Ace Alligator loves apples. Whether he’s picking them, driving home with them, baking a pie, or even just eating them slice by slice.
Author: Amanda Lynch
The fifth book in the award winning Monster & Me series finds Monster eager to do his civic duty and vote.
Construction trucks. School buses. Airplanes. You name it, kids can’t get enough of it. Here are a few of our favorite books of Things That Go …
This book is a good reminder that sometimes toddler tantrums are just because of their inability to communicate, and it’s our job as parents to help them through the rough times. You’ll share some chuckles along the way!
Short Stories of Heaven is a wonderful resource for children and their families who are dealing with loss and terminal illness, as well as people who are looking for a way to explain the afterlife to children.
“Dust Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy Book 1” is an engaging, exhausting romp that will leave the reader wanting more.
By Amanda Lynch, The Children’s Book Review Published: November 23, 2009 Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Reading Level: Teens Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Scholastic Press (August 1, 2009) What to Expect: Werewolves, Romance, Poetry I’d been looking forward to reading Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver for awhile–it came highly recommended, so when I sat down to read it I carved out an afternoon and figured I would finish it the following day. Afternoon quickly became evening, and I was up until the wee hours of the morning because I absolutely HAD to know what happened.
By Amanda Lynch, The Children’s Book Review Published: October 21, 2009 The Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate (Book Two) by Michael P. Spradlin Reading Level: Ages 10 and up Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (October 29, 2009) What to Expect: Action, Drama, Suspense, Mystery, Orphans, Historical Fiction I always worry about sequels. It’s especially hard when you liked the first book so much, as I did The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail. What if the characters change? What if I don’t like the outcome? And the first book in Michael Spradlin’s series ended on a perilous cliffhanger–will all of…
By Amanda Lynch, The Children’s Book Review Published: July 30, 2009 As I mentioned back in April, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Michael Spradlin’s The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail. The book seemed so well-done, so well-researched, I couldn’t put it down–or stop recommending it to anyone and everyone who I thought might have even a passing interest in it! Needless to say, I was extremely excited to interview Mr. Spradlin on the newest installment in Tristan’s journey, which comes out in September: The Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate.
Amanda Lynch Discusses Why Reading Harry Potter Is So Popular | The Children’s Book Review Just as a warning, there are spoilers in this post. For me, it was the third book. Don’t get me wrong; I enjoyed the first two. I loved the premise. Don’t we all sometimes wish we could be plucked from obscurity and tell us our true destiny? From the moment Hagrid says, “You’re a wizard, Harry”, the picked-on, poorly-attired, lonely Harry Potter suddenly feels his life falls into place. It’s not without obstacles, of course: Harry has a terrible time in Potions class (mostly due…