Dress Me Up!
Written and Illustrated by Maria Carluccio
Age Level: 5 and up
Grade Level: P – Up
I bought this book at a writer’s conference,. I’d already bought 6 books for my grandgirl, and she isn’t even born yet, but I couldn’t resist this book. It’s so unusual - I had to get it.
The character changes from board to board. Pick your character, then dress them up by choosing patterns from the other side of the book. It is so much fun! I hope this book will keep my grandgirl busy and happy flipping and flapping during church.
If you need something fun to keep a little one busy - peek inside . . .
Written by Betsy Cornwell
Age Level: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 – 9
This is one of my favorite books! It’s Cinderella, but she’s a magical inventor. Nicolette is Cinderella. She must fight her stepsisters AND the magical predjudice that divided her parents. Her own father hated magic so much he refused to buy the medicine that would have saved her mother’s life. He remarries someone who’s normal, AKA nonmagical. When he dies, Nicolette finds herself servant to the steps. To survive she renames herself and retreats into a cocoon. But on her 16th birthday, magic finds its way inside. Like Cinderella Mechanica rises from the ashes. You’ll have to read to find out how, but warning . . . this version comes without the perfect Cinderella ending, and it’s still ONE GREAT BOOK!
PS- if you would like to help me and my book, NEIL ARMSTRONG’S WIND TUNNEL DREAM, please consider doing one or both of these things – 1. Write an honest review and post it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Good Reads. It helps new readers find my book. 2. Recommend my book to your favorite library or librarian. Getting a book in a library opens up a new world of readers for me and Neil. If your library is short on cash, please consider gifting it to the library in your child’s honor. It’s a wonderful thing for you, your child, and most of all for your fellow readers. All the best – Rinda
If Kids Ruled the World
Written Linda Bailey
Illustrated by David Huyck
Age Level: 3 - 7
Grade Level: P – 2
I loved, loved, loved this book! It’s about what could happen if kids ruled the world. The author and illustrator still know how to have fun, and that’s what this book is full of. Bring your imagination, and your inner child. Then enjoy! I did! I bet if kids ruled the world, there’d be chocolate for every meal. I’m an adult now, but I’m embracing my inner child. Imagine what fun the right parent or teacher could have with this book and their favorite kids!