The Children’s Book Review | August 29, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

This list of books for dog lovers is one that I’ve been compiling for a while, waiting for an opportune moment—the right doggone moment—to let it of the leash for all of you to enjoy.

The Dog Days of summer seemed like it would be the right moment, especially when I received an e-mail from Emily Pourciau of Random House Children’s Books that began with: Usher in the DOG DAYS of summer with titles from Random House Children’s Books!

So, I waited patiently for the Dog Days of summer to arrive. Very patiently! Only to have them arrive by surprise, stay for two days, and then disappear. Well, I hope they come back; however, even if they don’t, I know all of you dog lovers will find joy in the following books.

The Children’s Book Review | August 18, 2010

You may be looking for a book to ease the nerves of a child beginning their first day of school or entering a new grade. Perhaps you just want to find your daughter a good read that puts her back into school mode. Maybe you want your son to start thinking about school topics; such as, math. Whatever your needs, I know you’re going to find a book that is just right for you and your child.

As I work on my own family’s back-to-school needs—hello, Pre-K—time is of the essence; so, I’ve included the publisher’s synopsis for each of these fabulous school themed books.

By Patricia Reilly Giff, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 15, 2010

Welcome to stop 6 of Patricia Reilly Giff’s Blog Tour for her new series ZIGZAG KIDS.

What Characters!

Destiny Washington wears her hair up, hmmm, maybe down. Bows on top or over her ears. Green streaks on St. Patrick’s Day.

Mitchell wants to be Number One, instead of Number Eighty-four. He’s hopeful; Nana gave him a Number One tee shirt. And don’t worry; he’s going to be tough! He’s won’t cry, even if a tarantula lands on his head.