Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bloomsbury Kids Book Review & Giveaway CLOSED

"BloomsburyKids.com is the home of Bloomsbury Children’s Books & Walker Books for Young Readers, general interest publishers of quality children's books for readers of all ages. Our lists include awards winners Princess Academy and Gone Wild, and favorite authors such as Shannon Hale, E.D. Baker , Kevin O’Malley , Carrie Jones, Simone Elkeles and Julianne Moore."

I am very happy to have the chance to tell you all about a great publisher of children's books: Bloomsbury Kids! I received 3 books - Pig Kahuna by Jennifer Sattler, The Great Race by Kevin O'Malley and Scapegoat by Dean Hale.

As soon as we received our package of books, we had to read them all! The first book we read was Pig Kahuna by Jennifer Sattler. Here is a little about this book from their website:


This little piggy went to… the beach! From the popular creator of CHICK 'N' PUG comes a winning new picture book about two little pigs, and the treasure that washes up on the beach.
Fergus and his little brother, Dink, love collecting the things that wash up on the beach, especially if it means that Fergus doesn't actually have to go in the water. Then one day, they spy the greatest treasure of all-an abandoned surfboard. When no one comes to claim it, they make it the star of their collection and name it "Dave." But when Dave accidentally (on purpose?) gets cast back into the ocean, can Fergus find the courage to rescue him?
Whimsically brought to life with Jennifer Sattler's bright, comedic style, here's a story about bravery and brotherhood that little kahunas (and their parents) are sure to love.

The second book that we read was The Great Race by Kevin O'Malley. Here is a little about this great book from their website:

The Tortoise and the Hare get the O' Malley treatment in this funny retelling of a classic tale.
Nate Tortoise is tired of living in the shadow of Lever Lapin. He can't go anywhere or do anything without hearing about the great exploits of that pesky hare. And Lever's head has grown to match the size of his entourage. It isn't until Nate challenges Lever to a race that this hare is put in his place . . . giving new meaning to the phrase "slow and steady wins the race." Kevin O'Malley fans will cheer all the way to the finish line for this clever twist on the beloved fable.

The last book that we read was Scapegoat by Dean Hale. Here is the description of this book from Bloomsbury's website:


When Jimmy Choat's coat goes missing, there's only one person to blame - and it isn't the goat!
In the Choat family, you never have to look hard to find a culprit. Missing TV remote? Blame the goat! Lost coat? Keys in the moat? Broken boat? Blame the goat!
But don't be surprised if the goat doesn't take it lying down. In this hilarious, rhyme-happy picture book, children will love to pore over the funny illustrations, picking up clues that all is not as it seems between Jimmy Choat and the goat, Petunia P. Oat. Because Petunia knows who's really to blame, and before long the whole family will too!

Cooper and I both thoroughly enjoyed all three books! My personal favorite was Scapegoat, because my son is constantly saying "It wasn't me!", so I felt this book had a great message for my son! The only thing is, now he blames things on "the goat"! Cooper thought this book was funny, and it lead to a great conversation about honesty and not blaming others. Cooper says his favorite of the three was Pig Kahuna. I think he liked this book so much because he loves anything to do with going to the beach, and this book is all about two brothers at the beach who find an abandoned surf board. We find ourselves reading this book quite often, and Cooper even chose this book to take to his class on "Bring a Book to School" day last week. We also really loved the third book, The Great Race. This book is funny version of the tortoise and the hare story. I found this to be a very cute book with great illustrations.

I would highly recommend any Bloomsbury Kids book to anyone with children. These books are very entertaining, and the stories are great!

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200 comments:

Raven In A Blue Room said...

I love the The Joshua Files: Ice Shock

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Love Road to Revolution! for my classroom

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we'd like blackbeard pirate for hire
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My kids would enjoy "Halloween Surprise"

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We would love to read Halloween Surprise

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I like the Too purpley book. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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I think my two oldest girls would like 'Between' by Jessica Warman. Thanks.
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My daughter would enjoy The Princess and the Pig book :-)

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JACLYN said...

My kids would like Magical Mischief!!
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Kellie Conklin said...

We would also like Freckleface Strawberry Best Friends Forever! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Renee G said...

I think my oldest son would like The Joshua Files: Ice Shock.
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Val said...

We would love the board book "Too Purpley!"

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Too Purpley!
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The Princess and the Pig.

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saturdaynightfever said...

"Americapedia" is my book of choice!

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My daughter would love The Princess and The Pig!

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I think my daughter would enjoy the book Too Purpley!
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My daughter would love Magical Mischief!

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My son would love Daddy Is a Cozy Hug

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We'd like Too Purpley!

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of the ones listed - Pig Kahuna...She's obsessed w/ pigs!

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