Butterflies: Miniature Beauties of the World by Reno’s Mom

Butterflies Miniature Beauties of the World What girl doesn’t like butterflies? The Mystic Princesses are in awe of Butterlies: Miniature Beauties of the World by Reno’s Mom.

“This book is magical,” Breanna said.

“Yes, it is so colorful,” Harmonie agreed.

“The butterflies are so beautiful.” Janna said softly. “They are like flying flowers.”

“You would say that,” Catie said teasingly to Janna. “I have to agree with you, though.”

“I’ve never seen anything like these pictures.” Coral said. “I want to see the butterflies like these in real life, too.”

“I’ll see what I can do about that,” Janna replied laughing.

 

Butterflies: Miniature Beauties of the World is a picture book written with a high level of information about butterflies. The princesses recommend that you read it with your children to help them with some of the concepts and vocabulary. It is very educational with fantastic illustrations.

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Sticks N’ Stones and the Garden of Phea by Angela Burkhead

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Sticks n Stones and the Garden of Phea by Angela BurkheadTitle: Sticks n’ Stones and the Garden of Phea | Author: Angela Burkhead | Publication Date: February 6, 2014 | Publisher: Maple Hill Publishing | Pages: 152 | Recommended Ages: 9+

Summary: Rather than spending one more day amongst the humiliating remarks to the amusement of her fellow peers, Emily Fickeltin runs away. Or, rather, walks away. Emily is misunderstood and disliked but what seems to be every other child her age and on top of it all, she is overweight. Perfectly pleasantly plump, her mother calls her, but Emily feels far from perfect. Her attempt to escape her pain leads her to discover a hidden place with new hope for friends and acceptance. Stumbling into Phea’s garden, an eccentric woman skilled in the arts of gardening and imagination, Emily finds she is not alone in her troubles. Phea and her friend rabbit have a past of their own they wish to run from and together the three battle their innermost demons as their world crumbles around them. Will they ever discover peace and acceptance? These lost and disheartened souls must find who they are before they are all lost forever.

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Jacqueline The Great! Runs for President! by Christin Berger

 

coverfinal.inddExcitement is in the air. The princesses just read Jacqueline The Great! Runs for President! by Christin Berger.

“What if one of us were the first female president?” Breanna asked.

“That would be so cool!” Janna replied.

“That’s a long time to wait,” Harmonie added.

“Yes, but I agree with what Jacqueline says,” Coral replied. “Girls can do anything they want to do.”

“And she has a boy for her Vice-President,” Catie said. “That’s because girls and boys should be treated equally.”

“We can dream of the day when a woman is president,” Janna said. “Or we can work to make it happen.”

“President Harmonie, come quick!” Coral teased. “Can you please help bring peace to the world?”

 

Jacqueline The Great! Runs for President! is the second book in the Jacqueline picture book series aimed at empowering girls without denigrating boys. It is great for both young girls and boys.

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My Writing Process

 

The Mystic Princesses arrived in Hawaii last week, after finishing their trip to Alaska. They are staying at Breanna’s house in Volcano’s National Park on the Big Island. Today, they’ve gone to the see the black sand beach and are talking about PJ LaRue as they wade along the shoreline enjoying the blue-green waters.

“I think she’s crazy,” Catie blurted as she scooped up a handful of black sand and let the grains slip between her fingers.

“Do you know what it’s like being inside her head, waiting to get out?” Coral asked.

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The Battle for Princess Madeline by Kirstin Pulioff

The Battle For Princess Madeline by Kirstin Pulioff

The princesses finished reading The Battle for Princess Madeline by Kirstin Pulioff. It is the second book in the Princess Madeline series.

“Ooh, I liked this book even better than the first,” Harmonie said. “Because Princess Madeline learns more about her mother.”

“Well, I liked it because it talked about fire breathing dragons,” Breanna said.

“Of course, you’d like the dragon, since you throw fire balls,” Coral replied.

“I bet I could throw one at the dragon and make it leave the Kingdom of Soron alone,” Breanna added.

“Maybe that’s not the real answer,” Harmonie said quietly.

“I like these books so much, I think they should be made into movies!” Catie said.

 

The Battle for Princess Madeline is the second book in the Princess Madeline trilogy. It is a middle grade fairy tale that adults will love, as well. The princesses liked it so much, they recommended that PJ buy the series for her niece’s birthday present.

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Mrs. D’s Picture Books Blast

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Carlo the Mouse Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse by Mrs DTitle: Carlo the Mouse Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse | Author: Mrs. D | Illustrator: Chanoa | Publication Date: October 21, 2013 | Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing | Number of pages: 33 | Recommended age: 4+

Summary: Grab your boots and hold on to your hat, because you are in for an exciting trip! The new series of Carlo the Mouse has been born. Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse is the first in a series of books on Carlo’s adventures. Each book will give readers an entertaining look into the life of a little mouse born inside a hospital’s walls. Clever, curious, and very impatient, Carlo the mouse dreams of the world outside the hospital. His parents teach him how to follow the rules and how to survive on his own, but Carlo’s insatiable desire for adventure constantly gets him in trouble. Will the little adventurer manage to survive when he leaves home? You’ll find out in Mrs. D.’s next books on Carlo the mouse. Let your imagination soar in this full series of Carlo’s adventures!

 

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Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore by Barbara Ann Mojica

Little Miss History Goes to Mount Rushmore by Barbara Ann MojicaThe princesses read Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore by Barbara Ann Mojica in school today. What did you read?

“History is so much more fun when you can relate to it,” Coral said.

“I think Little Miss History got her hiking boots at the same place as you, Janna,” Breanna teased.

“Hmm, they do look like mine,” Janna agreed. “But let’s get back to talking about the book.”

“Mount Rushmore is cool,” Harmonie said. “Let’s ask if we can go there sometime.”

“Hey, maybe when we go to Yellowstone, your mom will take us,” Catie said to Janna.

“They aren’t very close together,” Janna replied. “But she might take us, anyway.”

“Aren’t you going to say anything about the pictures, Catie?” Janna teased. “You are the art critic of the group.”

“I happen to love the pictures,” Catie replied. “Thanks for asking.”

 

Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore is an educational picture book for both pre-school and young school aged children.

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Mr. Pish Goes to the Farm (Mr. Pish Educational Series) by K. S. Brooks

Mr. Pish Goes to the Farm by K. S. Brooks has generated a lively discussion in the Mystic Princess book club.

Mr. Pish Goes to the Farm by KS Brooks“Mr. Pish is so cute!” Janna exclaimed.

“I know. I want a dog like that,” Coral agreed. “I’ve never been able to have a dog since I’ve lived underwater most of my life.”

“Let’s get back to the book review,” Harmonie laughed.

“I love the format of the book,” Catie said.

“You would. You are the artist,” Breanna joked.

“I agree. It’s so original,” Janna added, defending Catie.

“Yes, the way Mr. Pish goes on a trip and sends postcards home that describe his adventure is a fun way to read,” Harmonie agreed.

“It is very entertaining and educational,” Catie said.

 

Mr. Pish goes to the Farm is a picture book for young children. But the Mystic Princesses think others will have fun reading it, as well.

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Turtle Wish by Murielle Cyr

Turtle Wish by Murielle CyrThe Mystic Princess book club just read Turtle Wish by Murielle Cyr.

 

“I loved that the book was about sea creatures,” Coral said.

“The part where Hatchling splashed like a baby duckling was funny,” Janna said.

“Oh! Me too,” Breaana agreed. “But the mama duck wasn’t nice to Hatchling, though.”

“I liked the brightly colored pictures,” Catie said.

“I know how turtle feels,” Harmonie said. “I wish I knew my mother, too.”

 

Turtle Wish is a picture book for young children.

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The Escape of Princess Madeline

The Mystic Princesses just read The Escape of Princess Madeline by Kirstin Pulioff.The Escape of Princess Madeline by Kirstin Pulioff

“I liked Princess Madeline,” Catie said. “I wouldn’t want to marry a prince I didn’t love, either.”

“Princess Madeline is so cool,” Janna added. “She does whatever she wants.”

“Well, look where that got her,” Coral replied. “Kidnapped!”

“I was nearly kidnapped, so I wouldn’t have run away from home,” Harmonie replied.

“But she was smarter than her kidnappers, so she escaped,” Breanna said.

The Escape of Princess Madeline the first book in the middle grade chapter book Princess Madeline series. It is a fairy tale for all ages.

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The Trees Have Hearts by Mrs. D.

The Trees Have HeartsThe princesses just finished reading The Trees Have Hearts by Mrs. D. Let’s find out what they thought about it.

“I know how it feels to have to move to a new home,” Harmonie said.

“But, at least you still knew the language,” Breanna replied.

“I loved that the little girl made friends with the trees,” Janna added.

“At first, I felt bad that the little girl did not have a name,” Catie said. “But then I realized, that she could be any little girl who moved and needed friends.”

“I’m so glad she learned to speak the language and made friends,” Coral replied.

 

  The Trees Have Hearts can be classified as an Early Reader or Middle Grade book for both boys and girls.

 

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Jacqueline The Great! The Pirate Captain by Christin Berger

Jacqueline the Great Pirate Captain

The Mystic Princesses book club just read Jacqueline The Great! The Pirate Captain by Christin Berger. Let’s see what they had to say about the book.

“What a fun book,” Janna said.

“I like Jacqueline’s favorite saying, girls can do anything they want to do,” Breanna laughed. “Pirate captains would have terrorized other captains even more, if they could throw fireballs like mine.”

“She has such  a wonderful imagination,” Harmonie added.

“The pictures looked almost real, but not quite,” Catie chimed in. “I’d like to learn how to do that in art class.”

“Finding the pirate treasure was exciting,” Coral said, finishing the discussion.

 

Jacqueline The Great! The Pirate Captain is a picture book for young children, both boys and girls.

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Come Back Dear Sun by Geena Bean

The Mystic Princesses have formed their own book club and are talking about Come Back Dear Sun by Geena Bean.

Come Back Dear Sun by Geena Bean

“I like that Kaylee and Mattie play outside when the sun is out,” Janna said.

“I liked the pictures, because they are colorful,” Catie replied.

“The rhyming was fun,” Breanna chimed in.

“I liked the friendship of Kaylee, Mattie and their other friends,” Harmonie added.

“It was imaginative,” Coral agreed.

 

Come Back Dear Sun is a picture book great for young boys and girls.

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