"Apart from being ADORABLE, this series teaches the scientific method without seeming like it's teach (sneaky!). Zoey and her cat rescue magical creatures. Zoey is independent, funny, and does a great job thinking through emotions. Parents will love reading this too. I liked it and I don't even have any kids." - Sarah
Dory wants to play with her older brother and sister, but they think she's too young and annoying--even to play the baby during make-believe. Instead, Dory hangs out with her imaginary monster friend Mary. When the evil Mrs. Gobble Gracker comes to kidnap Dory and eat her for dinner, Dory and Mary must get creative in order to save themselves! Dory Fantasmagory is hilarious and filled with awesome illustrations. Perfect for a beginning chapter-book reader!
"Cinderella, but cinderella is a galactic mechanic. She's independent. She's savvy. SHe comes to the rescue when the prince's starship breaks down." - Sarah
"Alfie is so shy, it's hard for him to do things like go to birthday parties and do relay races at school. But when he goes to the aquarium, he meets a starfish who is magnificent, but then quickly retreats after saying hi. Alfie relizes that it's OK to be shy, and knows he can come out of his shell every once in a while like the starfish. So touching." - Sarah
A paean to garbage trucks! A fanciful romp through a garbage trucks’ gustatory adventures a night, where it chomps on refuse beginning with every letter of the alphabet – and in a devil-may-care attitude that’s sure to delight your young rapscallion.