Children's Books We Are Loving Right Now @Scholastic


NAUGHTY KITTY by Adam Stower

When Lily is finally allowed to have her very own kitten, strange things are afoot. Lily's brand new, teeny-tiny Kitty shouldn't be any trouble at all, but as soon as Lily leaves Kitty alone, hilarious hijinks are always around the corner.

Kitty ruins the kitchen, Kitty ruins the den. And we won't talk about what Kitty did to the rug. (Ugg!) Could it be that someone or something else is to blame for Kitty's wild behavior?

A loveable story that will have kids laughing out loud, NAUGHTY KITTY is a classic tale of mistaken cat-tastophies that makes for a roaringly purr-fect read.

The 411 by Maria And Goddess:

We loved this sweet book with the adorable faced kitty!  Poor kitty can't do anything right in Lily's eyes. Her tiny kitty gets in quite a bit of trouble.  It seems that every time Kitty turns around Lily is scolding it for something. However, it isn't Lily's kitty who is making the mischief but a huge tiger that has escaped from the zoo.

We love the illustrations of Lily and her kitty. reluctant 8 year old read this book without any help which makes it even better for this reading momma! 

With word bubbles, full page illustrations, a sweet, funny story and kitty's innocent face, kids and parents will love this book.


Learn to count to five as these very hungry pandas lunch on bamboo in this innovative board book with die-cut pages!

Brightly colored illustrations and fun rhyming text make this the perfect read-aloud for young children just learning about numbers and counting. The die-cut pandas sit at the top of the page, and as the reader moves through the book, each panda gets something to eat! Little hands stay engaged with the turn of the page as readers learn all about how to count to and visualize numbers 1 to 5!

The 411 by Maria and Goddess:

Five Hungry Pandas is an adorable book about sweet, cuddly pandas, who are all very hungry. Each page opens with a Panda cut out.  The book has a number on each page where each of the panda gets to eventually eat leaving the reminder on the next page. It's basically a count up and a count down book. We thought it was really cute and Goddess thinks kids will love the panda faces and searching for the number on each page. She said that she would have loved pointing to the numbers if she was a toddler and I agree.


The Swift Boys and Me by Kody Keplinger

Eleven-year-old Nola Sutton has been best friends and neighbors with the Swift boys for practically her whole life. There's the youngest, Kevin, who never stops talking; the oldest, Brian, who's always kind and calm; and then there's Canaan, the ringleader and Nola's best-best friend. Together, they have a summer of fun adventures planned.

But then everything changes overnight.

When the boys' dad leaves without even saying good-bye, it completely destroys the Swift family, and all Nola can do is watch. She tries to hold on to them, but they are changing. Kevin stops talking, Canaan starts hanging out with mean boys, and Brian is never around. Nola just wants things to go back to the way they were -- the way they've always been.

Is Nola strong enough to save the Swift boys from themselves, or has she lost them forever?

The 411 by Maria:

I love YA books. This book was written by Kody Keplinger while in middle school. Pretty impressive for a young woman.

The Swift Boys and Me find Nola a tom boy who hangs out with three brothers coming of age. She watched her best friend Canaan's father leave one night and never come back. Now she is a on a mission to find out why he left and if he is ever coming back all while dealing with her mom's upcoming wedding and her best friends reeling from the disappearance of their dad.

The story and characters are well written. I loved the story and can't wait to pass it to my niece. My only complaint is that the ending left me wondering if everyone will be OK.


Disclaimer: I received these books from Scholastic Books no monetary compensation was received for my honest opinion.


Marti Tabora said...

These books all seem really good. I love the illustration on Naughty Kitty.

Urd-chan said...

These books sound great. I wish I had young children at home again - hopefully someday I'll have grandkids and I'd definitely be interested in getting a coule of these books for them when the time comes.

Marti Tabora said...

Five Hungry Pandas looks really sweet and like it would be entertaining.

Marti Tabora said...

I can't get over how adorable the cover of Naughty Kitty is. It's just so darn cute.

Marti Tabora said...

I think all these books look really fantastic.

Marti Tabora said...

I think my step daughter would probably like The Swift Boys and Me.

rochelle said...

very nice grandson would like

sheila ressel said...

These sound like great books that any young child would love to read.

Wanda Tracey said...

I have a little granddaughter that can't stop reading.She would love these books and I think the "Naughty Kitty" is most adorable.

Marti Tabora said...

They all really seem like really great books for almost any child.

radeeolover said...

Aww, I bet that mine would adore Naughty Kitty. I know I would, too! We have four cats and are an animal-loving family. Thanks for the reviews.

PhyllisGee said...

Naughty Kitty is a pretty scary story in my eyes.

radeeolover said...

I still love reading children's books. I still love my favorite, Charlotte's Web. I'm betting you guys have read that and probably love it, too.
radeeolover at yahoo dot com

Brutus Duffy said...

I want to read the Naughty Kitty book! I t sounds so cute and I am a cat lover (I have 8).

radeeolover said...

Having four naughty kitties, this would be a cute book for us to read.
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Laurie Nykaza said...

Naughty Kitty looks like such a cute book I have 4 cats so I know the kids would love reading it.

Marti Tabora said...

I think my step daughter would enjoy reading these books.

Marti Tabora said...

The pandas are so adorable, who doesn't love panda bears?

rj7777 said...

I want the Naughty Kitty for my 3 year old grandson!! It seems so cute and funny!! Thanks for sharing!!

Marti Tabora said...

I really like the idea of the die-cut pandas in the hungry panda book.

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