Book Review

Book Review: Shine!

Book Review: Shine!

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Most of us have wished upon a star for something that seems out of reach, but when you’re a little sea star and what you…
Book Review: My Mindful Book of ABC’s

Book Review: My Mindful Book of ABC’s

What’s Up for Kids received a copy of My Mindful Book of ABC’s by Kathy Walsh and illustrated by Clare Wassermann. This charming book full of rich colorful illustrations gives children positive thoughts for each letter and strives to teach little ones the alphabet while exposing them to the many mindful tools to lead a…

Book Review: Shmelf The Hanukkah Elf

Book Review: Shmelf The Hanukkah Elf

How do you explain to children who believe in Santa Clause why some of their friends miss out on gifts from Saint Nick? How do you bring alive the magic of Hanukkah to both Jewish children and their non-Jewish pals? What about families that celebrate both holiday traditions? Written by Greg Wolfe and illustrated by…

Book Review: What Color is the Wind

Book Review: What Color is the Wind

Kids have a keen ability to ask questions that make adults stop, think, and see the world for a moment through new eyes. While giving a reading, author Anne Herbauts was asked by a blind child, “What color is the wind?” Her 2012 award-winning book What Color is the Wind is her brilliant and thoughtful…

Book Review: Penguin Problems

Book Review: Penguin Problems

Problems, we all have them, and in today’s social landscape it’s all too easy to fall into the habit of complaining as a way to both stand apart from the crowd and bond in collective misery. It’s only human to be disagreeable, or is it? {pages} a bookstore presents Penguin Problems, a collaboration from author…

Book Review: A Unicorn Named Sparkle

Book Review: A Unicorn Named Sparkle

This month {pages} a bookstore is excited to introduce parents and young readers to A Unicorn Named Sparkle. This comical tale of a determined girl named Lucy and her newly acquired unicorn, Sparkle is the latest from author and illustrator Amy Young. Known for her popular Belinda Ballerina Series, Young is a trained fine artist…