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Nuts to You

By Lynne Rae Perkins

Book Source: Library Family Read Along

Book Status: Owned

Book Reviewer: Lil Bro

In this book, a squirrel is picked up by a hawk and dropped far from his home. He has to find his way home. Two of his friends find him. There are humans cutting down the trees for a power line. The squirrels have to get to their family get them to move.

I liked the friendship in the story. Some of the squirrels have funny names like TsTs which were fun to say. I liked reading a chapter a night with my grownups. Some nights we read more so we finished early!

I like reading with my grownups. It is fun.

Posted in Awesome Kids, Book Review

Rosie, A Detroit Herstory

Book review by Elena

Do you know what women did when men went to fight in World War II? They said: “We can do it!”  I got this book Rosie, A Detroit Herstory by Bailey Sisoy Isgro from Wayne State University Press. It explains what the women meant when they said that.

In April 1939, Germans crossed over Poland’s territory line. President Franklin D.  Roosevelt wanted America to help out. So, as men were sent off to war to fight against Germany, someone needed to fill in their jobs. Those someones were women! Women invented new ways get the factory job done, like rolling on roller skates to retrieve parts faster. This inspired women today to be just like the icon, Rosie the Riveter, who said to all women in America, “We can do it!” You HAVE to read the book to find out what happened after men came back from war.

This story was written in a poetic and rhythmic way. It made the story flow smoothly. The illustrations were really cool and stood out a lot.  I  noticed how the artist, Nicole Lapointe,  would color something important and then put other things in a shadow on some pages. And I really loved the last illustration that showed that today women can be anything they dream of. The photo had such a diverse group of women!
I loved that this book was a history lesson for me. I learned about Detroit and I also learned a lot of new words like luftwaffe, Axis powers and isolationist. I also learned the word Nazi. It’s a scary and sad word.

I recommend this book to anyone who needs to know there is no such thing as “the wrong sex” and everyone should be accepted to do anything, no matter the gender.

I give this book 4 out 4 roses.

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Porcupine Pie

By Laura Renauld

Illustrated by Jennie Poh

Book Source: provided to me for review

Book Status: available

Reviewed by Lil Bro

This book is about a Porcupine being helpful. She wants to make a pie. While she was out collecting her berries, she saw her friends. Each friend needed a supply for their party treat. She shared her supplies with them. Then she realized she was missing her berries. Her friends helped her out!

The story is about animals having a party. They are helpful to each other. If you share, people will share with you.

Kids should read this. There is even a pie recipe in the book!

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To the Moon and Back

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By Buzz Aldrin and Marianne J Dyson

Paper engineering by Bruce Foster

Book Source: From Media Masters Publicity in exchange for review

Book Status: Available on October 16, 2018

This is a pop-up book about Buzz Aldrin going to the moon.  You get to make a Apollo Lunar Module too.  Each page has lots of details and information about the space race.  The fact that Buzz Aldrin helped make it makes it very cool. He was the second man on the moon.

I learned the John F Kennedy helped make sure people could go to the moon. I learned that the Saturn V rocket was bigger than the Statue of Liberty. That sounds HUGE!

On some pages, there are very big pop-ups. Other pages have smaller ones and some pages have pull out cards.  The different paper art makes it even cooler.  It helps you understand size and see details on things.  You do have to be careful because pop-ups are fragile. The book would not be as great if your pop-up was broken, so not a book for little kids who rip things.

This book would be great for kids interested in space, like me. I loved going to the Kennedy Space Center and I met Frederick Gregory in person. Meeting Buzz Aldrin would be CRAZY, mind blowing and brain blowing… [POOF]

I give this book infinity stars!

Posted in Music Review, Reviews by Annoying Little Brother

Building Blocks

CD by Tim Kubart

Music source: Tim provided to me

Music Status: Out September 28th

Review by Coopbart (Lil’ Brother)

A perk of being Tim Kubart’s biggest fan is getting to listen to his new cd early! I have had it for a while. You would be jealous if you knew how long I have had it.

My favorite song is “Going Up” which is about construction sites. I also like “Field Trip”, “Oopsie Do” and what I call the mommy song (Day One). I can’t wait to play “Birthday” on my birthday.

If you liked “HOME”, you will play this one just as much. (I wore out my “HOME” cd)

You can sing and dance to all the songs. I just keep listening to the songs. I am not sick of it yet. Oh and I created a dance for “Going Up” that I need to teach Tim and Alex!

My recommendation is buy lots of copies of “Building Blocks” and see Tim in concert a hundred times. I also recommend dressing as him just as many times.

Ps I made it in the video for “Day One“!

Besties!
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Double Book Review: Volcanoes and Dinosaurs

Volcanoes by Arianna Soldati

Dinosaurs by Lela Nargi and Steve Brusatte

Book Source: Provided by Masters Media in exchange for review

Little Brother and Bridget review

These books are by National Geographic Kids. They have facts from actual paleontologist and volcanists. They share information on dinosaurs, why a dig is like and how dinosaurs lived. The volcano book tells the science behind Volcanoes, the different lavas and how you study them. It was very fun to read.

These would be good additions to a science classroom or for a kid interested in dinosaurs or volcanoes. They would learn a lot and could read the books multiple times.

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Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle

By Jarrett J Krosczka

Book Source: borrowed from library

Book Status: published

Review by Lil Brother

In this book, the Lunch Lady got fired but she comes back again because the superintendent was mean. She was going to destroy the moon. She had made school bad for kids. The kids get Lunch Lady to come help them save their school.

I liked that it was a comic book. I read this all by myself and I am just starting to read by myself. I liked that they had superhero stuff. The food weapons were funny.

I recommend this to my cousins and other kids trying to read.