Saturday, May 17, 2014

I Think I've Lost My Bottom by Darren Lewis


If you're tired of traditional poetry and nursery rhymes, then I Think I've Lost My Bottom is the perfect book for you. The rhymes range from funky to completely zany.

If you felt sorry for the big bad wolf, then you will be fascinated by the way Darren Lewis believes it should have ended.

All in all, a fun rhyming book that we believe you should add to your poetry collection.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday Is YA Day! Hat Girl By Camac Johnson


Hat Girl is a short story, but not one that should be overlooked. I thoroughly enjoyed it while I was supposed to be doing my chores. Oh well!

Hat Girl tells the story of a young girl who is bullied for having to wear a hat every day. Unfortunately, she gets sick very easily. But eventually Juliette outgrows her need for hats as she goes off to college and studies art design.

When a crisis threatens the design company she works at, will hats play a part in saving the company? You will have to read it and find out!

Hat Girl is a delightful read and one I highly recommend.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hobbs Goblin In The Treasure Adventures by Joseph Foster


Joseph Foster is a new talent to watch out for! In his new, beautifully illustrated book Hobbs Goblin In The Treasure Adventure, our friend Hobbs Goblin takes us on a fun and exciting adventure. 

One of the many things I liked about this book is that the entire page is full of colour. The background is beautifully painted and Hobbs is adorable.

Another great thing about this book is that he speaks to you throughout the book, making you feel like you are entirely part of the action. This also encourages younger readers to answer Hobbs and to talk about the adventure.

When you're done reading this, you'll want to go on your own treasure hunt adventure!

This book is Top Shelf!

***This book is a winner of the unofficial Top Shelf book award***

Monday, May 12, 2014

The T-Rex Who Wanted To Be A Long Neck by Valerie Harmon


T-rex has anger issues, and it's more than he can stand. He would really like to be a long neck. They're peaceful, after all, and he would like to be peaceful, too.

He tries everything to become a long neck from stretching his neck to walking on four legs. But it's what he learns he along the way, while working on his anger issues, that truly transforms him.

This book was an excellent read and I'm so glad to have the opportunity to read it. It shows that changing who you are into who you want to be starts from the inside, and I think that's a great message.

Valerie Harmon is an excellent author. She portrays the T-Rex and his anger issues as well as his trouble with self-esteem into a simple story that will be easy enough for children to understand, but one that even adults can take away from.

All things that make this book top shelf!

*this book is a winner of the unofficial top shelf book award

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Little Miss History Travels To Sequoia National Forest

I am in love with Barbara Ann Mojica's book, Little Miss History Travels to Sequoia National Forest.
Barbara Ann Mojica makes learning so much fun with her Little Miss History series.
History, the main character, loves to travel and explore new places. She also loves to learn about the past. That's how she got the nickname "History".
As History travels from place to place she gives us fun facts about the place she's visiting. So we can learn and have fun at the same time! And as we all know, I'm a big fan of learning. Especially when it's fun.

In this book you will learn the difference between sequoias and redwood trees, how big a sequoia gets, and how long they live. You'll also learn tons of interesting historical facts!

Ready to fall in love with History?

Then check this one out!

You can learn more about Little Miss History at

This book is top shelf!

*this book is a winner of the unofficial Top Shelf book award

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Don't Grow Up Without Me by Christie Blackwell

Don't Grow Up Without Me is the beautiful story about a mother's love for her children. Every night Mom prays a special prayer for her children so that they won't have to grow up without her. I loved this book for so many reasons!
My mom and I are super close so it was really great to read about a mother-child bond. You can really feel the love a mother has for her children. I really loved the fact that this story had twins in it! How awesome!
This beautiful story will touch the heart of both Mom and child (and maybe Dad, too!) as you read it together and cuddle. Check it out.

Don't Grow Up Without Me is an inspirational book. Perfect for after you say your bedtime prayers.
This book is top shelf!
Mothers and children will enjoy reading this beautiful book together.
You can learn more about the book at.

(This book is a winner of the unofficial Top Shelf book award)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Review and a CONTEST!

Hola, everyone! I just read Monster Poems For Monstrous Kids and it is a great book.
This cute book is full of funny Monster Poems and adorable illustrations all done in Melinda Kinsman's unique style.
There's a kid who lets way too many monsters stay with him and another who likes to go looking for them.
Guess what else? Melinda Kinsman is running a fun contest, so that you can have your own real life Odd Sock!
All you have to do is answer this question.
How many heads do Big Jim's monsters have?
Don't worry, though. You can find the answer in Monster Poems For Monstrous Kids which will be free May 4th, 5th, and 6th.
So pick up your copy, find out how many heads Big Jim's monsters have and send your answer to
You can win a 2nd entry by leaving a review on Amazon!
The prize winner will be drawn on May 9th!