When my dear friend sent me this book and asked if I wanted to review it, I had to say yes! Not only because it is historical, which is my first love, but the author is 12- year old Judson A. Smith. TWELVE YEARS OLD!
In this picture book, Judson explains just why Dred Scott v. Sandford was a pivotal case in American history. He explains just what the Supreme Court does and why this case was so important. Using simple text and visually appealing art (which he did himself), Judson walks you through Dred Scott’s life and the decision that helped to expose the evils of slavery.
-Did I mention Judson is 12?!?
-Uses primary sources to support his text.
-Great as an introduction to this case. Would also be a great tool for ELL students.
Available on Amazon.
Do you ever marvel at the curiosity of a toddler? They get big-eyed at everything. My son is into saying “wow” every time he discovers something new. Our World is a way to introduce your toddler to the WOWs of the world. This beautifully illustrated geographical book is a wonderful introduction to the different plants and animals our world has to offer.
The simple text helps your child understand just what is happening. The questions asked within the description allow you to engage your child in conversation and help them think about new places.
This book is not only filled with delightful information meant to teach children about the world, but it folds out into a globe! This book is sure to incite many “wows” and “aws” from your little ones. So grab a copy and jump on in to Our World!
Soolie was enjoying the Easter Play when all of a sudden a Pirate entered demanding the treasure map Old Man Carnaby had been talking about. Afraid and not sure what to do, Soolie sat with eyes glued to the scene unfolding. Old Man Carnaby calmly explained to Captain Bluebeard that he misunderstood and the treasure map he was talking about was not what the captain thought. Instead, this treasure map led to the greatest treasure. Of course the captain was intrigued and desired to know more.
Eventually Soolie understands that the captain is a part of the play and he relaxes. He is able to listen as Old Man Carnaby explains to the captain that God is the greatest treasure.
This is a fun picture book filled with great reminders that life in Christ is far better than any earthly treasure. Get ready to put on your best pirate voice and learn just how great the greatest treasure is!
Imagine, walking into the library and seeing your face plastered on the bulletin board! Above it reads: WANTED. That is exactly what happens to Deputy Librarian Libby’s patrons. In an effort to save the books, she scares off her readers creating a veritable ghost town.
There have been times in my life where I have found it hard to lend books to kids (and adults) because I knew they would not always be returned in the condition I lent them. But as I have gotten older, I, like Libby, have come to understand that books are meant to be enjoyed. And in order for them to be enjoyed, they need to be in people’s hands. Once Libby comes to this same realization, she enlists the help of a toddler to round up her readers again.
This fun Western-themed picture book is sure to delight both children and adults. I think many of us can relate to Libby’s desire to want to protect books rather than let them loose in the hands of readers. Using fun western quips, Leiloglou has created a book that teaches the importance of putting books into the hands of even the youngest readers.
-The illustrations in this book are so fun!
-Emphasizes that books are meant to be read and enjoyed.
*Carolyn Leiloglou is a homeschooling mama and writer. You can find out more about her at housefullofbookworms.com.
*I was asked to write a review for this book. I was in no way compensated and the thoughts and opinions are mine.