:

Son: This was funny. I liked it when the crossing guards' clothes blew off! Is Gramma a ninja?

Me: Your gramma? Ha! no.

Son: Oh man, that would be cool. Oh well.

Daughter: This is for maybe first graders, so I'm too old for it.

Me: But did you like it?

Daughter: Yeah, it was funny, but it was cute for the baby.

Me: So should I read it again?

All: Yeah!

***ARC courtesy of the publisher North South Books Inc

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Littlest Pet Shop by Georgia Ball

Littlest Pet Shop #1Littlest Pet Shop #1 by Georgia Ball
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a fun read for the kiddos

I read it out loud at first, then my daughter took my nook and finished it. She said it was just like the show! My son said the same thing, but it wasn't really his thing. He only watched Littlest Pet Shop because his big sis makes him ;P

I'd recommend this for kids 6-10, it was pretty simplistic for my 10 year old, but she really digs graphic novels of late, and this one was a cute one.

If you've ever seen Littlest Pet Shop, this is exactly like the show, so you know what you're in for.

***ARC courtesy of the publisher via netgalley

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Amulet:: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi

Amulet, Vol. 6: Escape From Lucien (Amulet, #6)Amulet, Vol. 6: Escape From Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've read and loved the first in this series, and I was surprised my young children did too! When I saw this was up, I grabbed it!

This can't be read as a stand-alone, and it can't be read out of order. It was really REALLY difficult to read if you aren't up to date on the series. My kids and I have read the first 2, and we grabbed the 4th from the library, but unfortunately unless you've read all the books, you will be completely confused.

Now, I've given it a 4 because I can gather from the first couple books that I like what's happened between books 2 and 6. That being said, my daughter didn't finish it because she was confused, and while my son did read it, he said the same, that he didn't know what was going on.

We're trying to track down the other books, and between the library and the book store, I'm sure we can catch up.

***ARC courtesy of the publisher via netgalley

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