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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Shannon's Review - Strangers On The High Seas by Carole P. Roman

Title: Strangers On The High Seas
Series: A Captain No Beard Story #4
Author: Carole P. Roman
Genre: Fiction, Childrens, Picturebook
Publisher: Createspace
Received: From Author For Review
Release Date: May 2013
Pages: 32

Author Carole P. Roman Official Websites:





Shannon’s Thoughts:
Captain No Beard has a new crew member named Cayla. As he keeps his eye on her a possible stranger/enemy pirate ship come into view.

It’s been awhile since I have a read a Captain No Beard and there were somethings I had forgotten my first read through of this 4th book in the series.  I had forgotten that the captain and his mates were children pretending so when I first read I was confused.  Now I have read it a second time and I would said this book and series are really cute and are well written.   I think it would be well liked for boys and girls.

I love the watercolor illustrations although I feel like there was a couple of times I could not figure out if the images where saying the same the words were but that might be my adult eyes going.

I look forward to reading more Captain No Beard stories.  I could also see this series becoming a cartoon in years to come.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Shannon's Review - The Deep And Snowy Wood by Elwyn Tate

Title: The Deep And Snowy Wood
Series: N/A
Author: Elwyn Tate
Genre: Fiction, Childrens, Picturebook, Christmas
Publisher: ??
Received: Bought
Release Date: November 2012
Pages: 22

Author Elwyn Tate’s Official Websites:





Shannon’s Thoughts:

What a festive book! As the animals romp in and under the snow filled woods to join a little celebration our eyes are shown adorable art along with sweet rhymes.

This book is sweet but not overly sweet. It is short but the combination of art and little text can be read out loud to children in ways that keep the young ones attentive to the story.

My only issue is that I wish I had the physical book in my hands because I would give it to my nephew who is a up and coming book lover. I read this in the kindle version and at the end the author did say it would come out in paperback so it may be available now. I have had this version for a few years and it has taking me till now to review.

I would have loved to see a continuation of the end to see how the animals celebrated the winter  holidays. The art is lovely and I can see little ones wanting it read over and over again.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Celebrate Books For Everyday! Week of Dec. 4th

It seems like everyday has some new theme to celebrate so I thought it might be fun to see what kind of interesting books I can find  (new, old, or coming soon) for everyday holiday.  

Monday December 4th 2017

Santa’s List Day

Genre: Non-Fiction, History, Letters, Christmas
What Is It About?:  Endearing letters written by children to santa that have been collected over the years.

Genre: Fiction, Childrens, Picturebook, Christmas
What Is It About?:  This cute looking children’s book currently has no reviews and I am curious about it.  It is the story of a little girl named Clara who tends to have a cranky personality.  Christmas is soon coming and she dreams that she is on Santa’s naughty list.

Wear Brown Shoes Day

Genre: Fiction, Childrens, Picturebook
What Is It About?:  The story of a shoe that travels and encounters many different characters.

Genre: Fiction, Literature
What Is It About?:  After his wife’s death a widower thinks of committing suicide until he meets Professor Brown Shoes who teaches him the blues.

Tuesday December 5th 2017

Bathtub Party Day

Genre: Fiction, Children, Picturebook
What Is It About?: A family moves into a new house to find a walrus in the bathtub who does not want to leave!


Genre: Non-Fiction, Childrens, Picturebook
What Is It About?:  A book showing children around the world feel about bathtime.

Repeal Day

Genre: Non-Fiction, History
What Is It About?: A study on the political reaction to U.S. 18th Amendment and the event that led to its repeal with the 21st Amendment.


Wednesday December 6th 2017

Saint Nicholas Day

Genre: Fiction, Childrens, Picturebook, Christmas
What Is It About?:  Tells the story of a young giving man named Nicholas, and how he became Saint Nicholas aka Santa Claus.

Genre: Fiction, Childrens, Picturebook, Christmas
What Is It About?: The story of young orphan Nicholas and how he became known as Saint Nicholas.

Mitten Tree Day

Genre: Fiction, Childrens, Picturebook
What Is It About?: A lonely old woman secretly knits mittens for children and leaves them on a tree.

Put On Your Own Shoes Day

Genre: Fiction, Childrens, Picturebook,
What Is It About?: Story of how some children battle with mom and dad to not put on their shoes.

Thursday December 7th 2017

Letter Writing Day

Genre: Non-Fiction, Childrens, History
What Is It About?: During World War II Japanese American children corresponded with there librarians while they were imprisoned.


Genre: Non-Fiction, Reference, Writing
What Is It About?: Author Elana Zaiman shares tips and more on writing letters to those we love so they remember you forever.

National Cotton Candy Day
Genre: Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Juvenile,
What Is It About?: The story of creation of Cotton Candy first known as Fairy Floss.

Genre: Non-Fiction, Cookbook, Sweets
What Is It About?: Recipes like milkshakes, sodas, cupcakes, cocktails and more flavored as Cotton Candy.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Juvenile
What Is It About?: True stories of what happened when Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.


Genre: Non-Fiction, History,
What Is It About?:  A book that tells both sides of the attack on Pearl Harbor from Japanese and American.

Friday December 8th 2017

National Brownie Day

Genre: Fiction, Mystery
What Is It About?:  A baker tries to clear her name as a murder suspect.

Genre: Non-Fiction, Cookbooks, Desserts
What Is It About?: Many recipes for different Brownies!

Take It In The Ear Day

Genre: Non-Fiction, Juvenile, Science, Animals
What Is It About?: A book teaching the science of why some animals have ears in different places or how they use them.

Genre: Fiction, Childrens, Picturebook,
What Is It About?: George has really big ears and uses them to his advantage to always be in the know.