for kids

This blog will review books for elementary age kids.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever

Today is the day! Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney comes out today. I am watching Jeff Kinney right now as he is discussing his whole Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

Monday, August 1, 2011

I love the BABYMOUSE series! Take a look at this video where you can meet the author Jennifer Holm and her illustrator brother Matthew Holm.

Ollie and Moon

Great book with fun illustrations - kids will love it.

Charlotte's Web

E.B. White's Charlotte's Web is a classic that has lasted through the decades. This was my all time favorite story as a child and it warms my heart that kids today still love this story. If you have never read Charlotte's Web, you need put it on your list of books to read. This is also a great read aloud story.

Babble's Top Book List of all Time

Grade School

1 The Harry Potter series

2 The Hundred Dresses

3 Charlotte's Web

4 From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

5 Holes

6 Inkheart Trilogy

7 Little House on the Prairie series

8 Number the Stars

9 Pink and Say

10 Pippi Longstocking

11 Hatchet

12 Hoot

13 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

14 A Wrinkle In Time

15 Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

16 The Secret Garden

17 Return to Sender

18 The Wall

19 Because of Winn-Dixie

20 Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

List taken from:

Sunday, July 24, 2011

One Book For Trenton

Saturday, July 23, 2011
OneBook for Trenton

Stacy Sweigart, a girl I knew from high school, died tragically in a car accident last Tuesday night. Her husband, Jason, also died in the accident. Their six-year old son, Trenton, was with his grandparents when it happened.

In high school, Stacy and I rode the same bus. Over the years, I had lost touch with her, but we have many mutual friends. Now, as a friend, a parent, and a teacher and writer, I can't help but think about Stacy's and Jason's families and what they must be going through, especially little Trenton. When you imagine a six year-old boy trying to understand a situation like this, it makes your heart hurt even more.

But there is a way we can all help.

Books provide a peaceful place. They make kids smile and laugh. They take kids to imaginary worlds, where a jungle grows in a bedroom and a tree gives itself away in the name of love. Books can help heal the deepest wounds. Books can provide bright light in dark places.

I'm asking you (writers, readers, parents, teachers) to join the OneBook for Trenton cause. You can help by sending one of your favorite books directly to Trenton. Books should be new or gently-used and can range from your favorite picture book to your most beloved chapter book. This is also a chance for parents to get their kids or entire family involved. Feel free to write a note inside or just send the book to the address below:

OneBook for Trenton
4307 Judy Ave.
New Castle, IN 47362

This will only cost you postage, but helping to heal a kid's broken heart is priceless.

Tracy Edward Wymer -

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

I have read this book to my nephew over and over again. I love this book because we all know some one like little chicken. The art work is great - pick up a copy of Interrupting Chicken in your library!

Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter

Okay, I must admit the movies are great, but you can't ever beat reading the books. Go back and start at the beginning!

Squish by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm


Introducing SQUISH—a new graphic novel series about a comic book-loving, twinkie-eating grade school AMOEBA trying to find his place in the world (or at least trying to make it through a school day). Inspired by his favorite comic book hero, SUPER AMOEBA!, Squish has to navigate school (bullies! detention! Principal Planaria!), family (dad: Hates to wear a tie. Secretly listens to heavy metal in the car), and friends (Peggy-rainbows! happy all the time! and Pod . . . who's . . . well, you just have to meet him). Can Squish save the world—and his friends—from the forces of evil lurking in the hallways? Find out in Squish: Super Amoeba—saving the world, one cell at a time! Taken from Random House