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January 22, 2020

Magic exists in the most unlikely of places. One just has to be brave enough to open their eyes to the unexplained. In Meg Cannistra’s novel, The Trouble with Shooting Stars, magic will come in through the form of new friendships, enduring love, and lots of magical sta...

January 20, 2020

Clarry Penrose is special. Her kind heart makes endlessly loving towards those around her. Her ability to see the good in everyone makes her able to always bring out the best in others, her quick wit and ability to learn allows her to create paths for herself that woul...

January 15, 2020

Monsters Are Afraid of Babies is a fun monster book with a twist! Instead of the monsters scaring kids, this book tells the story from the monsters' perspective. It is not the monsters that are scary. It's the babies! They are terrifying!

Monsters Are Afraid of Babies i...

January 13, 2020

While scanning through the books on NetGalley, I stumbled across this awesome new board book series for babies and toddlers. The vibrant, yet simple, covers displaying historical women that I have grown up learning caught my eye, and it instantly drew me to dig in and...

January 8, 2020

Raise your hand if you have a child obsessed with unicorns right now!

Hello, huge hands up for me! My daughter is in a full-out unicorn-crazed phase right now. We cannot literally go nowhere without running into something unicorn-themed. At the sight at any new unicorn,...

January 6, 2020

My daughter is a young reader, and she is recently making the jump from picture books to easy chapter books. Watching this shift in her reading has been exhilarating. I love watching her excitement as she reads "grown-up" books and falls in love with her newfound journ...

January 3, 2020

Bears Make Best Writing Buddies is a cute story about a bear helping a child get his story writing started.

In this story, you will meet two children, Theo and Adelaide. Theo is stuck with his writing assignment. He has no idea what to write about, so he just sits. As h...

January 1, 2020

One More Time is a sweet book. It is the perfect book to teach your littlest readers about the power of perseverance.

In this story, a little boy gets a new scooter. His grandfather takes him out to learn how to use it. It doesn't take long for the little boy to realize...

December 30, 2019

The Kingdom of Glee is a bright picture that teaches the true meaning of happiness.

The Kingdom of Glee is the perfect kingdom. Everyone is happy, kind, and they enjoy their lives together. King Gentle is in charge of protecting his kingdom.

No so far away from the Kingd...

December 23, 2019

Merry Christmas from the Schmelzer Family!

Open Book Reviews will be taking the week off to enjoy our time with our family and friends.

Join us on back on December 30th! We are excited to jump into a new year of awesome children's books! 

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