Book Review & Giveaway: Bobos Babes Adventures: A Magical Halloween by Karen M. Bobos

Book Title:  BOBOS BABES ADVENTURES: A MAGICAL HALLOWEEN by Karen M. Bobos
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-10),  30 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book, Fairy Tale
Publisher:  Bobos Babes, Ltd.
Release date:   September 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone. It’s a children’s Halloween-themed book about magic and sisterhood.

Book Description:

It’s Halloween time in the land of Harmony, and the Bobos Babes are ready for some fun!

When Angel Scarlett, Fairy Cora, and Princess Daphne visit Lily the Ladybug’s Boutique to look for Halloween costumes, they find Lily has left aside three special masks for them. The ladybug informs the sisters that they must wait until noon on Halloween to try on the mysterious masks but assures them they will have the best costumes in all of the land of Harmony.

The sisters can hardly wait, counting down the minutes on Halloween until they can don their curious masks. When the time comes, they learn their secret masks are enchanted, and the girls are magically transformed into the costumes of their dreams.

​After a fun outing Trick-or-Treating, the little monster, witch, and ghost — or sisters — agree that this was the best Halloween of all.


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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Angel Scarlett, Fairy Cora, and Princess Daphne are the Bobos Babes. They’re sisters and they’re getting read for Halloween. When they go to Lily the Ladybug’s Boutique, they are given magical masks that make this their best Halloween ever!

A Magical Halloween is told in rhyme and the illustrations are fantastic with bright vibrant colors. The different costumes in the illustrations are creative and will encourage children to use their imagination. This is definitely a good book to read for Halloween or any time during the year.

About the Author

Karen M. Bobos began writing poetry and stories at the early age of ten. She is a life-long Chicagoan who now raises her family in the downtown area. During the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, Chicago also became a city of unrest. Trying to keep her three young daughters in a world of magic during such scary times, the Bobos Babes Adventures were born. Her goal was to create a world of Harmony for her family and hopefully for others to escape, even if only for a moment.

The first book of the series, The Case of the Giggles, was published in December 2020. The Missing Egg launched in March 2021. The Lion’s Secret was published in June 2021, a tribute to her mother and late father’s incredible love story.  The Lovey That Came to Life and The Bobcat Birthday Party will be releasing in the upcoming months.​

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Giveaway

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Book Review: The Ants Who Couldn’t Dance by Susan Rich Brooke

When the music starts playing, everyone can dance…except the ants. They can lift, build, and dig, so why can’t they twirl, dip, and jig? As the ants try to dance, they discover they are better together in this toe-tapping tale that shows the value of cooperation and teamwork.

Parents and children will laugh (and dance) along with this whimsically illustrated story that encourages creative problem-solving and inspires even the littlest among us to pursue big dreams.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

What a cute book! The ants really would like to learn how to dance, but they are unable to dance like any of the animals they ask for help. Finally, they realize that they can’t flip, twist, jig, clap, or twirl but when they work together, they can dance in their own way!

The illustrations are bright and colorful and I love how the characters are drawn! Each ant seems to have its own personality. And there are a lot of ants! The text rhymes and would be fun to read aloud.

The Ants Who Couldn’t Dance is fun book for children to read. They’ll laugh at the funny illustrations of the ants trying to dance, and I’m sure many kids will try the dance moves on their own. While having all this fun, they’ll also learn about teamwork and that sometimes many people working together is much better than one person trying to do something alone.

Book Review: Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger by Elizabeth Cole

If you want to teach your child to accept himself and others as they are, then this picture book about diversity will be your best assistant. It will help your little ones to respect all the differences that make us unique.

In this kids’ book, our little hero named Nick will show your children that we all are different in many ways, and everyone is unique—which is great! Nicky is afraid that his friends will not accept him because of his new reading glasses. By talking to his peers on the way to school, he discovers the beauty of diversity and realizes that our diversity is actually our strength.

This children’s book contains lovely hand-drawn illustrations and charming rhymes. With an extra coloring page inside, this book will help your children:

  • to accept and celebrate diversity
  • to be kind to those who are different
  • to love themselves the way they are
  • to boost self-confidence

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My Review

I have read a couple of Elizabeth Cole’s books so I was confident that Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger would help adults teach children about acceptance of diversity.

Nicky is afraid the other kids at school will make fun of him with his new glasses but when his friend has new braces that she’s excited about, and she tells him she likes his glasses, he realizes that it’ll be okay.

I like that this book includes many aspects of diversity so that children will learn that being different is okay. Perhaps it will encourage some kids to not make fun of children who are different. The one thing that I wish was included is kids who are overweight or kids who smaller than “normal.”

Once again, Elizabeth Cole has done a good job at helping adults to teach children about an issue in a fun way. With gorgeous colorful illustrations and rhyming text, it’s a great way for kids to learn while they’re enjoying the story.

About the Author

Being a mother of two kids Elizabeth Cole very well understands that childhood is a great period of life filled with a tremendous amount of different and often changing emotions. Since the time Elizabeth received her master’s degree in psychology from University of New Orleans in 2008, she fully devoted herself to the research of kids, understanding their needs as well as their true emotions. Her five years period of working as the school teacher very much improved Elizabeth’s knowledge and motivated her even stronger. Finally, all of her experience inspired Elizabeth to write a series of children’s books.

Book Review & Giveaway: Chipper Makes Merry by Kimber Fox Morgan

Book Title:  Chipper Makes Merry by Kimber Fox Morgan
Category: Children’s Fictions (Ages 3-7)
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Simple Wonder Press, 34 pages
Release date:  October 2021
Content Rating:  Rated G – Suitable for All Ages

Book Description:

A “Mom’s Choice Award Winner”!

​Tip toe, tip toe, crackle, crunch!

​Chipper the Fox sneaks through the forest to spread cheer to his weary friends. Will his merry making be a success? Or will a smelly fish disaster and a log pile tumble ruin his plans?

“Chipper Makes Merry” takes you on Chipper’s arctic quest filled with lessons of love, kindness and determination.

Buy The Book:
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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Chipper is a fox who lives in Arctic Land and wants to bring happiness to his friends by surprising them with gifts. He tries to be sneaky but that doesn’t work! His friends are still appreciative, and they all end up having a fun day.

This is a great book for young children during the holidays or any time of year. There are only a few words on each page but the text still rhymes. There are beautiful illustrations on every page just like the one on the front cover. Illustrations are by Kim Sponaugle.

I definitely recommend Chipper Makes Merry for children. It’s not only a good story but it encourages children to be nice to others.

About the Author

Morgan is a fun wife, and imperfect mom of 3 crazy kiddos and 2 little lemon (problematic) dogs. She tries to live her strengths the best she can. She likes to say she is creative, not crafty. Morgan is a homemade Halloween costume type of mom. She lets her kids mix the play doh. She bakes fun birthday cakes (cutely, but far from perfection). She loves a homemade valentine and a school project. Chipper the Fox is an extension of Morgan’s creative strength. Originally designed as character to create merry during the holiday season, Chipper has grown and developed into a story of determination and love.

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Enter to win CHIPPER MAKES MERRY signed by the author (one winner/USA only)

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Book Review & Giveaway: My Cat is Blue by Sarah Sommer

Book Title:  My Cat Is Blue by Sarah Sommer
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  36 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:  October 2021
Format: Print – Hardback USA
Content Rating:  G – Children’s picture book featuring feelings of sadness and grief (loss of a pet), but no explicit content or language.

When someone you love is feeling down in the dumps, you try everything to help. But sometimes, you don’t have the cure, and those blues can even become contagious. It just might be the unexpected that allows you both to shed your blues and move toward a bright and colorful future.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

The family’s cat is depressed, and they can’t figure out why, so they take him to the vet. The vet says that it’s because the cat misses their dog that recently died. The prescription? A new kitten to give the cat a new friend.

This is a sweet story that rhymes. The illustrations are mostly black and white at the beginning except for the blue cat to emphasize the mood. Once he has a new friend and is happy, all the color is back in the illustrations.

My Cat is Blue will help children understand why others may be sad or upset when losing a pet. The one thing parents may not welcome is the solution!

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About the Author

Sarah Sommer is an award-winning children’s picture book author who blends her love for music, animals, and positivity in her books. Having trained in classical music and performed internationally as a professional clarinetist, rhymes and lyrics are an important part of her writing style. She is an advocate for animals, as seen in her work fostering German shepherds, and as a result, animals are always a central part of her stories. Sarah aims to include encouraging themes, such as helping others, in all of her narratives because we all need a little help sometimes.

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Book Review: My Way to Keep Anger Away by Elizabeth Cole

Do you feel hopeless when you see your child with red cheeks and steam coming out of their ears? Do you need to help your child control big emotions? Look no more! This adorable children’s picture book will help you for sure!

Anger can affect kids of all ages — toddlers, preschoolers, and even older ones — and they behave unlike they usually do. You can’t prevent your child from getting angry, but you can teach them to deal with it in a healthy way.

This anger book for kids will take your child on an underwater adventure to a magical dreamland. Boys and girls will surely enjoy the story where sea animals share anger management tips.

This social emotional book for kids:

  • teaches children to deal with anger in a healthy way
  • offers children calming techniques and activities for anger management
  • contains beautiful illustrations and rhymes
  • suits perfectly for preschool kids ages 3-5, as well as older kids ages 6-10
  • includes extra calming technique and coloring page as a bonus.   

There are many emotion books for kids available. You might wonder what makes this one special. Hundreds of families have already read this adventurous kids’ book and are grateful for the useful tips it provides.

So, even if you have read some of the best children’s books about anger management, you should try this one too!

This anger book is a product of extensive experience working with children. It has been proven through practice that there are ways to calm down every explosive child. The only trick is to find the way that best suits your child!

Take your child on this magical adventure and discover various anger management techniques!

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My Review

I have read a couple of Elizabeth Cole’s books so I knew that My way to keep anger away would live up to its name and teach children how to deal with feelings of anger.

When Melissa’s brother breaks one of her toys, it’s the last straw, and her usual sweet demeanor suddenly changes. She’s so mad that she goes to bed. That night she dreams of being in the ocean and the different animals teach her ways to deal with her anger using techniques such as counting to ten, taking deep breaths, etc.

The story is told in rhymes and the illustrations are cute and colorful. It encourages children to use their imaginations as well as giving them anger management techniques that work.

About the Author

Being a mother of two kids Elizabeth Cole very well understands that childhood is a great period of life filled with a tremendous amount of different and often changing emotions. Since the time Elizabeth received her master’s degree in psychology from University of New Orleans in 2008, she fully devoted herself to the research of kids, understanding their needs as well as their true emotions. Her five years period of working as the school teacher very much improved Elizabeth’s knowledge and motivated her even stronger. Finally, all of her experience inspired Elizabeth to write a series of children’s books.

Book Review: Adrift by Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Adrift by Heidi E. Y. Stemple, illustrated by Anastasia Suvorova
October 26, 2021
Crocodile Books, USA, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.
Illustrated Children’s Book • 10” x 10”
32 pages • full-color • Ages 3-12
ISBN 978-1-62371-909-8 • hardback
$17.95 ($23.95 CAD)

Finding himself alone and scared in the middle of a storm, a small mouse finds comfort and strength when he sees another boat and is joined by others. They ride out the storm together—close enough to see each other, but not close enough to crash.

In a gentle metaphor for the global pandemic, Adrift is a way to start conversations with young readers about fear, hope and being together even from afar. It was written by award-winning children’s author Heidi E. Y. Stemple while she was in lockdown missing her friends and family. Her beautiful words are brought to life by Anastasia Suvorova, who has won high acclaim for illustrating stories about nature, children, dreams, traveling, magic, hope, and kindness.

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

A tiny mouse starts out on his own in a boat on the ocean. When a storm comes, he is scared but he meets more mice in boats who are close but far enough apart not to crash. Suddenly, he’s not so scared anymore. The more mice that are close by, the better the mouse feels. Eventually, they all end up finding land and they celebrate that they survived the storm that has now passed.

Adrift is a cute story and is a great way to start a conversation with children about the pandemic. It has to be difficult for young kids to understand what it going on and this is one good way to help them understand.

About the Author

Heidi didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up. In fact, after she graduated from college, she became a probation officer in Florida. It wasn’t until she was 28 years old that she gave in and joined the family business, publishing her first short story in a book called Famous Writers and Their Kids Write Spooky Stories. The famous writer was her mom, author Jane Yolen. Since then, she has published 20 books and numerous short stories and poems, mostly for children.
Heidi lives and writes in Massachusetts on a big old farm with two houses.

Website http://www.HeidiEYStemple.com
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If you pre-order your copy of Adrift before October 26th, you will receive 3 free stickers upon the publication of the book. Order 3 copies for your classroom/library (or friends!), and we’ll send you 20 stickers!

Book Review & Giveaway: Our Moon Festival by Yobe Qiu

Book Title:  Our Moon Festival by Yobe Qiu
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  30 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book 
Publisher:  Yobe Qiu LLC
Release date:  January 2020
Content Rating:  G

Book Description:

​”Our Moon Festival” is a beautifully illustrated children’s book celebrating the unique ways the Japanese, Vietnamese, and Chinese communities celebrate the Moon Festival. The story highlights different families and their traditions as they observe Zhong Qiu Jie, Tết Trung Thu, and Tsukimi!

Buy the Book:
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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Our Moon Festival is about how the Moon Festival is celebrated in Japan, Vietnam, and China. Each country celebrates the full moon, the harvest, and being with family. Some of the traditions they have are similar, like eating mooncakes, but each Moon Festival is unique to the country.

The text is interesting and the illustrations are beautifully done. This will definitely keep the attention of children and they’ll learn something as they enjoy the book!

About the Author

Yobe is an educator, entrepreneur and mom who lives in NYC. As an educator, she focused on teaching families to embrace love, diversity and different cultures. Through the years working in the classrooms and closely with other educators, she noticed the lack of multi-cultural resources that represented children of color. That is when Yobe decided to create multicultural children stories that feature Asian children, families and cultures! Yobe loves spending time with her daughter, reading to children and taking long walks during the day!

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Book Review: When I’m Not Looking by Farren Phillips

A combination of humorous detective story, fun fill-in-the-blanks, and laugh-out-loud details.

Legs isn’t quite sure what her pet duck gets up to when she’s not looking. Is her duck dressing like a knight and fighting dragons, starting an army of ducks, building a rocket, and even trying on Leg’s best trousers?
Young readers will love joining Legs on her quest to solve the mystery, with their detective skills, creative thinking and imagination.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

This is a fun book for children. It’s about a girl named Legs who wonders what her pet duck does when she’s not looking. She has some pretty silly ideas that kids will enjoy. There are also activities such as fill in the blank or finding certain things on a page.

The illustrations are great. Some of the pages are so busy that you can sit and look at it for quite a while before you see everything…or find what you’re looking for! The last page of the book shows a wall with pictures with the search items circled which will be helpful.

Children of all ages will enjoy When I’m not Looking. The hardcover might be preferable to the e-book so children can fill in the blanks, etc.

About the Author

Farren is an Author/Illustrator from the UK with a passion for making people both laugh and think. After graduating her MA from Cambridge School of Arts she has gone on to publish picture books around the world.

From a caterpillar having an existential crisis to Schrödinger’s duck, her stories always bring the laughs to storytime as well as introducing children to the world of philosophy and ethics. Farren’s biggest dream is to create stories so entertaining and wacky that they stay with the readers long into adulthood.

Book Review: The Goblin Pitcher by Paul Lonardo

The one thing eleven-year-old Jake Lupo loves more than anything else is baseball. However, despite his father being a professional pitcher, Jake’s fear of failing has kept him from competing against children his own age. When his father, who has recovered from a serious arm injury, is invited to pitch for an independent team, Jake and his parents move to Pine Barrows, a far flung forested mountain outpost. Jake is excited about his father’s chance at a comeback, but he soon learns that he is not the only one in Pine Barrows who loves baseball. Goblins love to play baseball, too, and Pine Barrows happens to be chock full of them. Then Jake discovers that the region is occupied by two factions of warring goblins.

Seeking to take control of the goblin kingdom, the leader of the evil goblins kidnaps Jake’s mother and bans baseball, a game which itself is a natural source of power for the goblins.

It turns out that Jake has a secret kinship with the legendary beings, and he is the only one who can save them, their kingdom and his mother. However, Jake must believe in himself and play a winner-take-all game against the best goblin players in Pine Barrows.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

The Goblin Pitcher is a fantasy that children will enjoy reading. Jake can see goblins! And the reason he can see them is because both of his parents have just a little goblin blood from their ancestors. Unfortunately, the goblins are at war and the leader of the evil goblins kidnaps Jake’s mom!

This story is a page-turner and kids will love the nonstop action. The characters are well-described and their images are still stuck in my head, especially of Garbhan, a monster of folklore who “possessed a single set of body parts.” So, he’s pretty much an 8-foot tall leg!

Everything hinges on a baseball game and it all depends on Jake. Will he be able to save Pine Barrows and his mom? Whether they win the game or not, the book has a great ending.

About the Author

I have authored both fiction and nonfiction books in a variety of genres. As a freelance writer, I often collaborate with individuals on their biographies or memoirs, as well as ghostwrite.

Before I began writing, I studied filmmaking and screenwriting at Columbia College – Hollywood, earned an A.S. in Mortuary Science from Mount Ida College and a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island.

I live in Lincoln, RI with my wife and son.

Website https://www.thegoblinpitcher.com/