Whatcha reading this summer with the younger kiddos? HarperCollins Children’s Suggests!

Give kids a great summer story with one of HarperCollins’ Children’s sunny reads!

Peepsqueak! Ages 2-5
Date Published: January 24, 2012

Peepsqueak is a little chick who wants nothing more than to fly, despite everyone around him telling him that he’s not ready. But this determined little Peepsqueak refuses to give up and manages to accomplish his wish-although not in the way he was expecting.

Full of warmth, humor, and heart, this barnyard romp teaches readers that it takes a boost from a friend to reach new heights.

Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet Ages 4-7
Date Published: February 7, 2012

The mermaid ballet is fast approaching, and Nancy has her heart set on dancing the part of the mermaid. Then, to her woe, Nancy and her best friend, Bree, are both cast in supporting roles. But when the star sprains her ankle, will Nancy get the role of her dreams? Filled with warmth, humor, and Nancy’s inimitable charm, this sixth picture book in the internationally bestselling series will have Nancy fans clamoring for an encore!

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Secret Agent Splat Ages 3-7
Date Published: March 13, 2012

Splat the Cat goes undercover as a secret agent in order to solve the mystery of the disappearing ducks.

Splat the Cat notices that something isn’t quite right. First his father’s duck decoys start to go missing. Then they are returned but, strangely enough, without their beaks! What could it be? And who could be behind it? Splat musters up his courage and uses all of his secret agent skills to solve the mystery.

New from bestselling author Rob Scotton, this wacky cat-and-mouse story will have you laughing from beginning to end.


Review coming!

An Awesome Book Ages 5-8
Date Published: March 27, 2012

Close your eyes my child, and dream that perfect dream inside your head.

Based on the simple concept of dreaming big, An Awesome Book is the inspiring debut work of Los Angeles writer/artist Dallas Clayton. Written in the vein of classic imaginative tales, it is a sure hit for all generations young and old.

Tyler Makes Pancakes! Ages 4-7
Date Published: April 24, 2012

Tyler is hungry. He wants to make pancakes for breakfast! With a list of ingredients in hand and his dog, Tofu, at his side, Tyler sets out for the store. What they find is so much more than groceries! They discover where their ingredients come from and just how many people help grow, harvest, and produce them. But the best thing about pancakes? They don’t just fill your tummy, they fill your heart, too, and bring the whole family together.

Celebrity chef and host of How to Boil Water, Food 911, and Tyler’s Ultimate on the Food Network, Tyler Florence brings kids on a journey from wheat field to blueberry patch, showing just how many people produce all of the ingredients needed for our meals! The back matter includes a recipe for Tyler’s favorite blueberry buttermilk pancakes.

See my review!

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Ages 3-7
Date Published: May 1, 2012

Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt-the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness no! He just keeps on singing his song-after all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons? Count down with Pete in this rocking new story from the creators of the bestselling Pete the Cat books.



Review coming!

Pirate Princess Ages 4-8
Date Published: May 8, 2012

Princess Bea isn’t like other princesses-she prefers pirate ships to tea parties, the salty sea over silly dolls. But what’s a landlocked princess to do?

Ahoy, Captain Jack to the rescue! When the captain offers Bea a place aboard his ship, it’s a dream come true-until she’s put to work swabbing the deck and making dinner for the crew. Can a princess like Bea put her royal gifts to work and make the pirates see that she’s seaworthy after all-or will they make her walk the plank?


Review coming!

Chloe Ages 2-6
Date Published: May 15, 2012


Chloe has ten older brothers and sisters
And ten younger brothers and sisters.
She’s in the middle and she loves it-especially when they all gather for family fun time.
Then Dad brings home a surprise one evening, and Chloe finds she is not in the middle of the fun anymore…but not for long!

With delicate, stunning colored ink drawings and funny, spare text, award-winning Peter McCarty tells a winning story of family, imagination, and love.

Foxy Ages 3-7
Date Published: June 26, 2012

Emily can’t fall asleep-she’s starting school tomorrow and she’s worried that she won’t have everything she needs. Luckily, Foxy comes to her rescue! Foxy is a plucky, caring fox with a magical talent: anything he needs, he can produce instantly from his tail. Unfortunately, sometimes he gets things a little mixed up! Will Foxy be able to help Emily get ready for her big day?

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About CherryBlossomMJ

The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.