Wednesday, July 22, 2015

My daughter wants to start reviewing books

She is going to do them on Youtube though so here are her preliminary reviews of some new books she got.

You can purchase these books from HERE.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Clothes & Fashion Sticker Book

My daughter thinks this is the coolest book! This is a sticker book. Why sticker books? Well, they are actually really cool. Here's why:
This particular book is all about fashion. It starts discussing fashion in Ancient Egypt and it covers all the way until now. It's like the history of fashion and the perfect history book my daughter can get behind. :)  The book includes sticker fun to help children observe more and learn more. It's very cool and provides hours of fun. So, if your child just wants a book to look at or if you're traveling for the summer and need something to entertain your child in the car or plane, this is the book for you child. There are other sticker book options but this fashion one is perfect for my daughter!!! :)  If you're interested, you can find more details HERE.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

Reading Level 5.2

Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, Fantasy

Pages: 344

This book was recommended and loaned to my by my 10 year old niece. It took me a while to finally begin reading it, but once I did, I was sucked into it. I barely cleaned or cooked for my family today. I read it in two days but could have done it in one if I didn't have other responsibilities.

This book is about a young girl who's parents run a museum so she is around ancient artifacts all the time. However, there is one very odd thing about her -- she can see curses. Being around a lot of ancient Egyptian artifacts means she runs across a lot of cursed items. This strange ability that allows her to sense evil and good in items throws her into an adventure she wasn't searching for of secret societies -- one searching for good and the other creating chaos. Both want her and her special gifts. What will she do? What does she decide?

This was a FANTASTIC book. As I said, once I started reading it, I couldn't stop. There were 2-3 minor curse words in it, though. Beyond that, it was a very clean book.

I rate it with 5 stars!!! *****

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Goosebumps: Welcome to Camp Slither

Winnie Reviews
Goosebumps: Welcome to Camp Slither

Summer camp is awesome. Boone and Heather think so too. Their opinion is very different when they hear the stories. The camp is not Camp Hither, its Camp Slither! Why? Read the book and find out!
I love all Goosebumps books. I would say the series is probably for ages 8-12. I love mysteries and scary stories. My favorite part was when Nathen pulled a prank in the lake. Even I was freaking out! I totally rate this book 5 Stars.
If you own Netflix or Amazon prime, the author, R.L Stine has some movies/TV shows:
1. The Haunting Hour
2. 2nd movie of Mostly Ghostly
To learn more about the AMAZING author go to:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Winnie's Reviews: Adventures in Raceland by AJ Loft

Summary: Vroom Vroom! Kyle and Keegan McKay love to race. But sadly they were too young to actually RACE. This all changes when they discover the door of Raceland!

Opinion: This book was sometimes hard for me to understand. Also, in some parts of the book it was boring. I like this book because it’s so funny. An example is when the group had just discovered Raceland and they were in the chill chamber. While Bobby was in, he thought he was going to end up in the middle of track 12 naked! Poor Bobby! 

I rate this book 4 stars.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Winnie's reviews: The Adventures of Loriel the Wood Fairy

Loriel is worried about Grandfairy Cyce . She hasn’t heard from her in a while. Loriel gets the news that Grandfairy Cyce has been kidnapped by a goblin! Will Loriel ever see her again?

I liked this book because I love fantasy! My favorite part was when Padra (the house mouse) thought the dragon was going to eat him. There was a problem though. Some characters' names were similar to one another and the author sometimes used the wrong names on the characters. It was a bit confusing. For this reason I rate only 3 ½ stars.

Author: The back of the book flap reads, "I have always been a reader and I loved reading to my children as well as my grandchildren. I hope that comes through in my writing. Opening children's eyes to the world of books is awesome. Seeing their eyes light up to an exciting passage is so special. Computers are wonderful but holding a book and relying on your own imagination is special and individual to each one of us."

Linda's Review: Loriel's Grandfairy Cyce has been kidnapped by smelly goblins. She must figure out a way to rescue Cyce without putting Cyce in more danger.
This is a fun little story with cute pictures. I think some of the words could be difficult for children and not easy to figure out in context. However, great opportunity to learn to work a dictionary. ;) The story moves quickly and keeps the reader engaged. Occasionally, I had to go back and reread sections because I didn't catch it well the first time. That may have been me though. Overall, I'd give this book three stars. ***
It was fun! It'll be a fun read aloud to my children this year too.

Disclaimer: This was a complimentary copy of the book given to me in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, July 14, 2014

From Tragedy to Triumph: The Story of John Tartaglio by John Tartaglio and Andrew Chapin

Perseverance. This is a great adjective to describe John Tartaglio. When John was seventeen he developed a rare bacterial infection which led to the loss of both of his legs and his left bicep. He didn't let that stop him. Despite the negativity of his doctors, he was determined to walk across the stage at his graduation.

He continued making goals -- cycling, swimming, running. If a person with legs could do it then he was determined to find a way to do it as well. his attitude throughout all of this is completely inspirational. I felt privileged to read about something that could be so personal.

This story was amazing. I was pulled into John's life and found myself crying tears of joy when he accomplished a goal, laughing at his jokes, and cheering him on. My children and husband got to hear about the story. My six year old daughter was especially excited about it.

I recommend this book. There was some strong language in it but it didn't occur often. I give this book 4 stars. ****

To learn more about this author go here.

Here are some videos. If you search his name on youtube, you'll find quite a few more.

Disclaimer: This was a complimentary copy of the book given to me in exchange for an honest review.