• 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
  • 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
  • Shannon Muir Reviews Batula   BATULA Writer: Steven T. Seagle Illustrator: Marco Cinello Publisher:Man of Action Studios/Image Comics ISBN-10: 160706572X ISBN-13: 978-1607065722   Livingston is a fruit bat in a country orchard who feels out of place. So, despite warnings, he goes one day to check out the big city. In the city, he finds a bat in a […] ShMuir No responses August 10, 2012
  • Children’s Books Roundup for 7/28/2012 The grandkids and I have been doing a lot of reading this summer and we have some recommendations for you from our Random House Children’s Books stack. We’re great fans of RHCB because of the great writing, print quality and storytelling. Some of them are new books from favorite authors and others are completely new […] Gina Ruiz No responses July 28, 2012
  • When I Was Small When I Was Small Author: Sara O’Leary Illustrator: Julie Morstad Publisher: Simply Read Books ISBN-10: 1897476388 ISBN-13: 978-189-7476383 It is books like this one that reminds me of why I adore picture books and love to review them.  There is something about children’s literature that just oozes joy and wonder when a book is done […] Gina Ruiz No responses June 7, 2012
  • Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo? Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo? Author: The Spectacular, Never-Before-Seen Carlyn Beccia Reading level: Ages 4 and up Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children; None edition (April 9, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0618717188 ISBN-13: 978-0618717187   Who doesn’t love the Circus? I know that I have always found it magical. Well, […] Gina Ruiz No responses May 15, 2012
  • Giveaway! Salina Yoon’s Kaleidoscope KALEIDOSCOPE by Salina Yoon April 2012 / Ages 3 & up / $12.99  ISBN: 0978-0-316-18641-4 LB Kids / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Spring is here! Inside or out, award-winning artist Salina Yoon’s KALEIDOSCOPE makes the day brighter with colliding colors! Check out the video here! Salina Yoon invites readers on an unforgettable poetic journey filled with […] Gina Ruiz No responses April 12, 2012