Kids' Book Picks - May

Today I have a guest blogger, 8 year old Gates, who is going to tell us about his favorite book as part of Kids' Pick Tuesday from 5 Minutes For Books. Gates likes to read a lot and we could probably fill up pages listing his favorite books, most of which he has read over and over and over again. But today we are going to focus on just one book...maybe next month we will do more.

Me: So, what book would you like to tell other kids about this month?

Gates: United Tweets of America, by Hudson Talbott.

Me: Can you tell me what it is about?

Gates: It's about a competition for which bird is the best tweet. And all of the birds that are doing it are state birds and the eagle is telling them that everyone is a winner. But they are still arguing.

Me: Why do you like this book?

Gates: Because it has lots of information about the state and the birds.

Me: Is it funny or serious?

Gates: It's informational and funny.

Me: Do you think other kids would like this book?

Gates: Yes. And that's all I want to say.

Despite the brevity of his description, this is a book that he checks out frequently and laughs most of the way through. It is well illustrated and contains some interesting random facts about all of the states. I would say that it is suitable for any early elementary child, even 5 year old Indy likes to have it read to him.


  1. Thanks for the review Gates!

  2. Informational and funny? Sounds perfect! Thanks for the great review. :)


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