Saturday, November 22, 2014

A heartwarming story of a boy who over comes his fears by applying his efforts and following the path of Jesus. Ben has to prove to his family he is responsible enough to take on summer camp and look in the face of everything that scares him.  In the process he proves to be a hero with his handicapped friend Mary who has lost her service dog and also his new found homeless friend Jeremy.

This is a book that will hold the interest of children, but also the reader will be able to identify with Ben’s fears and sibling rivalry. Janet Ann Collins has written a story that teaches compassion, alerts a child to the hardships of others in life. 

The story awakens children to the troubles some people have in their lives, and shows them how God interacts through all of us in ways we never expect.

The characters Ben and Tom develop personal growth both in daily life and in spiritual being.  Great story and inspiring book for kids.   Lots of stars for this one.

This book has been reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children's literature

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Buzzing about, kitty cat prowls, and storing the nuts for the winter, is what this book is touting. If you like rhymes and cats that purr and climb, bumbles that buzz and pollinate, this would be a great selection for you or any child’s library.

Children will love the magnificent vivid, pop off the page illustrations by Elizabeth Koenig. Each picture is more inviting than the last.  Children will delight in these full color pages that are sure to entertain.

Margot Finke has written yet another book of rhythmic verse for children. She is well known for her rhyming books and her ability to delight and amuse children with her entertaining and educational stories and facts of not only the down under, but also other parts of the world.

Squirrels can’t Help Being Nuts offers vocabulary words at the end of each page.  Great book, fun for kids, excellent read!

This book has been reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children’s literature.