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Bedtime For Little Bulldozer by Elisa Broach & Barry E. Jackson @MacKidsBooks

Genre: Children’s Fiction

Munchkin Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Do you ever have nights where your little one doesn’t want to go to sleep? Or has trouble falling asleep?

Today’s story time pick was Bedtime For Little Bulldozer.

This was a fun story about a little bulldozer who can’t seem to fall asleep. My kids definitely had a giggle with this one since Little Bulldozer’s parents are human.

My 2 year old loved the pictures and surprisingly, was able to sit through the entire story. Her favourite part was Little Bulldozer cuddling with all his stuffed toys.

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Falling asleep isn’t always easy, especially for a loud and rumbling little bulldozer. Once he finally gets into bed, he can’t fall asleep no matter what he tries to do: has another drink of oil, gathers his favorite stuffies, and even reads his favorite book. Still, something’s not right, and only his sisters–a steamroller and a crane–can make it better. This reassuring and clever bedtime story is for young ones who need a bit of help “bull-dozing” off to sleep.

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Bearnard’s Book by Deborah Underwood & Misa Saburi @MacKidsBooks

Genre: Children’s Fiction

Munchkin Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A very cute book with references to other famous fictional bears we already know.

My kids loved this one!

**Thanks to Macmillan’s Children’s Publishers for our copy**

When Bearnard gets an invitation to be in a book, it’s a dream come true! But as he reads up on what starring in a book might actually entail, he wonders if he’s not quite the right bear for the part. With the help of his friend Gertie, Bearnard discovers that to shine in his story, he just needs to be himself.

Deborah Underwood

is the author of many picture books, including Monster & Mouse Go Camping, Interstellar Cinderella, and the New York Times bestsellers The Quiet Book, The Loud Book!, and Here Comes the Easter Cat. She lives in Northern California with two bears (stuffed) and a cat (real).

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Robot In Love by T.L Macbeth

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Remember the first time you crushed hard on someone?

This was such a funny & cute book about a robot falling in love for the first time.

Loved To Bits by Teresa Heapy & Katie Cleminson

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I’m sure we all had a favourite stuffy as a kid. Mine was a pink bear named Bobby and a yellow popple (remember those from the 80’s?)

This was a sweet story about a boy and his favourite bear, and the adventures they go on.

If Animals Said I Love You by Ann Whitford Paul & David Walker

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Can you imagine what it would be like if monkey or giraffe could say I love you?

This colourful board book is great for little ones and explores what it would be like for some fun-loving animals to say “I love you” to their young ones.

**Special thanks to Macmillan Children’s Publishing for our copy of these wonderful books**

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12 Lucky Animals by Vickie Lee & Joey Chou @mackidsbooks

Genre: Children’s, Baby

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Gong Hay Fat Choy! Xin Nian Kuai Le!! Wishing you happiness & Prosperity, and Happy New Year!

This is a great little introduction to all the Chinese Zodiac Animals. I loved the illustrations and how the author included how to pronounce each word/animal.

Since I’m Chinese, it was a fun way to teach my kids mandarin.

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The Kiddie Corner: Christmas Round Up

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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.

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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.

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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

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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**

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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!