Author Archives: Valerie Byrd Fort

About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.

Book Reviews! Early Readers!

I’ve been reading so many wonderful books for early readers! Makes me want to be back in a school library – totally would be asking for a budget increase and getting students and teachers to check out some of these … Continue reading

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Book Review – My Kite is Stuck! and That’s My Book!

My Kite is Stuck! and That’s My Book! by Salina Yoon Both of these books are part of the Duck, Duck, Porcupine! series by Yoon. If you know a kid who loves Elephant & Piggie and books by Jan Thomas, … Continue reading

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Book Review – Under-the-Bed Fred

Under-The-Bed Fred by Linda Bailey; illustrated by Colin Jack. Leo has the same problem that kids from all over the world have – there is a monster living under his bed. He fears that something will grab his ankles every … Continue reading

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October Highlights!

Here is a link to check out highlights of what I shared in October!  Enjoy!  

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Book Review – Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat

Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat by Sue Lowell Gallion; illustrated by Joyce Wan Pig LOVES Halloween – she especially loves her costume. Her friend, Pug, however does NOT like Halloween…especially his costume. When it is time for trick-or-treating, Pig is sad … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Chicken Squad: Dark Shadows

The Chicken Squad – Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin Love this series for beginning readers by Doreen Cronin. Perfect for 2nd – 4th graders. Follows a group of chickens as they solve mysteries. Dark Shadows is the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Princess Cora and the Crocodile

Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz; illustrated by Brian Floca I very much enjoyed this book and I think any reader who likes a good fairy tale will gobble it up! This book would work well as … Continue reading

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