Books Reviews, Children's Books, Education, Reviews by Anthony

Will It Blow? Become a Volcano Detective at Mount St. Helens book review

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Will It Blow? Become a Volcano Detective at Mount St. Helens (revised)

by: Elizabeth Rusch

This book has been a unique level of fun reading it to my son. Anthony is 8 and is loving science. I knew a book about a volcano, especially one right down the highway a few hours from us would intrigue him. As we left page 1 is was evident this is a book packed with so much information and lessons in a very well-organized way.


It starts off with a letter on you need to know and consider as a volcano detective. You learn facts, history of the mountain, how volcano mountains are formed and timelines. In the end it is your guess as to if and when Mt. St Helens could erupt again.

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~ Where to Buy (think end of year teacher gifts) ~

Find the book on Amazon and book stores near you. It is a fantastic book for kids as they are introduced to science and for the classroom. Makes a great class gift for Teachers at the end of the year.

Books Reviews

Strong is the New Pretty Book Review for Girls


Strong is the New Pretty

by: Kate T. Parker

Parker’s combines her amazing photography with advice and wisdom from her diverse subjects. This book demonstrates that all girls—not just the athletic ones—are unstoppable. I love how every page is it’s own story. From stories and quotes from the photo subjects themselves. It is a great way to start a conversation with girls about talent, passion and compassion.

The book debuts March 7, 2017. Get your copy today and have a book that inspires creativity and a sense of self worth for a girl (or boy) in your life.


About the Author

KATE T. PARKER is a mother, wife, former collegiate soccer player, Ironman, and professional photographer who shoots both fine art projects and commercial work for clients across North America. Her Strong Is the New Pretty photo series has led to collaborations with brands like Athleta, Kellogg’s, and Oxygen. The project has also inspired Kate to launch a philanthropic arm of Strong Is the New Pretty, partnering with organizations that invest in girls’ health and education, like Girls on the Run, Glam4Good, and Girls Inc. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia. Her website is

Valentines 2017

Valentine’s Book for Kids – Groggle’s Monster Valentine

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Groggle’s Monster Valentine

by: Diana Murray & Bats Langley

It is always a lot of fun finding a special gift for the kids to wake up to on Valentine’s Day. Better yet, a gift like a Valentine’s book can become a tradition to read each year. Because it is available on Amazon Prime you can have it in 2 days and ready for a special surprise on Valentine’s morning.

In Groggle’s Monster Valentine, his impulses get in the way of creating the perfect Valentine for his best monster friend, Snarlina. Like a child who can’t finish baking cookies because they devour the icing and candies before the final project is done, Groggle can’t complete his card for her because he devours it at the end. It is a fun story as your child watches Groggle make several cards. Will he finally complete one he can gift to her?

Valentine's Book

About the Authors

Diana Murray is a poet and picture book author whose other books include City Shapes, Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch, and Ned the Knitting Pirate. Diana’s award-winning children’s poems have appeared in many magazines, such as Highlights and Spider. She lives in New York City with her husband, two very messy children, and a motley crew of lizards, snails, and fish.

Bats Langley grew up in Wolcott, Connecticut and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. His art has been shown in galleries in New York City, Los Angeles, Hangzhou, China, and has even been displayed in the United States Capitol building. Mr. Langley has also been a regular contributor to Ladybug and Spider magazines. This is his first picture book. He resides in New York, New York.

This title is one of many titles that are part of the Sky Pony Press books for children.

Books Reviews, Disney, Giveaways, Kids, Valentines 2017

Personalized Books for Valentine’s Day with Put Me In The Story Books #Giveaway

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Personalized Valentine's Books

Happy Valentine’s to your entire family! It is always fun to pick the perfect spouse card, candies and flowers, but what about the kids? They are loves of our lives too. The ones we raise to live a life of love and this is such a fun holiday for them as well. I always have something special waiting on the breakfast table for the boys on Valentine’s Day. Here is an idea- Personalized Books for Valentine’s Day with Put Me In The Story Books.


I created this book for my nephew as his birthday is coming up soon. He will be 3 and that is such a fun age to recognize your name in a story to stay engaged in the book. This book is called, Disney’s Pooh Loves You!

pooh book

The story includes Elliott in play and fun. In the end, Pooh has a special poem for Elliott reminding him how much he is loved by the lovable bear. On page 1 is a photo I uploaded when I ordered and a special note from us to him to keep so he always knows where his special book came from.

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These are such fantastic gifts to give. My son has several from when he was young. As many books have floated through this house and then donated away when done, we always keep his personalized books to cherish. Put me In The Story has so many titles for all ages and occasions. Personalizing them is so simple. It took me only minutes to complete.

Get started now! What Valentine’s Day title do you like best for a child in your life?

Put Me In The Story has an active giveaway that ends on 1/30/2017. 

3 prizes – 1 prize per winner:

  • 1 personalized Elmo Loves You book + plush gift set
  • 1 personalized YOU! Book + plush gift set
  • 1 personalized I Love You More + plush gift set

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Books Reviews, Education, Food, Natural Foods

Healthy Foods Can Be a Fun Choice for Kids with Squash Boom Beet Book

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Healthy foods kids

Squash Boom Beet

by: Lisa Maxbauer Price

“Stomp your feet. Squash the ground. It’s time to explore all around. March to the garden. Listen to the beat.  Get ready to find something wild to eat.” 

Getting kids to try new foods can be a challenge for many families. We try to cook and serve something new and just serve it, hoping to not get a negative reaction. However, like my son many will question this new food on their plate. I have always served my son what we were eating from the very beginning so he is a good eater, but he will still question new foods especially if the color or texture is different than most foods he eats.

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Choosing healthy foods can be fun when the photographs are as bright and engaging as they are in this book and showcase foods in gorgeous and simple settings. Kids can learn about these foods and with fun names like dinosaur kale and candy cane beets, it really allows kids to connect to these fresh farm foods even more.

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About the Author

“Nutrition journalist Lisa Maxbauer Price is the author and photographer behind the bookSquash Boom Beet. She spent 10 years in New York City working as a magazine editor before moving to the Midwest. She currently contributes to multiple national publications, writing on health, nutrition and parenting.

She is a contributor at First for Women magazine and has blogged for The New York Times. She currently lives in Northern
Michigan with her husband and three sons.”

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Books Reviews, Education

Adventures in Asian Art – Children’s Book Review

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Asian Art

Adventures in Asian Art: An Afternoon at the Museum

by: Sue DiCicco with Deborah Clearwaters

With Asia being a mecca of places to go and things to see in the world of Art, this new book Adventures in Asian Art takes you through the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco’s exhibits.

As you read through the book, your child will explore popular Asian Art and learn some fun facts. Take a ride on a Rhino, become a Samurai, climb Mt. Fuji and more all in the span of 48 pages of these brilliant and engaging illustrations.


About the Authors

Sue DiCicco draws on her background as a writer, illustrator, sculptor, and former Disney animator to take kids on an imaginative tour of China, Japan, Korea, India, and beyond through artifacts on display at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

Deborah Clearwaters has her dream job as Director of Education and Interpretation at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, where she has worked in education for 19 years. She has a master’s degree in Japanese Art History from the University of Maryland