Friday, October 30, 2015

Review Round-Up: Books for Beginning Readers, October 2015

While I've been tending to a newborn these past weeks, the blogosphere has exploded with books for beginning readers. Without further ado, let's get to the plethora of links!

Easy Readers

A few blogs posted about beloved favorites this month:
Others got into the spirit of Fall, with reviews of Aaron Loves Apples and Pumpkins (Provo Library Children's Book Reviews) and Halloween (Anastasia Suen).

Newer titles receiving attention included Let's Have a Parade and Let's Go Fishing from the Lana's World series, reviewed by Becky's Book Reviews, Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret, reviewed by Great Kid Books and Ballet Cat: Dance Dance Underpants, reviewed by Literary Hoots, as well as The Berenstain Bears are Superbears and Celebrating Georgia, both featured by Provo Library Children's Book Reviews, Written and Drawn by Henrietta, reviewed by Books 4 Your Kids and A Kids Book a Day, and Pig and Pug, reviewed by Literary Hoots. Waking Brain Cells and Shelf-Employed also both reviewed In, Over, and On the Farm by Ethan Long, while Juliana Lee, Writer and Flying Off My Bookshelf featured Poppy the Pirate Dog and the Missing Treasure

Chapter Books

There were a couple of throwback chapter book reviews this month: How Oliver Olson Changed the World at Family Bookshelf and Zeke Meeks vs. the Horrifying TV Turn-Off Week at One Great Book.

Books suitable for both Halloween and Thanksgiving were also making the rounds. Mundie Kids reviewed Backyard Witch: Sadie's Story, Literary Hoots reviewed The Not So Itty Bitty Spiders, and  Ms. Yingling Reads reviewed Charlie Bumpers vs. the Perfect Little Turkey.

The Princess in Black series continued to be popular. There were reviews of the second book, The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party from Readerkidz, Ms. Yingling Reads. and Books 4 Your Kids.

Other chapter book reviews are below:

Reviews from Cybils Judges

Last but certainly not least are these reviews from two very prolific bloggers on the first round Cybils panel for Easy Readers and Early Chapter books.

From Juliana at Juliana Lee, Writer:

From Jennifer at Jean Little Library and Flying Off My Bookshelf:

Submit Your Reviews!


Each month, I collect these reviews from all the blogs I know about that review easy readers and chapter books. If I have yet to discover your blog, or if you just want to help me out, feel free to submit your reviews for the November Round-Up either by email to or tweet to @mrskatiefitz. Also let me know if I missed any October reviews, and I'll add them in ASAP. Thanks! 
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