Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Mansa Musa by Khephra Burns and Illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon

Mansa Musa by Khephra Burns

Illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon


When an evening celebration in his village is disrupted by the cries of slave raiders, young Kankan Musa runs to find his spear, but in a moment he is taken. Suddenly, the world he has known is gone. Is he to be a slave? Or will destiny carry this son of a proud people to a different future?


What a most delightful story about the great Malian lion king Mansa Musa. I loved this book so much that I am in the process of learning more about this great king!

This is one of the most gorgeous children's books that I have reviewed! I just couldn't stop reading. I felt transformed to that time period as I read the book and looked at the rich beautiful pictures that certainly showcased the rich grandeur that Mansa Musa brought to the world!

Caldecott Medalists have woven their magic in this must have book!

I VERY highly recommend this book to all children of all races! Everyone needs to learn about the great Mansa Musa! 

This is a must have for all school, home, public, and private libraries... You won't be disappointed!!!!!!!!!!

Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 6, 2015

4th of July Books

Happy 4th of July!

Here are some of the more popular books that childtren in our libraries were reading during the 4th of July holiday weekend.


Independence Day by David F. Marx

Fourth of July Mice by Bethany Roberts and Illustrated by Doug Cushman

Independence Day by Rebecca Rissman

Celebration! by Jane Resh Thomas and Illustrated by Raul Colon

Happy Birthday America by Marsha Wilson Chall and Illustrated by Guy Porfirio

Let us know your favorites!

Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day!!!!!!


 Wishing all dads, grand dads, uncles, nephews, brothers... mentors...

Want to read some great children's books for Father's Day? Check out these wonderful recommendations!!!!!!!

1.  The Night Before Father's Day by Natasha Wing

2.  The Ten Best Things About My Dad by Christine Loomis


3.  What Dads Can't Do by Douglas Wood


5.  The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman

6.  My Father Knows the Names of Things by Jane Yolen


7.  A Perfect Father's Day by Eve Bunting


8.  A Wild Father's Day by Sean Callahan


9.  My Dad's a Hero by Rebecca Christiansen


10.  The Berenstain Bears and the Papa's Day Surprise by Stan Berenstain



Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Happy reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!!!!!!!!!!!!!









It's the First Day of Summer... What Are We Reading????

Welcome to the First Day of Summer!!!!!!!!!!

It's the First Day of Summer... What Are We Reading????

Let's check out some of the titles that we are reading for the beginning of summer...

Let us know which books you are currently reading........

Summer: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur and Illustrated by Leslie Evans

We're Going on a Picnic by Pat Hutchins

Picnic by Emily Arnold McCully (Winner of the Caldecott Medal)

One Hot Summer Day by Nina Crews

The Amazing Outdoor Activity Book by Angela Wilkes


Let us know your favorite books for the beginning of summer!

Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

2015 American Library Association Summer Reading Lists

2015 American Library Association Summer Reading Lists

It's summer time and that means summer reading for students.... It's fun and exciting... Check out some of these ALA selected titles. Write and tell us which ones you liked and didn't like and why!

Click here to check out the American Library Association recommended summer reading titles...

2015 ALA Summer Reading List

Happy Reading.........................................

Until the next time...............................................

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away.............................

Friday, May 22, 2015

NEXT! Please by Christopher Inns

NEXT! Please by Christopher Inns

I just read the most adorable book that I want to share with you all...


NEXT! Please by Christopher Inns

ONE EYE TED has lost his eye! 

Woolly Sheep has become unraveled! 

Wonderhorse wonders where his wheel went, and the whole gang needs help! 

Luckily, these ailments are all in a day's work for Doctor Hopper and her trusty nurse, Rex Barker.

Together, these toy-repair experts knit, glue, and counsel their loveable patients back to health while proving that laughter is still the best medicine.


This is one of the most creatively written books that I have ever read!
The colors are bright and happy! The sentences are short and fun!!!!!!!!!!

I love the eye chart. How brilliant!

This warm and fuzzy book is a must read for all children (adults too) who love happy cuddly friendly animal stories! I absolutely LOVE this book! I am looking forward to adding it to my collection::))

This is a must have for all home, school, public, day care, and private libraries............

Happy reading....................

Until the next time...........................................................

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away..............................................

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Recycled Craft Projects For Kids by Marion Elliot (Great Summer Fun)

Recycled Craft Projects For Kids: 50 Things to make from junk, shown step by step in over 400 photographs

by Marion Elliot

Now that Summer is fast approaching and children will be out of school soon and it's time to clear out the junk from our houses, let's think of some great inexpensive or free activities that are engaging, fun, educational, and save our environment...

The new book "Recycled Craft Projects For Kids: 50 Things to make from junk, shown step by step in over 400 photographs" is a great source for activities for children.

This book is an excellent source for creating many fun, easy-to-follow crafts that children young and old can create using recycled materials

The book contains the following:
  • Introduction
  • Recycling
  • Materials and Equipment
  • Techniques
  • Quick and Easy Ideas
  • Templates
  • Toys and Puppets
  • Wild West Ranch
  • Cowboys
  • Space Station
  • Games, Instruments, and Objects
  • Adornments and Decorations
  • Index

Can you imagine creating cowboys "ready to ride on their dappled horses?" They are made from old-fashioned wooden pegs and other items.... They are in here...


How about a Paper-plate Cat Mask  or an Indoor Snowstorm or a Radical Robot or Paper-bag Animal Mask or Space Cat or Television Set or Fruit Machine or Tambourine or Drum or Nail Chimes or Groovy Guitar or Cardboard Frame or Papier-Mache Bowl or Rolled-Paper Beads or Nature Box.

You will find the directions for all of these activities and more in this easy-to-read and follow book!
the books is divided into great categories so that if you are interested in creating a Groovy Guitar, you can refer to the "Games, Instruments and Objects" section. If you are interested in the creating all manner of Christmas decorations, you can search the "Adornments and Decorations" section.

The pictures and directions are short, simple, crisp, clear, and easy to follow. You can locate some of the materials for your projects that are earmarked for your local recycle bin.
Until the next time........................
Happy reading..........................................
A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!