Of our current online children’s book award reading clubs, the Monarch Club has the largest participation so far. Here are the most popular titles that readers have reviewed:
When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broach
On a routine shopping outing with Mom, a boy is delighted to discover that at every store and even the diner he gets a free dinosaur as a thank you for being a customer! Mom isn’t as happy about the growing collection.
Help Me, Mr. Mutt! Expert Answers for Dogs with People Problems by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
In this hilarious book, Mr. Mutt answers letters from fellow dogs complaining about their human families and rival cats. What to do about bad food, not enough play time, silly costumes, forced baths, and snooty felines – the canine counselor has all the answers – until Queen Cat strikes back!
Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel
Speaking of baths — cats give themselves good washes, but sometimes they get really dirty. Then watch out! You’ll have to give Kitty a bath. Better read this book and be prepared when it’s time to give your furry friend a good soak.
Fred Stays with Me by Nancy Coffelt
A little girl goes back and forth between her mother’s and father’s houses, but her dog Fred is always with her. Fred steals socks, barks at the poodle next door to Mom’s, and makes messes in both houses. What will they do with Fred?
Abe’s Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Doreen Rappaport
The author includes quotes from the great president in an easy-to-read biography. The book includes a chronology of Lincoln’s life and resources for further reading.
Your Pal, Mo Willems Presents Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems
Supposedly Leonardo is a terrible monster, but he’s not very scary at all! He spots Sam, an easily frightened little boy who is crying, and decides to terrorize him. But Sam has a lot of other reasons for his tears.
My personal favorite on this year’s list is Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival, by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
After Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans on August 29, 2005, two family pets are abandoned at a house and not rescued. Their love and devotion keep them together as they hit the rough streets looking for food and shelter.