Books and School Fundraising Holiday Gift Guides @scholastic @mackidsbooks @01firstsecond @knopfbfyr #bookworm #books #kidsbooks #childrensbooks #mglit #giftguides

Hi Everyone! If your kids are in school, you may have seen these holiday gift guides of books they are bringing home to sell. It’s one way for the school to do fundraising. My son brought home 3 different magazines. As I browse through, I get excited to see the books listed on there versus … Continue reading Books and School Fundraising Holiday Gift Guides @scholastic @mackidsbooks @01firstsecond @knopfbfyr #bookworm #books #kidsbooks #childrensbooks #mglit #giftguides

The Book of Rules #BookReview #thebookofrules #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #kidlit #bookworm @mackidsbooks @briangehrlein

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: An interactive picture book with dynamic illustrations, in which readers have to follow the rules or risk a run-in with a monster—with a gentle approach to mindfulness along the way. Beware! This book has rules. You must follow all the rules. If you break the rules . . . Dennis the … Continue reading The Book of Rules #BookReview #thebookofrules #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #kidlit #bookworm @mackidsbooks @briangehrlein

September 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookworm

Hi Everyone! Can’t believe we are already into the fall. I remembered clearly I was just complaining about the icky feelings of sweat on my body every time I went outside due to humidity. Thank goodness it’s cooler now and we can take walks outside without getting so hot and sweaty! Last month I read … Continue reading September 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookworm

Little Free Library Tour 3 #littlefreelibrary #bookworm #bookunhaul #books #booklover

Hi Everyone! In the month of September, I made a few mini trips to the little free libraries. Sometimes I go with my kids and I feel bad that the toddler wasn’t having fun because trading out books at the little free libraries were mostly my love. So I ended up taking them to different … Continue reading Little Free Library Tour 3 #littlefreelibrary #bookworm #bookunhaul #books #booklover

Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster #BookReview #smallknightandtheanxietymonster #picturebook #kidsbook #kidlit #childrensbook #bookworm @mackidsbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: An adorable, heartfelt picture book debut from Manka Kasha, Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster follows the magical quest of a knight finding the courage to confront an ever growing monster. The worry kept growing day by day, until… one morning Small Knight woke up to see a huge inky monster … Continue reading Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster #BookReview #smallknightandtheanxietymonster #picturebook #kidsbook #kidlit #childrensbook #bookworm @mackidsbooks

The Truth About Parrots #BookReview #picturebook #kidlit #childrensbook #kidsbook @mackidsbooks #thetruthaboutparrots @maxwelleatoniii #bookworm #nonfiction

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The eighth and final book in Maxwell Eaton III’s popular series is a hilarious, kid-centered guide to the many color species, odd behaviors, and special talents (like talking!) of parrots. Did you know there are about 360 different species of parrots? Did you know parrots can see ultra-violet light? Did you … Continue reading The Truth About Parrots #BookReview #picturebook #kidlit #childrensbook #kidsbook @mackidsbooks #thetruthaboutparrots @maxwelleatoniii #bookworm #nonfiction

Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites #BookReview #picturebook #childrensbook #kidlit #bookworm @mackidsbooks @debbimichiko @studioyukojones @jamie_michalak

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Niki Nakayama: A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites is a picture book biography that tells the story of the powerhouse female Japanese-American chef and her rise to fame As a child and adult, Niki faced many naysayers in her pursuit of haute cuisine. Using the structure of a traditional kaiseki meal, … Continue reading Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites #BookReview #picturebook #childrensbook #kidlit #bookworm @mackidsbooks @debbimichiko @studioyukojones @jamie_michalak

Dragons Are the Worst! #BookReview #dragonsaretheworst #picturebook #kidsbook #childrensbook #kidlit @simonkids #bookworm

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Mo Willems meets Bob Shea in this uproariously funny picture book about Gilbert the Goblin from the creator of Unicorns Are the Worst!. Gilbert the Goblin is absolutely, definitely, one-hundred-percent certain that dragons are the worst. They burn down everything in sight and they hoard all the gold. They melt … Continue reading Dragons Are the Worst! #BookReview #dragonsaretheworst #picturebook #kidsbook #childrensbook #kidlit @simonkids #bookworm

August 2021 Wrap Up & Blog Upgrade #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #books #bookreview

Hi Everyone! First off, I’m really excited to share with you that I have upgraded my blog! It’s now http://www.howusefulitis.com and no more additional wordings in it. My free space has been dwindling down and I have been considering an upgrade for awhile. Since the birth of my daughter, I no longer have the luxury … Continue reading August 2021 Wrap Up & Blog Upgrade #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #books #bookreview

Dishwasher’s Big Job #BookReview @mackidsbooks @steven_draws #boardbook #kitlit #bookworm #childrensbook #picturebook #bigjobsbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Filled with fun facts, giggles galore, and googly eyes, the Big Jobs board books are the perfect introduction for babies and toddlers to the big world around them, starting at home! With vibrant artwork and clever humor, this original board book series is a celebration of childhood curiosity and the most … Continue reading Dishwasher’s Big Job #BookReview @mackidsbooks @steven_draws #boardbook #kitlit #bookworm #childrensbook #picturebook #bigjobsbooks

What the Animals Saw #BookReview @harper360 #whattheanimalssaw #picturebook #childrensbook #nonfiction #bookworm #louisegreig

Synopsis from HarperCollins: ILLUSTRATED BY WATERSTONES PRIZEWINNER, NICOLA O'BYRNEWhat if you could see through the eyes of an animal? Dive, splash, soar and prowl through the book as you see the world through the eyes of some of the world’s most amazing animals. Take in the view as you soar like an eagle, gaze through … Continue reading What the Animals Saw #BookReview @harper360 #whattheanimalssaw #picturebook #childrensbook #nonfiction #bookworm #louisegreig

Book Series Giveaway! #bookgiveaway #giveaway #middlegradebooks #mglit #kidlit #graphicnovel #bookworm #memoir @mackidsbooks @01firstsecond

Hi Everyone! I’m currently hosting a book series giveaway on my Instagram account at @howusefulitis for this middle grade graphic novel series called Real Friends, Best Friends, and Friends Forever by Shannon Hale and illustrated by LeUyen Pham which was published by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and First Second. I loved reading Real Friends and … Continue reading Book Series Giveaway! #bookgiveaway #giveaway #middlegradebooks #mglit #kidlit #graphicnovel #bookworm #memoir @mackidsbooks @01firstsecond

July 2021 Wrap Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookreview #bookworm #picturebooks

Hi Everyone! The new month is almost ending and I’m doing a previous month’s wrap! Yeah, time really do fly past me by. I’m on a race to read more books because my unread TBR seems to grow longer and longer. I don’t want to miss out on all of the good reads! I have … Continue reading July 2021 Wrap Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookreview #bookworm #picturebooks

River Stories #BookReview #riverstories #picturebook #childrensbook @harper360 @timothyknapman #bookworm @ashlinglindsay

Synopsis from HarperCollins: Sail along five mighty rivers around the world and open up the giant fold-out pages to reveal incredible stories from history, mythology and modern times. This gorgeous gift book will take you on a world adventure via the world's greatest rivers. The Yangtze tells of dragons and dolphins, while the Rhine whispers … Continue reading River Stories #BookReview #riverstories #picturebook #childrensbook @harper360 @timothyknapman #bookworm @ashlinglindsay

The Truth About Bears #BookReview #thetruthaboutbears #picturebooks #childrensbook #kidlit #bookworm @mackidsbooks @maxwelleatoniii

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Maxwell Eaton III's The Truth About Bears is a lighthearted nonfiction picture book, filled with useful facts about bears that will make you laugh so hard you won’t even realize you’re learning something! About: The Truth About Bears is a nonfiction children’s picture book written and illustrated by Maxwell Eaton III. … Continue reading The Truth About Bears #BookReview #thetruthaboutbears #picturebooks #childrensbook #kidlit #bookworm @mackidsbooks @maxwelleatoniii

Thankful #BookReview #thankful #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook @simonkids #bookworm

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Stunning, diorama illustrations bring to life this lullaby of a picture book about celebrating everyday things that make life wonderful. I am thankful for a home where I am safe and warm.Thankful for parents who read me stories and comb my hair gently, gently.Who whisper the same poem every night … Continue reading Thankful #BookReview #thankful #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook @simonkids #bookworm

Mini Book Reviews #bookreview #bookworm #childrensbook #graphicnovel #theadventuresoftomsawyer #scarlethartmonsterhunter @01firstsecond

Disney’s Treasury of Children’s Classics was an excellent read! So many stories (22 stories to be exact) collected into one book. Took me many months to finish reading it for my daughter. Each story ended with how Disney made the story into an animated movie. It’s definitely cool to read about the animated movie making … Continue reading Mini Book Reviews #bookreview #bookworm #childrensbook #graphicnovel #theadventuresoftomsawyer #scarlethartmonsterhunter @01firstsecond

Little Free Library Tour #littlefreelibrary #unhaul #donatedbooks #bookworm

Hi Everyone! I’m so intrigued by these little free libraries, don’t you? I learned of its existence through other bookworms on Instagram. My first encounter of it in person was during a trip to Memphis, TN few years ago. This little free library was located at a park. Then last year, I happened to drive … Continue reading Little Free Library Tour #littlefreelibrary #unhaul #donatedbooks #bookworm

Deep in the Sea #BookReview #deepinthesea #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #bookworm @simonkids

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Compare sea creatures to land animals with similar names in this interactive play-on-words pop-up book with spectacular illustrations. Lions roar…sea lions snore. Are catfish, dogfish, and elephant seals the same as a cat, a dog, or an elephant? Pop-ups reveal their differences in this delightful introduction to amazing creatures of … Continue reading Deep in the Sea #BookReview #deepinthesea #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #bookworm @simonkids

The New Kid Has Fleas #BookReview @amedyckman #thenewkidhasfleas #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #kidlit @mackidsbooks @petiteturk

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: From bestselling author Ame Dyckman and illustrator Eda Kaban, The New Kid Has Fleas is a hilarious picture book about a new kid in school who appears to have been raised by wolves. There's a new kid in class, and they're . . . different. They dress different. Talk different. Eat … Continue reading The New Kid Has Fleas #BookReview @amedyckman #thenewkidhasfleas #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #kidlit @mackidsbooks @petiteturk

May & June 2021 Wrap-Up Harry Potter theme park & Nascar #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup

Hi Everyone! Time has escaped me by. I feel like I don’t do enough and the end of the month came and went. It’s already 10 days into July. I have only reviewed one book. Somehow I managed to read and reviewed 14 books in June and 8 books in May. My picture from June … Continue reading May & June 2021 Wrap-Up Harry Potter theme park & Nascar #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup

The Truth About Dolphins #BookReview #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #nonfiction #bookworm @mackidsbooks @maxwelleatoniii #thetruthaboutdolphins

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Did you know that dolphins find their dinners by using sound to track down the location of their prey? Did you know that baby dolphins are born tail-first? Did you know that each dolphin has a unique whistle (like human fingerprints) that makes them recognizable to other dolphins? Discover these facts … Continue reading The Truth About Dolphins #BookReview #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #nonfiction #bookworm @mackidsbooks @maxwelleatoniii #thetruthaboutdolphins

Dr Fauci #BookReview #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #bookworm @simonkids @katemessner @alexandrabye

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: The definitive picture book biography of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the most crucial figures in the COVID-19 pandemic. Before he was Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci was a … Continue reading Dr Fauci #BookReview #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #bookworm @simonkids @katemessner @alexandrabye

Dear Librarian #BookReview #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #bookworm @mackidsbooks @librarylydia

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: When Lydia was five years old, she and her family had to leave their home. They hopped from Grandma's house to Aunt Linda's house to Cousin Alice's house, but no place was permanent. Then one day, everything changed. Lydia's mom took her to a new place — not a house, but … Continue reading Dear Librarian #BookReview #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #bookworm @mackidsbooks @librarylydia

The Truth About Butterflies #BookReview #thetruthaboutbutterflies #bookworm #picturebook #kidsbook #childrensbook @maxwelleatoniii @mackidsbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Maxwell Eaton III's The Truth About Butterflies is another hilarious addition to this fan favorite series. A funny, informational book to what butterflies are really like. This guide to the majestic butterfly walks you through its unique life cycle and offers anything you ever wanted to know about the colorful insect… … Continue reading The Truth About Butterflies #BookReview #thetruthaboutbutterflies #bookworm #picturebook #kidsbook #childrensbook @maxwelleatoniii @mackidsbooks

Listen #BookReview #listen #picturebook #kidsbook #childrensbook @simonkids

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: In the tradition of Tomie dePaola’s Quiet and Scott Magoon’s Breathe comes this lyrical, meditative picture book about listening and mindfulness. BEEP!WOOF!VROOM! Isn’t the world a noisy place?But what if youstop, close your eyes,and LISTEN? Can you hear each sound?Can you listen past the noiseand hear the quiet, too? Beautifully … Continue reading Listen #BookReview #listen #picturebook #kidsbook #childrensbook @simonkids

Chirp! #BookReview #chirp #bookworm #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook @simonkids

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: A chipmunk searches for someone to sing along with her in this sweet and funny celebration of true friendship, featuring art by New York Times bestselling illustrator Scott Magoon. Chipmunk spends her days sitting on her rock and chirping her song—sometimes it’s happy, sometimes it’s bittersweet, and sometimes it’s very … Continue reading Chirp! #BookReview #chirp #bookworm #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook @simonkids

The Truth About Crocodiles #BookReview #thetruthaboutcrocodiles #childrensbook #picturebook #bookworm @mackidsbooks @maxwelleatoniii

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: From writer/illustrator Maxwell Eaton III, The Truth About Crocodiles is the fifth installment in his hilarous series offering another lighthearted look filled with useful facts about crocodiles that will make you laugh so hard, you won't even realize you're learning something! Did you know that crocs often keep rocks in their … Continue reading The Truth About Crocodiles #BookReview #thetruthaboutcrocodiles #childrensbook #picturebook #bookworm @mackidsbooks @maxwelleatoniii

Oddbird #BookReview #oddbird #bookworm #picturebook #childrensbook @derekdesierto @mackidsbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: A picture book from Derek Desierto about a bird who doesn’t fit in…at first! It’s SO hot outside. All the fancy birds are gathered around the water, wishing they could cool off. But they don’t want to get wet and ruin their fine feathers. Oddbird isn’t worried about his feathers; he … Continue reading Oddbird #BookReview #oddbird #bookworm #picturebook #childrensbook @derekdesierto @mackidsbooks

The Truth About Hippos #BookReview #thetruthabouthippos #bookworm #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook @mackidsbooks @maxwelleatoniii

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Did you know that there are two types of hippo: the common hippo and the pygmy hippo (which is like a common hippo but smaller)? Did you know that all hippos live in Africa? Did you know that hippos can’t actually swim? Discover these facts and many more in this nonfiction … Continue reading The Truth About Hippos #BookReview #thetruthabouthippos #bookworm #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook @mackidsbooks @maxwelleatoniii