Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Great Springtime Reads from Albert Whitman and Co.

Disclosure - free sample provided.

I am always on the hunt for great books for my 8 and 10 year old.  Albert Whitman always has a great selection of books for children of all ages.  They offer picture books, chapter books, and so much more.  I always know I will find my children hiding somewhere reading a book for hours when we receive a box of books to review from Albert Whitman and Co.  We are getting ready for Spring Break here in Vegas.  I love for my kids to have fun, but we also like to relax with a good book.

The Buddy Files
I am always looking for great chapter books for my 8 year old.  The Buddy Files is a chapter book series that truly entertains my 8 year old.  This is a great simple chapter book for those just starting out on this kind of book.  The books are written with simple text that doesn't frustrate my daughter while she is reading.  The Buddy Files Series is written by Dori Hillestad Butter and Illustrated by Jeremy Tugeau.  These are all mystery books.  My daughter enjoyed all 5 of the Buddy Files books that we received.  

The Case of the Lost Boy is all about the dog named King. The dog detective wants to know why he has been left in the pound.  He is confused and doesn't know why his owner doesn't come to get him.  He is eventually adopted by another family.  The new family gives him the name Buddy.  

The Case of the Mixed - Up Mutts is a Buddy Files book about King who is a dog detective.  The book is about Buddy who has been adopted by the pound.  He is set on searching for his original family.  He also comes into the problem of Muffin and Jazzy being switched.  He has to get them back to their right homes.

The Case of the Missing Family is one of the Buddy Files book.  This book is about a dog named King that is a detective.  King is determined to find out what has happened to his old family that adopted him.  

The Case of the Library Monster is a book that is also about Buddy the dog.  Buddy's job is to read books with the kids in the library.  He hears noises in the bookshelves in the library.  Buddy realizes that there is something odd going on in the school library.  

The Case of the School Ghost features Buddy.  He is a dog.  The book is about how buddy works at the school as a therapy dog.  He is a detective too.  Yes, a dog that is a detective.  The book is about humans that think there is a ghost at the elementary school.  

Bermooda is another great chapter book series.  This series is written by Mike Litwin.  He is a New York Times Bestseller!  Both my 8 and 10 year old enjoyed this series of books.  This is also a series that includes simple to read text that is not frustrating for young readers.  My children also adored the great illustrations they found on the pages of these books.  

Lost in Bermooda is the first book in this series.  This book is about Chick Porter.  Chick Porter is adventurous.  He sneaks into a boneyard.  He comes into contact with a human.  He finds that the human isn't that frightening as he has heard.  Chick tries to help Dakota get home.  Dakota is lost though.

The second book in this series is Crown of the Cowibbean.  This is another really cute book.  Chuck an Dakota are off to set sail on a ship.  They sneak on though.  They set out on an adventure to seek out treasure.  They on a quest with Marco.  They even encounter an evil bully Kingfish on their adventure.  

The thrid book in the series is The Big Cowhuna.  Chuck and Dakota are ready for the surf contest to start.  They are excited.  They find a seashell that is mysterious though.  They end up in an adventure.  This book really promotes a child's imagination.  Did you know that there is a tornado living in the shell.  It is named Zephyr.  They seem to think that the genie in the shell can make their wishes come alive.

The Curious Cats Spy Club
This is a really great book for young girls.  This is a more advanced book, so my 8 year old did need a little assistance reading some of the more challenging words.  She absolutely loved the story though.  She is a huge kitty fan, so this was perfect for her.  This book is about a club of girls.  There is a spy specialist, an animal expert, and a covert technology strategist.  The book introduces you to Kelsey, Becca, and Leo.  This book is full of fun and adventure.  The story is about the girls finding a bunch of kitties that have been left.  The girls set out to solve the mystery.

The Boxcar Children - Guide to Adventure
My son has been reading the Boxcar Children series for some time now.  Did you know that there is a Boxcar Children - Guide to Adventure?  This is a great book for any child that is a fan of this fabulous series.  This book is a how to for mystery solving, make it yourself, projects, and more.  This book consists of great tips from the 4 Alden kids.  It gives your child tips and tricks that they can use in their daily adventures.  It includes things like how to build a sofa fort, pack a suitcase, solve a mystery, and so much more.

Around the World
This is a colorful atlas just for children.  It is illustrated by Christopher Corr and written by Anita Ganeri.  This is a great book to have in your collection.  My kids are always asking questions about different parts of the world.  This is a great reference to pull out for things like that.  The book is nicely illustrated too.  The book tells you about different places around the world.  It does this with words, but also pictures.  This is a fun way to teach your child about different countries.

These are just some of the great books that Albert Whitman has to offer.  They have so many great reading choices for children of all ages.  You can also connect with Albert Whitman on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  

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