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This Book is Ridiculous by George Reistma [Book Review + Giveaway]

This Book is Ridiculous
Today's featured book, This Book is Ridiculous, was written by George Reistma and illustrated by Ronaldo Florendo. In this story we follow a snail named Sammy while he travels thru the park and observes other friendly animals doing things that look odd along the way. 

Read the book review of a fellow Live Grow Play Austin reader and enter for a chance to win your own copy.
By Birgit Sund on September 1, 2020

These Are My Pants by Jane & Katelyn Plank [Book Review + Giveaway]

These are my Pants
We have a new book review! These are my Pants was written by Jane & Katelyn Park and illustrated by Aniqa Ashfaq. This is a cute, colorfully illustrated book about a young squirrel named Sam who learns the importance of sharing. This book is great for 3-6-year olds.

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By Erin Thompson on August 10, 2020

Three Paws & Three Paws’ New Family by Karen Struck [Book Review + Giveaway]

Three Paws series
We have a new book review! Three Paws & Three Paws’ New Family was written by Karen Struck. With this book series, the author is encouraging children to "dream their life and live it".

The two-part series Three Paws and Three Paws’ New Family feature an Alaskan Grizzly cub named Boots. Boots sustains an injury that leaves him with a bit of a physical challenge. His dream has always been to be an expert salmon catcher, but this injury sets him back on his dream. 

Read the book review of a fellow Live Grow Play Austin reader and enter for a chance to win your own copy. This is a set of 2 books and comes with a cute teddy bear.
By Birgit Sund on July 30, 2020

Free Children's Books - Live Grow Play Austin “Read and Share” Program


Listen up, bookworms and Moms and Dads of future bookworms! Does your kiddo love to read or love to listen when you read to them?

We receive many children’s book review requests and just can’t keep up with reviewing all the books ourselves anymore. We'd hate to turn the authors down since we love books and we love to support the awesome people who help educate and entertain our little ones.

We know that many of you are or have little book lovers at home, so we wanted to see if anybody would be interested in a “Read and Share” program, where you have the opportunity to receive free books in return for book reviews? Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on July 21, 2020

Pop Pop Airplane How Do You Fly? by Dan Pegram [Book Review + Giveaway]



We have a new book review! Pop Pop Airplane How Do You Fly? was written by Dan Pegram and illustrated by Mike Richardson. This is a fun educational book for beginning readers interested in airplanes and how they work. The rhyming pages and bright, delightful illustrations command attention and keep kids entertained as they turn the pages.  

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By Julie Bell on December 3, 2019

Big Bad Bunty’s Boat Trip From Brazil [Book Review + Giveaway]



We have a new book review! Big Bad Bunty’s Boat Trip From Brazil by Shama Perera and Tamara Viskovic follows Bunty as she finds herself and many friends on an around the world adventure. While it deals with being different and the struggles that come with it, Bunty also learns the importance of friends and people who help you know how amazing you are.

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By Birgit Sund on November 19, 2019

El Arroyo Book Of Signs [Sneak Peak + Giveaway]


If you follow us on Facebook, you may have noticed that I'm a huge fan of El Arroyo signs. You can imagine how excited I was when a friend of mine gifted me the El Arroyo's Mini Book of Signs a few days ago. The book's sitting on my desk and I start every day with a new sign. When I need a laugh throughout the day, I simply turn my head to the left and - there's my sign.

Get a sneak peak of the El Arroyo's Mini Book of Signs and enter for a chance to win your own copy.
By Birgit Sund on October 28, 2019

Do Penguins Have Pediatricians? by Patrick O’Donnell [Book Review + Giveaway]


Today’s featured book Do Penguins Have Pediatricians? was written by Patrick O’Donnell and illustrated by Erik Mehlen, the same duo that created Did Dinosaurs Have Dentists?. The two are back with another enjoyable quick read; this one is especially appropriate before a child’s visit to the doctor. The child in this book asks a series of questions involving various animals and illnesses. The cartoon-like pictures help add to the creativity and charm of the book. 
 
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By Julie Bell on October 15, 2019

The Adventures of Abella and Her Magic Wand by Zane Carson Carruth [Book Review + Giveaway]


Today’s featured book The Adventures of Abella and Her Magic Wand by Zane Carson Carruth is about Abella and Darcie who are young fairies who finally receive their magic wand. The two fairis spend the day with their new wands discovering that magic can do wonderful but also mischievous things. Abella and Dacie learn a valuable lesson making decisions that turn out to be mistakes and how to look at those mistakes in a different way. 

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By Denali Lewis on October 7, 2019

Did Dinosaurs Have Dentists? by Patrick O’Donnell [Book Review + Giveaway]


Today’s featured book Did Dinosaurs Have Dentists? was written by Patrick O’Donnell and illustrated by Erik Mehlen. It gives a glimpse into the inquisitive mind of a young child on the way to the dentist. It would be a fun read for any child who is a bit anxious about the dentist, as well as any dinosaur-loving boys or girls.

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By Julie Bell on October 1, 2019