Children's Book Reviews at BabyNames.com- Part 2

Kids’ Book Reviews

Children’s book reviews by elementary school teachers Kate Glinsmann and Jennifer Sykes.

Category: Kids’ Book Reviews

Children’s book reviews by elementary school teachers Kate Glinsmann and Jennifer Sykes.

The Kissing Hand

Since September signifies the beginning of a new school year in many areas, I thought it would be nice to review one of my very favorite children’s books that I would read during the first few days of kindergarten. What I love most about this book is that it is intended for children involved in difficult situations, including, but not limited to, starting school. [Read more...]

Telephone by Mac Barnett

Telephone
by Mac Barnett

One of my favorite games to play as a child was the “pass it on” game of Telephone.  You whisper a simple statement to the person sitting next to you, they whisper what they heard to the person sitting next to them, and so on.  [Read more...]

Cute Farm Books Part 2

Here is the second installment of my favorite farm books. As I mentioned in my previous blog, I have so many favorite farm books that I needed to make this a two-part blog. These books were published after my sons grew up, but many of them came out while I was teaching kindergarten, and they are the ones that my students loved and wanted to read over and over again. [Read more...]

5 Timeless Children’s Books

I have been an elementary teacher for the last 36 years, and over those years I have read thousands of children’s books. Some of these books have been great, some have been good, and some have been real stinkers.

The great books are timeless, some of them being the same books that my parents read to me almost 60 years ago when I was a child. [Read more...]

Potterwookiee

Potterwookiee

by Obert Skye

Obert Skye’s The Creature from my Closet series features mashups of popular fictional creatures/characters.  There’s Wonkenstein (Willy Wonka/Frankenstein), Pinocula (Pinocchio/Dracula), and Katfish (Katniss/Ariel, the Little Mermaid).  The second book in the series is the Potterwookiee, which is a miniature Chewbacca with Harry Potter’s lightning bolt scar and accessories.  [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide: Chapter Books

While the slightly older set may have dreams of gadgets and devices, the gift of a great book cannot be overlooked.  They’ll thank you when they curl up with their new diversion and a cup of hot cocoa.  Here are twelve great texts, ranging from chicken mysteries to comics to survivor fantasy.  [Read more...]