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Category Archives: Children’s Book Reviews With Joan

Dinosaur Trouble: The Great Egg Stink

Author: Kyle Mewburn
R.R.P: $4.95
Illustrated by: Donovan Bixley
Review: Joan Steinman
 
The 5 to 7 year old dinosaur fan will love this new funny series
Arg, who has a bigger brain than other prehistoric boys, knows the jungle can be dangerous but he is […]

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Miniwings: Glitterwings Book Week Blunder

Author: Sally Sutton
R.R.P: $6.95
Illustrated by: Kirsten Richards.
Review: Joan Steinman
 
This is a new series that little girls from 7 years of age can fall in love with. Six gorgeous little winged toy horses, each with their own personality, take centre stage […]

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The Fifth Room

Author: A.J.Rushby
R.R.P: $14.25
Review: Joan Steinman
 
As I read this chapter book I had mixed feelings.  I was fascinated by it and anxious to continue reading and find out how it ended. It was different and mysterious. But would I really recommend […]

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The Goldfish Boy

Author: Lisa Thompson
R.R.P: $13.25
Review: Joan Steinman
This is an intriguing story that keeps you wondering to the very end. There is the mystery of Teddy, a toddler who goes missing from next door. Who took him and where is he now? […]

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A Thousand Hugs From Daddy

Author: Anna Pignataro
R.R.P: $13.75
Review: Joan Steinman
 
A polar bear cub talks to his daddy about how important his hugs are. Told in rhyming form the father bear and his cub play in the snow, play hide and seek, splash in the […]

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Funniest Dad In The World

Author: Ed Allen
R.R.P: $13.75
Illustrated by: Louis Shea
Review: Joan Steinman
 
Is your dad funny because he tells funny jokes? Can he burp the alphabet or juggle three pizzas at the one time? The animals in this picture story book are competing to find […]

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This Is My Song

Author: Richard Yaxley.
R.R.P: $14.25
Review: Joan Steinman
This paperback is divided into three sections covering three generations.  The links between them and how their stories overlap are unveiled as we read.
When Rafael was 5 years old the President of Germany died and this […]

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Blossom

Author: Tamsin Janu
R.R.P: $14.25
Review: Joan Steinman
Lottie has a dull life living with her rather serious uncle in a rambling old house. She always wanted a sister, so when a little girl arrives on their doorstep Lottie is really excited. The little […]

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The Apprentice Witch

Author: James Nicol
R.R.P: $13.25
Review: Joan Steinman
Arianwyn desperately wants to be a witch but she fails her witch’s test and in disgrace, is sent as an apprentice to far away Lull. The residents of Lull are disappointed in Arianwyn also as they […]

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The Chalk Rainbow

Author: Deborah Kelly
R.R.P: $23.75
Illustrated by: Gwynneth Jones
Review: Joan Steinman
This hard cover picture story book is about Zane. Although it is not mentioned in the story, Zane is autistic. The story is told through the eyes of Zane’s sister. Zane is fearful and […]

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