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October 31, 2018

When I first heard of Wild Robot, by Peter Brown, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. Science fiction novels tend to be my least favorite genre when it comes to my choice reading. But all the rave reviews of Wild Robot convinced me to give this novel a try, and I am...

October 30, 2018

#Adorablepicturebookwithmessage #teacherwin #parentwin #mustbuy

As you can see, I just adored this new picture book. It gave me all the right feels. So much so, that I chatted my husband’s ear off about this book after I read it. I even told him that this book was right...

October 26, 2018

Want a book that you won’t be able to put down, then pick up Natalie Lloyd’s, The Problim Children. Just beware, this book is rumored to be part of a trilogy, and the next books aren’t even close to coming on the market yet. Ugh! Why do author’s do this to me? They pub...

October 25, 2018

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook or All Rise for the Honorable Leslie Connor? This book was just awesome! I know that I say that about a lot of books. But what can I say, I read a lot of really great books!

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook focuses on the...

October 24, 2018

Kelly Yang’s voice offers a bright, fresh perspective within her debut novel for young adults, Front Desk. Based primarily on the true events of Yang’s childhood, the story offers an honest depiction of what life is like for modern-day immigrants. In Front Desk, Mia Ta...

October 23, 2018

Mary Downing Hahn knows how to write a creepy story, and my students and I love her for it. After we read her novel, Took, last year, we were hooked. So when we saw her new novel, One for Sorrow, we had to jump right in. Naturally, I jumped in first, and I read the boo...

October 22, 2018

Two Circuses. One Victor. Who will win and know the sweetness of victory (and pie from pie fights)? Who will know the bitterness of defeat (and zombie popcorn [they taste like, SUPER bitter.] )?

Plants Vs. Zombies: The Greatest Show Unearthed is a remarkable book for ma...

October 19, 2018

A book that is almost entirely told from the perspective of a young girl stuck in a full body cast for months upon months should be boring. I mean, the girl can’t move. She is bound to lay in her bed day-after-day. This book should not be a page turner, but add in the...

October 18, 2018

A baby found abandoned in a small boat and floating alone in the sea. A baby whom the village fears because she likely came for the island of lepers just across the way. The local town’s introvert is the only one who takes the baby in. He names the abandoned baby, Crow...

October 17, 2018

I love books that just completely surprise me, and Hello Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly surprised me. I shouldn’t have been at all shocked that this book didn’t follow what I expected. I mean, come on, Erin Entrada Kelly is just a brilliant author! If you haven’t read...

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