Mimi’s Adventures in Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies by Alyssa Gangeri is an interactive book for your little baker.
Mimi’s dreams of ingredients leads her to ask Nonni to help her bake chocolate chip cookies for everyone to enjoy. This delightful and educational book will help you create fun time for you and your child in the kitchen. Readers can follow along with Mimi and Nonni as they make chocolate chip cookies, then flip to the end where the recipe for Nonni’s Chocolate Chip Cookies appears. There is also a page with substitutions, so readers can get a creative with their cookie recipe.
I loved this book from beginning to end. Adorable illustrations, baking, learning, and the love of family blend together in this book that will be read time and again. I can’t wait to check out Mimi’s future adventures.
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Mimi’s Adventures in Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies releases in March 2015!
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I received a digital copy of this book from the author through Worldwind Virtual Book Tours. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.
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ITGIRL4LIFE by Tamara Branch inspires young women to embrace who they are so they can charge ahead with self-confidence.
“You are magnificent. You are important. You matter.” These are the first few sentences that open this motivating short book by professional model and actor Tamara Branch. Her goal is to show young women how great they really are so they are poised to succeed in life. With advice about choosing wisely, loving yourself, accepting responsibility, celebrating your unique beauty, protecting yourself from wordly dangers, building character and more, Branch gives young women a strong foundation to build on.
Perhaps a young woman has never considered her true worth. Maybe no one has ever told her how extraordinary she really is. Or maybe it’s time for a reminder of how much potential she has. No matter the reason, if you are looking for a book that will inspire greatness in a young woman you know, ITGIRL4LIFE is an excellent choice.
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Paperback: 98 pages
Publisher: Heart Project Publishing; 1 edition (June 13, 2014)
I received a copy of this book from the author through Pump Up Your Book. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.
The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest is open to children in grades K-3 and encourages creative thinking and storytelling, while building literacy skills through the creation and illustration of original stories.
To enter, kids can submit stories to their local stations, and local winners will then be entered into the national contest. National winners will be announced during the summer of 2015, and the winning stories will be featured on pbskids.org/writerscontest.
This year, the judges include acclaimed writers, producers and children’s media creators, including Marc Brown, author and illustrator of the ARTHUR book series, and the Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, from the PBS KIDS show WILD KRATTS. The national winners will receive prize packages including ARTHUR books and a personal technology device courtesy of PBS.
To enter the contest and for more information on entry rules and contest resources, visit pbskids.org/writerscontest or your local PBS station website.
Ella’s Toys by Karen Kilpatrick is another wonderful book in the Pumpkinheads series. Ella refuses to share her toys, but when she discovers her friends are having fun without her, she decides sharing might be more fun.
This is the second book in the Pumpkinheads series that I’ve read. I’m truly enjoying them. An easy to read book, Ella’s Toys reminds youngsters how much more fun it is to share than to hoard your toys and keep them only for yourself. The vibrant colors and bolded words will catch your child’s eye, but it will be how this book touches the heart that you’ll remember. I can’t wait to read more in this series.
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Paperback: 20 pages
Publisher: Nina Charles (May 18, 2013)
I received a copy of this book from the author through Pump Up Your Book. This review contains my honest opinion, which I have not been compensated for in any way.
I’ve been falling asleep early lately. Guess my body is gearing up for that major surgery next month.
But never fear, new reviews are on the way. Here are some books I’ll be reviewing soon:
My Friend Merlin by Joanne Lecuyer,
ItGirl4Life by Tamara Branch,
Ella’s Toys and Danza’s Message by Karen Kilpatrick.
Keep checking in for more updates.
The team at Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing would like to give away a few advance release copies of their books. These are exclusive ARC copies of novels that have not yet hit the shelves. Be the first to get your hands on one of these beauties. Enter to win one of the following amazing ARC’s:
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