Synopsis: A Voice in the Night is about three boys alone at Blackstone Cabin in the midst of a violent storm. While waiting for Josh’s father to return, a hooded stranger knocks frantically at their door. This story teaches children morals, character, generosity and how to give back to society as they strive and reach their goals in life.
Erika-Elizabeth's Review: A Voice In The Night, written by Ernestine Dail was a good book about a teenage boy who is going camping with his friends but there's a robbery at the jewelery store across the street from where is mischievious friend works. I loved what a great influence Brian is to children and his friends. This book was a wonderful book also showing that you shouldn't judge people.
Review: Button Nose written by Gina LoBiondo is about a cute teddy bear who starts out sad until he finds a home with a little girl where he is happy. I loved how cute the story was and I was glad when the bear was finally happy again! Personally I loved this book and I rate it 5 stars! The illustrations are nicely drawn too.
Review: "Pegasus A Dragon's Tale" is a cute little story about a brother and sister who come across a special egg and what happens once it hatches. The names of the characters were creatively written, giving off a feeling of royalty to them. It was a well-written tale with a happy ending that everyone will enjoy.
Review: In this book written by Joanne Lecuyer, Juliane, a young witch meets a traveler with dark intentions who needs to be escorted into the forest. An evil spell is unleashed it needs to be stopped. This book was wonderful, teaching children that power isn't everything, but friendship and love is. This book teaches you to get over your fears, to love and respect others, and be grateful. I liked how this book had Dutch and German words in it for children to learn.
Erika-Elizabeth's Review: Grandpa Guff is the author of Grandpa Guff and the Pasta Wars. He starts telling another one of his funny and unbelievable stories. The story begins at home as his character talks about the Pasta Wars. The Italian people came and started up restaurants. Everyone wanted their restaurants to be better and some began copying their ideas. This made them mad and soon a war began.
I didn't really have a favourite part because I loved all of this story but if I had to pick, it would be everyone thinking Grandpa Guff was the saboteur I loved the illustrations in this book as many of them were hilarious. I liked how the book was funny and unpredictable. I always wondered what may happen next.
Review: Pat Frayne is the author of Topaz and the Evil Wizard. The story starts in Knownotten Kingdom where a young fairy girl named Orange Blossom can't find her brother. Topaz, a Yellow Conjure Cat, steps in and finds her brother but when he does things take a turn and other events happen... I loved how this book was suspenseful, I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next. I found the story very interesting as the story said more about Topaz.
Erika-Elizabeth's Review: The Sword of Demelza is a very suspenseful book written by J.E. Rogers. The book is about a few things, starting off with the prologue where you learn a bit about Devon, a fox who lives at the Acadia Abbey with with the monks there.
The book introduces you to many other characters all of whom play an important role in the story. Each of these begin with their own quest and eventually meet each other. They soon learn that they must work together and help each other out. I found each of the characters to be pretty smart and courageous. I think they teach the reader about working together and that there are hard choices in life which we must all try to do our best to choose the right one. There are many morals in this book and that is wonderful! I really liked the story!
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Review: Ann Morris does a wonderful job with this delightful tale called, "Surprise in Auntie's Garden." The story is about an aunt and her niece who learn and see many wonderful things in the garden. The story is very informative which teaches children some interesting things about what you can find in the garden. The illustrations were wonderfully done! The pages are very colorful and detailed for parent and child to enjoy.
Just a note of interest: This book has also been printed in Spanish.
My Review: This cute story is about a boy and his teddy bear which tells a beautiful tale about how the teddy bear's life changes as the boy grows up. For many toys as children grow up, they are well-worn, tossed out or given away. We really enjoyed this story as it showed another possibility for a teddy bear, something I have done with my daughter. I think a parent and child will have as precious a time reading this tale as the teddy bear was to the boy.
Erika-Elizabeth's Review: J.D. Means takes you on a great and exciting adventure full of suspense in his book, “Millie and Honey - The Blue Angel Planet (Volume 3).” The book is about two characters named Millie and Honey who find out something is wrong on the Blue Angel Planet. They go to the planet to find out and help them to solve these problems. This reader liked how you could hear and understand Honey and the other dogs even though they were animals. The story contained much mystery which keeps you wanting more and I found Honey to be my favourite character. This story had beautiful illustrations and will keep the reader entertained. I can't wait for the next book!
Erika-Elizabeth's Review: G. Guff's Granpa Guff, the Accidental Astronaut leave the reader in suspense right from the start of the book. The story is about how Grandpa Guff accidentally ends up on a trip to Mars. He has some troubles along the way when he meets some hairy spiders who were Mexican Barking Spiders. The illustrations were good and many were quite humorous while depicting gross and funny parts of the book. As a nine year old girl, I think all children will like this book. The story has a mysterious air to it as Granpa Guff has you believing his story may be real. The book was very descriptive and well-written and I loved how imaginative the names of the cities were. I think the book is a great read for children and is quite funny.
Our Review: The story is about a girl who comes from a family of readers, though she is not one of them. Her mother is an author and while some children would be proud, she finds it embarrassing. The book helps show the reader that just because they have a disability, it doesn't mean they need to be embarrassed. The story is well-written, humorous in many spots and in the point of view of the teenage character. Her dog Hound is also a huge delight and does a great job supporting her as comic relief with his affliction. There were some parts in the story that I did not see coming and they were hilarious! My daughter could not stop laughing throughout the book and it was hard to put the book down. We look forward to reading more of the author's stories and hope they are just as much of a delight as this one was.
Our Review: The book is about a little boy named Timmy and his pet and best friend Joe. Joe is incredibly cute in his outdoor clothing. Timmy does what too few people do. He looks around and appreciates all the beauty in the world that God has created. As Timmy enjoys the beauty of an osprey flying above and Joe is hiding because he doesn't want to be eaten (he is a lizard after all), it poops on Timmy's head. The story is humorous as the tale continues with Timmy having questions about God and why things happen. While the story is something most people would go through, questioning God, it was hard to not laugh throughout the story. The illustrations were well drawn and made the story even more funny. Our family had a fire and my daughter was left with some of the same questions as Timmy. I think this book helped her understand a bit better too.
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