Children's Books

Sweet Little You

Joni Halabi ()

| Reviewed by Jane Riley

Sweet Little You by Joni Halabi is colorfully illustrated by Lisa Wee. Before having her baby, a mother makes plans for her child. While it takes two to tango, she has been the only one in the parenting game, finding a way to make a baby. When her dream finally comes true, she makes a promise to her the little child to her the child dream big and explore and find the adventure that life has in store. She delivers a heartwarming promise to always be there for the child and help the child be who it is meant to be. This book contains a delightfu...

My Dad's Pumpkin

Susannah Nilsen (Floribunda Publishing)

| Reviewed by Jane Riley

In My Dad's Pumpkin by Susannah Nilsen, a young boy tells readers about his dad, an autistic who is very intelligent and whose creative genius enables him to bring his thoughts to reality. His dream is to grow the largest pumpkin in the world. The protagonist is a recluse, a father and husband, a builder, inventor, and scientist who loves to spend time alone in his workshop. While the young boy’s mom loves all the things his father does, she is appalled when he gives legs to the biggest pumpkin and makes it move, chasing his older sister. A man...

You Can't Wear That!

Susannah Nilsen (Floribunda Publishing)

| Reviewed by Jane Riley

You Can't Wear That by Susannah Nilsen is a colorfully illustrated Children's book following the Baby Prince Christian, born to a royal family of dwarfs. He is half human, so he is destined to be taller than the average dwarf. The King is particularly thrilled as he dreams of the young prince growing up to be brave, slaying dragons and rescuing princesses. But things begin to take an awful turn for the family as the young prince grows older. He is more inclined to wear his mother's clothes than he does for his father's. Prince Christian learns...

Coney - A Trip to Luna Park

Jeffrey Lindberg (Flying Rabbit Press)

| Reviewed by Christian Fernandez

This colorfully illustrated Children’s book is packed with adventure and strong lessons on friendship. Coney - A Trip to Luna Park by Jeffrey Lindberg tells the story of Selena, a little rabbit who suddenly discovers that the place it has always called home is about to be destroyed because of the new amusement park being built on Coney Island. When Millie first catches the attention of Selena from her trolley car, her first reaction is that of wonder at how high the rabbit can jump. But they quickly become friends and set out to confr...

Friends Come in All Sizes

Raven Howell (Lawley Publishing)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Friends Come in All Sizes by Raven Howell is a colorfully illustrated and imaginative children’s book that celebrates friendship and adventure. Lonely kiddo wants to make friends and considers animals that can likely become his friend: “I'd like to have a little gnat, / but dad says gnats are tiny.” He can't pad a teeny gnat and some of them are whiny. An elephant with a large, gray trumpet trunk wouldn't do as mom won't have it in their home. A polar bear won't be an option, either. From the gnat to the porcupine, he doesn’t see any animal tha...

The Dragon Flyers Book Three: Land of Giants

Cynthia Star (Cynthia Star Books)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

The Dragon Flyers Book Three: Land of Giants by Cynthia Star is the third entry in the spellbinding fantasy series that follows the adventures of David, a young dragon rider, and his companions. The excitement builds up from one entry to the next. David and his companions have just experienced what they think to be the greatest challenge they have had to face and at the time they are almost ready for some relaxation, they receive a new mission — retrieve precious items that are hidden among the wicked giants that roam a world that is beautiful...

Bonez by: Mr. Roses

Mr. Roses (John V. Roselli)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Bonez by Mr. Roses is an enchanting tale about friendship, family, and chasing dreams. With an honest and heart-warming protagonist, this tale will win your heart with its superior storytelling. All seems to be going well for Bonez —he has a first girlfriend he absolutely adores, his lively lifelong friends are very supportive of him, and he has just won a challenging skateboarding race against his professional nemesis, Sally. However, what will happen when all agents come begging for Bonez’s talents and trademark logo, offering him p...

Andy in Trevdaland

Graham Charles Cumming (Graham Charles Cumming)

| Reviewed by Bertin Drizller

Andy, a young boy, lives in Travdaland, a place overcome by miseries and unexplainable, overwhelming problems. The boy has a developing interest in advertising. However, it's his love for righting the wrongs in the world that catches the interest of Peter Litre, who invites Andy on an expedition to save the realm from the evil culprits who have been plotting and conniving against the land and all of its inhabitants. Agreeing to help Peter, Andy ends up at the castle, the home of the King of the Land, who tells Andy to join a secret factory and...

Eli and the Mystery of the Hallowshine Dragon

Eve Cabanel (Twenty two house publishing)

| Reviewed by Christian Fernandez

Friends and moon elves Eli and Lua live in a beautiful magical forest. Their life there is fairly calm, but the trouble begins when Luna’s cute baby bunny is transformed into hard rock candy with magical sugar crystals. It is up to the best friends to travel across various enchanting places to find the impossible cure to reverse the curse. Luna and Eli must discover and confront the frightening yet legendary Hallowshine Dragon for its healing and recovering saliva to help Luna’s baby bunny. As the moon elves hurry...

City Kitties

Rizwan Asad (Ness House Press)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

City Kitties is written by Rizwan Asad and colorfully illustrated by Andy Catling, a beautiful book for children. The mischievous Mitten asks Nessie why she never falls for his tricks and Nessie answers with a tale. While Mitten, the feisty and mischievous kitten has always succeeded with his pranks on dogs and cats he meets, Nessie, an old cat is the only one who never falls for the tricks because she's been there, “done that.” Mitten quickly discovers that Nessie has lived many lives and has traveled a lot and no matter what prank he prepares...

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