Children's Book Reviews

Children's Book Reviews

Martin Luther King

Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, and School-Age Book Reviews

Newest Book Reviews


Big Golden Book
ISBN: 978-1524766214

We're Amazing 1,2,3! A Story About Friendship and Autism (Sesame Street) (Big Golden Book)
by Leslie Kimmelmans

We're Amazing, 1,2,3, a Sesame Street Golden Book includes Julia, a new character with autism. The book shows Elmo and Julia's friendship before we learn Julia has autism. When Abby joins Elmo and Julia to play, Elmo explains to Abby that Julia does things a little different.

The book does a great job of conveying that Julia and Abby have plenty in common. There interactions are charming and a gentle lesson on how someone may be different in a few things, we are not so different and we have a lot in common.


Crown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978-1101933787

Goodnight, Numbers
by Danica McKellar

A gentle introduction to mathematics that will build number sense. Each number (1-10) is represented on a double-page spread with pretty art and numbers in numerical and written form. Each double-page includes a variety of objects to practice counting. On the wall also is a picture that is a ten frame with objects to count. The author includs at the back of the book tips which will help the reader get the most out of Goodnight, Numbers.

A wonderful book on early numeracy with gorgeous illustration - a great book for young children.


Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 978-1484723029

Bob, Not Bob!
by Audrey Vernick

"Little Louie wasn't all that little. It wasn't like he needed his mom every minute of the day." So begins a hilarious story of Little Louie when he gets a bad cold and everyone in the house has a hard time understanding him, including the dog named Bob.

Filled with comedy, wordplay, and eye-catching illustrations, all Louie wants is his mom but when he calls her the dog, Bob comes running.

A fun book that will give everyone a great laugh.

Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-13: 978-1423178743

Dormouse Dreams
by Karma Wilson

A charming story-in-verse tale of dormouse dreams as he sleeps through the winter. As dormouse sleeps in his tree burrow other woodland animals are shown playing outside. As the snow falls dormouse dreams of spring and a visit from his friend, and all the fun they will have.

Dormouse Dreams is enhanced by illustrations using muted colors that create the feelings of dreams and winter. A wonderful book about friendship.

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