The Weeds within the Rulership (The End in the Beginning Book 1) by Emily Martha Sorensen is a fun short story to read about Raneh and Jonton, two twelve year olds beginning to realize they're growing up. I gave it four stars.
I received a complimentary Kindle copy from the author in an Amazon promotion. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0719JKW31
Looking for Colors With Lily and Milo by Pauline Oud (Illustrator) is a fun to read story about playing and identifying colors. This is a great way for children to learn their colors.
It is designed for toddlers ages 24 months and up. It focuses on a child's developing language skills. My favorite little boy loved it so I gave it four stars.
I received a complimentary Kindle copy from Clavis Books and NetGalley. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1605373362
This book is in pre-order status until July 7, 2017, so I could not leave a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
How Jerry Giraffe Got His Spots by Camelia Gherib is a cleverly written and illustrated book for children ages six to ten. I gave it four stars.
"Poor Jerry. He tried everything he could think of, but nothing gave him the beautiful spots or stripes on his skin that he wanted so much." Some of the things he tried made him act in odd ways and the other animals laughed at his antics.
It also has a link for a free bonus coloring book.
I received a complimentary Kindle copy from the author. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Link to purchase:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711BF17G
Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty is written for ages nine to twelve years. While I'm way past my childhood, I enjoyed this book very much. I gave it five stars because it kept me guessing.
"she stepped closer and read the inscription on the pedestal of the statue:
our character isn't defined by the battles we win or lose, but by the battles we dare to fight."
I received a complimentary Kindle copy from Disney-Hyperion and NetGalley. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1484709012