Book Review: Pairs of People by Jeanne & Mark K. Shriver

In this lively, vibrant, and inspiring follow-up to the Christopher Award-winning book 10 Hidden HeroesNew York Times bestselling author Mark Shriver and his wife Jeanne Shriver help children learn about the power of numbers and how working together can make the world a better place. Pairs of People makes math fun and meaningful by showing how our service to others multiplies when people pitch in together.

The whimsical, rhyming text and colorful artwork from award-winning artist Laura Watson inspire discussion on such topics as friendship, leadership, and camaraderie while illustrating the basic concepts of multiplication.


My Review

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

Pairs of People is about multiplying by 2, and the examples are of people who help others. It starts with one pair of people and goes all the way up to twelve pairs of people. Then it asks what 50 pairs of people could do!

Each pair of pages gives an example in rhyming text of what people can do to help others. At the bottom of the pages, it shows how many people are in that number of pairs (for example, 2 pairs = 4 people) and the math equation representing it as well (2 x 2 = 4). What a great way to teach children about community service and math at the same time!

The illustrations by Laura Watson also add to the overall story with realistic and colorful illustrations about the concepts presented. My grandson is only 2 years old, but he loves being read to, and I know he will enjoy this book for years to come. I can’t wait to share it with him!

About the Authors

Mark K. Shriver is president of Save the Children Action Network in Washington, D.C. Shriver created the Choice Program and is a former Maryland state legislator. His New York Times and Washington Post bestselling memoir, A GOOD MAN: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, was published in June 2012 and received a 2013 Christopher Award. Shriver lives with his wife, Jeanne, and their three children, Molly, Tommy and Emma, in Maryland.

Jeanne Shriver lives in Bethesda with her husband, Mark. After working for Merrill Lynch and American Express, she left the corporate world after 10 years to raise their three children. She has served on several non-profit and independent school boards and is an active volunteer for several non-profits in her community.

About the Illustrator

As a freelance illustrator working in Toronto, Laura Watson has been creating whimsical illustrations for children’s books, educational materials, magazines and various retail applications since graduating from Sheridan College’s Interpretive Illustration program, in Oakville, Ontario, in 1995. Born and raised in the heart of the lovely Kawartha Lakes region in Peterborough, Ontario, Laura also studied Fine Art at York University and graduated with an Honours degree in Visual Arts. In the past few years, Laura has enjoyed illustrating several trade children’s books (most recently, My Evil Big Brother Packed My Lunch from Chronicle Kids) and countless school publications for subjects as diverse as poetry and math. Laura lives in the leafy Riverdale neighbourhood of Toronto with her husband, 11-year-old daughter, and 3-year-old redbone coonhound / lab rescue dog, and works in a converted backyard garage studio surrounded by a slightly unkempt garden. She enjoys the outdoors, runs often and spends as much time as possible at the beach hunting for sea glass.

Book Review: Brutus Finds a Collar by Tif E. Boots

Brutus and Scrump are playing tag.
Charlie watches from above.
Something is waiting to be found.
An adventure and new friends await.

This book includes a discussion guide and fun map skills for the reader.


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 story begins with Brutus chasing his friend, Scrump the rabbit. When a squirrel, Charlie, sees this, he tries to stop Brutus, but they assure him that they’re just playing. Then Charlie joins in the fun until they find a collar which switches their focus to a mission to find the owner.

Brutus Finds a Collar is an adorable book that is fun to read. It teaches children about being friends with others who are not like them, to be helpful, and to not jump to conclusions. It has cute, colorful illustrations by Syranity Barker and even a map of the yard at the beginning. There is a discussion guide at the back for book clubs, schools, or parents. The only thing that keeps me from giving Brutus Finds a Collar 5 stars is that it needs proofreading.

About the Author

Tif E. Boots is a new author who wrote her first children’s book as a birthday present for her daughter. Many years later it has been shared with her sister, cousins, classmates and now you.

Tif was raised in Marana, Arizona and was working concession stands at county fairs in Arizona and Michigan with her family until she graduated from Marana High School in 2000. She became a mother and correctional officer in 2004. She then moved to Nevada, Missouri with her family where she was blessed with her second daughter and fell into a career of nurse’s assistant for Hospice.

Tif and her family relocated to Mulberry, Florida in 2017. In her free time Tif can usually be found on the water or at amusement parks spending time with family and friends and simply enjoying the life that God has blessed her with.

New Releases: Chattering at School and The Renegade

Chattering at School

The poems in this collection include fun narratives on the surface, while containing learning and teaching moments as the poems unfold. The book has lovely illustrations and is full of moral lessons.

The introduction to Chattering at School: Nature poems for children explains that these poems were written by a schoolboy aged 11 to 18 (1951-58) during his annual summer holiday visits to his grandmother on her small farm in Ireland. She had been his carer and guardian from the time of the German Blitz of London where he was born, and lived with her until the war ended in 1945. He then returned to his unknown parents, who had been unable to visit him in Ireland from the UK during the war.

Over 60 years later, the author of these poems – Edward Forde Hickey – discovered them (his own schoolboy attempts at writing poetry) lying in the attic and felt they were worth recording publicly.

About the Author

Edward Forde Hickey is a retired Headteacher and has written eight books to date, each with an element of folk culture.

Edward lives in Kent with his wife. They have three sons. During the years 1962 until 1998, he taught in inner city primary schools (laterally as a headteacher for 18 years). In early life, he was a pop star with Decca records (see ‘Eddie Hickey/Lady May’) and later sang with the Glenside Ceilidhe Band in The Galtymore Dancehall, Cricklewood (1965/1975).

Born of Irish parents during the Blitz of London, he spent his first five years of life nurtured and moulded by his grandmother in the foothills above Dolla, near Nenagh in County Tipperary. His grandmother is and always was his inspiration; she had a natural gift with words.

Edward has always been interested in folklore and the Irish past (its music, dance and literature). He was a champion Irish step-dancer. He taught and adjudicated it, even as far afield as in Australia, before dedicating himself to research into hillside communities in north Tipperary, from where he brought back tapes of original songs for The English Folk Dance and Song Society.

He keeps a small farm in the foothills of north Tipperary and visits it often.


“This collection of poems about the natural world will stimulate children’s imagination and hopefully inspire them to get to know more about their environment and protect it. It should have wide general appeal for children of all ages; both for parents to read to young children and for older children to read themselves.” – Darin & Aimee Jewell

“Edward has a lovely style where he effortlessly combines the world of history, folklore and fiction. He manages to switch from humour to sadness and takes the reader willingly along with him.” – M. G. Darmody, Tipperary Studies Centre

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Book Review: Body Boundaries Make Me Stronger by Elizabeth Cole

Every parent must navigate the tricky situation of teaching kids about personal boundaries in a healthy, age-appropriate manner. Finding the right personal safety books to do it, however, just got easier with this book about personal space.

Little Nick’s story is a beautifully illustrated consent book for parents to read with their little boys and girls. In this boundaries for kids book, Little Nick experiences several situations that make him uncomfortable, but once he tells his parents, he gains new ways to address the situations.

What Kids Will Learn:

  • Body safety and awareness
  • Social skills
  • Consent for touch and no touch
  • Good touch, bad touch differentiation
  • Stranger danger

Little Nick’s story provides a great guide for social emotional learning for kids. All of the situations in the children’s safety books are relatable and useful for teaching consent to children in an age-appropriate manner, whether they’re a boy or girl.

The exceptional story lets kids see who their body belongs to, how to express their feelings in what’s said, what rules they might set up, and when there need to be exceptions to things like underpants for doctors.

This baby and child safety book is great conversation starter that kids can use while learning to read. The social emotional learning book for kids features rhyming text and high-quality illustrations that help children read the story themselves as they learn about good touch, bad touch for kids.

This body safety book for kids also promotes the basics for teaching kids about private parts. This kids’ book about safety increases body awareness for kids and is an excellent addition to any child’s library.

My Review

I have read several of the books in the series World of Kids Emotions, and they are a great aid for parents and other caregivers to help children through different emotions that they experience as they grow up.

In Body Boundaries Make Me Stronger, Nick is uncomfortable sometimes when people touch him, such as a friend who tickles him too much or his aunt who likes to hug and kiss him. His parents explain to him that he doesn’t have to tolerate touching that makes him uncomfortable. This gives them chance to tell him about the basics of private parts and touching as well.

Nick learns from his parents to take control of his personal space. The story is told in rhymes, and the illustrations are cute and colorful. This is definitely another book of Elizabeth Cole’s that should be in every child’s library.

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.

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Book Review: In the Nick of Time Too by Deedee Cummings

Book Title: In the Nick of Time Too by Deedee Cummings/illustrated by Charlene Mosley
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 40 pages
Genre:  Children/ Holiday (Kids older than 7 will love this too.)
Publisher:  Make A Way Media
Release date:  November 2022
Format available for review:  print (USA), ebook (PDF)
Tour dates:  Dec 5 to Dec 16, 2022
Content Rating: G. Children’s Holiday Book.

Nick Saint and his best friend, Cooper, reunite in this warm holiday story about the magic of Christmas. A surprise visit leads to a journey of self-discovery and a deeper understanding of the true meaning of the holiday spirit. Nick and Cooper receive a charge to spread kindness and hope in their everyday lives. Will Cooper listen to his friend and help Nick save the day again? Will you also be moved to action and accept Santa’s challenge to spread kindness wherever you go?

​Children of all ages and backgrounds will be inspired by this story and will understand that love, hope, kindness, and Christmas miracles come to us in many shapes and all colors.

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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. I read In the Nick of Time a couple of years ago, so I was happy to read In the Nick of Time Too.

Nick and Cooper are best friends, and Cooper spends the night at Nick’s house on Christmas Eve because Cooper’s family celebrates Christmas on Christmas evening. Nick’s parents have a Christmas Eve party for all of their neighbors no matter their faith. After the party, the boys get to meet Santa!

This is another sweet Christmas story by Deedee which teaches children about Christmas miracles as well as the important things year-round like kindness, being non-judgmental, and including everyone in what we do. The illustrations are realistic, and the colors are vibrant.

In the Nick of Time Too is a holiday story that children will enjoy all year long.

About the Author

Deedee is a professional dreamer. She is also an author, therapist, attorney, and mom from Louisville, Kentucky. The books she writes focus on hope, diversity, social justice, and therapeutic skills for children and adults. Her work has been featured in HuffPost, Forbes, NPR, USA Today, Essence Magazine, Psych Central, Well+Good, and The EveryGirl, among other media outlets. Deedee is also the founder of Make A Way Media and The Louisville Book Festival. She believes literacy is a fundamental human right. Her work highlights inspiring messages that remind us all it is never too late to begin again. Cummings founded Make A Way Media in 2014 after struggling to find books with characters who looked like her own children and an extreme lack of stories that reflected their life experiences. Follow Deedee on Instagram for fun and informative updates as she continues to chase her dreams and bring them to life.

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Book Review: Hound on a Scrounge by Maria Bucci

Hound on a Scrounge

“Sniff, Snuffle, Sniff!”

“Can you smell the delicious aroma coming from this book?

It’s time for afternoon Tea…Slurrrp!”

Meet Buddy.  He loves food, food and more food.  But he’s not just a hound on a scrounge – Buddy has a wonderful true story about afternoon tea that he would love to share with you.

“I hope you can join me…ooh, but hurry! They’re bringing out the food…Woofety Woof!

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My Review

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

Buddy makes friends with the reader right away and teaches them how to pretend to be a dog so that they can scrounge for scraps like he does. He’s at an afternoon tea so while he’s waiting for more scraps, he tells the story about how afternoon tea came to be. It’s a story that children will enjoy, and I learned something as well!

Not only is the text great, but the illustrations are amazing. They show Buddy close up just like he’s talking directly to the reader. It’s a fun book for children that will even teach them an interesting tidbit.

About the Author

I have always loved children’s books and, after studying various picture book courses, I decided to take the plunge and write my own. Hoping to educate and entertain, as well as involve the young reader, my debut also includes a bit of history. When I’m not writing, I enjoy taking the real Buddy hound on long walks and spending time with my family. I also love to bake, sing and paint but sadly, I have not mastered doing all three at the same time!

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Book Review: What to do with a Stick by Jane Yolen

In this last installment of Jane Yolen’s trio of books about ordinary objects with extraordinary uses, the humble stick is lauded as “a sword to tame monsters of dread” and “an oar for a rowboat in puddle or pond,” among other imaginative functions. As with most things, though, it fulfills its truest purpose when combined with others: what can be made with a stick, a box, and a string? “Music that goes with … everything!”

My Review

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

What a fun book for children to read! It will definitely stir the imagination reading about all of the things to do with a simple stick. You can tame dragons, ride it like a witch’s broom, fly a flag, and so much more! All of the ideas are also told in rhyme. The illustrations by Paolo Domeniconi are colorful, realistic, and will help kids’ imaginations soar.

Obviously, I like What to do with a Stick, and recommend it. I can’t wait to read it to my grandchildren!

About the Author

I was born on February 11, 1939 in New York City at Beth Israel Hospital, the first child of my parents, Isabel Berlin Yolen and Will Hyatt Yolen. Because my grandmother Mina Hyatt Yolen’s family, the Hyatts, only had girls, a number of us were given their last name as a middle name to carry it on. So I am Jane Hyatt Yolen, and my brother, Steven Hyatt Yolen, was born three and a half years later. Alas, we are no relation to the Hyatt Hotels, no matter how often I have tried to convince the staffs there.

I love being a writer. In 2018, I celebrated #Yolen365 in which my 365thbook (yes, that is a Yolen book for every day of the year) was published. Actually, 365 and 366 published on the same day. Since then, that number has grown to 378.

The first man I married, in 1962, David W. Stemple, is the only man I married. He and I have three children and six grandchildren. Alas, he died of cancer in March, 2006 after 44 years of a wonderful marriage. I live in Western Massachusetts right next door to my marvelous daughter Heidi (the little girl in OWL MOON). My sons live far away with their families, Adam in Minneapolis, Jason in Charleston, SC.  I also have a house in Scotland where I live about four months of the year. The rest of my life is all book talk.

For more about Jane Yolen and her books, go to her website.

About the Illustrator

Paolo Domeniconi is an Italian freelance illustrator whose artworks has appeared in international publications.
He started in early 90s with advertising illustration, working for campaigns, print and packaging.
Later, he became interested in the world of children’s books, illustrating his first series of classic fairy tales.
He has collaborated with publishers around the world: Grimm Press, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mondadori, The Creative Company and many others. His artworks are published in Italy, Spain, UK, Usa, Korea, China and Taiwan.
At present he has illustrated more than 40 books, plus fairy tales collections, covers and scholastic editions.
He’s based 30 mins from Bologna, in the middle north of Italy.

Book Review: The Moon Tonight by Jung Chang-hoon

Follow our moon as it waxes and wanes across the night sky in this informative and stunning nonfiction picture book by an astronomer and award-winning illustrator.

Everyone on Earth can look up and marvel at our moon in the night sky. It is an experience we share across cultures and continents. As our closest celestial neighbor, the moon touches on many aspects of our lives and has inspired interest from people across centuries. 

In The Moon Tonight, you can share that same sense of wonder with your child through the eyes of a father-daughter duo as they learn the science behind the twenty-nine-day lunar cycle and the moon’s four phases: crescent, quarter, full, and new.

With age-appropriate and easy-to-follow scientific explanations by astronomer Jung Chang-hoon paired with stunningly beautiful acrylic drawings by an award-winning Bologna Book Fair Illustrator of the Year, Jang Ho, this picture book offers families a reading experience that is both poetic and educational.

A perfect STEM classroom read and bedtime story for little readers curious about where the moon goes and why! 

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from Blue Dot Kids Press through Edelweiss. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

The Moon Tonight is a science book for children that describes and explains the moon’s phases in language that is easy for children to understand. It teaches about where moonlight comes from as well as the pull the moon has on Earth’s tides.

The illustrations are not colorful like most children’s books, but they’re informative and beautiful.

This book would be a good addition to a child’s library as well as a good book for the classroom.

Book Review & Giveaway: Are You a Pineapple? by Kathryn A. Zolman

Book Title:  Are You A Pineapple? by Kathryn A. Zolman
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   May, 2022
Format available for review:  print-hardback (USA), PDF
Tour dates: Nov 25 to Dec 16, 2022
Content Rating:  G. Suitable for everyone.

Book Description:

Kevin has a beautiful new puppy! But what should he name her? He wants to find a name that is unique, just like her. Kevin knows the puppy is special, but he’s about to find out just how smart she is when she helps Kevin choose her own name!

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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.

Are You a Pineapple? is a cute story about Kevin who gets a new puppy. He asks the puppy if she likes different names, but she just seems bored until he says the name Pineapple! Then she gets excited and jumps on Kevin and gives him kisses. So, Pineapple it is!

Not only is this story cute, but the illustrations by Walter Policelli are realistic with bright colors that will keep the attention of children. It also teaches children to respect pets just as they should respect people.

Are You a Pineapple? is based on a true story, and it’s definitely a book that children will enjoy.

About the Author

Kathryn A. Zolman never expected to write a children’s book, but when Pineapple came into her life and she heard the story of how this sweet, smart dog got her name, she thought it would make a fun book for parents to read to their children. Pineapple is a Bull Mastiff, German Shepherd, Chow mix, and much like a real pineapple, she knows how to stand tall and is very sweet on the inside!

Kathryn is an avid dog lover. Along with her husband and daughter, they have raised three Doberman Pinschers, each with their own unique personality and character. Kathryn is an advocate for not only raising children to respect all animals, but also to be thankful for the pure joy that they bring to our lives. In writing this book, Kathryn seeks to spread a positive message and hopes it will help children express more gratitude in their lives.

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Book Review & Giveaway: Practicing Mindfulness by Kim Larkins



Let Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo and her friends help your child learn and practice mindfulness skills in this highly interactive activity and coloring book. Emma Lou, with the help of Gigi the Ginormous Giraffe and all her friends, want to help children remember ways to be mindful. A variety of activities will help children sharpen their mindfulness skills. Children will:

  • Follow a maze to Gigi’s house
  • Color in pictures to go with each lesson
  • Learn a breathing technique
  • Practice being present
  • Try a crossword puzzle about feelings and much more!
  • Have fun and remember to be mindful from start to finish!

My Review

Practicing Mindfulness starts with defining what mindfulness is: paying attention to what is going on right now. There are many ways to practice mindfulness. Focusing on your breathing, listening to the sounds around you, and feeling and understanding your body’s sensations are all explained here in a way children can understand. Best of all, it teaches about using mindfulness to be a kind and caring person.

This fun book teaches about mindfulness not only by explaining, but by having the child interact. After each chapter, there’s space for a picture or to answer a question. There are pictures throughout the book that can be colored. At the end, there are games such as wordsearch or a maze. The games focus on the contents of the book.

The characters are great too! The main characters are Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo, Pearl, and Gigi the Gentle Ginormous Giraffe. What kid won’t love those names? And they have many friends with cool names too.

Practicing Mindfulness would be a great addition to a child’s library. I may have to purchase a copy for my grandkids when they get a little older. They’re not quite old enough for these concepts yet.

“This book will be a helpful tool for the therapist or school counselor who uses directive approaches. The activities are easy to introduce and scaffold mindfulness opportunities for children and their families. It can be used as a standalone intervention or integrated with other therapeutic approaches.” –Theresa Fraser, CYC-P, CPT-S, MA, RP, RCT, CT, trauma, loss and attachment clinical specialist


“Through a variety of fun and insightful exercises, Kim Larkins’ Practicing Mindfulness offers children the gift of cultivating awareness and the beautiful magic that awaits them in the present.” –Aimee Ruland, author of Float: A Guide to Letting Go 


“An important and engaging resource! This book is a must-have for therapists, caregivers, teachers and anyone who hopes to share with children the gift of mindfulness. With playful, succinct dialogue and delightful drawings, this book will be cherished by children and adults alike!” –Jillian Kelly-Wavering, LCSW, RPT-S, author of My Grief is Like the Ocean 


“The Practicing Mindfulness activity book follows a progression of knowing how to become present, how our body sensations communicate with us and how to create compassion for ourselves and others. The simplicity of the activity book makes it accessible for different age ranges and is a space for creativity to shine. ” –Lindsey Frank, M.Ed., president of the Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully (COSEM), author of The Superpower of Your Heart 


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