Sunday, April 21, 2019

Pine & Boof: The Lucky Leaf by Ross Burach

My Bookish Itinerary Children's Book Review
Title: Pine & Boof: The Lucky Leaf
By: Ross Burach
Length: 40 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins 
Classification: Children's Book
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Source: Library Book
Frog and Toad meets Elephant & Piggie in the first installment of a humorous and heartfelt new picture book series about the adventures of Boof the bear and Pine the porcupine, from the acclaimed author-illustrator of There's a Giraffe in My Soup and I Am Not a Chair!
One blustery day, Boof the bear's lucky red leaf gets swept away by the wind. Fortunately for him, Pine the porcupine just happens to walk by with his lucky compass-and the two set off on an adventure to find the lost leaf, only to discover true friendship in the process.
In a tale both silly and sweet, Pine & Boof: The Lucky Leaf tells the story of an unlikely friendship through highly original characters and vibrant illustrations that are impossible not to love.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

My Bookish Itinerary Children's Book Review
Title: Dragons Love Tacos
Author: Adam Rubin
Illustrator: Daniel Salmieri
Length: 40 pages
Publisher: Dial Books
Classification: Children's Book
Release Date: June 14, 2012
Source: Library Book
This scrumptious New York Times bestseller has a whole lot of kick!
Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble.
The award-winning team behind Those Darn Squirrels! has created an unforgettable, laugh-until-salsa-comes-out-of-your-nose tale of new friends and the perfect snack.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Doll-E 1.0 by Shanda McCloskey

My Bookish Itinerary Children's Book Review
Title: Doll-E 1.0
By: Shanda McCloskey
Length: 40 pages
Publisher: Little Brown Young Readers
Classification: Children's Book
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Source: Library Book
A STEM-friendly tale of a girl and the doll she upgrades to be her new friend, for fans of The Most Magnificent Thing and Rosie Revere, Engineer.
Charlotte's world is fully charged! With her dog at her side, she's always tinkering, coding, clicking, and downloading. She's got a knack for anything technological--especially gadgets that her parents don't know how to fix! Then, she receives a new toy that is quite a puzzle: a doll! What's she supposed to do with that? Once she discovers the doll's hidden battery pack, things start to get interesting...while her faithful canine sidekick wonders if he'll be overshadowed by the new and improved Doll-E 1.0! With a little ingenuity and an open mind, everyone can be friends in this endearing, modern tribute to the creative spirit of play.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Julia's House for Lost Creatures Written and Illustrated by Ben Hatke

Title: Julia's House for Lost Creatures
Author & Illustrator: Ben Hatke
Length: 40 pages
Publisher: First Second
Classification: Children's Book
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Source: Library Book
When Julia and her walking house come to town, she likes everything about her new neighborhood except how quiet it is! So Julia puts a sign up: "Julia's House for Lost Creatures." Soon she's hosting goblins, mermaids, fairies, and even a dragon. Quiet isn't a problem anymore for Julia...but getting her housemates to behave themselves is!
The simple, sweet text of this picture book by New York Times Best-Selling Zita the Spacegirl author/illustrator Ben Hatke is perfectly balanced by his lush, detailed, immersive watercolor illustrations.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever (Probably) by Julie Falatko and Illustrated by Tim Miller

Title: Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever (Probably)
(Snappsy the Alligator #2)
Author: Julie Falatko
Illustrator: Tim Miller
Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Viking Children's Books
Classification: Children's Book
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Source: Library Book
Snappsy the alligator wants nothing more than a quiet evening alone, but a pesky chicken who insists he’s Snappsy’s best friend won’t leave him alone. Friendship bracelets? Matching shirts? The sleepover of the century? Snappsy did not ask for any of the activities this chicken – his best friend forever? – is planning.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Pete the Cat: Robo-Pete by James Dean

Title: Pete the Cat: Robo-Pete
Author & Illustrator: James Dean
Length: 24 pages
Publisher: HarperFestival
Classification: Children's Book
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Source: Library Book
When Pete's friends don't want to play the same games as he does, Pete has a great idea—he'll build a robot that's just like him! But when Robo-Pete gets a little out of control, Pete realizes the best thing about his friends is that no matter what they like to play, it's always fun when they're all together.
This Pete the Cat 8x8 storybook by New York Times bestselling artist James Dean comes complete with stickers!

Friday, May 11, 2018

My Bookish Verdict #4: Read in March 2018

My Bookish Itinerary

Sometimes I feel like I don't have enough words to write a review (or mini-review) for books. Which is why I have decided to share my thoughts on multiple books I've read during the month here. My Bookish Verdict will be really short reviews/thoughts about the books and my verdict on whether you should Buy it ASAP, Buy it, Buy it on sale, Borrow, or Skip it.