Category: Reviews

Reviews of new, classic, and popular books.

Review: Roxaboxen by: Alice McLerran

Marian and her friends discover a hill filled with rocks and wooden boxes, and there they establish Roxaboxen. Find out about all their adventures in the book Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran.

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Review: Red:A, A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall

Red is the story of a blue crayon that’s been mislabeled as “Red.” Whenever he tries to do something red (like draw an orange with Yellow, or color some strawberries) it comes out all wrong. He is miserable!  When Magenta comes around with a simple request, his whole world is turned upside down…or maybe, it’s just finally right side up!

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Review: Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

A young girl of color wonders why her skin is so dark in comparison to her family and friends. She tries everything to make her skin lighter, but will a visit from a shooting star and a story from long ago show her how beauty can be found in the brightest day and the darkest night, and all shades in between?
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Comparing Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom VS Hogwarts Interactive Wands

Last year, my family took a trip to the Orlando, Florida area. We spent considerable amounts of time in both Magic Kingdom AND The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and had absolutely magical times at both locations. You may have noticed that both Disney and Universal Studios have similar free-range interactive attractions; Disney World has the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom in Magic Kingdom, and Universal has the Interactive Wands in both sections of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Both of these experiences are fun and unique in their own ways, but if you were ever wondering which is better, this is the comparison list for you!

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Review: Children in our World- Racism and Intolerance by Louise Spitsbury and Hanane Kai

“Sometimes we hear words in the news and it’s hard to understand what they mean and how they affect us.” These are the words printed on the back of Children in our World: Racism and Intolerance, and they’re a sentiment that the BookwyrmMama household understands all to well.
It’s always difficult to have a discussion with your children about racism and intolerance. It’s never easy or simple to discuss injustices in our world, but the impact of having these conversations early and frequently impossible to ignore. Books like “Children in our World” could help ease into those hard to bring up discussions and make conversations a little bit easier.

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Welcome to the Family By Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith

There are many different ways to make a family. You can have two parents of the same gender, two parents with different genders, blended families, foster families, adoptive families, and more. Welcome to the Family is a book that attempts to introduce and normalize the ideas of Surrogacy, IVF, Foster Families, Adoptive Families, and more, but does it hit the mark? Find out below!

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Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz

Feminist Baby can do so many things! She can dance, choose what to wear, and not wear (and doesn’t care at all what you have to say about it!) What other awesome qualities does Feminist Baby have? Click Below to find out!

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Disclaimer: I use Amazon Affiliate for my linking. If you’re intrigued by this book, and purchase it through my link, I make a commission! Regardless of whether you purchase through my link or not, my opinion on the book still stands. (Goober is fickle though, his may change tomorrow, but that still has nothing to do with your decision to purchase)  Read More…

Audible Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children By Ransom Riggs

I know it seems that I’m always writing these glowing reviews about the books I read, and it’s true! I do love to read, and I love it when an author gives me a part of themselves. It’s hard not to love reading when you know that someone has reached deep into their soul and given us something heartwarming, funny, or interesting to take with us. But even I can admit that there are times when a reading (or in this case, audio book) experience is…less than stellar. So, without any further delay, I give you a review for the Audio Book “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Rejected X-Men Characters” Sorry… Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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(Disclaimer: I am an Amazon Affiliate, so when I talk about Audible, and you sign up for a trial, or a subscription, I get money at no cost to you! While I don’t recommend this particular book on Audible (you’ll see why) I do recommend the service as a whole. Just grab something like Harry Potter, or World War Z instead…
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Dream a Rainbow- By Carlotta Penn

Have you ever heard of the term “Rainbow Baby?” A child born after a miscarriage, or loss of an older sibling is often referred to as a Rainbow Baby. Thousands of parents suffer the heartache of a lost pregnancy or child every day. “Dream a Rainbow” is dedicated to author, Carlotta Penn’s own Rainbow Baby. See how Goober and Mama felt about such a bittersweet theme (Goober is a Rainbow Baby himself).
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