Saturday, July 31, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Just in time for Halloween: Here are three great new books from Simon for your youngest readers.
BOO! BAA, LALALA!
by Sandra Boynton
9781534452831Boo! Baa, Lalala! a cow discovers a new sound as she says "Boo!" for Halloween. She's answered by another voice, "Baa!" This is a quaint read aloud for the youngest readers. Priced at $5.99 it's a true bargain for parents.
Knock Knock, Trick or Treat! A Spooky Halloween Lift-The-Flap Book
by Amy E. Sklansky
Illustrated by Chiara Galletti
This is a must-have for all kids! Rhyming text and lift the flaps reveal Halloween favorite characters appear: a witch, a mummy, a ghost, a zombie, a skeleton, Frankenstein and even a cyclops! Lovely little fun book for parents to read and kids to lift the flaps to uncover monsters.
How To Hide a Ghost: A Lift-The-Flap Book
by MacKenzie Haley
Rhyming text and winning illustrations make this a gem. The cover even has a lift-the-flap. Innovative design on each flap will keep kids entertained as they discover how each one lifts.
All three books are highly recommended for the youngest readers. Why not purchase all three for someone you love this Halloween?
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Friday, July 9, 2021
Living Ghosts & Mischievous Monsters: Chilling American Indian Stories
by Dan SaSuWeh Jones, Ponca Nation (written and selected stories)
Illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre, Tonava Nation
Publishing Date: September 7, 2021
What a welcome addition to any folklore, myths and legends collection. Compelling and entertaining stories from various Native American Nation members and collected by Dan SasSuWeh Jones, the former Chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma and consultant for National Geographic Encyclopedia of the American Indian insure this book will be a bestseller and likely multiple awards winner. The state of Oklahoma is likely to make it the state winner of 2021.
The publisher recommends this beauty for fans of Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys legends, stories and myths and readers who want to know more about Native American stories.
The author informs readers that as a young child he listened to ghost stories every night from elders around him. Later, he traveled across the country seeking out other tribes' stories. One common thread ran through all the stories: ghosts. Ghosts, the author states, are a part of every day life.
From the story of his great-aunt who visited them daily titled "My Great-Aunt's Last Ten A.M. Visit" to Herman Viola's (Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian) story of his dead brother who comes home titled "You Don't Live Here Anymore" readers will find the stories entertaining and provocative. These stories are not soon forgotten. "You Don't Live Here Anymore" sticks with me always. Their father goes to the gate of the property and tells the spirit, "You don't live here anymore. Join the spirit world. We love you and miss you, but it's time for you to go." It is heart-breakingly beautiful and filled with paternal love.
You must have this book or buy it for a special reader. It's a must-have, must-read.
So highly, highly recommended grades 3-7.