Tuesday, May 31, 2016

LEGO Club Magazine

Title:  LEGO Club magazine 
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Reviewer: Sue


Summary: This free magazine is put out 6 times a year.  The magazine is aimed at the 7 year and older LEGO fan.  It includes stories, puzzles, contests, and building challenges.  They also have a section call Cool Creations which is filled with pictures of young LEGO builders and their creations.  

Review: If you are a LEGO fan you will love this magazine!  There is so much to read and do!  Since all the artwork is with LEGOs it will get you thinking of different things to do with your LEGOs. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It's Tough to Lose Your Balloon

It’s Tough to Lose Your Balloon
Author: Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Reviewer: Julie H.
Cover image for It's tough to lose your balloon

Summary: This colorfully illustrated book teaches children to look on the bright side, even when something sad or frustrating happens. Each page describes something going wrong, like losing a balloon or breaking a toy, and the opposite page shows how it could actually be a good thing, if you look hard enough. 

Review: This is a fantastic book for children preschool-age and older. It not only provides good examples of how to stay optimistic, but also teaches children various ways to explain how they’re feeling. The simple illustrations show clear facial expressions and can be a good way to start teaching your child feeling words. This story can also be a great conversation starter and prompt you and your child to come up with a list of other bad things that can actually turn out to be pretty great!