Category Archives: 4-8 years of age

Mx3 Review: Little Goblins Ten by Pamela Jane

Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover:32 pages Publisher:HarperCollins (July 26, 2011) ISBN-10: 0061767980 Source: Publisher Last year, my boys & I reviewed Pamela Jane’s A Vampire is Coming to Dinner.  Here’s a synopsis from Publisher’s Weekly: Read along as the narrator of this story comes up with some practical rules for dealing with a vampire. But […]

Mx3: Review: The Book That Eats People by John Perry

Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover:38 pages Publisher:Tricycle Press (October 13, 2009) ISBN-10: 1582462682 Source: Library copy The book is always hungry. One day, an unlikely victim by the name of Sammy Rushkin forgot to wash his hands after eating lunch. The book tasted the peanut butter on Sammy’s fingers & snapped, devouring him immediately. Sammy […]

Review: Nature Squad-Bluebird Finds A Home by Ryan Jacobson

Reading level: Ages 4-8 Paperback: 32 pages Publisher: Adventure Publications (January 4, 2011) ISBN-10: 9781591933113 Source: Publisher The Nature Squad’s purpose is to save the planet, one adventure at a time.  In Bluebird Finds a Home , the squad is out to help a bluebird, Skylar, whose tree home has been leveled by workers set out […]

Review: Planting the Wild Garden by Kathryn O. Galbraith

Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (April 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 9781561455638 Source: Publisher In Planting the Wild Garden, young readers learn how humans, plants, & animals all help great the lavish wild garden known as the planet Earth.    Starting with a gardener and a boy, readers follow the path of plants […]

Review & Giveaway: A Place for Fish by Melissa Stewart

Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (March 1, 2011) Source: Publisher Fish make our world a better place. But sometimes people do things that make it hard for them to live and grow. In A Place for Fish, Melissa Stewart explains to young children how certain acts of humans can affect […]

Review: Where Teddy Bears Come From by Mark Burgess

Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (August 1, 2009) ISBN-10: 1561454877 Source: Publisher There was once a little wolf who couldn’t fall asleep. Mother Wolf tried everything: a glass of milk, snuggling, even reading little wolf his favorite teddy bear story three times in a row.  Nothing worked.  The little wolf […]

Review: Harry Potter-Film Wizardry by Brian Sibley

Hardcover: 160 pages Publisher: Collins Design (October 19, 2010) ISBN-10: 0061997811 Source: Publisher Looking for the perfect book for a Harry Potter fan? Harry Potter Film Wizardry is without a doubt the perfect gift! Get a glimpse inside the world of Harry Potter, one never seen before! The book opens up with statements by Daniel […]

Review: Santa’s Eleven Months Off by Mike Reiss

  Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (September 1, 2007) ISBN-10: 1561454214 Source: Publisher What does Santa do the other 11 months he’s not working? He goes to Hollywood, sumo wrestles in Japan, attends the Summer Reindeer Games, & is even a secret agent!  Continuing his education is also paramount, so […]

Review: In A Dark, Dark Room by Alvin Schwartz

Reading level: Ages 4-8 Paperback: 64 pages Publisher: HarperCollins (October 2, 1985) ISBN-10: 0064440907 Source: Library copy I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention this collection of stories, also retold by Alvin Schwartz, who I consider the king of scary tales for children. In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories (I Can Read Books) is […]

Review: A Vampire is Coming to Dinner by Pamela Jane

Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover: 16 pages Publisher: Price Stern Sloan; Pop edition (August 12, 2010) ISBN-10: 0843199644 Source: Author A little boy learns a vampire is coming to dinner; this book gives him the rules which should be followed and which ones can be broken! Each page lists a rule, such as “Don’t serve […]