Category Archives: Children – Contemporary

Snappy Sounds Surprise Party! by Beth Harwood

Snappy Sounds Surprise Party! by Beth Harwood, Illustrated by Derek Mathews

Bushra Zia
Child Reviewer: Mishal

Mathews has created a pop-up art book along with fun party sounds for children. Also, children learn about how birthday parties are organized.

“I love birthday parties!” (Mishal, age 5)

This book is available at https://www.amazon.com/Snappy-Sounds-Surprise-Beth-Harwood/dp/1592238513/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474310988&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=snappy+sounds+surprise+party+libby+hamilton.

Rating 5/5

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Hop, Waddle, Swim! by Michael Berenstain

Hop, Waddle, Swim! by Michael Berenstain

Bushra Zia
Child Reviewer: Mishal

Children enjoy the pictures while they learn and sing about various animals.

“I know what a camel is.” (Mishal, age 5)

This book is available at https://www.amazon.com/Hop-Waddle-Swim-Road-Reading/dp/030711578X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474310099&sr=1-1&keywords=hop+waddle+and+swim.

Rating 5/5

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Bushra Zia

Atticus Finch is a widower and single parent to two young children. Finch is assigned to represent a black man in highly prejudiced town. The book explores the interracial tensions, children’s fears, and a father’s bond with his children.

Lee portrays a powerful, father character who has an unflinching loyalty to his profession and clients.

This book is available at https://www.amazon.com/Kill-Mockingbird-Harper-Lee/dp/0446310786/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474309020&sr=1-1&keywords=to+kill+a+mockingbird.

Rating 5/5

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Five Minute Kitten Tales (Unknown Author)

Five Minute Kitten Tales (Unknown Author)

Bushra Zia
Child Reviewer: Mishal

The storybook consists of sweet, mischievous kittens in bedtime stories for young readers.

“What a bad kitten!” (Mishal, age 5)

This book is available at https://www.amazon.com/Five-minute-Kitten-Tales/dp/0752571621/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474261838&sr=1-8&keywords=five+minute+kitten+tales.

Rating 5/5

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Little Francis and the Doves by Julie Hanna

Little Francis and the Doves by Julie Hanna, Illustrated by Chiara Amata

Bushra Zia
Child Reviewer: Mishal

It is a Christian story that teaches children to love birds and not to cage them for amusement.

“I don’t want to hurt birds. I like birds. They fly real pretty.” (Mishal, age 5)

This book is available at https://www.amazon.com/Little-Francis-Doves-Bees-Slipcase/dp/B002KXZ8B6/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474223519&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=little+francis+and+the+doves+by+julie+hamma.

Rating: 5/5

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Ocean by Maurice Pledger

Ocean by Maurice Pledger

Bushra Zia
Child Reviewer: Mishal

This is a pictorial and sound study of the ocean for young readers. The book provides knowledge about various living creatures of the ocean.

“Play the sound of the whale again, Mamma! Such pretty fish!” (Mishal, age 5)

This book is available at https://www.amazon.com/Sounds-Wild-Ocean-Maurice-Pledger/dp/1592234739/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474222956&sr=1-2&keywords=ocean+by+maurice+pledger.

Rating: 5/5

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My Grandma is Great by Gaby Goldsack

My Grandma is Great by Gaby Goldsack, Illustrated by Sara Walker

Bushra Zia
Child Reviewer: Mishal

Children appreciate the playful atmosphere of the book with grandma. Also, children learn to spend time with their grandmothers.

“I love my grandmother so much! I play with her all the time.” (Mishal, age 5)

This book is available for Free at https://www.amazon.com/My-Grandma-Great-Gaby-Goldsack/dp/1842505750/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474222115&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=my+grandma+is+great+by+gably+goldsack.

Rating: 5/5

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