Raves and Reviews

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Dash to the Rescue

by Jan Fenimore

Unreservedly recommended for family, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections, "Dash To The Rescue" is a charmingly entertaining picture book for young children about imagination and the survival of a Mongolian nomadic family.

Children's Bookwatch: September 2019

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief

Diane Donovan, Editor

Midwest Book Review

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Suki and Sam

by Dr. Lisa Marotta

"Touching and memorable, this lovely story offers a way for children and parents to deal with the loss of a beloved pet. The evocative illustrations partnered with a simple, sweet narrative brought me to tears--in a good way. SUKI AND SAM will help youngsters (and young-at-heart grown ups) to bring furry color back into their world. Highly recommended!"

Amy Shojai, CABC, award winning author of more than 30 pet care books.

 Beautifully written, and beautifully illustrated.

A. Smith

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Down on the Ranch

by Nancy Pyle

"An unusual counting story, perfect for preschool readers and younger, set on a colorful, western ranch setting, perhaps in the neighborhood of Oklahoma. Children will love repeating the rhythmic counting leading to the final scene of all the animals, Grandpa and Grandma, followed by the three trusty tractors and two soft calico cats. "Down On the Ranch" is a young children's classic.

Children's Bookwatch: January 2019

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief

Diane Donovan, Editor

Midwest Book Review


The Little Old Man, the Little Old Woman, and the Little Red Hen

by David Roper

"A delightful story of love, dedication, and breakfast. This is a fun book for adults to read to children with a subtle message of the importance of caring and concern. It is also fun to look at with Kara Mitchell’s delicious illustrations of an array of yummy breakfast food.

M. Jane Hawkins, author

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Just Playing

by Anita Wadley Schlaht

Have always loved the poem! Love that it is now in book form for teachers to share with parents and parents to read and reread as a reminder of the importance of play.
The illustrations are colorful and engaging.
 What a timeless message for everyone that cares about young children!

Linda Holliman

BS Early Childhood

MS Education

Educational Consultant/Bookworks Consulting

Former Owner of Sellwood Montessori School

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Mila Denton is an April Fool!

by Sandra Byrd Lawson

Mila Denton is a little bit Junie B. and a little bit Arthur.  Her colorful vocabulary makes this series an excellent choice for teaching figurative language.  And students will be so caught up in the story they won’t mind the lesson.  And what kid doesn’t like a good April Fool prank!

P.S. My students loved Mila Denton’s Worst Week Ever!

Sharon Martin, author

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A Flock of Fun

by Raven Howell

This is a gem of a book. It’s sweetly illustrated, colorful, and packed full of cuddly characters for younger children to relate to. I would happily recommend it to parents of 0 – 6 year old. And to anybody who thinks lambs are cute; which is everybody, right!?

The Wishing Shelf Book Review

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Doodle and Peck

by Marla F. Jones

The barnyard is all abuzz as Camelia Cow’s birthday party fast approaches. Both Doodle Pig and Peck the rooster
have created homemade gifts—one with words and one with painted pictures. When the two collide, a happy accident
occurs, giving children an entertaining glimpse into the collaboration of authors and illustrators in which both parties
work to tell one story. Mixed-media collage art with bright layered patterns gives the farm a sunny outlook.

The Foreword Review, January/February 2020