With Super Sunday fast approaching, I reread one of my favorite sports books. The Making of the Super Bowl: The Inside Story of the World's Greatest Sporting Event by Don Weiss chronicles the birth and rise of the NFL's signature event. Weiss was involved in the behind the scenes efforts to produce each game for over 30 years. There are a lot of great stories about the teams, players, and coaches involved in each game.
Splish-Splash is a delightful story that is sure to hold your little one’s interest and encourage lots of giggles. Nicola Smee uses repeated phrases and colorful drawings for this exciting adventure into the deep, blue sea.
Mr. Horse takes cat, pig, dog, and duck for a ride in his little boat. The water gets choppy and the waves get bigger. What will happen next?
Introduce your child to the world of baking by using a cake mix as the primary ingredient. Cake Mix Cooking for Kids is the perfect book, as it contains simple recipes with easy to follow directions and a few common ingredients. The author, Stephanie Ashcraft, has also included several colorful photos.
I just finished this page-turner. It's a compilation of short stories titled Love is Murder edited by Sandra Brown. I do mean edited by, not written by. Brown wielded her heavyweight author status to add other big names to the thriller anthology.
In Little Chimp’s Big Day by Lisa Schroeder, an adorable little chimp explores the jungle while searching for his mother. He chases a frog, rides on a hippo’s back, eats bananas, and swings on vines to escape from a jungle cat while looking for his mom. Little Chimp’s mother is watching over him the whole time.
Gabi and Lia are unlike most teens, they dream of a regular summer vacation. They don’t want to be drug around Italy investigating archaeology sites.
Normal isn’t on the sisters' radar at all, especially after Gabi and Lia place their hands on a handprint in an ancient tomb and find themselves in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, it's in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.
During Black History month, the most famous African American authors will be celebrated. Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Alex Haley, and Zora Neale Hurston are often the first names to spring to mind when people are asked to recount an author of color. However, there are many other writers who don't get the same recognition. One of these is James Weldon Johnson.
In the book Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells, Nora, a middle child, is disappointed because her parents give all their attention to her siblings. When the house becomes very quiet, they realize Nora is missing. In the end, she returns with a noisy crash.
This rhyming book is very appealing to young readers.