The Coat by Sรฉverine Vidal

The Coat by Sรฉverine Vidal is a touching story of how a child learns the true meaning of giving.

Elise waits and waits for her sister Mia to outgrow the perfect, beautiful red coat that will one day be hers. Then, an unexpected encounter changes everything Elise believes about that coat, leading her to realize the joy of giving to others.

Short, sweet, and right to the point, Vidal creates a marvelously told story that displays goodness and kindness. With beautiful artwork by Louis Thomas, The Coat will definitely touch the heart. Every home and school library will want to own a copy of this uplifting story.

Highly recommended!

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  • Publisher โ€ : โ€Ž Flyaway Books (October 11, 2022)
  • Language โ€ : โ€Ž English
  • Hardcover โ€ : โ€Ž 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 โ€ : โ€Ž 1947888382
  • ISBN-13 โ€ : โ€Ž 978-1947888388
  • Reading age โ€ : โ€Ž 3 – 7 years
  • Grade level โ€ : โ€Ž 1 – 2

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

How Can We Be Kind? by Janet Halfmann

Did you know that our animal friends can teach us many things, including how to be kind?

In How Can We Be Kind?, by award-winning author Janet Halfmann, young readers follow along as they learn about the caring traits within the animal kingdom. From badgers to prairie dogs, and from ants to zebras, Halfmann’s charming book shares wisdom from our animal friends and how they can teach us to be kind. The story is followed up by facts regarding the animals featured.

With colorful digital illustrations by Darla Okada, How Can We Be Kind? is sure to delight young readers everywhere. What a special treasure this book is!

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  • Publisher โ€ : โ€Ž Frances Lincoln Children’s Books; Illustrated edition (July 5, 2022)
  • Language โ€ : โ€Ž English
  • Hardcover โ€ : โ€Ž 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 โ€ : โ€Ž 0711268797
  • ISBN-13 โ€ : โ€Ž 978-0711268791
  • Reading age โ€ : โ€Ž 3 – 5 years
  • Grade level โ€ : โ€Ž Preschool – Kindergarten

Visit https://www.janethalfmannauthor.com/howcanwebekind for links to purchase.

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

A Whale of a Tale by Bill Kirk

A Whale of a Tale by Bill Kirk is an exciting rhyming sea tale of a young boy whose love of the sea and its animals leads to a life-saving mission that changes his life forever.

Will yearns to be a sea captain despite his mother’s misgivings. His brave father was lost in a gale, and she wishes to protect her only child from the same fate. But the sea calls to him, and at the age of twelve, Will signs on as a cabin boy. Little does he know that one act of kindness years ago will help him save the crew of two whaling ships when the sea rages into a frightening gale.

A twelve-chapter story told fully in rhyme, this touching adventure will capture young hearts. Following through on his goal to challenge the imagination of readers by exploring everyday life, A Whale of a Tale tells the story of a boy whose random act of kindness changed his life and the lives of his fellow crewmembers.

This amazing story is accompanied with black and white illustrations from award-winning artist KC Snider. Snider’s artwork has appeared in more than 70 books for children. She remains a favorite of mine.

Kirk provides a prologue and an epilogue built upon the history of whaling in the United States. He asks young readers to imagine what it might have been like to grow up in a whaling port. A glossary of terms is also provided.

This touching adventure is available in digital and print formats from your favorite online retailer. Grab a copy today!

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  • Publisher โ€ : โ€Žย Bill Kirk Writes Worldwide (November 30, 2021)
  • Language โ€ : โ€Žย English
  • Paperback โ€ : โ€Žย 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 โ€ : โ€Žย 1951545230
  • ISBN-13 โ€ : โ€Žย 978-1951545239

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

First Chapter Review: The Backyard Secrets of Danny Wexler by Karen Pokras

This First Chapter Review is from a book the author’s publisher sent me back when it first came out in 2021. I am a little late in getting to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

BLURB: Eleven-year-old Danny Wexler, the only Jewish boy in his blue-collar town during the late 1970s, is obsessed with the Bermuda Triangle. When a local child goes missing, Danny’s convinced it’s connected to an old Bermuda Triangle theory involving UFOs. With his two best friends and their Spacetron telescope, Danny heads to his backyard to investigate. But hunting for extraterrestrials is complicated, and it doesn’t help that his friend Nicholas’s mom doesn’t want her son hanging out with a Jewish boy. Equipped with his super-secret spy notebook, Danny sets out to fight both the aliens and the growing anti-Semitism in the town, in hopes of mending his divided community.

COVER: What a fun cover. Perfect for the genre. Love the vibrant font colors.

FIRST CHAPTER: Danny’s story starts with him contemplating how true is Alice’s declaration that his piano teacher is a spider. His older sister insists it is and Danny likes to investigate things.

KEEP READING: Definitely! I requested this book because it was set during my childhood. I also like mysteries and have read books by the author before, so I knew I wanted to read it. The interaction between Danny and Alice is funny. Danny’s rambling thoughts about his piano teacher being a spider, how he wound up taking piano lessons in the first place, and his family’s relationship–or lack their of–with their faith makes for an engaging read that I want to dive into. I hope to finish this while on vacation, but I can tell you that I have scheduled a lot into my vacation already. Fingers crossed.

  • Publisher โ€ : โ€Žย Kar-Ben Publishing ยฎ (November 1, 2021)
  • Language โ€ : โ€Žย English
  • Paperback โ€ : โ€Žย 248 pages
  • ISBN-10 โ€ : โ€Žย 1728412951
  • ISBN-13 โ€ : โ€Žย 978-1728412955
  • Reading age โ€ : โ€Žย 8 – 13 years
  • Grade level โ€ : โ€Žย 3 – 7

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

Grandpa’s Tales 3: Vampires in the Backyard and A Fish Tale by Cheryl Carpinello

Welcome your reader ages 4 โ€“ 8 to this fun series that engages them in active reading.

Grandmaโ€™s and Grandpaโ€™s Talesย by Cheryl Carpinello is a series of books using repetitive phrases, colorful images, and a bit of silliness to make reading delightful fun.

Grandpa’s Tales 3: Vampires in the Backyard and A Fish Tale includes two stories of summer fun. The first finds children’s enjoying their summer playing in the backyard throughout the day. But as the sun goes down, those nasty little vampires arrive and the kids need to slap them away until they run back inside at the end of playtime. The second story is about George who loves to fish, but winds up with an unbelievable fish tale to tell his dad when he returns.

Carpinello’s story is fun and engaging. The colorful computer-generated graphics keep readers turning the pages and encourage them to find out what happens next. This has been a great series to read. I hope the author considers more installments.

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I received a digital 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.