Category Archives: kids book

Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies by Andrea Beaty: YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK

Have you read Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies? No? OK, I admit, it’s kind of a book for fifth graders, but still! It’s just fantastic! Here is a list of a few of the fantastic things Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, and its sequel, Fluffy Bunnies: Schnoz of Doom  include:

  • SPAM
  • Candy and human-eating bunnies from space
  • telepathy
  • smellepathy
  • Really lazy school boards
  • summer camps with strange names (camp Whatsittooya)
  • messages paid for by bribes from your english teacher (education is an important part of every meal!)

So, if you aren’t intrigued, then here’s more. It’s great! Fantastic! Slightly sarcastic! There’s no romance whatsoever, and just a bit of violence, like bunnies fighting with each other over random stuff like who get’s the aisle seat in the escape pod. Also, (SPOILER ALERT!) some of the adults at camp get eaten by bunnies, though it isn’t described or anything.

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐4.0 stars

I think it is for ages: 7+

If you like this book, you might like: Babymouse series by Jennifer and Matthew Holm (see my earlier review on this book)

It’s a great book. Read it!

From one book-loving kid to another, get reading!

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Chester by Melanie Watt book recommendation

I think it’s about time I review another kids book. After all, this is bookwormKIDSandteens. Sooooooooooooo…. how about Melanie Watt? She is one of my FAVORITE kids authors of all time. Her books are hilarious! So, if you aren’t a little kid, you can: a) read it anyway, or b) recommend it to whatever little kid you happen to know, or c) all of the above (my favorite).

Why is this book so lovable, you may ask? Well, first of all, just look at the cover. (sorry it’s  a little grainy)

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In the Chester books, Melanie Watt wants to write a story about a mouse, but Chester the cat keeps writing over it with his red marker. He wants to be the star of the book. Melanie and Chester have hilarious arguments, and I can’t stop laughing whenever I read them. They are adorable books, and you will love them.

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.6 stars!!!!!

This book is for ages: 4+

Books Like it: Scaredy Squirrel (also by Melanie Watt), Those Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin, Have I Got a Book for You! by Melanie Watt, Rhyming Dust Bunnies, by Jan Thomas

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Okay, I’ve said this before, but read it. Love it. Side with Chester. YOU WILL LOVE IT.

From one book-loving kid to another, happy reading!

Author Recommendation: Patricia Polacco

Hi, I’m going to make an author recommendation this time! The author I’m recommending is a children’s author, Patricia Polacco. Just so you know, the reason I’m recommending her and not just reviewing one of her books is because I can’t pick one, they’re all so great! Some of my favorites of her work, though, are The Keeping Quilt, Thunder Cake, Pink and Say, Thank You Mr Falker, and Rechenka’s eggs. I don’t know how I was able to pick that few though!

Patricia Polacco writes (and illustrates beautifully) many kinds of children’s books, both fiction and nonfiction. However, my personal favorites are the ones she writes about her family and childhood. Patricia’s family on her mother’s side were jewish immigrants from Russia, and these roots stand out in her stories.She has been given countless awards for her writing, which is beautifully paired with her lovely illustrations.

0547f43a1d745306aabb0b9b0254334eWhen I was littler, my sister and I would cuddle up with my mom on our couch or on my sister’s bed if it was bedtime, and she would read us Patricia Polacco stories. We would become wrapped up in the charming stories, and fascinated by the delightful illustrations. We still sometimes pull out The Keeping Quilt or Tucky Jo and Little Heart and read together. It has become a sort of tradition, one that I think everyone should have the  chance to enjoy.

One thing I thoroughly enjoy about Patricia Polacco’s books is how in her books she shares her past experiences and shows children how they can overcome struggles. In Thunder Cake, she overcomes her fear of lightning while making a delicious cake with her Babushka, or grandmother. In Thank You, Mr Falker, she shares the story of how a teacher helped her to overcome her dyslexia that kept her from learning to read until the age of fourteen. Her stories are funny and encouraging.

Below I’m putting the covers of some of my favorite titles by Patricia Polacco. Try reading them! (that’s what books are for)

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Thunder Cake. I already described it up yonder ⬆

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Thank you, Mr Falker. See description up there ⬆

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The Keeping Quilt. Patricia tells the story of a quilt that her family (I mentioned up there that they were immigrants from Russia) made to remember their home. They pass it down from generation to generation, all the way down to her, and it becomes a key in their memories.

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Rechenka’s Eggs. This heartwarming fictional book is about a woman who every year paints beautiful Russian eggs. She ends up rescuing a hurt goose that becomes the source of her eggs, as well as her pet and friend (the goose doesn’t actually talk, thank goodness).

READ PATRICIA POLACCO’S BOOKS. Okay, we’re all on the same page now. No, really, you should read them. All-rightie, now I’ll leave you alone to run to a library/ a bookstore/amazon and get one of her books.

From one book-loving kid to another, get reading!

Babymouse: Dragonslayer by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm Book Review/Recommendation

Hi again! This is my first kids book review, so whoopee! 😄Babymouse is my absolute favorite graphic novel series, and it has been ever since I read it for the first time when I was eight. Babymouse: Dragonslayer is my favorite Babymouse book.

Babymouse is an elementary school mouse who loves books and LOVES cupcakes. She has a big imagination (there’s a giant squid in her locker). In Babymouse: Dragonslayer, Babymouse’s teacher tells her that due to her bad math grades (she got an F- on her last quiz) she has to become a part of the school math team, the fighting fractions. The book is fun and creative, with funny references to books and movies like The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐4.3 stars

This book is for ages: 6+

Books like it: The other Babymouse books, Squish         Note: Babymouse has similar clever humor to the Phineas and Ferb TV show.

All of the babymouse books have a mean girl Felicia Furrypaws, who is pretty mean to babymouse (she often teases her about her messy whiskers and she tries to ruin all of Babymouse’s big moments), but for the most part the characters are great role models.

Common Sense Media rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐4.0 stars

Common sense media age rating: 7+

I hope this encourages you to get into the Babymouse series. This book might be made for younger kids, but I still crack up every time it read it, so try reading it, and you’ll love it!

~From one book-loving kid to another, farewell.