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Children’s Book Review: Leo and the Octopus by Isabelle Marinov

Title: Leo and the OctopusAuthor: Isabelle Marinov; Illustrator: Chris Nixon Pages: 16 Genre: Children, Picture book Themes: Autism, Friendship, Acceptance, Understanding Publication Date: January 7, 2021 I received a paperback copy in exchange for an honest review, thanks to the author and publisher. Leo feels out of place in this world. Everything just seems too…… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Leo and the Octopus by Isabelle Marinov

Book Review · Children · Holiday

Book Review: My Snowman, Paul by Yossi Lapid

Genre: Children/Holiday/Winter Number of Pages: 24 Publication Date: November 1, 2016 Rating:  out of 5 stars Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Friendship, Acceptance It’s winter time and Dan wants to go out in play. At first, he was reluctant to build a snowman and the possible repercussions of neighbor Bill’s comments. However, by some winter-y magic, a newfound friend Snowman…… Continue reading Book Review: My Snowman, Paul by Yossi Lapid

Book Review · Children

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Genre: Children Number of Pages: 288 Publication Date: February 5, 2015 Rating:  out of 5 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Special Needs, Dyslexia, Bullying, Acceptance Sixth-grader Ally has a secret that she kept for as long as she can remember. She can use her smarts to fool everyone. Though her disruptive behavior is just a cover-up to the real problem -…… Continue reading Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Book Review · OnlineBookClub

That Place of Knowledge by Philip Alan Shalka

Genre: Fiction/Psychology/Autism Publication Date: August 25, 2016 Rating:  out of 5 OBC Rating: 4 out of 4 stars Themes: Self-Acceptance, Persistence, Finding Happiness This book has been officially reviewed for OnlineBookClub. The review below is a shorter alternate version of my official OBC one. If you’re curious, you can find my OBC official review here: That Place of Knowledge Sabre…… Continue reading That Place of Knowledge by Philip Alan Shalka

Book Review · Children · Re-read

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Genre: Children/Realistic Fiction Number of Pages: 313 Publication Date: February 14, 2012 Rating:  Themes: Acceptance, Differences, Peer Pressure, Bullying, Friendship August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that has caused much stress and frustration throughout his life. Due to many harrowing operations, he has been home-schooled by his mom. However, he is now about to start…… Continue reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio