Books by Middle Grade & Children's
Alfie Is Not Afraid (2012)
3.59 of 5 Votes: 2
A boy and his brave puppy are ready to camp out in their backyard! The boy's not scared because if things go bump in the night, he knows Alfie will protect him: from space invaders, boa constrictors, and even alligators! Alfie's not afraid of anything! Right, Alfie? ....Alfie? In this book childr...
We're Going on a Ghost Hunt (2012)
3.58 of 5 Votes: 2
We're Going on a Ghost Hunt is written in the same form as We're Going on a Bear Hunt. If your child already knows that, then this slight shift is a fun "spooky" story. I like reading it in the rhythm of the song so that my child can read along. It makes her feel happy that she is reading, even t...
Alphasaurs And Other Prehistoric Types (2011)
4.34 of 5 Votes: 4
I enjoyed this book personally, but I am a little confused about the intended audience. It is a dinosaur alphabet book with brief text, so one would assume it is for preschoolers, but the delicate die-cut gatefolds will be destroyed in less than a day. My four year old declared it boring, and ...
Crocodaddy (2009)
3.73 of 5 Votes: 5
Cute. A good one to have on hand for my Father's Day theme. The rhyming flows well enough. Illustrations are cute. I think the kids will enjoy it, especially the idea of dads being crocodiles.6/11/14: I should have pointed out the dad's crocodile shadow at the beginning. They didn't catch on that...
Rotten Pumpkin: A Rotten Tale in 15 Voices (2013)
4.03 of 5 Votes: 2
UnpagedGrade Level: 5th grade & upSummary:This is a book about a rotten pumpkin written in 15 different voices; the voices include the pumpkin, all the animals that are eating the rotten pumpkin (mouse, squirrel, slug, etc.), the mold that forms in the pumpkin, and various other voices. The book...
My First Fun Golf Steps (My First Travel Books Series) (2014)
4.92 of 5 Votes: 5
A wonderful introduction to the game of golf and also to any number of exotic animals that are beautifully illustrated. Aimed at children, the young at heart will also find it intriguing. This is an original idea that ticks all the right boxes and is a steal at the current price. If your child ha...
How the Meteorite Got to the Museum (2013)
3.6 of 5 Votes: 4
I really enjoyed this real life story about the discovery and earth/space travels of a meteorite that crashed in Peekskill, NY. Maybe it's because I'm a grown up, but I found all of the steps it took for a meteorite to find its way into a museum, after being formed so many millions of years ago ...
Guy-Write: What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know (2000)
4.22 of 5 Votes: 4
This book would be a great addition to any library or English teacher’s classroom. The author presents the ways we go wrong in teaching boys writing and what could be done to better the situation. There are lessons on how to write, how to make your writing stronger, and how to tell it like it is....
Lucy and the Bully (2008)
3.53 of 5 Votes: 5
Gag. A sappy sweet, overly simple look at bullying. I would almost guarantee that the writer was never bullied as a child. All the adults work together to make things better for the child, instantly seeing that something is wrong and doing something about it. The bully is just misunderstood and n...
Toilet: How It Works (2013)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 1
Author-illustrator David Macaulay has long been known for his “building” books: Castle, Cathedral, Mosque, and more. In 2012 he turned his considerable skills to a younger audience in this easy reader series by Macmillan, which this year includes a book on toilets. Readers will find out how a t...
The Night Parade (2014)
3.56 of 5 Votes: 2
The Night Parade is a silly, imaginative book. Roscoe has created a "secret world" of sorts where children nightly sneak out of their houses and do amazing things with other children. Things like make cakes for the moon, turn somersaults in the park, dress up in costumes, tell mermaid stories, et...
Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature (2014)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 5
I have to admit, I wasn't sure how my 1st graders would react to this book as I felt like I was pushing them a little with the topic. But when one of them belted out a line from Frozen's "Let It Go" with the word "fractals" in it, I knew we were onto something. (The rest of the class simultaneo...
Into the Outdoors (2011)
3.56 of 5 Votes: 3
5 stars : Want to go camping? This is a sweet concept book with clever illustrations that will encourage children to learn new words and be aware of the world around them. Words are highlighted, ie. UP vs. DOWN and an illustration can bring about a discussion as to the differences in these words....
Bugs by the Numbers (2011)
4.41 of 5 Votes: 2
"Bugs by the Numbers" is a fun and engaging fact filled book all about insects. I really enjoyed reading this book because each page had an illustration of the bug made out of one number repeated over and over again. This number was then included in a fact about that insect. The book contained ne...
Gigantosaurus (2014)
3.66 of 5 Votes: 5
Age: Kindergarten-2nd gradeFollowing the path of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, four little dinosaurs are warned by their parents to watch out for Gigantosaurus. Bonehead always insists on being the lookout but enjoys flaunting his power, tricking the other dinos into hiding from friendly dinosaurs. I a...