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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! 

December 18, 2019

The First Christmas Sweater (and the Sheep Who Changed Everything) is a fun chapter book for beginning chapter book readers. It tells the story of a sheep who dares to be different.

The concept of the story was cute. I thought it was clever to have a sheep be the main c...

December 16, 2019

Chronicle Books nailed their new Christmas book! It is called Christmas is Coming! An Advent Book, and you are going to want to get a copy for your family!

Christmas is Coming! is a brilliantly-crafted, and beautifully illustrated, day-by-day book that will put your ent...

December 13, 2019

I love DK Publishing! They do a fantastic job.

When it comes to their nonfiction books, they are top-notch. DK does a supreme job of selecting high-engaging topics and designing nonfiction texts that will capture the attention of any reader.

DK's new book, Ice, is no exc...

December 11, 2019

Do you have a little baby in your family? Are you in need of a book that will fit them perfectly this holiday season? 

Be sure to check out Christmas in 100 Words from QED Publishing.

Christmas in 100 Words is an easy book for the baby readers in your family. It features...

December 9, 2019

Bear, Moose, and Beaver are in the midst of preparing for their perfect, first Christmas together. They have their food all read, stockings hung, and they are ready for the night's biggest even... decorating the Christmas tree.

But problems hit the trio of friends when...

December 6, 2019

Good News! It's Christmas!, is a sweet, new holiday book that your littlest readers are sure to love.

Told in a melodic "good news" rhyme pattern, Mary, Joseph, and all the animals spread the news of the new Savior's birth.

Each page highlights a new "good news" rhyme. T...

December 4, 2019

Matthew is convinced that this Christmas is going to be the worst one in history.

In the book, The Worst Christmas Ever, Matthew and his family have just moved to California.

Matthew struggles to adjust to his new life in California. He quickly realizes that trees do no...

December 2, 2019

The Night of His Birth, by Katherine Paterson, is a beautiful telling of the birth of Jesus. Unlike many of the retellings of this story, Katherine Paterson’s version offers a different viewpoint from the perspective of Jesus’s mother, Mary.

The story speaks of the mira...

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