Two great books – Spider and Playdough! By Educator S. D. Burke

Spider….The Celebrity by S. D. Burke This adorable book will have you laughing and talking with your child about all the ways that you might be able to convince Spider for an autograph!  Done with a tongue in cheek attitude that any one would enjoy (including me!) the possibilities are endless.  SUMMARY You will never … Continue reading Two great books – Spider and Playdough! By Educator S. D. Burke

Sophie Washington Queen of the Bee by Tonya Duncan Ellis

Another book gem I discovered at the Texas Book Festival.  This is the first book in this series and introduces us to 10-year old Sophie.  When her parents push her into a spelling bee, Sophie pushes back until a challenge from an irritating classmate makes her dig in her heels.  Throw in a best friend, … Continue reading Sophie Washington Queen of the Bee by Tonya Duncan Ellis

The Splendid Baron Submarine by Eric Bower (Book #2 Bizarre Baron Inventions)

This is the second book in a series - but is perfect as a standalone too.  I read the first book in the fall and have recommended it to anyone who would listen that had readers in 3rd grade through middle school. W.B. is living in a time of horse drawn carriages but with parents … Continue reading The Splendid Baron Submarine by Eric Bower (Book #2 Bizarre Baron Inventions)