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EARLY CHAPTER BOOK REVIEWS: Bobs and Tweets Perfecto Pet Show/Trouble at School for Marvin & James

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PERFECTO PET SHOW Bob and Tweets #2 by Pepper Springfield, illustrated by Kristy Caldwell Scholastic, 2017 ISBN: 9780545870733 Source: ARC from publisher for review Ages 6-9 All opinions expressed are solely my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK

Get ready for one perfecto school pet show with the Bobs and Tweets!

Dean Bob and Lou Tweet can't wait to perform in the first-ever Bonefish Street Elementary School Pet Show. They've practiced their performances over and over again, and together with their pets, they're ready to shine!

But it looks like their families, the Tweets, who are neat, and the Bobs, who are slobs, aren't going to make getting to the show easy. What will happen when the Tweets and Bobs have a showdown before the show? And what if all that fighting makes Dean Bob too nervous for his performance? Find out in another wacky family saga full of pets, school antics, and two very silly families!

This second book in the Bobs and Tweets series is filled with full-color, illustrations…

BLOG TOUR: Gabby Duran series by Elise Allen & Daryle Conners

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GABBY DURAN AND THE UNSITTABLES by Elise Allen & Daryle Conners Disney Hyperion, 2015
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Subject: A.L.I.E.N Associate Number 4118-25125A, A.K.A: Gabby Duran, Sitter to the Unsittables

Case File: The First Unsittable

Summary: Gabby Duran, babysitter extraordinaire and modern day Mary Poppins was on her way home from sitting for a famous action's star's rambunctious triplets when she was approached by a mysterious woman (Associate 4118-23432B) with her first mission. A babysitting job with a more lucrative rate than she'd ever received. What child could possibly be so difficult to handle? Gabby was soon trusted with the truth--aliens are living among humans on Earth. They are protected by the top-secret organization, the Association Linking Intergalactics and Earthlings as Neighbors (hereby known as A.L.I.E.N). Even extraterrestrials need a sitter now and then. No one was up for the task except Gabby.

After accepting the top-secret position, Gabby is paired up w…

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEWS: Comics Squad Lunch!/Comics Squad Detention by various

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COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH! by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Peanuts, Jeffrey Brown, Cece Bell, Nathan Hale, Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jason Shiga, Cecil Castellucci & Sara Varon Random House Books for Young Readers, 2016 ISBN: 978-0-553-51264-9 Source: purchased Ages 9-12 All opinions expressed are solely my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK

Calling all kidz! Do you like comics? Do you like laughing till milk comes out of your nose?! Look no further—do we have the book for you! All your favorite comic characters are right here in one book, including the Peanuts gang, Babymouse, and Lunch Lady. This all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid’s favorite subject—LUNCH!

Lunchtime can be fun, wild, yummy, or complete chaos! And in this second collection of comics, it is definitely hilarious.

REVIEW

You will never look at school lunch again after reading this short stories.  Whether it's an allergic reaction involving hallucinating classmate…

BLOG TOUR: Beach Party Surf Monkey by Chris Grabenstein

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BEACH PARTY SURF MONKEY Welcome to WonderLand #2 by Chris Grabenstein, illustrated by Brooke Allen Random House, 2017 ISBN: 978-0-553-53610-2 Source: publisher for review Middle grade humor/contemporary Ages 9-12 All opinions expressed are solely my own.
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From Chris Grabenstein, the bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor with James Patterson of I Funny, House of Robots, and Treasure Hunters, comes the second hilarious, fun-in-the-sun adventure in his new illustrated series about all the wacky things that happen when you live in a motel!

There's always something wacky happening when you live in a motel, and P.T. (named after P. T. Barnum, of course) has grown up at the world's wackiest! When word gets out that the hottest teen idols in Hollywood (plus current YouTube sensation Kevin the Monkey!) will be filming their next movie--Beach Party Surf Monkey--right in St. Pete's Beach, Florida, P.T. and his friend Gloria know that the Won…

INTERACTIVE BOOK REVIEWS: In the Jungle by Paul Boston/Under the Sea by Paul Boston

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IN THE JUNGLE find your way by Paul Boston QEB Publishing, 2016 ISBN: 9781682970355 Ages 5-8 Source: publisher for review All opinions expressed are solely my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK

Choose your mode of transport and set off on an adventure that will take you all the way across a fantasy world. Can you navigate huge roundabouts with sleeping sea dragons, or cross bridges guarded by gorillas? Negotiate pesky road obstructions by solving the math problems correctly. Pick up hidden objects, collect bonus points, and use your mapping skills to zoom backward and forward through the book. Incredibly busy and colorful artwork will delight young children, and once they reach their objective, readers can absorb themselves in all sorts of bonus math activities.

REVIEW

This book provides so much more than just search and find fun.  Each picture is part of a bigger map and is given coordinates (e.x. D,1).  There are also opportunities to practice counting, critical thinking, recognizing shapes, and telling ti…