Friday, January 24, 2014

Book Review: Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)OK ok so I know everyone and their grandmother has reviewed this book by now...ok that might be a wee bit overly dramatic. Still this book has been near the top of my TBR pile since long before it was ever released. I had heard the rumblings about it among fellow bloggers who were given ARCs and I knew that it was supposed to be really good.

If you don't already know Under the Never Sky is a dystopian romance book. Aria who has an amazing singing voice lives inside of a pod with other dwellers. They never leave the pods for fear of infection. They were forced long ago into the pods when the aether filled the sky causing storms and death and destruction. When her mother goes missing Aria cozy's up with the son of a very important man. However, that son attacks her and soon she finds herself left to die on the outside. Only with the help of a "savage" boy who is more than he seems can she survive.

Holy hell why in the heck did I wait so fracking long to read this? Why? OH WHY?!?! This was AMAZING. At first I did not like Aria but over time I grew to love her and oh Perry. Be still my heart. Tons of action, lots of angst, and oh what a great romance. This was not insta love in fact they couldn't stand each other when they first met but through their long perilous journey they fall in love. Note YA writers this is how you write romance. The other thing I loved is that even though this hopped back and forth in perspective it was not in first person. That meant it was not confusing at all. In case you haven't seen my rants before I hate head hopping. This was not head hopping and I appreciated being able to see both perspectives without it being confusing.

I give this 5 out of 5 stars

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Harry Potter Moment of the Week

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Best Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes Product
                     Extendable Ears (Conceptual Artwork for the HP5 movie)

Without a doubt my favorite was the extendable ears. How cool were they? Plus they played a significant part in Order of the Phoenix. It was such a simple product but it proved to be so useful. It worked better than the old glass up against a door trick. It also truly spoke about human nature and our need to spy especially as children.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1. It was decided on Sunday the Denver Broncos will meet the Seattle Seahawks in this year's Superbowl.  So, when was the last time you bowled?  Not where you thought this question was going is it? Do you like to bowl? Are you any good?

No I'm not into bowling. I've only ever done it 3 times in my life. All of those times was age 13 and under. In fact if I recall two of those times there was the bumpers in the gutters since we were like 5 years old. I have friends who used to be in a bowling league. I just never found it to be fun.

2. Should sports stars be role models?

"Should"? No more so than any other celebrity. I think there are a number of reasons why someone should look up to and idolize certain celebrities. Back in the 90's I idolized Lance Armstrong. I was heavily into biking then and would ride 40-50 miles 4 days a week. The thing here is I was always the overweight couch potato type. But cycling was the first and only sport I got into as something other than just an observer. In fact I'm mad at myself for letting that go and want to get back in to it.  I've been asked how I feel about the scandal around Armstrong. To be honest I'm disappointed but not surprised. It also doesn't change the fact that back then he inspired me to push myself and do something that I never thought possible. 

  3. January is National Oatmeal month...are you a fan?  How do you like your oats?

Yes, I do like oatmeal. Though my son is the big oatmeal eater in the house. If I'm not doing the flavored kind I like mine with a tablespoon of peanut butter, sliced banana, and a splash of milk. Yummy!

4. What is one book on your reading list for 2014?

Well, since I'm a book blogger you can just begin to imagine how many books are on my TBR (to be read) list. If you want to add me on goodreads you can find me at

As for one book on my list that would be

Alienated (Alienated, #1)

5. What would you like your future self to say to your present self?

It's going to get much much better

6. When scrolling through the TV guide, what is one movie title that makes you want to stop, grab the popcorn, and watch for a while?

Die Hard- Hubby knows not to interrupt me when I'm watching my favorite movie
Never Been Kissed- Doesn't matter how many times I've seen it still love it!
Labyrinth- Cause even with those embarrassingly tight pants David Bowie was hot.

7. What are two style trends you hope never come back into fashion?

I'm still waiting for boys to pull their pants up. It was my generation that ruined that for everyone. Why are they still doing this 20 years later?

1980s Hairstyles. I love me my 80s music but it scares me seeing some of the clothes coming back into style please don't let the hair come back. Want to know what I'm talking about? Check out this blog

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Snow snow everywhere! Its cold outside and here in Jersey we are buried under tons of snow. But I love it. I tried to take a picture of the door that leads to my balcony. It's a regular door with 4 window panels. All four were covered in frost. Very pretty pattern happening. If I can get a good picture I'll post it.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Harry Potter Moment of the Week

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Favourite sweet treat in the books

At first I almost panicked when I saw this week's moment. But my answer came to me before I could even begin to ponder....Butter Beer....if there is one thing in the entire Harry Potter universe that I've wondered what it tasted like it would have to be Butter Beer! 

Here is a recipe for one version of butter beer that I found on Food Networks website


Total Time: 8 min
Prep 5 min
Cook 3 min

2 servings



1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup butterscotch topping
2 tablespoons whipped butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups vanilla cream soda


Combine condensed milk, butterscotch topping, and butter in a glass heatproof measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir until butter has melted and incorporated into mixture. Meanwhile heat cream soda in another heatproof measuring cup for 1 minute 30 seconds.

Divide butterscotch mixture between 2 (10 to 12-ounce) mugs. Fill mugs with heated cream soda and stir thoroughly. Serve garnished with an old-fashioned butterscotch candy stick.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hodgepodge Wednesday 1/15/14

1. Are you a force to be reckoned with? In what way?

For the most part no. That is unless you step on the toes of those that I love like my close friends and family.  I rarely get over heated but when I do watch out. I have the ability to cut people to the quick. It's like I know the one thing to say that would hurt them the most. When I'm angry enough I can't control my filter and I'll say the meanest most nasty thing that would hurt that person. I'm not proud of it and am glad that it only happens on the rarest of occasions.

2. What are two things you love about the wintertime. Or, if love feels like too strong a word, what are two things you like about winter?

Snow!!!!!!! I want more snow! Lots and lots of it. Bury me under it bring on the blizzard. I LOVE IT! Unfortunately, living in New Jersey we don't get as much snow as I would like. Only a couple of storms a year. If only I could convince my hubby to move to a state where snow happens all the time in the winter....that would be dreamy. 

The other thing I love is fires in the fireplace. I live in an apartment now and don't have one but growing up I loved sitting in front of the fire. I loved everything about it from that unique smell, the heat it gives off, the pops and crackle sounds, to the way that that just staring at it is hypnotizing. I loved as a kid coming in from playing in the snow to sit down in front of the fire and warm up and dry off. 
3. Pomegranate, kumquat, persimmon, kiwi, and guava are all fruits said to have health
benefits, particularly during the winter months.  Do you have a favorite on the list? Are there any on the list you haven't tried?

I love pomegranate especially mixed with blueberries...yummy! I don't think I've ever had a kumquat or a persimmon. All I can think of though when I hear persimmon is daffy duck saying "thanks for the sour persimmons" complete with spit flying all over the place.

4. I passed a local church yesterday and noticed they had this on their sign, "When all else fails, do the right thing." Your thoughts?

How odd...why not do the right thing in the first place?

5. Do you ski? According to one list I've seen, the top 5 ski destinations for 2014 are St. Anton Austria, Whistler Canada, Cortina Italy, Tahoe USA, and Zermatt Switzerland. Of the five listed which would you most like to visit? We can make skiing optional if that helps the non-skiers with their answer.

No I've never been skiing. Something about me hurtling down a mountain doesn't sound like a good idea. I'm clumsy as all get out and I'm pretty sure I'd break my leg if not something more serious. I would love to visit Switzerland though!

6. What's the last thing you looked for online? (besides my blog!)

I was reading my email but before that I got caught up in an article about Tia and Tamarra Mowry and how the one (can't remember which one) was in an interracial marriage and the horrible comments she would receive from people online because she didn't marry a black man. It was really sad that in 2014 things like this still happen. 
7. What saying, slogan, quote, or motto, have you seen lately that inspires you for the new year?
I haven't been paying attention to any lately so I'll my favorite quote that has always had meaning to me. 
 One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" was his response. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
 I've posted about this on my blog but is something I'm obsessing on and can't seem to let go of. I've decided to challenge myself and read all the books that I can from the 1001 children's books to read before you grow up. 

I was upset to find out that a number of the books on the list are in another language with no english translations. I also found out that there are a number of them that are out of the question becomes do I give up? Nope, I'm going to try and do it. 

I made the challenge harder than it needs to be though because I'm starting fresh and am not counting any books on the list that I've already read. So I'll be doing a good number of rereads. I'm thinking it will take me about 10 years to finish this challenge but that's ok.

I'm also planning on doing portions of it with my son. I'm reading the picture books to him and hopefully when he is older and able to handle it we'll do some of the chapter books together.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Book Review: More Parts by Tedd Arnold
This is yet another book that used to be my stepdaughter's (can you tell we don't get rid of books). She was never a big fan of the book and if I recall it was because she was disturbed by the scene of the scene where his brain falls out.

This silly book has a little boy who becomes frightened when he takes certain figures of speech literally. Like when he told to hold his tongue he doesn't realize it means to keep quiet not literally hold his tongue.

The book is silly and cute. The funny thing is that my son's favorite part was my stepdaughter's most hated part. I guess that is the difference between boys and girls. Brains and gross body parts are cool to boys while they are cringe inducing to little girls. The illustrations are great and the examples of figures of speech are amusing. My son enjoyed this book more than I did.

I would have to give this 3 and half out of 4 stars. Bump up to 4 stars for goodreads.

Book Review: The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord/ Janet Burroway

The Giant Jam SandwichOk so I decided to dive right into the 1001 books challenge. I've never seen this book before nor heard of it so I was excited when I found it at my library last night. Apparently, this is classic reading for a number of people but I honestly have never heard of it before yesterday.

The Giant Jam Sandwich is all about a town that becomes over run with wasps. Someone in town has the brilliant idea of making a huge strawberry jam sandwich since that is wasps favorite thing to eat. So the whole town gets together to make a giant jam sandwich to trap the nasty wasps.

This was a very cute book and my son really enjoyed it. His favorite part was when they laid down the top piece of bread trapping the wasps in the sandwich. The drawings were very 1970's style and for that it was charming and brought back memories of my childhood reading. I can definately see myself reading this one to my son again on another library trip. If you can find this book give it a read.

5 out of 5 stars.

Book Review: Just My Friend & Me by Mercer Mayer

Just My Friend & Me
The Little Critter books have always been popular in this house. When my stepdaughter was very little I remember my husband trolling ebay to win huge auctions of books. One of them contained about 10 of the Little Critter books. My son enjoys the Little Critter books and has even asked that we buy more (ebay here we come).

In Just my Friend & Me our Little Critter spends the day with his friend. While the two of them have fun it turns out to be just too much as the friend doesn't help with cleaning up, wrecks Critter's bike, does things better than Critter etc. Critter comes to realize that while playing with friends is great sometimes it's nice to just be alone.

My son loves this book. It is not his favorite of the Little Critter books but it is still one he enjoys. This is perfect for younger children or those with short attention spans. The pictures keep them engaged while the story is told with a dry wit that will keep parents entertained.

5 out of 5 stars

Monday, January 13, 2014

1001 Childrens Books to Read Before You Grow up

Ok so I think we have all seen the list of 1001 books to Read Before You Die. Have you seen some of those books on the list? Uh no way this chicky pie is gonna finish that. This though...this challenge I CAN and will do. I've read a good number of books on the list. Heck a good number of them I've read multiple times. I've decided though that I'll give myself a real challenge. I'm starting fresh. That means even if I've already read the book it doesn't count. Only brand new reads and reviews will count.

I'm sure that list will change as the 1001 books before you die list has changed. However I'm going with the list I've found. So this list will not be changing for me. That means newer books that come out that may be on newer versions of the list will not be included. Sniff sniff...sad but I have to draw the line somewhere.

It may take me 10, 15, hell 20 years to finish but I'm going to do it. I love children's books and I think this will be fun, challenging and just the kind of pick me up I need. Books that are on the reading level of my son I'll read and review with him as always. The rest will all be by myself :)

If you want to join me feel free to. I'd love to see what others think and have read. You don't have to start fresh you can count books you've already read. You don't even have to review the books. These are personal challenges.

Here is the list of books I've found. To keep up to date on how I'm doing I'll create a page you can click at the top of the blog to see what I've read and reviewed.

  • 45 & 47 Stella Street And Everything That Happened - Elizabeth Honey
  • The 101 Dalmations - Dodie Smith
  • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - Jules Verne
  • A

  • Across The Barricades - Joan Lindgard
  • Across The Nightingale Floor - Lian Hearn
  • The Adventures Of Baron Munchhausen - Gottfried Burger
  • The Adventures Of Gian Burrasca - Vamba
  • Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
  • The Adventures Of Maya The Bee - Waldemar Bonsels
  • The Adventures Of Peach Boy - Unknown
  • The Adventures Of Rupert The Toad - Roy Berocay
  • The Adventures Of The Dish And The Spoon - Mini Grey
  • Adventures Of The Ingenious Alfanhui - Rafael Ferlosio
  • The Adventures Of The Wishing Chair - Enid Blyton
  • The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
  • Adventurour Tales Of Machu Pichu - Ciro Alegria
  • Aesop's Fables - Aesop
  • After The First Death - Robert Cormier
  • Agnes Cecilia - Maria Gripe
  • Aldabra - Silvana Gandolfi
  • Alex - Tessa Duder
  • Alex Rider: Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz
  • Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Judith Viorst
  • Alfie Gets In First - Shirley Hughes
  • Alice's Adventures In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  • All About Doggie And Pussycat - Josef Capek
  • Almost Everyone Could Topple - Toon Tellegen
  • Alvin Says Goodnight - Ulf Lofgren
  • Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman
  • Amazon Adventure - Willard Price
  • Amelia Bedelia - Peggy Parish
  • Ameliaranne And The Green Umbrella - Constance Heward
  • Amos And Boris - William Steig
  • The Amulet Of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
  • Anancy Spiderman - James Berry
  • Anastasia Krupnik - Lois Lowry
  • Angelina Ballerina - Katharine Holabird
  • Animalia - Graeme Base
  • Anne Of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
  • Anno's Journey - Mitsumasa Anno
  • Apoutsiak - Paul Emile Victor
  • Arabian Nights - Unknown
  • Are We There Yet? - Alison Lester
  • Are You My Mother? - P.D. Eastman
  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret - Judy Blume
  • Ark Angel - Anthony Horowitz
  • Around The World In 80 Days - Jules Verne
  • The Arrival - Shaun Tan
  • Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Burglar - Maruice Leblanc
  • Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
  • Arthur - Kevin Crossley Holland
  • Ash Road - Ivan Southall
  • Asterix The Gaul - Rene Goscinny
  • Astro Boy - Osamu Tezuka
  • At The Back Of The North Wind - George Macdonald
  • Autumn Term - Antonia Forest
  • Avocado Baby - John Birmingham
  • B

  • The Baby's Catalogue - Allan Ahlberg
  • A Bad Case Of Stripes - David Shannon
  • Bad Habits - Babette Cole
  • Badger On The Barge - Janni Howker
  • Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfeild
  • Balloon Cat - Keiko Sena
  • A Balloon For Grandad - Nigel Gray
  • Barbapapa - Annette Tison
  • The Baron In The Trees - Italo Calvino
  • Barrumbi Kids - Leonie Norrington
  • Bathwater's Hot - Shirley Hughes
  • The Battle Of Bubble And Squeak - Philippa Pearce
  • A Bear Called Paddington - Michael Bond
  • The Bear Went Over The Mountain - John Prater
  • The Bear's Famous Invasion of Sicily - Dino Buzzati
  • The Bears On Hemlock Mountain - Alice Dalgliesh
  • Becassine - Jacqueline Riviere
  • Because Of Winn Dixie - Kate Dicamillo
  • The Bed And The Breakfast Star - Jacqueline Wilson
  • Bedtime For Frances - Russell Hoban
  • Beegu - Alexis Deacon
  • The Berenstein Bears - Stan Berenstain
  • Bertoldo, Bertoldino, And Cacasenno - Giulio Croce
  • The Best Nest - P.D. Eastman
  • Betsy Tacy - Maud Lovelace
  • Bevis - Richard Jefferies
  • The Bfg - Roald Dahl
  • The Big Sister - Siv Widerberg
  • Big Tiger And Christian - Fritz Muhlenweg
  • The Biggest Bear - Lynd Ward
  • The Biggest Kiss In The World - R. Chavez Castaneda
  • Biggles: The Camels Are Coming - W.E. Johns
  • Bilgewater - Jane Gardam
  • Bill's New Frock - Anne Fine
  • Billy Bunter Of Greyfriar's School - Frank Richards
  • Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
  • The Black Corsair - Emilio Salgari
  • The Black Smurf - Peyo
  • The Black Stallion - Walter Farley
  • Blinky Bill - Dorothy Wall
  • The Blue Fairy Book - Andrew Lang
  • Blueberries For Sal - Robert Mccloskey
  • A Boat In The Forest - Paolo Mastrocola
  • The Bobbsey Twins - Laura Hope
  • The Bonny Pit Laddie - Frederick Grice
  • Book Of Nonsense - Edward Lear
  • The Book Of Three - Lloyd Alenxander
  • Borka - John Burmingham
  • The Borrowers - Mary Norton
  • The Box Of Delights - John Masefield
  • The Boxcar Children - Getrude Warren
  • The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
  • The Boy Who Grew Flowers - Jen Wojtowicz
  • The Boy, The Swallow, And The Cat - Miguel Bunuel
  • Brendon Chase - B.B.
  • Bridge To Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
  • Bridget And The Moose Brothers - Pija Lindenbaum
  • Brother In The Land - Robert Swindells
  • The Brothers Lionheart - Astrid Lindgren
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See - Bill Martin, Jr.
  • Bud, Not Buddy - Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Bunny Bath - Lena Anderson
  • Burglar Bill - Allan Ahlberg
  • By The River - Steven Herrick
  • C

  • Caddie Woodlawn - Carol Brink
  • The Call Of The Wild - Jack London
  • Can't You Sleep, Little Bear - Martin Waddell
  • The Canterville Ghost - Oscar Wilde
  • Caperucita In Manhattan - Carmen Gaite
  • Caps For Sale - Esphyr Slobodkina
  • Captain Fracasse - Theophile Gautier
  • Captain Pugwash - John Ryan
  • Captain Storm - Emilio Salgari
  • Captain Thunder - Victor Mora
  • The Carpet People - Terry Pratchett
  • Carrie's War - Nina Bawden
  • Carrot Top - Jules Renard
  • Carry On, Mr. Bowditch - Jean Latham
  • The Cat, Or How I Lost Eternity - Jutta Richter
  • The Cat In The Hat - Dr. Seuss
  • The Cat That Lived A Million Times - Yoko Sana
  • The Catcher In The Rye - J.D. Salinger
  • Cautionary Tales for Children - Hilaire Belloc
  • The Cave Children - Alois Sonnleitner
  • The Cay - Theodore Taylor
  • A Chair For My Mother - Vera Williams
  • The Changeover - Margaret Mahy
  • Chanticleer And The Fox - Barbara Cooney
  • Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
  • Charlotte Sometimes - Penelope Farmer
  • Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
  • Charmed Life - Diana Jones
  • The Cherry Kids - Constantin Chirita
  • The Children From Number 67 - Liza Tetzner
  • The Children Of Green Knowe - Lucy Boston
  • The Children Of The Forest - Elsa Beskow
  • The Children Of The New Forest - Frederick Marryat
  • Children Of The Oregon Trail - A. Rutgers Der Loeff
  • A Child's Christmas In Wales - Dylan Thomas
  • A Child's Garden Of Verses - Robert Stevenson
  • Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang - Ian Fleming
  • Chlorophyll From The Blue Sky - Bianca Pitzorno
  • Chocky - John Wyndham
  • The Chocolate War - Robert Cormier
  • A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
  • The Church Mouse - Graham Oakley
  • Cion Cion Blue - Pnin Carpi
  • The Circus Is Coming - Noel Streatfeild
  • Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare - Darren Shan
  • Clarice Bean: That's Me - Lauren Child
  • Clever Bill - William Nicholson
  • Clever Polly And The Stupid Wolf - Catherine Starr
  • Clifford The Big Red Dog - Norman Bridwell
  • Clockwork - Philip Pullman
  • The Cloud - Gudrun Pausewang
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs - Judie Barrett
  • The Cloven Viscount - Italo Calvino
  • Clown - Quentin Blake
  • Cole's Funny Picture Book - Edward Cole
  • Come Away From The Water, Shirley - John Burningham
  • Come Hither - Walter De La Mare
  • Comet In Moominland - Tove Jansson
  • The Companions - Lygia Nunes
  • The Composition - Antonio Skarmeta
  • Conrad: The Factory Made Boy - Christine Nostlinger
  • Constable Sniffer - Asko Sirkia
  • The Coral Island - Robert Ballantyne
  • Coram Boy - Jamila Gavin
  • Corduroy - Don Freeman
  • The Cow Who Fell In The Canal - Phyllis Krasilovsky
  • The Cricket In Times Square - George Selden
  • Crictor - Tomi Ungerer
  • Crisis On Conshelf Ten - Monica Hughes
  • Crispin - Avi
  • Crispin - Ted Dewan
  • Crocodile Beat - Gail Jorgensen
  • The Crowstarver - Dick King Smith
  • Crusade In Jeans - Thea Beckman
  • The Cuckoo Clock - Mrs. Molesworth
  • The Cucumber King - Christine Nostlinger
  • Cue For Treason - Geoffrey Trease
  • Curious George - Margret Rey
  • The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time - Mark Haddon
  • D

  • Dailan Kifki - Maria Walsh
  • D'aulaires' Book Of Greek Myths - Ingri D'aulaire
  • D'aulaires' Norse Gods And Giants - Ingri D'aulaire
  • The Dark Frigate - Charles Hawes
  • The Dark Is Rising - Susan Cooper
  • The Day I Learned To Tame Spiders - Jutta Richter
  • The Day The Babies Crawled Away - Peggy Rathman
  • Deadly, Unna - Philip Gwynne
  • Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty
  • Dear Zoo - Rod Campbell
  • The Death Book - Pernilla Stalfelt
  • The Demon Headmaster - Gillian Cross
  • Detectives In Togas - Henry Winterfield
  • The Devil's Arithmetic - Jane Yolen
  • Dinosaurs And All That Rubbish - Michael Foreman
  • Doctor De Soto - William Steig
  • Dodo Gets Married - Petra Mathews
  • A Dog So Small - Philippa Pearce
  • The Dog With The Yellow Heart - Jutta Richter
  • Dogger - Shirley Hughes
  • The Doll's House - Rumer Godden
  • The Dolphin Crossing - Jill Walsh
  • Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus - Mo Willems
  • Doraemon - Fujiko Fujio
  • Dougy - James Moloney
  • Down With Skool - Geoffrey Willans
  • Drac And The Gremlin - Allan Baillie
  • Dragon Ball - Akira Toriyama
  • Dragonkeeper - Carole Wilkinson
  • Dragonsong - Anne Mccaffrey
  • The Dreams Of The Toad - Javier Villafane
  • The Duck In The Gun - Joy Cowley
  • Dusty Wants Help - Roger Sandberg
  • The Dutch Twins - Lucy Perkins
  • E

  • Each Peach Pear Plumb - Allan Ahlberg
  • Eagle Of The Ninth - Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Eclipse Of The Crescent Moon - Geza Gardonyi
  • Ede And Unku - Alex Wedding
  • The Edge Of The Cloud - K.M. Peyton
  • Efrem The Knights - Mino Milani
  • The Eighteenth Emergency - Betsy Byars
  • The Elephant And The Bad Baby - Elfrida Vipont
  • Elidor - Alan Garner
  • Elmer - David Mckee
  • Eloise - Kay Thompson
  • Elsa Marie And Her Seven Little Daddies - Pija Lindenbaum
  • Elsie Piddock Skips In Her Sleep - Eleanor Farjeon
  • Emil And The Detectives - Erich Kastner
  • Emily Climbs - L. M. Montgomery
  • The Emperor's New Clothes - Hans Anderson
  • The Enormous Crocodile - Roald Dahl
  • Eric, Or Little By Little - Frderic Farrar
  • Ernest And Celestine Have Lost Simon - Gabrielle Vincent
  • The Extraordinary Adventures Of Massogram - Josep Torres
  • The Eye Of The Wolf - Daniel Pennac
  • F

  • Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  • Fairy Tales - Marie d'Aulnoy
  • Fairy Tales From The Past - Charles Perrault
  • The Family From One End Street - Eve Garnett
  • The Fantastic Antonita - Borita Casas
  • Fantomette - Goerge Chaulet
  • The Far Distant Oxus - K. Hull
  • Farmer Boy - Laura Wilder
  • Father Christmas - Raymond Briggs
  • Father Grew Wings In Spring - Toni Kontio
  • Felix And Alexander - Terry Denton
  • The Fib - George Layton
  • The Field Guide - Holly Black
  • The Fifth Form At St. Dominics - Talbot Reed
  • Fifty Fables For Children - Wilhelm Hey
  • Figgie Hobbin - Charles Causley
  • Finding Violet Parker - Jenny Valentine
  • Finn Family Moomintrail - Tove Jansson
  • The Fire Eaters - David Almond
  • Fire Engine Lil - Janet Mclean
  • Fire, Bed And Bone - Henrietta Branford
  • First Of Midnight - Marjorie Darke
  • Five Children And It - E. Nesbit
  • Five On A Treasure Island - Enid Blyton
  • Flambards - K.M. Peyton
  • Flat Stanley - Jeff Brown
  • Flotsam - David Wiesner
  • Flour Babies - Anne Fine
  • Fly Away Home - Christine Nostlinger
  • Fly, Little Bird - Francesco Altan
  • The Fortunes Of Philippa - Angela Brazil
  • Four Sisters - Malika Ferdjoukh
  • Fox - Margaret Wild
  • Foxie - Ingri And Edgar Parin D'aulaire
  • Foxspell - Gillian Rubinstein
  • Fray Perico And His Donkey - Juan Munoz
  • Frederick - Leo Lionni
  • Freight Train - Donald Crews
  • Friday, Or The Savage Life - Michel Tournier
  • Friday's Tunnel - John Verney
  • Friederich - Hans Richter
  • The Friends - Rosa Guy
  • Friends From The Other Side - Gloria Anzaldua
  • Frog And Toad Are Friends - Arnold Lobel
  • Frog In Winter - Max Velthuijs
  • From The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - E.L. Konisburg
  • Fungus The Bogeyman - Raymond Briggs
  • G

  • The Garden - Jiri Trnka
  • Garden Of Little Creatures - Antoon Krings
  • Gargling With Jelly - Brian Patten
  • Gaston - Andre Franquin
  • The Gathering - Isobelle Carmody
  • Gentle Ben - Walt Morey
  • The Ghast Of Thomas Kempe - Penelope Lively
  • The Ghost Drum - Susan Price
  • The Giant Jam Sandwich - Janet Burroway
  • The Gifting - Sophie Masson
  • The Girl And The Jackdaw Tree - Riitta Jalonen
  • A Girl Of The Limberlost - Gene Porter
  • The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses - Paul Goble
  • The Giver - Lois Lowry
  • The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
  • Go, Dog, Go - P.D. Eastman
  • The Goalkeeper's Revenge - Bill Naughton
  • Gold Dust - Geraldine Mccaughrean
  • Good Dog, Carl - Alexandra Day
  • The Good Little Devil - Contesse De Segur
  • The Good Master - Kate Seredy
  • Good Night, Alfie Atkins - Gunilla Bergstrom
  • Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown
  • Goodnight, Mr. Tom - Michelle Magorian
  • Gorilla - Anthony Browne
  • Granny - Peter Hartling
  • The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
  • Graveyard Kitaro - Shigeru Mizuki
  • The Great Escape From City Zoo - Tohby Riddle
  • Green Eggs And Ham - Dr. Seuss
  • Grimms' Fairy Tales - Jacob Grimm
  • Grimpow - Rafael Abalos
  • Grinny - Nicholas Fisk
  • Grover - Vera Cleaver
  • The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson
  • Guess How Much I Love You - Sam Mcbratney
  • Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
  • Gumdrop - Val Biro
  • H

  • Habberdy Dick - Katharine Briggs
  • Hairy Maclary From Donaldson's Dairy - Lynley Dodd
  • Half Magic - Edward Eager
  • Halinka - Mirjam Pressler
  • Handa's Surprise - Eileen Browne
  • Handles - Jan Mark
  • The Happy Prince - Oscar Wilde
  • The Happy Return - C.S. Forester
  • The Hardy Boys 1 - Franklin Dixon
  • Harold And The Purple Crayon - Crocket Johnson
  • Haroun And The Sea Of Stories - Salman Rushdie
  • Harriet The Spy - Louise Fitzhugh
  • Harry And The Bucketful Of Dinosaurs - Ian Whybrow
  • Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire - J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling
  • Harry the Dirty Dog Gene Zion
  • Hatchet - Gary Paulson
  • Hating Alison Ashley - Robin Klein
  • Haunted House - Jan Pienkowski
  • The Haunting - Margaret Mahy
  • Hayflower And Quiltshoe - Sinikka And Nopola
  • Heart - Edmondo Amicis
  • Heart's Delight - Per Nilsson
  • The Hedgehog Tree - Antonio Gramsci
  • Heidi's Wandering Learning Years - Johanna Spyri
  • Henry And Amy - Stephen King
  • Henry And Mudge - Cynthia Ryland
  • Hey, Al - Arthur Yorinks
  • Hey, Dollface - Deborah Hautzig
  • Hiter's Daughter - Jackie French
  • The Hobbit - J.R. Tolkein
  • The Hodgeheg - Dick Smith
  • Hodja The Pjort - Ole Kirkegaard
  • Holes - Louis Sachar
  • Homecoming - Cynthia Voight
  • Horrid Henry - Francesca Simon
  • The Hound Of The Baskervilles - Arthur Doyle
  • The Hound Of The Mound And The Frog Of The Bog - Ana Machado
  • The Hounds Of The Morrigan - Pat O'shea
  • The House That Jack Built - Unknown
  • How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff
  • How The Whale Became - Ted Hughes
  • Humphrey's Corner - Sally Hunter
  • The Hundred Dresses - Eleanor Estes
  • A Hundred Million Francs - Paul Berna
  • Hurrah For St. Trinians - Ronald Searle
  • I

  • I Am David - Anne Holm
  • I Am Not Esther - Fleur Beale
  • I Am Polleke - Guus Kuijer
  • I Am Susannah - Libby Gleeson
  • I Capture The Castle - Dodie Smith
  • I Hate School - Jeanne Willis
  • I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato - Lauren Child
  • If You Give A Mouse A Cookie - Laura Numeroff
  • The Illustrated Mum - Jacqueline Wilson
  • I'm The King Of The Castle - Susan Hill
  • In Medeleni - Ionel Teodoreanu
  • In Mr. Thunder's House - Guido Quarzo
  • In The Night Kitchen - Maurice Sendak
  • The Incredible Journey - Sheila Burnford
  • The Indian In The Cupboard - Lynne Banks
  • Inkheart - Cornelia Funke
  • The Invention Of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick
  • The Iron Man - Ted Hughes
  • Is That A Monster, Alfie Atkins - Gunilla Bergstrom
  • Island Of The Blue Dolphins - Scott O'dell
  • The Island On Bird Street - Uri Orlev
  • Italian Folktales - Italo Calvino
  • Ivor The Engine - Oliver Postgate
  • J

  • Jacob, Have I Loved - Katherine Paterson
  • Jamela's Dress - Niki Daly
  • James And The Giant Peach - Road Dahl
  • Jennifer Jones Won't Leave Me Alone - Frieda Wishinsky
  • Jennings And Darbishire - Anthony Buckeridge
  • Jim Button And Luke The Engine Driver - Michael Ende
  • Jip And Janneke - Annie Schmidt
  • Jock Of The Bushveld - Percy Fitzpatrick
  • John Brown, Rose, And The Midnight Cat - Jenny Wagner
  • Johnny And The Bomb - Terry Pratchett
  • Johnny Tremain - Esther Forbes
  • Johnny, My Friend - Peter Pohl
  • Jolanda, Daughter Of The Black Corsair - Emilio Salgari
  • The Jolly Aunt - Lother Meggendorfer
  • The Jolly Postman - Allan Ahlberg
  • Josephine And Her Dolls - H.C. Cradock
  • Joseph's Yard - Charles Keeping
  • Journey To Jo'burg - Beverley Naidoo
  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth - Jules Verne
  • Journey To The River Sea - Eva Ibbotson
  • Joyful Noise - Paul Fleischman
  • Jules's Rat - Peter Hacks
  • Julian The Rabbit - Nicoletta Costa
  • Julie Of The Wolves - J. Craighead George
  • Jumanji - Chris Van Allsburg
  • A Jump Into The World - Bruno Tognolini
  • The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
  • Just Annoying - Andy Griffiths
  • Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling
  • Just William - Richmal Crompton
  • K

  • Kangaroo For All - Gloria Fuertes
  • Katie Morag Delivers The Mail - Mairi Hedderwick
  • The Kaziranga Trail - Arup Dutta
  • Keeper - Mal Peet
  • The Keeping Quilt - Patricia Polacco
  • Kensuke's Kingdom - Michael Morpurgo
  • A Kestrel For A Knave - Barry Hines
  • The Keys To The Kingdom: Mister Monday - Garth Nix
  • A Kid For Two Farthings - Wolf Mankowitz
  • Kidnapped - Robert L. Stevenson
  • Kimba - Osamu Tezuka
  • King Arthur And His Knights Of The Round Table - Roger Green
  • The King Of Copper Mountain - Paul Biegel
  • Kipper - Mick Inkpen
  • Knight's Fee - Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale - Mo Willems
  • Kubula And Kuba Kubikula - Vladislav Vancura
  • L

  • The Lark And The Laurel - Barbara Willard
  • Lassie Come Home - Eric Knight
  • The Last Giants - Francois Place
  • Lavender's Blue - Kathleen Lines
  • Lemony Snicket: The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket
  • Lemony Snicket: The Vile Village - Lemony Snicket
  • Lend Me Your Wings - John Agard
  • Leo And Popi - Marie Agnes Gaudrat
  • Leo The Late Bloomer - Robert Kraus
  • Leonard The Terrible Monster - Mo Willems
  • The Letter For The King - Tonke Dragt
  • The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - Ronda Armitage
  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse - Kevin Henkes
  • Linnea In Monet's Garden - Christina Bjork
  • The Lion - Joseph Kessel
  • A Lion In The Meadow - Margaret Mahy
  • The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
  • Listen To My Heart - Bianca Pitzorno
  • The Little Bird - Paro Anand
  • Little Blue And Little Yellow - Leo Lionni
  • Little Bookroom - Eleanor Farjeon
  • Little Brown Bear - Claude Lebron
  • The Little Captain - Paul Biegel
  • The Little Engine That Could - Walter Piper
  • The Little Fox - Istvan Fekete
  • The Little Grey Man - B.B.
  • The Little Horse Bus - Graham Greene
  • The Little House - Virginia Burton
  • Little House In The Big Woods - Laura Wilder
  • Little House On The Prairie - Laura Wilder
  • Little I Am I - Mira Lobe
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy - Frances Burnett
  • The Little Man Dressed In Gray - Fernando Alonso
  • The Little Mermaid - Hans Anderson
  • Little Nicholas - Rene Goscinny
  • Little Old Mrs. Pepperpot - Alf Proysen
  • Little Onion - Gianni Rodari
  • The Little Pot Boiler - Spike Milligan
  • The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint Exupery
  • A Little Princess - Francis Burnett
  • The Little Red Engine Gets Its Name - Diana Ross
  • The Little Red Lighthouse - Hildegarde Swift
  • Little Spook's Baby Sister - Inger Sandberg
  • Little Tim And The Brave Sea Captain - Edward Ardizzone
  • Little Toot - Hardie Gramatky
  • The Little White Horse - Elizabeth Goudge
  • Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
  • The Little Wooden Horse - Ursula Williams
  • Llama, Llama Red Pajama - Anna Dewdney
  • Lon Po Po - Ed Young
  • A Long Way From Verona - Jane Gardam
  • Looking For Alibrandi - Melina Marchetta
  • Loon's Necklace - William Toye
  • Lord Of The Flies - William Godling
  • Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring - J.R.R. Tolkein
  • Lost And Found - Oliver Jeffers
  • Lotta's Bike - Astrid Lindgren
  • The Love Book - Pernilla Stalfelt
  • Love You Forever - Robert Munsch
  • Lucky Luke Arizona 1880 - Morris
  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile - Bernard Waber
  • M

  • M.C. Higgins - Virginia Hamilton
  • The Machine Gunners - Robert Westall
  • Madame Doubtfire - Anne Fine
  • Madeline - Ludwig Bemelmans
  • Madlenka - Peter Sis
  • The Magic Finger - Roald Dahl
  • The Magic Fishbone - Charles Dickens
  • The Magic Pocket - Michio Mado
  • The Magic Pudding - Norman Lindsey
  • Maisy Goes To Playschool - Lucy Cousins
  • Make Way For Ducklings - Robert Mccloskey
  • Maniac Magee - Jerry Spinelli
  • Manolito Gafotas - Elvira Lindo
  • Marc Just Couldn't Sleep - Gabriela Keselman
  • Marcelino, Bread And Wine - Jose Silva
  • Marianne Dreams - Catherine Storr
  • Marigold Garden - Kate Greenway
  • Marlaguette - Marie Colmont
  • Martine - Gilbert Delahaye
  • Mary Poppins - P.L. Travers
  • Math Curse - Jon Scieszka
  • Matilda - Roald Dahl
  • Matthias And Grandpa - Roberto Plumini
  • Max - Bob Graham
  • Max And Moritz - Heinrich Busch
  • Max And Sally - Milos Macourek
  • Me In The Middle - Anamarie Machado
  • Meg And Moog - Helen Nicoll
  • Memoirs Of A Basque Cow - Bernardo Atxaga
  • Memories Of Idhun: The Resistance - Laura Gallego
  • Merryll Of The Stones - Brian Caswell
  • The Messenger - Markus Zusak
  • Metropolis - Osamu Tezuka
  • Michka - Marie Colmont
  • Miffy - Dick Bruna
  • Mike Mulligan - Virginia Lee Burton
  • Millions - Frank Boyce
  • Millions Of Cats - Wanda Gag
  • Milly Molly Mandy Stories - Joyce Brisley
  • The Min Min - Mavis Clark
  • Mind Your Own Business - Michael Rosen
  • Minnow On The Say - Philippa Pearce
  • Miss Nelson Is Missing - Harry Allard
  • Missing From Saint Agil - Pierre Very
  • Mister Magnolia - Quentin Blake
  • Mistress Masham's Repose - T.H. White
  • Misty Of Chincoteague - Marguerite Henry
  • Mog The Forgetful Cat - Judith Kerr
  • Moka The Cow - Agostino Traini
  • A Mole Always Turns Up On Its Own - Hanna Johansen
  • Molly Goes Shopping - Eva Ericksson
  • Monster Blood Tattoo: Foundling - David Cornish
  • Moomin, Myble, And The Little My - Tove Jansson
  • Moonfleet - J. Meade Falkner
  • Morality Tales - Rafael Pombo
  • Morris's Disappearing Bag - Rosemary Wells
  • Mort And Phil - Francisco Ibanez
  • Mortal Engines - Philip Reeve
  • Mother Goose - Kate Greenway
  • The Mouse And His Child - Russell Hoban
  • The Mouse And The Motorcycle - Beverly Cleary
  • Mousehole Cat - Antonia Barber
  • Mouth Open, Story Jump Out - Grace Hallworth
  • Mr. And Mrs. Pig's Evening Out - Mary Rayner
  • Mr. Archimedes' Bath - Pamela Allen
  • Mr. Fox - Gavin Bishop
  • Mr. Grumpy's Outing - John Burningham
  • Mr. Majeika - Humphrey Carpenter
  • Mr. Popper's Penguins - Richard Atwater
  • Mr. Rabbit And The Lovely Present - Charlotte Zolotow
  • Mr. Tickle - Roger Hargreaves
  • Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of Nimh - Robert O'brien
  • Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters - John Steptoe
  • My Big Birkett - Lisa Shanahan
  • My Cat Likes To Hide In Boxes - Eve Sutton
  • My Father's Dragon - Ruth Gannett
  • My Friend Flicka - Mary O'hara
  • My Friend Mr. Leaky - J.B.S. Haldane
  • My Friend Percy's Magical Gym Shoes - Ulf Stark
  • My Friend The Painter - Lygia Bojunga
  • My Girragundji - Meme Mcdonald
  • My Great Grandfather, And I - James Krus
  • My Kingdom For A Horse - Ana Machado
  • My Naughty Little Sister - Dorothy Edwards
  • My One Legged Friend And Me - Anna Haakana
  • My Place - Nadia Wheatley
  • My Side Of The Mountain - Jean Craighead George
  • My Sweet Orange Tree - Jose Vasconcelos
  • The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Gaston Leroux
  • N

  • The Naming Of Tishkin Silk - Glenda Millard
  • The Nargun And The Stars - Patricia Wrightson
  • Nausicaa - Hayao Miyazaki
  • A Necklace Of Raindrops - Joan Aiken
  • Neitah: A Girl In The Far North - Edith Klatt
  • Nesthakchen - Else Ury
  • Neverending Story - Michael Ende
  • The New Kid On The Block - Jack Prelutsky
  • New Policeman - Kate Thompson
  • Night At The Galactic Railroad - Kenji Miyazawa
  • The Night Pirates - Peter Harris
  • Night Swimmers - Betsy Byars
  • No Way Of Telling - Emma Smith
  • Nobody's Boy - Hector Malot
  • Nobody's Family Is Going To Change - Louise Fitzhugh
  • The Nonexistent Knight - Italo Calvino
  • Northern Lights - Philip Pullman
  • Not Chicago. Not Here - Kirsten Bole
  • Not Now, Bernard - David Mckee
  • Not So Fast Songolo - Niki Daly
  • Nothing To Be Afraid Of - Jan Mark
  • Noughts And Crosses - Malorie Blackman
  • Now We Are Six - A.A. Milne
  • Number The Stars - Lois Lowry
  • Nurse Matilda - Christianna Brand
  • The Nutcracker And Other Tales - E.T.A. Hoffman
  • The October Child - Eleanor Spence
  • O

  • Oh, Boy! - Marie Aude Murail
  • Oh, The Places You'll Go - Dr. Seuss
  • Okilele - Claude Ponti
  • Old Bear - Jane Hissey
  • Old Master Q - Wong Chak
  • Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats - T.S. Eliot
  • Old Tom - Leigh Hobbs
  • Old Yeller - Fred Gipson
  • Olivia - Ian Falconer
  • On The Antilles Sea In A Paper Boat - Nicolas Guillen
  • One Morning In Maine - Robert Mccloskey
  • One Snowy Night - Nick Butterworth
  • One Woolly Wombat - Red Trinca
  • Only You Can Save Mankind - Terry Pratchett
  • The Orange Cow - Nathan Hale
  • Ordinary Jack - Helen Creswell
  • Orlando - Kathleen Hale
  • Oscar At The South Pole - Carmen Kurtz
  • The Otterbury Incident - Cecil Day Lewis
  • Out Of The Dust - Karen Hesse
  • The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
  • Owl Babies - Martin Waddell
  • Owl Moon - Jane Yolen
  • The Owl Services - Alan Garner
  • Ox Cart Man - Donald Hall
  • P

  • A Pack Of Lies - Geraldine Mccaughrean
  • Pagan's Crusade - Catherine Jinks
  • The Painted House - Montserrat Del Amo
  • A Pair Of Jesus Boots - Sylvia Sherry
  • Pancakes For Findus - Sven Nordqvist
  • The Paper Bag Princess - Robert Munsch
  • The Papunya School Book - Nadia Wheatley
  • A Parcel Of Patterns - Jill Walsh
  • Parvana's Journey - Deborah Ellis
  • Pastures Of The Blue Crane - H.F. Brinshead
  • Pat The Bunny - Dorothy Kunhart
  • The Path - Miguel Delibes
  • Paul Street Boys - Ferenc Moinar
  • Peace At Last - Jill Murphy
  • Peanuts - Charles Schulz
  • The People Could Fly - Virginia Hamilton
  • The Peppermint Pig - Nina Bawden
  • Peeling The Onion - Wendy Orr
  • Perez The Mouse - Luis Coloma
  • Peter In Blueberry Land - Elsa Beskow
  • Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens - J.M. Barrie
  • The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
  • Picnic At Hanging Rock - Joan Lindsay
  • The Pied Piper Of Hamlin - Robert Browning
  • Pig Heart Boy - Malorie Blackman
  • Pigeon Post - Arthur Ransome
  • The Pigman - Paul Zindel
  • Pinocchio - Carlo Collidi
  • Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren
  • Pirate's Heart - Benne Pludra
  • Pit Pony - Joyce Barkhouse
  • Platero And I - Juan Jimenez
  • Playing Beatie Bow - Ruth Park
  • Please Mrs. Butler - Allan Ahlberg
  • A Pocket For Courduroy - Don Freeman
  • Poems For The Very Young - Michael Rosen
  • Pollyana - Eleanor Porter
  • The Polar Express - Chris Van Allsburg
  • A Pony For Jean - Joanna Cannan
  • Poordog The Starved - Graciela Montes
  • Possum Magic - Mem Fox
  • Postcards From No Man's Land - Aiden Chambers
  • Postman Pat's Treasure Hunt - John A. Cunliffe
  • The Prince And The Pauper - Mark Twain
  • Prince Caspian - C.S. Lewis
  • The Prince Of Motordu - Pef
  • The Princess And The Goblin - George Macdonald
  • The Princess Who Had Magic Fingers - Marla Gefaell
  • The Prisoner Of Zenda - Anthony Hope
  • Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo
  • Professor Branestawm - Norman Hunter
  • Pumpkin Soup - Helen Cooper
  • Q

  • The Quangle Wangle's Hat - Edward Lear
  • Queen Of The Caribbean - Emilio Salgari
  • The Quinkins - Percy Trezise
  • Quirky Tails - Paul Jennings
  • R

  • Rabbit And Coyote - Beatriz Donnet
  • Rabbit Hill - Robert Lawson
  • The Railway Children - E. Nesbit
  • Ramona The Pest - Beverly Cleary
  • The Rattle Bag - Ted Hughes
  • The Real Thief - William Steig
  • Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Wiggin
  • The Red Pony - James Steinbeck
  • The Red Shoe - Ursula Dubosarsky
  • The Red U - Wilhelm Matthiessen
  • Red Zora - Kurt Held
  • Redwall - Brian Jacques
  • Redwork - Michael Bedard
  • Refugee Boy - Benjamin Zephaniah
  • Rifles For Watie - Harold Keith
  • River Boy - Tim Bowler
  • The Robber Hotzenplot - Otfried Preubler
  • Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
  • Robinson The Younger - Johann Campe
  • Rocco - Sherryl Jordan
  • Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred Taylor
  • Ronia, The Robber's Daughter - Astrid Lindgren
  • The Rose And The Ring - William Thackeray
  • Rose Goes To Daycare - Barbro Lindgren
  • Rosie's Walk - Pat Hutchins
  • Roule Galette - Natha Caputo
  • Rowan Of Rin - Emily Rodda
  • The Ruby In The Smoke - Philip Pullman
  • Rumpelstiltskin And Other Grimm Tales - Carol Duffy
  • The Runaway Bunny - Margaret Wise Brown
  • Runaway Train - Benedict Blathwayt
  • The Running Man - Michael Bauer
  • Rupert The Bear - Mary Tourtel
  • Rupert The Rapper And Aunt Deep Freeze - Sinikka Nopola
  • S

  • Sarah, Plain And Tall - Patricia Maclachlan
  • The Scarecrows - Robert Westall
  • The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The School At The Chalet - Elinor Brent Dryer
  • The School For Cats - Esther Averill
  • Schoolboy Jia Li - Qin Wenjun
  • The Sea At The End Of The Forest - Pinin Carpi
  • The Sea Monster - Christopher Wormell
  • The Sea Thing Child - Russell Hoban
  • The Seasons In The City - Italo Calvino
  • The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole - Sue Townsend
  • The Secret Garden - Frances Burnett
  • The Secret Of The Old Clock - Carolyn Keene
  • See How They Run - David Mcrobbie
  • See Ya, Simon - David Hill
  • The Sentinels - Peter Carter
  • Seven Little Australians - Ethel Turner
  • The Sheep Pig - Dick King Smith
  • Shiloh - Phyllis Naylor
  • The Ship That Flew - Hilda Lewis
  • The Shrinking Of Treehorn - Florence Heide
  • Shy Violet - Giana Anguissola
  • The Silver Brumby - Elyne Mitchell
  • The Silver Jaguar - Hermann Schulz
  • The Silver Sword - Ian Serrailler
  • Simple National Slovak Tales - Pavol Dobsinksy
  • Six Companions - Paul Bonzon
  • Skellig - David Almond
  • Skippyjohn Jones - Judy Schachner
  • The Slave Dancer - Paula Fox
  • Slaves Of Quentaris - Paul Collins
  • Sleep Well, Little Bear - Quint Buchholz
  • The Slightly True Story Of Cedar B. Hartley - Martine Murray
  • Slinky Malinki - Lynley Dodd
  • Smith - Leon Garfield
  • Snip Snap - Mara Bergman
  • The Snow Spider - Jenny Nimmo
  • The Snowman - Raymond Briggs
  • The Snowy Day - Ezra Keats
  • Some Of The Kinder Planets - Tim Jones
  • Something's Fishy, Hazel Green - Odo Hirsch
  • The Sons Of The Great Bear - Liselotte Henrich
  • Sophie's Misfortunes - Sophie Rostopochine
  • Sounder - William Armstrong
  • The Spirit Wind - Max Fatchem
  • The Squirrel, The Hare And The Little Grey Rabbit - Alison Uttley
  • Stellaluna - Janell Cannon
  • The Sterkarm Handshake - Susan Price
  • Stig The Dump - Clive King
  • Stina - Lena Anderson
  • Stinky Cheese Man - John Scieszka
  • The Stone Book - Alan Garner
  • Stone Cold - Robert Swindells
  • Stone Soup - Marcia Brown
  • Stony Heart Country - David Metzenthen
  • Stories From The Year One Thousand - Tonino Guerra
  • Stories To Fernando - Erna Wolf
  • Storm - Kevin Crossley Holland
  • Storm Boy - Colin Thiele
  • The Story About Ping - Marjorie Flack
  • The Story Of A Seagull - Luis Sepulveda
  • The Story Of Babar - Jean De Brunhoff
  • The Story Of Doctor Doolittle - Hugh Lofting
  • The Story Of Ferdinand - Munto Leaf
  • The Story Of The Little Mole - Werner Holzwarth
  • The Story Of The Root Children - Sibylle Offers
  • The Story Of The Treasure Seekers - E. Nesbit
  • The Story Of Tracy Beaker - Jacqueline Wilson
  • The Stowaway Of The Ulysses - Ana Maria Matute
  • Stradbroke Dreamtime - Noonuccal Oodgeroo
  • Strange Objects - Gary Crew
  • Strega Nona - Tomie Depaolo
  • Strollers - Lesley Beake
  • Der Struwwelpeter - Heinrich Hoffman
  • Stuart Little - E.B. White
  • The Summer Book - Tove Jansson
  • The Summer Of The Swans - Betsy Byars
  • Sunday's Child - Gudrun Mebs
  • Superfudge - Judy Blume
  • Sussi And Biribissi - Collodi Nipote
  • Swallows And Amazons - Arthur Ransome
  • Swimmy - Leo Lionni
  • The Swish Of The Curtain - Pamela Brown
  • The Swiss Family Robinson - Johann Wyss
  • Switchers - Kate Thompson
  • The Sword In The Stone - T.H. White
  • Sylvester And The Magic Pebble - William Steig
  • T

  • The Tale Of Despereaux - Kate Dicamillo
  • The Tale Of Jemima Puddle Duck - Beatrix Potter
  • The Tale Of Mr. Jeremy Fisher - Beatrix Potter
  • The Tale Of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter
  • Tales And Legends - Javier Villafane
  • Tales From Shakespeare - Charles And Mary Lamb
  • Tales Of Otogizoshi - Unknown
  • Tales Of Rue Broca - Pierre Gripari
  • Tales Of Snugglepot And Cuddlepie - May Gibbs
  • Tales Of The Jungle - Horacio Quiroga
  • Tales Of Uncle Rabbit - Euclides Jaramillo
  • Talking Whispers - James Watson
  • Tangara - Nan Chauncey
  • Tar Beach - Faith Ringgold
  • Tarka The Otter - Henry Williamson
  • Taronga - Victor Kelleher
  • Tashi - Anna Fleming
  • Tatu And Paty In Helsinki - Aino Havukainen
  • T'choupi - Theirry Courtin
  • Teddy Robinson Stories - Joan Robinson
  • Telephone Tales - Gianni Rodari
  • Teo Discovers The World - Violeta Denou
  • That Pesky Rat - Lauren Child
  • A Thief In The Village - James Berry
  • The Thirteen Clocks - James Thurber
  • There Will Be Wolves - Karleen Bradford
  • This Is The Bear - Sarah Hayes
  • Thomas The Tank Engine - Rev. Awdry
  • Thorn Castle - Istvan Fekete
  • Three Fairy Tales - Gustavo Garzo
  • The Three Musketeers - Alexander Dumas
  • The Three Pigs - David Wiesner
  • The Three Railway Engines - Rev. Awdry
  • The Three Robbers - Tomi Ungerer
  • Through The Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
  • Thunder And Lightnings - Jan Mark
  • Thunderwith - Libby Hathorn
  • Thursday's Child - Sonya Hartnett
  • Tickle, Tickle - Helen Oxenbury
  • The Tiger Who Came To Tea - Judith Kerr
  • The Tigers Of Mompracem - Emilio Salgari
  • Time Of Trial - Hester Burton
  • Tintin In The Land Of The Soviets - Herge
  • Titeuf - Zep
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • A Toad Who Wanted To Be A Star - Oscar Alfaro
  • Toby - Graciela Cabal
  • Toby Alone - Timothee De Fombelle
  • Tom Brown's Schooldays - Thomas Hughes
  • Tomb Raiders - Odile Weulersse
  • Tomorrow, When The War Began - John Marsden
  • Tom's Midnight Garden - Philippa Pearce
  • Tow Truck Pluck - Annie Schmidt
  • Traditional Chinese Folktales - Unknown
  • A Traveller In Time - Alison Utley
  • The Treasure In Silver Lake - Karl May
  • Treasure Island - Robert L. Stevenson
  • A Tree Is Nice - Janice Udry
  • Troy - Adele Geras
  • The Trouble With Donovan Croft - Bernard Ashley
  • Truckers - Terry Pratchett
  • The True Story Of The Three Little Pigs - John Scieszka
  • Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt
  • Tulku - Peter Dickinson
  • The Turbulent Term Of Tyke Tiler - Gene Kemp
  • Tweet Tweet - Ludmilla Podjavorinska
  • The Twelve And The Genii - Pauline Clarke
  • The Twenty One Balloons - William Du Bois
  • Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
  • Two Little Bears - Hanna Muschg
  • Two Weeks With The Queen - Morris Gleitzman
  • Twopence A Tub - Susan Price
  • U

  • Ug: Boy Genius Of The Stone Age - Raymond Briggs
  • The Ugly Duckling - Hans Anderson
  • Uncle - J.P. Martin
  • Uncle Remus Stories - Joel Harris
  • Under The Mountain - Maurice Gee
  • Underground To Canada - Barbara Smucker
  • Unknown Or Forgotten Princess - Philippe Lechermeier
  • Up In The Tree - Margaret Atwood
  • Uppo The Bear - Elina Karjalainen
  • Utterly Me, Clarice Bean - Lauren Child
  • V

  • The Valley Of The Fireflies - Gloria Diaz
  • Velveteen Rabbit - Margery Williams
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle
  • The View From Saturday - E.L. Konisburg
  • Viking's Dawn - Henry Treece
  • The Village By The Sea - Anita Desai
  • A Visit From Saint Nicholas - Clement Moore
  • The Visits - Silvia Schujer
  • The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader - C.S. Lewis
  • W

  • A Walk In The Park - Anthony Browne
  • Walk Two Moons - Sharon Creech
  • Walkabout - James Marshall
  • Walking Naked - Alyssa Brugman
  • War Horse - Michael Morpurgo
  • The War Of The Buttons - Louis Pergaud
  • The Warden's Niece - Gillian Avery
  • Warrior Scarlet - Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Watch Out For The Cat - Silvana Gandolfi
  • The Water Babies - Charles Kingsley
  • Watership Down - Richard Adams
  • Way Home - Libby Hathorn
  • We Are The Triplets - Roser Capdevila
  • We Couldn't Leave Dinah - Mary Treadgold
  • The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen - Alan Garner
  • We're Going On A Bear Hunt - Michael Rosen
  • The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin
  • The Whale Rider - Witi Ihimaera
  • What Celia Says - Elena Fortun
  • What Do People Do All Day - Richard Scarry
  • What Does The Mouse Think On Thursday - Josef Guggenmos
  • What Katy Did - Susan Coolidge
  • The Wheel On The School - Meindert Dejong
  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - Judith Kerr
  • When The Snow Fell - Henning Mankell
  • When The Wind Blows - Raymond Briggs
  • When The World Was Still Young - Jurg Schubiger
  • When We Were Very Young - A.A. Milne
  • Where The Lilies Bloom - Vera Cleaver
  • Where The Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
  • Where The Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein
  • Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
  • Where's My Teddy - Jez Alborough
  • Where's Spot - Eric Hill
  • Whipping Boy - Sid Fleischman
  • Whispers In The Grave - Theresa Breslin
  • White Fang - Jack London
  • The White Stone - Gunnel Linde
  • Who Does This Kid Take After - Eva Janikowsky
  • Who's Seen The Scissors - Fernando Krahn
  • Why Mosquitos Buzz In People's Ears - Verna Aardema
  • Why The Whales Came - Michael Morpurgo
  • The Widemouthed Frog - Francine Vidal
  • The Wind In The Willows - Kenneth Grahame
  • Wind On The Moon - Eric Linklater
  • The Wind Singer - William Nicholson
  • Window - Jeannie Baker
  • The Winged Watchman - Hilda Stockum
  • Winnie The Pooh - A.A. Milne
  • Winnie The Witch - Valerie Thomas
  • Winter In Wartime - Jan Terlouw
  • Winter Song - Jean Claude Mourlevat
  • Witch Child - Celia Rees
  • The Witch Of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth Speare
  • With Clive In India - George Henty
  • A Wizard Of Earthsea - Ursula Le Guin
  • Wolf Brother - Michelle Paver
  • Wolves - Emily Gravett
  • The Wolves In The Wall - Neil Gaiman
  • The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase - Joan Aiken
  • The Wonderful Adventures Of Nils - Selma Lagerlof
  • The Wonderful Farm - Marcel Ayme
  • The Wonderful Tree - Ulf Lofgren
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Lyman Baum
  • Woods Of Windri - Violet Needham
  • The Wool Pack: A Tale Of Adventure - Cynthia Harnett
  • The Worst Witch - Jill Murphy
  • Worzel Gummidge - Barbara Todd
  • A Wrinkle In Time - Madeleine L'engle
  • Y

  • The Yearling - Marjorie Rawlings
  • The Young Visiters - Daisy Ashford
  • You're All My Favorites - Sam Mcbratney
  • Z

  • Zazie In The Metro - Raymond Queneau
  • Zen Shorts - John Muth
  • Book Review: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

    Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type
    This book used to be my stepdaughter's. I'm so glad to introduce it to my son as it has always been a cute one that both my stepdaughter and I loved to read.

    In Click, Clack, Moo the cows have gotten a hold of a typewriter. This causes a problem for Farmer Brown. All day he hears "Click clack moo". Soon the cows start leaving Farmer Brown demanding notes. The cows go on strike when their demands are not met. Duck gets involved and a intermediary between Farmer Brown and the Cows.

    As I said before I really love this book. My son really enjoyed it too. He loved participating in reading this book as I had him make the moo sounds as we read. The illustrations as cute and keep my son's attention. The story is quick and not overly complicated meaning that my son understood what was happening and it was easy for him to follow along.

    I give this a solid 5 out of 5 stars.

    Book Review: The Night Sweeper by J. Steven Butler

    The Night Sweeper (The Sweeper Chronicles #1)So I've been in a bit of a book slump lately. The past 3 weeks I keep picking up books and casting them to the side. It's not that they are bad books. In fact at least two of them were from some of my favorite authors. I just couldn't seem to find a book that would catch me. You know keep my interest and keep me wanting to read. I randomly scrolled through my ereader before settling on The Night Sweeper by J. Steven Butler. THANK GOD! Finally, a book that kept me reading and wanting more!

    The Night Sweeper takes place in a post-apocalyptic dystopian world. The streets are not safe at night for that is the time that the zombies or Festers as they are called roam the streets. Cray is a night sweeper. He hunts Festers to help make things safer in what was one New York. Soon the threat of another virus outbreak has Cray teaming up with a beautiful woman named Mira. Only problem is that Cray doesn't have much experience talking to women and becomes a complete buffoon around them. Mira has some dark secrets. The two are led on a journey and learn there is more to what happened during the first virus outbreak than anyone knew.

    Ok so it should be pretty obvious that I enjoyed this book by the simple fact that it is the first one I was able to finish without having to force myself. Even though there are zombies or Festers as they are called in the book this is not really a zombie book. This is more like a thriller with dystopian, politics, genetics, a bit of zombies, romance, and adventure all thrown into one book.

    At first I did not like the character of Cray. His reactions around Mira were that of a 14 year old boy not a 24 year old man. But it soon became clear that he was like a teenage boy because he literally had no experience around women at all. The more he became comfortable around her the more I liked him. I loved Mira from the start. She is a complex character who kicks ass (literally).

    Let me state something...I HATE head hopping. As in first person perspective that changes. I like to stick with one persons persepective. J. Steven Butler uses head hopping in this book BUT and this is a huge but he did it right. Yep, this was one of the few books where I didn't mind the head hopping at all. Why? Because he kept with the same character for a few chapters before switching heads to the other character for a few chapters. I hate when head hopping happens in the same chapter or now the monotonous every other chapter. Having a few chapters (it was probably three to four per person) didn't make the change obvious and gimmicky. When the change happened you were ready to see what was going on with the other person. Plus it allowed for them to be seperate for parts of the book (though for the most part they were together the whole time). So listen up authors if you want to know how to head hop look at what he did here cause this is how it should be done. Throw away the gimmicks, don't change in the same chapter, and only do it if it actually adds something to the story.

    So now for my rating. Well I started off the book at right about a 4 but ended at a 5. Only question now is when oh when is the next book? Cause I can't wait to read it!

    I just wish more people knew about this book

    Saturday, January 11, 2014

    Release Day Party: The Upside of Being Let Down by London Casey

    Release Day Party The Upside of Being Let Down

    London Casey is the pen name for USA Today / NY Times Bestselling author, Karolyn James. 


    The Upside of Being Let Down 

    The fact that AJ's sister is a stripper has been the bane of AJ's existence for as long as she can remember. Every guy that has showed interest only wanted to get closer to her sister. After being kicked out of college, and subsequently out of her apartment, AJ heads to the strip club for some sisterly advice. Instead, she lands in the apartment of a cute stranger who seems way too eager to help.

    Bryan is a regular guy looking for the simplicity in life. A strip club is definitely not his idea of simplicity, but he is pleasantly surprised at who he finds not prancing around on stage. In the middle of a strip club his eyes are glued to a woman that is fully dressed and thus begins a rollercoaster romance that he never saw coming.

    When a risky dare is set in motion, an earth shattering truth is unraveled and AJ no longer knows who she can trust. Can Bryan prove that he loves AJ and help save her bond with her sister before it's too late?


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