The Adventures of Planetman: The Case of the Plastic Rings by Karen Cioffi

When Thomas hears an animal crying for help, he knows it’s time for Planetman and his cohorts Recycleman and Clean-it-man to get to work.

In this fun adventure, three kids become superheroes in order to make a difference in the world around them. This is a perfect book to celebrate Earth Day, but the lessons it teaches will last for years to come. Extra information includes tips to recycle, reuse, and reduce and fun ways to help our planet. With colorful artwork by Thomas Deisboeck, The Case of the Plastic Rings is sure to entertain readers.

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Age Range: 4 – 8 years … K – 3
Page count: 48 pages
Published: May 2020
HC ISBN-10: 1950074188
HC ISBN-13: 978-1950074181
PB ISBN-10: 195007417X
PB ISBN-13: 978-1950074174

I received a free digital copy of this book from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Dog Band by Regan W. H. Macaulay

Dog Band by Regan W. H. Macaulay is a delightful and creative story about a group of dogs who start a band. The challenge is that they don’t know what type of music to play, so they go about asking their friends for advice.

This is such a cute story. Between the fun text by Macaulay and the colorful illustrations by Wei Lu, this book is destined to entertain youngsters.

There is so much to enjoy about Dog Band. The band receives a variety of answers with great reasoning behind their friends’ choices. The author includes some pronunciations for readers as well, so they understand how to say different breed names.

Children who like reading stories about animals, children who have a love for music, and those who appreciate fun stories will want to read Dog Band.

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  • Publisher :Β Iguana Books (March 23, 2021)
  • Language :Β English
  • Paperback :Β 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 :Β 1771804750
  • ISBN-13 :Β 978-1771804752
  • Reading age :Β Baby – 8 years

I received a digital copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Why Does That Star Follow Me? by Wayne Harris-Wyrick

Follow along with this rhyming story about stars. Whether in the car or in a house and whether playing or resting, the child in this story sees a star that seems to follow him everywhere. Even the dog sees it… unless it’s foggy.

Why Does That Star Follow Me? by Wayne Harris-Wyrick is an adorable rhyming story full of wonder and discovery. The colorful illustrations by Andrea Gray make it cheery as the two characters go along their journey. After the fun is over, the reader is treated to all types of helpful information about stars: what they are, why they shine, and how far away they are. Readers even learn how stars follow you.

Why Does That Star Follow Me? is entertainment and education bundled into one cute package. I look forward to reading more from Harris-Wyrick.

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  • Age Range:Β 3 – 6 years
  • Grade Level:Β Kindergarten – 1
  • Hardcover:Β 48 pages
  • Published:Β July 3, 2018
  • Language:Β English
  • ISBN-10:Β 1940310849
  • ISBN-13:Β 978-1940310848

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I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

A Playmate for Imani by Rebecca O. Hayes

A Playmate for Imani by Rebecca O. Hayes is an adorable and fun story about a dog’s search for a playmate.

Imani watches her owner hop on the bus in the morning, but she is still eager to play. So, Imani wanders around searching for the perfect playmate.

This delightful story is brought to life by Hayes’ engaging text coupled with colorful artwork by Diane Brown. Silly antics ensue as Imani goes about her day hoping those she meets along the way will play with her.

If you are looking for a book for dog lovers or a cute story that will make young readers smile, A Playmate for Imani is a great choice.

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Paperback & Hardcover: 34 pages
Published: January 2020
Language: English
Hardcover ISBN-10: 1950074145
Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-1950074143
Paperback ISBN-10: 1950074137
Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1950074136

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I received a paperback copy of this book from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

The Clothesline Code by Janet Halfmann

The Clothesline Code by Janet Halfmann is the fascinating story of Lucy Ann and Dabney Walker, who risked it all to save lives.

After learning about the way the Union intelligence camp used flag codes to communicate over long distances, Dabney Walker and his wife Lucy Ann devised a way to use laundry to create a clothesline code to send signals across the river, putting the Walkers–especially Lucy Ann–in grave danger.

This story shares the bravery of the Walkers, and how their efforts helped the Union army prepare to battle the Confederate army in the spring. The Afterword provides more information about these courageous people and the time period.

Sharing an important and, perhaps not as well known, story from this time period in history is the perfect way to celebrate Black History Month and honor the sacrifices many Blacks made to help the Union. Halfmann’s books never disappoint.

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  • Publisher :Β Brandylane Publishers, Inc. (February 1, 2021)
  • Language :Β English
  • Hardcover :Β 36 pages
  • ISBN-10 :Β 1951565576
  • ISBN-13 :Β 978-1951565572
  • Reading age :Β 6 – 11 years

I received a digital copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.