Seeing Red: The True Story of Blood by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Stars: ★★★★☆ Annick Press (2012)Teen Nonfiction Summary: Around the world, blood has always been a symbol of both life and death: blood rites, blood oaths, and blood-soaked legends. Today, we have scientific facts about blood types, transfusions, blood-borne illnesses, and crime-scene blood spatter. Yet the fluid still holds mystery. Open this book to learn about… Read More »

The World In Your Lunch Box by Claire Eamer

The World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History & Weird Science of Everyday Foods by Claire Eamer Stars: ★★★★☆ Annick Press (2012) Science/Food Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Explore a week of lunches—from apples to pizza—by taking a romp… Read More »

Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Class Pet by Ruth Ohi

Stars: **** Annick Press (2011) Summary: In the newest Chicken, Pig, Cow book by Ruth Ohi, the barn is taken to school for show and tell! If you aren’t new to this blog you should know that I adore this series of books because I’ve reviewed them many times before. I just love the soft… Read More »

Red is Best by Kathy Stinson (Board Book) (New Year New Reads Sponsor)

Stars: ***** Annick PressAges 2-4 Red is Best is a old favourite, originally published in 1982 and reprinted by Annick Press in 2006. Red is Best is now available as a lap size board book, perfect to share with your little one. If you aren’t familiar with Red is Best, it’s a delightful story of… Read More »

Dogs Don’t Eat Jam and Other Things Big Kid Know by Sarah Tsiang

Stars: ***** Annick Press (2011)Ages 4-6 Summary: New babies have a lot to learn; lucky for them, the older sibling in this delightful picture book is here to tell them everything they have to remember … and look forward to. – Annick Press This is the BEST book for older siblings about a new baby… Read More »

I’m being featured at Annick Press!

Annick Press, the children’s publisher who brought us many Robert Munsch books as well as many other great books, is featuring SMS Book Reviews today on their blog with a little interview. Check it out here: Meet Book Blogger Callista This post is Copyright 2001-2012 SMS Book Reviews. Do not reproduce anything without permission.

Nibbling on Einstein’s Brain by Diane Swanson

Stars: **** Annick Press (2009)Children’s Nonfiction160 pagesAges 8+ Summary: Science affects every part of our lives. It can determine the foods we eat, the clothes we wear even the video games we play. But how do you tell the good science from the bad? – from I really enjoyed reading this book. It discusses… Read More »