The Kiddie Corner: Christmas Round Up


Tough Cookie: A Christmas Story by Edward Hemingway

Once upon a time, while Fox was visiting the land of Holiday Treats, a little cookie—still warm from the bakery oven—burst out the front door looking sweet and ready to be devoured. But, as it turns out, Cookie is not as fast as he thinks and when Fox finally catches him, they’re both in for a big surprise: Sugar Cookie does not taste delicious—and he’s certainly not fit to be eaten. What’s an unsavory cookie to do? Is there another option for this not-so-sweet treat?

Munchkin Review: A fun and very cute take on the story of the Gingerbread Man.


Merry Christmas Little Elliot by Mike Curato

Little Elliot the elephant isn’t quite sure what Christmas spirit is, but he suspects he doesn’t have it. Not even a visit to Santa Claus can put Elliot in the right mood. But when chance blows a letter for Santa into Elliot and Mouse’s path, the two friends discover what Christmas is all about–and make a new friend, too. A heartfelt celebration of the season of giving! Perfect for sharing around the holidays.

Munchkin Review: Little Elliot was so adorable. There were some funny moments where it almost seemed like Little Elliot just couldn’t catch a break. But everything works out in the end.


A Unicorn Named Sparkle’s First Christmas by Amy Young

It’s Sparkle’s first Christmas and Lucy is showing him how to celebrate. Make a snowman. Check. Make a unicorn snowman. Check. Hang stockings, make cookies, and, of course–buy presents! (But don’t eat them.) Check. In pure Sparkle fashion, nothing goes as planned, but Lucy ends up learning that love– not presents– is what Christmas is all about.

Munchkin Review: Who doesn’t like unicorns? I actually liked that Sparkles is not your typical unicorn.

⭐⭐⭐ 1/2


Book Review: Potato Pants by Laurie Keller @MacKidsBooks @LKellerBooks #PotatoPants #kidslit

Genre: Children’s Fiction

Munchkin Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Potato is excited because today—for one day only— Lance Vance’s Fancy Pants Store is selling . . .POTATO PANTS!

Potato rushes over early, but just as he’s about to walk in, something makes him stop. What could it be? Find out in this one-of-a-kind story about misunderstandings and forgiveness, and—of course—Potato Pants!

My Thoughts..

This was a fun and cute read about a potato wanting to get a pair of pants, but runs into a bit of trouble along the way.

My 6 year old has been pretty picky lately, but loved this story!

**Thank you Macmillan Children’s Books for our copy**

Blog Tour: Z Goes First by Sean Lamb, Illustrated by Mike Perry

Genre: Children’s Fiction

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

My Thoughts..

A fun and colorful way to teach little ones the alphabet. My 4 year old son has zero interest in story time, but this..he was interested in! Anything to do with letters and numbers, he’s on it!

I loved how the author made it enjoyable to read as the parent or an older sibling who understands the humor and cuteness. Extra Brownie points for the cleverness!

[Blog Tour & Giveaway!!] Me, My Selfie & I by Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell

Genre: Children’s Fiction

Pub Date: Sept 4, 2018

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

My Thoughts..

Remember the days where there wasn’t any internet and no such thing as an iPad, Android or any touchscreen device? What would we do now without those?

I’m a huge Jamie Lee Curtis fan from her days of starring in True Lies & Freaky Friday. When I was offered a chance to read her children’s book, I jumped at the chance! Who wouldn’t right?

This was a really cute story about a mom who gets carried away with taking selfies, and serves as a great reminder of how important it is to take time for family.

Have you read any books written by a Hollywood celebrity? If so, which ones?

Open to US Residents only.

Winner will receive one free copy from Macmillan’s Childrens Books.

Giveaway ends Sept 11 @12am EST.


Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung @mackidsbooks @arreechung #ChildrensLiterature #KidsLit


Genre: Children’s Literature, Picture books

Publication Date: July 3, 2018

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My Thoughts..

OMG! This book was super duper cute and great for a wide range of ages. It’s a great way to introduce colours to little ones, and diversity to the older kids. I loved how this fun story teaches acceptance and sharing. The artwork was just wonderful and received a quadruple thumbs up from my kids.


100 Bugs by Kate Narita & Suzanne Kaufman @katenarita @mackidsbooks


Genre: Children’s Fiction, Picture Books

Publication Date: June 12, 2018

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

If your kids like bugs, then they will appreciate counting all the beautifully illustrated insects in this book!

It’s a great way to introduce counting and math. Math is not a favourite at our house, so this was a fun and creative way to teach counting by 10’s.

Are your kids fascinated by creepy crawlies like my kids?