Category: Book Reviews

  • Jocelyn’s Book Reviews, Spring 2022

    Happy May to everyone! Books newish and older- check them out. I hope you see something that grabs you. All the Ways to be Smart Written by Davina Bell Illustrated by Allison Colpoys2018 A fabulous book with a cheerful rhyme, it starts off “I can’t wait to share with you how smart you are the whole […]

  • Jocelyn’s Book Reviews, Winter 2022

    Hello, hello, hello! Happy February and Year of the Tiger! With all that has gone on- and all that is still going on, and on, and ON- I offer a few snippets to entice you to put down burdens of all kinds, if just for a bit, and pick up a couple of good children’s […]

  • Jocelyn’s Book Reviews, Fall 2021

    Not surprisingly, more terrific children’s books are being published all the time. Here are a few that caught my eye. Enjoy! Jocelyn Nina Written by Traci N. ToddIllustrations by Christian Robinson2021 The famous musician-pianist-singer Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina in 1933. This picture book biography tells the story of how Eunice […]

  • Jocelyn’s Book Reviews, Winter 2021

    Stay healthy, stay safe, keep your loved ones healthy and safe, too.Good books will keep us connected, so be sure to share your favorites.Enjoy reading together and alone, and alone together. Peace,Jocelyn GebhardtPast co-president, BVGTJanuary, 2021 Adult Nonfiction Raising Gifted Children: A Practical Guide for Parents Facing Big Emotions and Big Potential by Catherine Zakoianpublished […]

  • December 2016 Book Reviews

    Hand in Hand Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, 2016, for ages just born on up. This loving picture book describes the nurturing relationship between parent and young child. Wells uses her brightly drawn illustrations to match her gently rhyming text to create a cosy narration that will calm the most unsettled among us. It […]