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Roald Dahl Day September 13, 2013

Roald Dahl Day September 13, 2013 Some of our long-time family favorite books are those written by Roald Dahl.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Giraffe the Pelly and Me, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, Danny Champion of the World.  These books tend to have unlikely heroes, involve creative solutions to problems, fantastical…

Best of Summer 2013 Kid Lit Giveaway Hop Winner

First, thank you to everyone who stopped by Bookworm Bear, looked around, left a comment, visited Bookworm Bear on Pinterest, and entered the Rafflecopter!  You’ve mentioned some wonderful books – I’ll be adding many to my list of books to review for Bookworm Bear.   And the winner is…. A few moments ago, Rafflecopter did…

Best of Summer 2013 Giveaway Blog Hop

Best of Summer 2013 Giveaway Blog Hop – Win a $25 Amazon.com Gift Card Bookworm Bear is joining in the Best of Summer 2013 Giveaway Blog Hop, and offering a $25 Amazon.com Gift Card. Bookworm Bear will be giving one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com.  All you need to do to enter…

Up! Tall! And High!

Up! Tall! And High! (but not necessarily in that order.) by Ethan Long This is a silly, colorful book for emerging readers.  Using only a few, easy-to-read words, Long presents 3 stories with fun bird characters.  The stories center around the birds, and the words/concepts of tall, high (flying), and up (in a tree).  Each…

First Day Jitters

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg, illustrated by Judy Love It is the first day of school.  Sarah Jane Hartwell hides under her covers and says she isn’t going to school.  It’s a new school, and she doesn’t know anyone there – and she doesn’t want to go. “That’s just it.  I don’t know anybody,…

Toys Go Out

Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky According to the subtitle, this book is “…the adventures of a knowledgeable stingray, a toughy little buffalo, and someone called Plastic.” The three main characters, StingRay, Lumphy, and Plastic, are toys who live in a house with the Little Girl and her parents.  When…

Jack Plank Tells Tales

Jack Plank Tells Tales by Natalie Babbitt Jack Plank was a pirate, but he wasn’t very good at it.  Oh, he enjoyed sailing on the ocean, and the camaraderie of the pirates on the ship the Avarice.  But, he wasn’t good at plundering. This was fine until tough times (even for the pirates) forced the…

Blucy Book Blast

I’m trying something a little different today – with a great new book, and a chance to win $100.  I’ve joined in a Book Blast Giveaway for Blucy by Julia Dweck, illustrated by Erika LeBarre.  (Xist Publishing, 2013)  (21 pages, recommended for ages 3+) See below for information on the $100 Blucy Book Blast Giveaway.…

Anatole

Anatole by Eve Titus, illustrated by Paul Galdone Anatole is a happy mouse who lives with his wife and children in a mouse village not far from Paris.  Each evening, mice from the village travel to Paris (by bicycle) to human homes to get food. One night, while he is in a house finding food,…

More Learn to Read Treasure Hunts

More Learn to Read Treasure Hunts We’ve just added some new learn to read treasure hunts to the series – free to download and use. These are ready to use, fun treasure hunts that use words and pictures in each clue. My young readers loved doing treasure hunts.  It was a fun way to practice…

Igraine the Brave

Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke Today Bookworm Bear is the Guest Reviewer at Mother Daughter and Son Book Reviews!  We’re excited about reviewing one of our favorite books on this great blog. This is a parent and child book review – staring Mama Bear, and Son (age 11), and Daughter (age 9).  We had…

Who Stole Mona Lisa?

Who Stole Mona Lisa?  by Ruthie Knapp, illustrated by Jill McElmurry The Mona Lisa, the famous painting by Leonardo daVinci, narrates this picture book (which is based on historical information). The story begins with the Mona Lisa hanging in the Louvre Museum in Paris, watching as a tour guide brings a group of people to…