The Gift That I Can Give by Kathie Lee Gifford

The Gift That I Can Give by Kathie Lee Gifford
Illustrated by: Julia Seal
Publisher: Thomas Nelson: Children’s
ISBN: 9781400209248

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Thomas Nelson: Children’s for the ebook ARC of The Gift I Can Give by Kathie Lee Gifford in exchange for an honest review.

God, will You show me
The gift I can give
As I grow and love
And learn how to live?

This is a heartwarming story that shows how all children can do something to make a positive impact on others. From simply being kind to giving a loved one an extra-big hug to cheering on a friend. This story will inspire children with many ways to show God’s love.

I give this book a rating of 5 stars and highly recommend it. I enjoyed reading this to my 4 year old daughter at bedtime. It was very adorable and I absolutely loved the bright and colourful pastel drawings. This book has a strong religious message but, the message is good and very positive.

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Rosie’s Glasses by Dave Whamond

Rosie’s Glasses by Dave Whamond
Publisher: Kids Can Press
ISBN: 9781771389914

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Kids Can Press for the ebook ARC of Rosie’s Glasses by Dave Whamond in exchange for an honest review. 

In this wordless picture book, Rosie wakes up in a monochrome world, with a dark cloud over her head. As she goes through her miserable, grey day, the cloud follows. Her bad day continues with chaos and pouring rain seems to just make it worse. But then on her way home from school, Rosie finds a pair of strange glasses. When she puts them on, her world is transformed into vivid, joyful colour. And she can now hear the beauty and fun in everything around her — and her dark cloud has disappeared. Are the glasses magic? Or could it be that changing how we look at the world can change the way we experience it?

I give this book a rating of 4 stars. I am not very fond of wordless books but the pictures were amazing and very detailed. My 4 year old daughter really enjoyed looking at the book. 

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Sleep, Sheep! by Kerry Sparrow

Sleep, Sheep! by Kerry Sparrow
Illustrations by: Guillaume Perreault
Publisher: Kids Can Press
ISBN: 9781771387965

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Kids Can Press for the ebook ARC of Sleep, Sheep! by Kerry Sparrow in exchange for an honest review.

There are lots of things that Duncan likes about bedtime – the stories, pyjamas, and bubble gum flavoured toothpaste… The only thing he doesn’t like about going to sleep. And he will do anything to avoid it. Until, one day, Duncan’s mom has enough of his stalling. Try counting sheep, she tells him. 

So he does… At first, its kind of fun. As he counts, each sheep appears, wearing its number like a race car, and leaps over the bed. But when Sheep #68, who hesitates. He needs a drink of water before he can jump. Then he has to go to the bathroom. Then he wants to put on running shoes. Will Sheep #68 ever do what he’s supposed to?

I give this book a rating of 4 stars. I read this book to my 4 year old daughter, who very much enjoyed the book. 

Cute illustrations and story. Good book to read to the child who likes avoiding going to sleep. 

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I Am Small by Qin Leng

I Am Small by Qin Leng
Publisher: Kids Can Press
ISBN: 9781525301155

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Kids Can Press for the ebook ARC of I Am Small by Qin Leng in exchange for an honest review.

Mimi is so little, “I might as well be called Mini.” she says. Everyone is taller than her, even the family dog! She can barely reach the blackboard at school and isn’t tall enough to sell all the pretty cakes in the display case at the bakery. 

Though her friends try and telll her that there is lots of advantage to her size – – like fitting into the best hiding places, and easily scooting to the front of the cafeteria line – – to Mimi, being small is the worst. But then one day there’s a surprise waiting for her at home. A very little surprise. And Mimi is about to discover something about being little.

I give this book a rating of 4 stars. I read it to my 4 year old daughter. She really enjoyed the book.

The watercolour  illustrations are really nice. The only thing was at first I thought Mimi was a boy. I thought that the story was simple and delightful!

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I Think I Can by Karen S. Robbins

I Think I Can by Karen S. Robbins
Illustrated by: Rachel Brunson
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 9780764356919
Publish Date: March 28, 2019

Thanks to NetGalley and Schiffer Publishing Ltd.  for the ebook ARC of I Think I Can by Karen S. Robbins and illustrated by Rachel Brunson in exchange for an honest review.

This book is designed to be read with a buddy, the dialogue between an aardvark and a mouse contains only kindergarten or first- grade words, making it a unique first reading book. Sentences are short and lots of repetition for reinforcement and to build reading confidence. This story encourages readers to believe in themselves.

I give this book a rating of 5 stars. I read this book to my four year old daughter who really enjoyed it. The illustrations are really cute and well written for my daughter’s age range. I would definitely recommend it!

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I Can Only Imagine: A Friendship with Jesus Now and Forever by Bart Millard of MercyMe with Laura Neutzling

I Can Only Imagine: A Friendship with Jesus Now and Forever by Bart Millard of MercyMe with Laura Neutzling
Illustrated by: Sumiti Collins
Publisher: Thomas Nelson: Children’s
ISBN: 9781400321339

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Thomas Nelson: Children’s for the ebook ARC of I Can Only Imagine: A Friendship with Jesus Now and Forever in exchange for an honest review.

I CanOnly Imagine asks questions a child might ask and invites families to wonder together: What is heaven like? What does God do? What would it be like to spend a day with Jesus? Children will see that although experiencing the glory of heaven may be far off, we can enjoy a friendship with Jesus every day – right here on earth.

I give this book a rating of 4 stars. I read it to my 4 year old daughter. She enjoyed this book and its colourful illustrations. This is a good book for encouraging children to have a friendship with Jesus. I also think it would be a good book for young children who are having questions regarding loved ones life and death. It shows that even though you can’t see someone they will always be with you. 

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Astro Pea by Amalia Hoffman

Astro Pea by Amalia Hoffman 
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 9780764356988
Publish Date: March 28, 2019

Thanks to NetGalley and Schiffer Publishing Ltd for the ebook ARC of Astro Pea by Amalia Hoffman in exchange for an honest review.

Imagine what would happen if fresh veggies could go on a cosmic adventure! Well, blast off with Pete the pea and find out what he discovers outside his pod. Pete joins other curiously shaped vegetables, such as an eggplant, artichoke, cauliflower, ear of corn, and mushroom as they each take a starring role in this creative tale of space exploration during friendship. Who knew healthy food could be so much fun?

I give this book a rating of 3 stars. I read this book to my 4 year old daughter. She really liked the illustrations but it seemed to confuse her with the vegetables being certain items from space. It was a cute and fun book though.

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Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate by Sara Levine

Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate by Sara Levine
Illustrated by: Masha D’yans
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
ISBN:9781541519282
Publish Date: March 5. 2019

Thanks to NetGalley and Lerner Publishing Group for the ebook ARC of Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate by Sara Levine and illustrated by Masha D’yans in exchange for an honest review.

This book features a cantankerous talking cactus as a narrator, revealing to readers the significance of different colors of flowers in terms of which pollinators (bees, bats, birds, etc.) talk to a fun non function of presentation of science info that may be new to many kids — and adults!

I give this book a rating of 3 stars. This book has nice colorful illustrations and a lot of good facts. I was going to read to my four year old daughter, she wasn’t really interested in the story, she did love the colorful pictures though. 

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The Silence Slips In by Alison Hughes

The Silence Slips In by Alison Hughes
Illustrated by: Ninon Pelletier
Publisher: Orca Books Publishers
ISBN: 9781459817067
Publish Date: March 5, 2019

Thanks to NetGalley and Orca Books Publishers for the ebook ARC of The Silence Slips In by Alison Hughes and illustrated by Ninon Pelletier in exchange for an honest review.

When the party’s over and the baby finally falls asleep, when the dog is all barked our and the screens are dark, the Silence pads in on soft, furry feet. A warm, comforting presence, the Silence curls up in a sun-beam like a cuddly cat and helps you read, think and be still. The Silence is friends with the Dark. Together they soothe the jagged edges left when the Noise has rolled on and gently launch the boats of your dreams into the night. When the day becomes overwhelming, and your feelings become too big, the Silence slips in.

I give this book a rating of 3 stars. I read it to my 4 year old daughter at bedtime. I’m not really sure how I feel about this book. I kind of found it a little weird. i really did enjoy the colourful pictures though. I found it kind of scary, even the little girl that is drawn has solid black eyes, no pupils. A bit creepy for a young child.

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My Friend Sleep by Laura Baker

My Friend Sleep by Laura Baker
Illustrated by : Hannah Peck
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group – words & pictures
ISBN: 9781786032997

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Quattro Publishing Group – words & pictures for the ebook ARC of My Friend Sleep by Laura Baker and illustrated by Hannah Peck in exchange for an honest review. 

A journey with a little girl through her dreams, alongside her friend Sleep. They meet friendly aliens, ride on a dragon’s back and get to meet a scary monster… who turns out to be not so scary after all. With sleep by your side, nothing is as scary as it seems. 

This magical picture book opens a door to children’s imaginations and helps their fears around sleep and night terrors.

I give this book a rating of 4 stars. I read this book to my 4 year old daughter at bedtime. She enjoyed the adventure between the little girl and her friend, Sleep. 

The illustrations are nice and the story leaves you feeling warm and comforting. The characters and cute and its a perfect bedtime book. 

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