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Spotlight on Reviews of Books For Kids That Make a Difference

In January, we asked you to begin to Review Books For Kids That Make A Big Difference In The Global Community. The rave reviews have started rolling in!

Read these reviews and you are sure to find a book worthy of reading by or with your children. The books themselves are beauties to behold and the reviews are pretty fantabulous!

 

One Hen and a Small Loan Made a Big Difference in a Community and So Can You and I

1. One Hen and a Small Loan Made a Big Difference in a Community and So Can You and I

One Hen Clucked at Me from a Book Shelf in the Waiting Room I ran across this book quite by accident. My housemate had spent a few days in the hospital and I accompanied him to a follow- up doctor visit. I was sitting in the waiting room when all of a sudd…

Over In The Ocean - Beautiful Book About Coral Reef Sea Animals

2. Over In The Ocean – Beautiful Book About Coral Reef Sea Animals

When I saw the cover of this book, I just had to check it out. The seahorse and his little ones are just so beautiful. And I’m particularly partial to seahorses, having just created a whole page devoted to books about seahorses. Even though this one i…

The Most Motherly of Spiders

3. The Most Motherly of Spiders

In 1952 my own mother was still a young child. I’m not sure if she read ‘Charlotte’s Web’ which author E. B. White published when my mother was chasing after her three older sisters through the family’s apricot orchards in central…

The Brilliant Childrens Book How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham

4. The Brilliant Childrens Book How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham

Every time we have little Sophie – our grand- daughter – round to our house visiting, she is always enthralled by the myriad small birds that dart in and out of our garden, swooping down to help themselves to the multitude of differing bird foods that we p…

Miss Rumphius: Making the World More Beautiful

5. Miss Rumphius: Making the World More Beautiful

‘Who has an idea about how to make the world more beautiful? ‘ A half- dozen hands shoot up into the air. ‘Plant flowers! ‘ ‘Draw paintings! ‘ ‘Be kind! ‘ I had just finished reading the book Miss Rumphius, by Barbar…

Owen & Mzee: Animal Foster Home

6. Owen & Mzee: Animal Foster Home

Here’s how I would pitch this book to a young reader: Wow, look at the cover. There’s a hippo lying next to a big tortoise. That’s a little unusual. Not a very big hippo, but a very big tortoise. Must be a baby hippo, huh? Why is the baby hi…

Horton Hears WHO?

7. Horton Hears WHO?

Horton is the famous elephant created by Dr. Seuss, the children’s writer. I have long been a fan of Dr. Seuss, for his silly verses and his amazing and silly drawings. My very first Dr. Seuss book was probably one of his first books, but I don’t…

Charlotte's Web Book Review

8. Charlotte’s Web Book Review

charlotte’s Web was one of the first chapter books I have read by myself as a child. This has to be one of my favorites. The story is about Wilber a pig who was the smallest out of the others when he was born. With the love of the farmers daughter and…

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    As the “Books For Kids” Squidoo Contributor, I consider it an honor to spotlight rave reviews of books for children! There are some great reads on this list!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/onecareer onecareer

    Some of these books are near and dear to my heart. I recommend them for kids as well.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

      It sounds as though I can expect a rave review from you in the future on a book for kids!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/favored1 favored1

    A good selection for parents to check out to encourage reading at home. E.B. White is always a good choice.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

      Parents reading at home with children is always encouraged.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LindaJM LindaJM

    Wonderful… as you know, I love children’s literature!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

      Yes! I know that you do!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/patgoltz patgoltz

    Thank you very much for spotlighting my lens. I greatly appreciate it.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

      Thank you, Pat, for rising to the review writing challenge.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sylvestermouse Sylvestermouse

    These are all such great books and I, for one, appreciate everyone who took the time to review one! Also, thank you Ruthi for encouraging us all to by spotlighting books for kids! Books are, by far, my favorite gift to give, especially to children.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

      And I appreciate your enthusiasm for kid’s books and the reviewers who share them too!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/dawnraeb dawnraeb

    Love this list!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

      Me too! (Of course.)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SherwinG SherwinG

    Incredible books and great selections.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

      Thanks, SherwinG!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/cleansweeping cleansweeping

    This is a great resource!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

      I agree! There are some great books for kids out there and great reviews of these books by Squidoo Lensmasters.

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