By: Sandra Markle Published on: April 7, 2020 Genre: Children’s Nonfiction No. of Pages: 40
I don’t read nonfiction near as often as I should. But in an effort to change that and learn a little bit more about the world around me, I decided to read Follow Those Zebras. Plus, there is a mystery to it which makes it feel a little like the mystery/thriller genre I enjoy reading.
By Sharmila Collins Illustrated by Carolina Rabei Published on: February 4, 2020
In this special story, all Binkle wants to do is fly like a butterfly. He waits for that day as an egg, then as a caterpillar and then in a cocoon. But when he finally emerges from his cocoon, he discovers his wings don’t work properly. Sad and disappointed he hides under a leaf wondering what he can do. Thankfully, he has friends….
Binkle’s Time to Fly is a sweet story focusing on never giving up, the power of friendship, and helping others when they are sad. The illustrations are much like the cover picture with soft, gentle tones of various bright cheerful colors. On a few of the pages there are multiple smaller pictures while the text curves around the shape of picture. When there is a full page picture, the text is always easy to read against the background colors.
Overall, a wonderful book to share with your little one.
Thanks to Netgalley and Flyaway Books for an advanced reader copy and opportunity to provide an honest review.
Painter Mann Series Book 2 By Dick Wybrow Published on: January 16, 2020
Painter Mann is a dead private investigator currently residing in what he calls the “In Between” – a place where people who have been murdered go instead of going to their final destination, as you will. In fact he will tell you he is the best PI in the In Between, but because he’s the only one that also means he is the worst one too.
Archangel One Book 2 by Evan Currie Published on: January 14, 2020
There is almost no worse feeling for a book lover than when you fall in love with a series and the next one isn’t available yet to immediately pick up and read, which is exactly where I am with this second book in the Archangel One series. This military science fiction novel kept me on the edge of the seat the entire journey through and I am left wanting more.
Detective Megan Carpenter Tapes Book 1 by Gregg Olson Published on: November 18, 2019
Set in Snow Creek, Washington near Port Townsend this new detective series brought out so many different emotions as I read the story. The story telling is overwhelmingly good and the setting was thought-provoking as I worked my way through self-imposed isolation many in this community apparently desire.
I have a young nephew who doesn’t like to read. In fact, he runs away from me when I say the word ‘book.’ The other day I had the Netgalley site open when he peered over and saw this book. He quickly looked at what it was about and said it looked interesting and told me I needed to read it and tell him if it was good. So, I did and I am very thankful that I can tell him that it was good.
A Hibernation Story by Sean Taylor and Alex Morss Illustrated by: Cinyee Chiu Published on: September 17, 2019
I really loved reading this story. The illustrations and story were so peaceful and calming that I really took my time as I read it, drawing in all the beautiful touches the illustrations put in to enhance the story.
by Annie Sullivan Published on: September 10, 2019
When I first read the description I honestly wasn’t so sure about reading a YA fantasy book written where the whole story is set in the desert. With an ongoing drought the kingdom Achra has a serious water shortage, meaning there was a whole population in a desperate situation with little hope. People slowly dying of thirst didn’t sound like a fun read. But then I reread the description and thought ‘you know…this one might be good.’ And I was right!
Detective Iris Locke Book 1 by Geraldine Hogan Published on: August 23, 2019
There’s something almost joyous about being at the start of a new detective series. The Detective Iris Lock series is just that – a new series by Geraldine Hogan set in Limerick, Ireland with new flawed characters to love, be frustrated with, and hope at the end of the day they just make it home.