• Fred Patten Reviews Frozen: Elsa’s Gift Frozen – Elsa’s Gift Author: Disney Book Group Publisher: Disney Books ISBN-10: 1-4847-1699-X ISBN-13: 978-1-4847-1699-1 Disclosure: A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission. This is a $10.99 24-page […] Fred Patten No responses September 3, 2014
  • Fred Patten Reviews 5-Minute Spooky Stories 5-Minute Spooky Stories Author:  Disney Book Group Publisher:  Disney Press ISBN-10:  none ISBN-13:  978-1-4231-8915-2 Disclosure: A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission. This 188-page book (hardcover with a […] Fred Patten No responses August 11, 2014
  • Fred Patten Reviews The Disney Storybook Collection Disney Junior Storybook Collection Author: Disney Book Group (edited by Denise Scott) Publisher: Disney Press ISBN-10: 1-423-17875-0 ISBN-13: 978-1-423-17875-0 Disclosure: A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission. This […] Fred Patten No responses June 30, 2014
  • Animal Book Giveaway for the Holidays! Happy Holidays book lovers! Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and I are teaming up with a little giveaway to start the holiday season. I have four wonderful little books about animals to give away to one US resident. Entries are easy. Just enter in Rafflecopter and that’s it. Here’s some info about the books: […] Gina Ruiz No responses December 6, 2013
  • Fred Patten Reviews Otto’s Backward Day Otto’s Backwards Day Authors: Frank Cammuso with Jay Lynch Publisher: TOON Books ISBN-10: 1-935179-33-0 ISBN-13: 978-1-935179-33-7 Disclosure: A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission. Otto’s Backwards Day is […] Fred Patten No responses October 12, 2013
  • Celebrate the Civil Rights Movement with Random House   August 28th is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s landmark “I Have a Dream” speech, a watershed moment in the struggle for civil rights and Random House Children’s Books has been celebrating with a fabulous Civil Rights Movement blog tour. Today, it is my great honor to be part of that tour […] Gina Ruiz No responses August 24, 2013
  • The #Cybils and the 7-Year Itch It’s my seventh year with the Cybils and I’m still madly in love.  No seven-year itch here.  So why am I so in love? Every year towards the fading of summer, a Yahoo Group email starts flooding my inbox.  This group includes us category organizers and the dynamic, brilliant women that do all the technical […] Gina Ruiz No responses August 18, 2013
  • Good Night Captain Mama Good Night Captain Mama Graciela Tiscareno-Sato (Author) , Linda Lens (Illustrator) Publisher: Gracefully Global Group LLC; Bilingual edition (June 4, 2013) ISBN-10: 0983476039 ISBN-13: 978-0983476030 I typically don’t review self-published books at all.  I have my reasons and the main one is that I’m just not keeping up with regular reviews like I used to.  […] Gina Ruiz No responses July 5, 2013
  • Ribbit! Ribbit! Author:  Rodrigo Folgueria Illustrator: Poly Bernatene Age Range: 3 – 7 years Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (March 26, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0307981460 ISBN-13: 978-0307981462 This is one of the most charming books I’ve had the pleasure of reading in a while.  I fell in love the […] Gina Ruiz No responses April 21, 2013
  • Scholastic Discover More: World War II Scholastic Discover More: World War II Author: Sean Callery Publisher: Scholastic Reference (March 1, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0545479754 ISBN-13: 978-0545479752 I’m quickly learning to love the Scholastic Discover More series of books. The grandchildren love them and for me, they are a wealth of information. In World War II, a visual history of the […] Gina Ruiz No responses March 31, 2013
  • The Cats of Tanglewood Forest The Cats of Tanglewood Forest Charles de Lint (Author), Charles Vess (Illustrator) Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Language: English ISBN-10: 0316053570 ISBN-13: 978-0316053570 The Cats of Tanglewood Forest is a fairytale that reads like those old epic stories that tell of someone seemingly ordinary, but who has an extraordinarily kind heart. In the […] Gina Ruiz No responses March 16, 2013
  • Holiday Gift Guide from Random House Children’s Books It’s that time of year again.  The highly anticipated and highly dreaded holiday season.  We here at AmoXcalli can think of nothing better to give than books – a gift that will last a lifetime, even if the actual books don’t.  Our friends at Random House Children’s Books have put together a handy list of […] Gina Ruiz No responses November 12, 2012