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November 30, 2018

When I Grow Up, by Julie Chen, tells the story of a young boy asking futuristic questions of his mother as they are going about their day.

Throughout the story, the little boy asks his mother if he can be certain roles or character traits when he grows up. He asks her a...

November 29, 2018

She's  Got This, by the Olympic gymnast, Laurie Hernandez, is the story of a young girl that wishes to fly! After seeing another gymnast on TV when she was little, the main character, Zoe makes the decision that someday she was going to be like that gymnast and fly for...

November 28, 2018

I had my doubts when I saw this book. I mean, how does a wrestler go from being in the ring to writing children’s books? The last thing I wanted was another famous person to think they can just jump into the world of children’s books. Children’s literature means the wo...

November 27, 2018

I love books that represent the love between a parent and a child. We have a bookshelf of them in our home, and they are the constant books that I always reach for when I am reading to my children.

Our children should always hear how much we love them as parents.  To me...

November 26, 2018

Imagine being the last one on the bus. Would you enjoy it? In the book Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena, Cj is that person

In the text, Last Stop On Market Street, it starts on the first page. It starts on the dedication page. It ends on the copyright page...

November 16, 2018

I didn’t love Make Believe Idea’s baby book titled, Do You Believe in Groovicorns, but I absolutely adored Make Believe Idea’s baby book titled Mr. Snail’s Counting Trails. There are so much ingenious learning opportunities built into every page of this book. It’s perf...

November 15, 2018

I just love this book! I found it this year, and I will use in my classroom every year from now on. It is the perfect book for outlining classroom expectations, and it makes the topic fun and engaging for the students.

The story, My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not!)...

November 14, 2018

Do you know a student or older child that loves romance novels? Do you struggle to find romance novels that keep it PG and age -appropriate for those young teens and tweens? Let me help you out! Look no further than Kasie West!

I will fully admit that I am a softy for a...

November 13, 2018

I read Shadow Weaver, by MarcyKate Connolly, right after I finished reading The Secret of the Nightingale Wood, by Lucy Strange, and there were a ton of parallels between these two stories. They both center around young girls that are struggling to find their way in th...

November 12, 2018

Do you like books that make you think? Well, I sure do. The Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo makes you think. It has animal riddles! This book by Laura Murray is for little readers and elementary students, like ages K-2 and Pre-schooler. This book will make you think.


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