children’s book

Shatterproof by Rianne Moss (Book Review #89)

Shatterproof is a beautiful book written about addiction and drug abuse. Natalie Meyer is young and suffering from, this dependence. This was not how she started, though. A series of heartfelt occurrences in her life begin to shake this young girls heart and mind causing her to fall in such a path. Natalie has a history of sexual abuse and lacks any love or support from her family. Her father throws her out into the street. This vulnerable girl has nowhere to []

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 []