Book Reviews by book.maddie
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Myrtle finds herself on a wild adventure in the unpredictable waves of the sea after she falls out of her kingdom in the sky. Along her journey, she meets some kind sea creatures to aid her to safety. Not only do these floating friends ensure her safety, but they also teach her to believe in herself to accomplish her wildest dreams! Join Myrtle on her underwater adventure and discover this seaworthy story!

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Harry the Camel is a heartwarming story perfect for young readers to learn about different types of animals outside of the US and to learn about the unique gifts everyone possesses. The children's book begins with Harry the camel near the racehorse track in the desert. He so badly wishes he could run fast and smooth like a horse, but he has a hump on his back! When he notices another type of four-legged animal, he feels sorry for that animal's differences as well. Then Harry's bird friend tells him that the other animal is supposed to look the way he does because he is a zebra!

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A Fairy Happy Birthday is a precious story about a cute little fairy named Garnet who loves crafts, decorations, and celebrating her friends. When Garnet’s own birthday comes along, she discovers that her friends have forgotten about her special day. Once her friends remedy their mistake and throw Garnet a wonderful and joyous birthday party, Garnet thinks about all the children in the world the fairies bring joy to. She thinks about how these children may have uncelebrated birthdays, and she vows to never let that happen again.

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Can Elephants Wear Masks is a story for young readers that covers the challenges that young children faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gabby, the kindergartener, experiences her own frustrations at school with wearing a mask to protect herself and her classmates. As the story progresses, Gabby’s teacher supports Gabby and the other students by encouraging them to use their imaginations to make wearing masks more fun. By the end of the story, readers learn that following rules to protect others can be fun and creative.

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Allergic to Mornings is an encouraging book for readers to read when they are overwhelmed by feelings of nervousness. The book takes a glimpse at Gabby’s morning before her first day of kindergarten. To relieve her daughter’s fears, Gabby’s mom asks Gabby about her teachers, friends, and anticipated activities that are waiting for her at school. Readers will have to wait and find out if Gabby makes it to school or if she indeed is allergic to mornings.

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The Sleep Switch is a calming book for readers to experience before they drift off to sleep. The author takes readers across the human body to say goodnight to each part of them. Readers can follow along with characters who participate in multiple breathing exercises and repeat kind words to their bodies. Not only will this book relax readers for a calm and peaceful slumber, but it will also teach them to love themselves and all parts of their body.