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If I Had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi – Review by Carrie Reed

If I had a Magic WandIf I had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The art work is beautiful, the words are beautiful, I loved everything about this book. I think it is every parents wish to be able to sprinkle some sort of fairy dust on their kids to protect them, teach them and give them all they would need. My favorite part of this book is how after each page, the wand is then passed to a different mother or father, and they are from all different races, countries and backgrounds. The love for your own child extends across the world.

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The Dwarves’ Dilemma (Science Folktales) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Ashley Westerman

Dwarves' Dilemma, TheDwarves’ Dilemma, The by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My kids love this author, she always has them thinking, using their imagination in one way or the other. They learned to treat everything fairly. Wonderful story, their favorite part was the pictures and trying to guess what would happen next in the story based off of them, they never got it right, but it was fun (as mom) to see the wheels turning and them thinking up different things.

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Pardon Me, Please by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Ashley Westerman

Pardon Me, PleasePardon Me, Please by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

We read this just in time for Thanksgiving. My kids loved it. They even helped me read it. It was such a cute, heartwarming story to read together with them. Lucky for me it didn’t change their minds on eating turkey for dinner, I wasn’t prepared for that!!!

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Super Enemies by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Ashley Westerman

Super EnemiesSuper Enemies by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a lot of fun to read to my 2 younger kiddos. They laughed a lot reading it, and then went outside to the dirt and played their own version of the story. It was a lot of fun seeing them playing together like that. Let’s hope for no sibling rivalry now or in the future. We love this author; she always has my kids using their imaginations in interesting ways.

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If I Had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi – Review by Julie Johnson

If I had a Magic WandIf I had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a very sweet book that would make a beautiful gift for a baby shower or the birth of a new baby. It is written in flowy poetry and features a wand that is passed around. As the wand is passed, the person holding it bestows a wish on the young one. It’s very sentimental, inspiring, and sweet!

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If I Had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi – Review by Brandy Vaughn

If I had a Magic WandIf I had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a sweet book with the text in poetry form. The illustration of handing off the magic wand from baby to parent was pleasant and soft. There isdiverse representation of parents giving each other the magic to give to their babies. It’s delightful to see love captured in the graphics along with the text makes for a beautiful story your children will love!

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If I Had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi – Review by Jenni Bishop

If I had a Magic WandIf I had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If I Had A Magic Wand is a message to everyone who share their love of a child/children. No matter where you are in the world or even if the child is not biological or if you are male or female the message is the same love is love.

It is a short story that is told through almost lyrical rhymes and illustrations. A sweet tale of mother’s love their hopes, their wishes and their dreams for her child.

If you had a magic wand, what would you wish for?

A beautiful read to be shared.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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If I Had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi – Review by Emily H

If I had a Magic WandIf I had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vibrant illustrations help tell a story of wishes to babies from their parents. The wand is handed over to all different type of parents from all over the world bringing one universal wish to bestow on the babies. Wonderful story.

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If I Had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi – Review by Jamie Truex

If I had a Magic WandIf I had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautiful story, beautiful illustrations, very diverse. It’s all the things us parents wish for our children. It would make a great baby shower gift. Definitely recommend this book.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Tanya Wall, November 2022

Amaleigha and the Big IdeaAmaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Amaleigha is a 5 year old who notices things… she takes time to enjoy her surroundings. Amaleigha’s grandma knows she is going to do great things in her life because of this trait – even though her brother thinks it is just weird. So when she goes outdoors, she stops to enjoy the wildlife, the weather, the grass inbetween her toes. Then one day she has an amazing idea- one that will help her share what she loves with the people of her town! With the help of her family, she creates an outdoor space called the Barefoot Park, a place where others can come to feel the nature between their barefoot toes!