Mr.Popper’s Penguins: What is not to love about penguins? And when they are as adorable as Mr.Popper’s penguins with wonderful names to boot, that is just perfect. This book is exactly that – a perfect little book that is great to read-aloud, great for any age (I loved it) and a perfect size (not too long and not too short) – with illustrations that catch your eye, penguins that pop out of the pages, and the most endearing characters (human and animal).
I Before E (Except After C) for Kids: Cool Ways to Remember Stuff: This is definitely a useful book to have with you. It is full of simple tools that are fun as well helping you remember facts and rules in various subjects including geography, history, math, reading, spelling and music. As you thumb through the book, you can find acronyms, acrostics and rhymes to help you along. Kids will love the memory aids as they will appeal to their sense of humor with ‘I Am A Silly Person’ to remember the five oceans – Indian, Arctic, Atlantic, Southern, and Pacific!
For example, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally helps you remember the order of math operations – Parantheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction
There are fun mnemonics to remember the presidents, planets, rules of math and music and more. This book is written with kids in mind but adults definitely will not mind having such a useful memory aid next to them.
Both my nine year old and I enjoyed this book and will be using it to remember cool facts and to learn how to remember too. The fun illustrations throughout the book also help reinforce the learning!
Reading Level: 9 years and above
A whole lot of romances – one of my favorite types of books to read! – caught up on the Malory series by Stephanie Laurens – if I can actually get around to reviewing them all, will do it
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
The Lilac House by Anita Nair (digital ARC)
Next to read:
Lots to pick from…