Children Books


Age Range: 9 – 12 years
Grade Level: 4 – 6
Paperback: 306 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks;
Date: Reprint edition (April 26, 2016)


Thirteen extremely valuable pieces of art have been stolen from one of the most secretive museums in the world. A Vermeer has vanished. A Manet is missing. And nobody has any idea where they and the other eleven artworks might be . . . or who might have stolen them.


Calder, Petra, and Tommy are no strangers to heists and puzzles. Now they’ve been matched with two new sleuths — Zoomy, a very small boy with very thick glasses, and Early, a girl who treasures words . . . and has a word or two to say about the missing treasure.

The kids have been drawn in by the very mysterious Mrs. Sharpe, who may be playing her own kind of game with the clues. And it’s not just Mrs. Sharpe who’s acting suspiciously — there’s a ghost who mingles with the guards in the museum, a cat who acts like a spy, and bystanders in black jackets who keep popping up.


Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Series: Problim Children
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (January 30, 2018)

Filled with mystery, humor, and adventure, the first book in this new trilogy is an unforgettable tale of adventure, family, and finding the courage to face any problem heart-first.

When the Problim children’s ramshackle bungalow in the Swampy Woods goes kaboom, the seven siblings—each born on a different day of the week—have to move into their grandpa’s bizarre old mansion in Lost Cove. No problem! For the Problim children, every problem is a gift!

But rumors about their family run rampant in the small town: tales of a bitter feud, a hidden treasure, and a certain kind of magic lingering in the halls of #7 Main Street. Their neighbors, the O’Pinions, will do anything to find the secrets lurking inside the Problim household—including sending the seven children to seven different houses on seven different continents!


Coding books for children

Check these cool coding books out for children to learn!  I think it is another way for kid’s brains to work and think how coding works. I do not know that much about coding except maybe the basics of html coding that I self-taught many years ago.   If you have a child that is interested in this, check these books out!

Age Range: 8 – 11 years
Grade Level: 4 – 6
Series: Computer-Free Coding
Publisher: Windmill Books





Children Books

Okay so I saw some of these books while I was at work.  The publisher is Kane Miller/ EDC.   I have never heard of this company.  I am not going to list every single book I see.  I had to share these books because they were cool and that if you have children or want to expand your library collection.  Check these out.


Snowflake in My Pocket by Rachel Bright & Yu Rong


Paint Me a Picture by Emily Bannister & Holly Hatam


Can I Join Your Club? by John Kelly & Steph Laberis


Children Books

Here are some new books that I saw today!  Each of them has an amazing story to tell.  I really liked the two picture books:  Fuschia Fierce and When Penny Met POTUS.  Both have a great point in the story!  Be sure to check them out.


Pedro Goes Buggy by Fran Manushkin

A school assignment has Pedro collecting bugs, bugs, and more bugs! But what happens when his brother Paco lets them all out?


Far Out Fairy Tales by Louise Simonson

What do you get when classic fairy tales are twisted about, turned inside out, and reworked for the graphic novel format? Far Out Fairy Tales! Discover what Snow White would be like if she were raised by robots. Find out how Cinderella’s story plays out when she walks the path of the ninja. Play along when three billy goats named Gruff get stuck inside a video game. Chase down the Big Bad Wolf with the help of a superpowered Red Riding Hood! Each fairy tale revision holds true to the spirit of the original while adding a modern twist to the classic tales we know and love.






Fuchsia Fierce by Christianne Jones

Fuchsia Fierce is a bold name for a bold girl, but she wasn’t always so brave. Thanks to her parents, her camp counselor, and her friends, Fuchsia finally learns how to live up to her name. This vibrant picture book will teach every reader the importance of self confidence: a priceless lesson.


When Penny Met Potus by Rachel Ruiz

When Penny Met POTUS will transport you on a presidential adventure in imagination. A smartly written, beautifully illustrated picture book about a young girl whose mother works for a boss named POTUS. POTUS? Just who or WHAT is a POTUS? Penny is on a mission to find out! She imagines all the fun things she and POTUS will do together when they meet -like have a tea party in the China Room and do important work in the Oval Office. When she goes to work with her mother one day at a big White House – Penny sneaks off on her own through the historic corridors to find POTUS. Along the way, she chats up the White House butler and Rose Garden gardener. Will she find POTUS? And will he live up to her great expectations?


Sofia Martinez the Beach Trip by Jacqueline Jules

Sofia and her family are headed to the beach for the weekend, and Sofia is packed and ready to go. But once they get to the beach house, it’s obvious that Sofia did not pack basic beach gear. Will her beach trip be ruined? Spanish words are used throughout this early chapter book.


Picture Books

I spy these Picture books today:


Little Fox in the Forest by Stephanie Graegin


Alphonse that is not okay to do  by Daisy Hirst


Life on Mars by Jon Agee



Goodnight everyone by Chris Haughton


Bob not Bob by Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey vernick


Dad and the Dinosaur by Gennifer Choldenko



Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey



Why did the Farmer Cross the Road by Brooke Herter James


Mommy Loves You by Helen Foster James




I’m a Lot of Sometimes by Jack Guinan


Please Don’t Make Me Fly by Ellito Kreloff