Kid’s / Children’s Books

Billy’s search for the Healing Well by Helen C. Burke (Book Review #108)

This is a beautiful book written about a boy named Billy. He has a sick mother and is living with his grandma. Billy just wishes to go back to his mommy and to do as much as possible to save his mother’s life. His only hope is a Healing Well that is located in Ireland, and even that is a myth. Billy runs away to find this Healing Well, taking Granny’s prized cream pot with him. Billy befriends a leprechaun named Patsy []

A Pattern for Pepper by Julie Kraulis (Book Review#85)

Pepper is a beautiful girl looking for the right pattern fabric for a dress she wishes to wear for an important event. It is her grandmother’s birthday, and she is invited for cake and tea. Pepper’s mother takes her to the tailor in hopes of Pepper finding her favorite pattern. The book gets really interesting as the tailor introduces Pepper to a different kind of fabric, color, and design. Each design and fabric have a story, background, origin and explanation. They aren’t []

The Fog by Kyo Maclear (Book Review#80)

Warble is a bird that likes human watching. It sounds ironic as it’s normal for humans to go bird watching. Anyhow, this little bird loves what he does. He takes notes and enjoys observing the Island that he lives on. This island is called Icyland, and it is very beautiful. One day a fog takes over the whole island making it very hard to see. Warble is no longer able to see any humans visit. This really upsets him. He starts asking other birds and []

Princess Lemonella by Saarein te Brake / Sassafras de Bruyn (Book Review #79)

The Kingdom of Cornichon welcomes a baby girl, Princess Ella. This princess does not smile, laugh or behave in any joyful way. Her parents, the king, and the queen try their hardest to create a situation where she would smile, but nothing gives in, and so they give up and call her Princess Lemonella. After 18 years, the king and the queen finally decide that it is time for Lemonella to marry. As suitors pour in for this beautiful girl, she rejects []

I Want a Friend by Anne Boothe, Amy Proud (Book Review #78)

Arthur is in search of a play buddy. He does not know how to approach another child and ask if he could play with them. Instead, he thinks of ways to trap them or force them to be his friend. That sounds like fun. He grabs a net and tries to catch them, digs a hole, and waits for them to fall into it. None of the methods work, of course, so he sulks and cries until a little girl named Lilly []

The Day My Fart Followed Me To Hockey by Sam Lawrence & Ben Jackson (Book Review #85)

Timmy is a little boy that likes to play hockey. It is his first day playing and he needs to make a good impression so that coach Kip picks him for the team. Timmy’s best friend is little Fart. This little green illustrated figure stinks everywhere he goes. He wishes to follow Timmy to support him. Timmy does not wish to be embarrassed by little Fart, so he asks him to stay away. Fart still shows up at Timmy’s game and as []

Bedtime for Buzzy by T. J. Hackworth (Book Review #84)

This review was kindly requested by the Author,  T. J. Hackworth Much research has been done on what goes on in a child’s mind. What adventures do they have? What is their perspective when they observe and play? Bedtime for buzzy illustrates and welcomes us into the beautiful mind of a child’s world. Buzzy wishes to play yet it is bedtime. Buzzy does not want to sleep. He talks to each of his toys explaining that it’s bedtime and that his father []

The King of Kindness by Terrica Joseph (Book Review #71)

  Timmy loves to play checkers and never loses. He is known to always win this game, and it means a lot to him that no one can beat him. Timmy even practices new moves at playing chess to surprise his opponent and to be unpredictable. Timmy has a best friend named Wolly. They go to school together. Wolly also likes to play checkers as well. Timmy and Wolly decide to have a tournament. Wolly does not believe he can beat Timmy []

Lucky Go Happy by Paul van der Merwe (Book Review #56)

Since it is the season to be jolly, let us dig into reviewing a book that is all about being happy. Positive thinking, emotional reactions and in general, seeking joy is what this book is about. A rat named Lucky has been sent on a mission to the African Bush in order to find out what makes animals happy. Lucky has to report back to the King, which happens to be a Lion. This is not a self-help book, however; it does []