The Orangutan Rescue Gang

By Joyce Major

Joyce Major entertains us in The Orangutan Rescue Gang when Jaylynn has a connection with an orphaned orangutan because she also feels abandoned and lonely without her mother. Her father doesn’t understand the important need she has to rescue this wild animal and reunite it...

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The Shop on Peculiar Hill

The Vale of Strange - Book One
By Grimly Darkwood

The Shop on Peculiar Hill by Grimly Darkwood is Book One of The Vale of Strange. Peter’s parents died in a weird accident and he goes to live with his aunt and uncle. They run a shop on Peculiar Hill, near the Vale of Strange....

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The Magic of Friendship Snow

By Andi Cann

The Magic of Friendship Snow by Andi Cann is about friendship – one of the best things in life! Jojo was a lonely child. She had no friends and every time she looked around she felt sad. Mama Duck had her ducklings, White Kitty had...

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The Adventures of Stu and the Aliens

By Patricia Gilbers

Meet Stu the ostrich whose life changes when a shiny spaceship shows up. None of the other ostriches has ever seen anything like it. Two aliens come out of the spaceship and poke them with sticks. Anna goes to check them out and the aliens...

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The Bat Cave

By Jonathan Walker

As my first time as an adult reader of a children's book, I greatly enjoyed this story by Jonathan Walker. The Bat Cave tells the story of little Jack, a young bat living with his family: mother, father, and George, Jack’s little brother. Jack, grown...

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The Positively True Tale of George the Beluga Whale (Dog)

By Jax Malcolm

We all dream about being something we’re not. Everyone seems to want to place us into categories, make us into a generality. George knew better. He was a stuffed puppy and he spent his days on the shelf of a toy store with other stuffed...

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The Children of Slowville

Les Enfants de Slowville
By Madly Chatterjee

Ben, Savya, Kimaya, Oliver and Mei are best friends. They live in Slowville and attend a school that is set in a pretty park-like setting on top of the roof of an apartment building. There’s something very calming about Slowville. It’s comfortable, safe and ecologically/...

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The Ice Giant

By Giulietta M Spudich

Sammy, a scientist, lived with his wife Dorotea, also a scientist, and their thirteen-year-old daughter Elika in a cozy blue house on top of a hill in the suburbs of Hartsdale, New York. Aunt Caroline was coming that Friday to join in Elika's birthday celebrations....

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The Secret Life of Sloan the Sloth

By Aaron Fox

The Secret Life of Sloan the Sloth by Aaron Fox with illustrations by Stacy Wallingford is a children’s picture book about a sloth named Sloan who has a secret identity. This author has perfected the ability to pack quite a good bit of humor into...

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The Library of Secrets

The Giant Mistake
By Zoe Penn

When someone comes to a children’s book like The Library of Secrets: The Giant Mistake written by Zoe Penn and illustrated by Z. Pahek, it is often uncertain what age group is targeted for readership. Sometimes, this age consideration remains unimportant; other times, it can...

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