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 »

Reading to Rabbits, Monsters Under the Bed and Chicken, Pig and Cow

How Do You Read to a Rabbit? by Andrea Wayne von Königslöw Stars: ***** Annick Press (2010)Picture Book32 pagesAges 2-5 Summary: How do you read to different animals? What would happen? This is explored with humour in this book. This book is along the same lines as one of her other books, Toilet Tales. Some… Read More »

Spiked Scorpions & Walking Whales: Modern Animals, Ancient Animals and Water by Claire Eamer

, Stars: ***1/2 This is the second similar book by Claire Eamer. I’ve reviewed Super Crocs & Monster Wings as well. Summary: Following in the steps of Super Crocs & Monster Wings, this highly engaging book looks at six different groups of animals that are linked with the place where all life began – the… Read More »

The Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality by St. Stephen’s Community House

Stars: **** Annick Press (2006) Ages 14+ This is another book I read for Freedom to Read Week. Here is the information on why and how it was challenged: St. Stephen’s Community House. The Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality. 2006—The Institute for Canadian Values (ICV), a Christian organization, campaigned against… Read More »

The Bears We Know by Brenda Silsbe

Stars: *** Annick Press (2009)978155451166232 pages Ages 4-7Illustrated by Vlasta van Kampen I got this book for review from Annick Press. The idea behind it is to show how much people sometimes make up about people they don’t know. No one’s ever SEEN the Bears but they (the narrators) know all about who they are… Read More »