Emmie Enchanted featured FROM THE GRAVE on her book review blog this week.
I am pleased to share the link to this well-read nine-year-old reviewer’s look at Book 1 of MONSTER OR DIE. It was thrilling to see that Emmie was swept up into the monsters’ world and greatly enjoyed her time there. In fact, she’s informed me that she is busy reading Book 2, INTO THE SHADOWLANDS, right now!
These are the type of reviews I truly love–from my target audience. It pleases me beyond words to know that my story has entertained this reader and encouraged her to want more with the second book.
Miss Enchanted has a wide range of books reviewed on her site, Fantastic Books & Where to Find Them. I am thrilled to see my book on the same page as such greats like Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo and Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. I hope you’ll check them out and show these and other book recommendations found on the site to middle grade readers you know. A good review from a student reviewer means so much more to a young reader since it comes from one of their own.
Here’s what Emmie had to say about FROM THE GRAVE:
Reading & WRITING
Emmie has also written a book of her own–THE MAGIC MYSTERY! This also thrills me. I love sharing writing tips with students–getting them excited not only about reading but about writing their own stories. For it is in sharing our words, our thoughts, and our ideas that we draw closer to each other. Reading and writing are the keys to success on so many levels.
Summer is almost ready to start. Check out Emmie’s list for some great books for your summer reading!
Thanks so much to Meredith Curtis at her blog, TAKE ROOT AND WRITE, for the wonderful review of both HAMSTER HOLIDAYS: NOUN AND ADJECTIVE ADVENTURES and GIFTS FROM GOD. Read what Ms. Curtis thought of these books:
HAMSTER HOLIDAYS–With adorable illustrations by Kit Grady, this book is kid friendly….After the enchanting story is finished, there are 8 pages of noun and adjective activities and teaching helps! What a fun way to teach or reinforce grammar!
GIFTS FROM GOD–The photographs that fill each page are absolutely gorgeous. GIFTS FROM GOD by Cynthia Reeg is an inspiration book about God’s goodness to us, His beloved children. Photographs are the work of Mary Sue Roberts and they are truly works of art…The first page of each pair of pages has a Scripture verse and the second page has personal exclamation of joyous praise! This book is so beautiful–I have read it through over and over, enjoying the beauty of the lovely pictures and meditating on the verses.
Wow! Thanks so much, Ms. Curtis. It is truly wonderful to know how much readers enjoy our books–which are a tightly-knit collaboration between these two great illustrators, Kit Grady & Mary Sue Roberts, and myself in conjunction with Lynda Burch, publisher at Guardian Angel Publishing.
What great books have you read lately?
Gayle Jacobson-Huset, Fiction & Poetry Editor for STORIES FOR CHILDREN MAGAZINE, said, “I give this book [HAMSTER HOLIDAYS] a high five for the excellent learning tools Author Cynthia Reeg has included to make learning so much fun, and for the colorful, kid-friendly illustrations by Kit Grady. This book is definitely a keeper!”
Hey, find out for yourself how fun grammar can be with these ONLINE GRAMMAR GAMES:
–One of my favorites with the Grammar Gorilla. Don’t let the grammar or the gorilla scare you. Just like in my Pet Grammar Parade Series, it’s all fun!
–These games are geared to grade levels. Select your grade and take the challenge.
–Dribble, shoot, and score with this fun interactive game with common and proper nouns.
–This parts of speech game was created by kids for a classroom assignment. Help save the planet when you correctly select a noun, pronoun, adjective, adverb, verb, or conjunction.
Now you just can’t wait to see what grammar adventures the hamsters are up to, can you?
I wanted to share the lovely interview HAMSTER HOLIDAYS received at Armchair Interviews.com.
Reviewer, Laura V. Hilton, said, “Has your child been struggling with learning about nouns and adjectives and what their jobs are in a sentence? Then this cute little book about hamsters and holidays will be just the right thing to help your child identify these important parts of a sentence.”
And Ms. Hilton adds, “This book will help grammar become fun.” To read the complete review, click on the link above.
Thanks for the great review, Ms. Hilton.
Now, what are you waiting for? Celebrate the holidays hamster style. Visit Guardian Angel Publishing
to find out how you can order your own copy of the book.