Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Guest Post: Three Times Lucky

Three Times Lucky
by: Sheila Turnage

This guess post is courtesy of my book-hungry 4th grade daughter, Regan. She finished this beauty in one day....

Here is her review:

Moses's hometown will never be the same. As a baby, Mo was sent during a hurricane on a raft to North Carolina. Nobody knows where Mo is from. She got her name because of how she arrived in town-like the prophet Moses. Colonel and Ms. Lana adopted her and she grew up in a cafe. Her best friend Dale helps her save Ms. Lana, Colonel, and the whole town. When murderers and cops come to town, it is up to Moses to save the day! 

I would recommend this book to others because this story tells you how to accept and enjoy your life.You may think that Mo is a normal girl, but you are wrong. This book has lots of suspense and surprises. Three Times Lucky is a book best read by ages nine and up.


Three Times Lucky

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

A told B and B told C, "I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree." "Whee!" said D to E F G, "I'll beat you to the top of the coconut tree." Chicka chicka boom boom! Will there be enough room?

In our house, there are few books that all of my kids have loved and asked for again and again. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault is one of them. Could it be the clever alphabet rhyme or the fact that the whole book sounds like one lively song that attracts them? Or the clear, simple illustrations with letters that they can easily recognize? I have always though that my kids all loved this book because, believe it or not, they can relate to all of those poor letters with their skinned knees and stubbed toes! Whatever the reason, this is a classic and a winner.

We finally bought a copy of this book and the ragged cover that is getting soft with repeated bedtime readings was worth every penny. Tried and true, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a book to enjoy with your preschooler or early elementary aged child. My reluctant 6 year old reader says that he loves this book because, "I can read it and it's just so fun!" A truly glowing recommendation!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Thursday, March 13, 2014


by Elys Dolan


What exactly do weasels do all day? Do they frolic in the leaves, collect nuts and berries, play, hide, or....plot world domination?

This clever and fun book, complete with coffee drinking, tool wielding, madcap weasels is silliness at it finest. Mayhem and mischief surround these clever critters as they plot to take over the world. Will they be successful?

Elys Dolan's illustrations are detailed, intelligent, and fun!  It's enough to keep any keen eye and clever brain very busy looking- and laughing. Enjoy this book with your favorite fan of all things silly.