Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Books by Carole P. Roman

About the author:
 Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the If You Were Me and Lived in… series, which won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. She collaborated on this installment in the series with her five-year-old grandson, Alexander. Roman also writes the Captain No Beard series, the first of which was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Remarkable Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012.

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The Books:


I Want To Do Yoga Too

Hallie and her mother go to the yoga studio. Hallie wants to join her mom's yoga class, but she isn't allowed. She complains to the babysitter, who gently guides her through four yoga poses. Hallie learns that not only is yoga easy, but fun as well. 


A good story that introduces yoga to a Haliie, a very spunky and determined little girl and to the reader. Nice simple illustrations that compliment the story on each page. Delightful for both those who are yoga savvy and those who are not. 

3.5 Stars


"If You Were Me and Lived in ..."

 In her exiting explorations of foreign cultures and customs with "If You Were Me and Lived in ... " In her years as a teacher, parent and grandparent, Roman noticed that there were few, if any, books about other cultures for young children. Roman has remedied the deficit and now introduces the a series that educates kids, parents and teachers, alike. Roman recognizes that children love to discover the differences and similarities of other people and places in far-off lands. In this series, she describes details that kids can relate to. Tailored to children from 3-to-8-years old, her writing is simple but does not talk down to youngsters.


A really interesting series for children to discover and learn some facts about living in a variety of countries around the world. Very easy to read, with fun things to learn such as national dishes a child that lives there would eat. A good choice to open your child's mind to learning about cultures from around the world.

4 stars
Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life
A child's imaginative journey on his bed turned magical pirate ship with his four trusty companions. 
Pepper Parrot's Problem With Patience
 A Captain No Beard Story
The crew of the Flying Dragon are sailing again. This time, new crewmember, Pepper Parrot is having a hard time keeping up with the drills. Captain No Beard and his mates join together to help Pepper achieve her goals with patience and tolerance. 

Stuck In The Doldrums: A Lesson In Sharing
A Captain No Beard Story

Captain No Beard and his crew are stuck on a desert island. Maroon with nothing to do, they begin to play and enjoy themselves. However, Captain No Beard has other ideas, bossing his crew around and making playtime cheerless for everyone. Soon, Captain No Beard decides he has had enough and storms off. When his ship is attacked by a giant squid, he realizes he needs his crew more than ever.

Strangers On The High Sea
A Captain No Beard Story
When the Flying Dragon gets a new crew member, Captain No Beard soon discovers that every person is valuable in his or her own way. Responsible for his new crew member and baby sister, the Captain becomes unhappy with his situation and begins to think that being a captain is hard work.

However, when the dreaded Barnabas the Scurvey Dog begins to chase the Flying Dragon, the fearless Captain has to put aside his problems and keep everyone safe. In their race to escape, the Captain soon finds out that help can come from the most unlikely of places.
The Treasure Of Snake Island
A Captain No Beard Story

After a fierce battle with a storm, the crew goes in search of treasure. Alexander, that is, Captain No Beard uses a map to locate it on the ominous sounding Snake Island. Bravely they dig until they find the best treasure ever!
The Crew Goes Coconuts
A Captain No Beard Story
There is a storm brewing on the Flying Dragon, and it's not about the weather. When the crew finds themselves parched and not enough juice to go around, blame falls on Matie the goat, Hallie's friend. Divided, they square off, ready for a fight and Captain No Beard must teach his crew that not only is bullying wrong, they must learn to value and respect each and every member of the crew.
Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis
A Captain No Beard Story
Captain No Beard and his crew of loyal pirates heave anchor for another adventure, this time in the icy waters of the Arctic. Captain No Beard's steering a course due north, sailing by the light of the North Star. Everyone on the crew wonders what the captain's up to. When the captain finally admits his plan, the crew discovers he plans to steal the aurora borealis, the beautiful northern lights that brighten the arctic sky.
Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles
Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles is another great voyage into problem solving and friendship, as well as an adventurous trip into the imagination. 
An absolutely wonder series! With each story the characters become familiar friends. A few lessons are learned along the way with fun and imagination. Lovely illustrations that
  compliment each page. Captain No Beard and his crew will delight and I highly recommend this for any would be Pirate!
5 stars
A special thank you to Carole for her wonderful books.
*All synopsis were provided from by goodreads.
*I received all copies in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

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