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January 16, 2019

The Bad Seed, by Jory John, tells the story of a lone sunflower seed. All around him the seed is known as a Bad Seed. All the other seeds whisper as he walks by, and Bad Seed knows about it. He refuses to be on time, never waits his turn, and always, always does what h...

January 15, 2019

Raise your hand if you have a child obsessed with unicorns right now!

Hello, huge hands up for me! My daughter is in a full-out unicorn-crazed phase right now. We cannot literally go nowhere without running into something unicorn-themed. At the sight at any new unicorn,...

January 14, 2019

Nikki is a dork. She is always getting into huge messes, such as getting what she wants as being cool and popular then she gets tired of it and just throws it all away. In the book, Dork Diaries Tales From a Not so Fabulous Life, by Rachel Renee Russell the main charac...

January 11, 2019

Adam Wallace's and Andy Elkerton's How-To stories are always super cute, and their holiday version, How to Catch a Snowman, definitely fits right in with the rest of these fun stories.

The focus of How to Catch a Snowman is centered around a group of children that are m...

January 10, 2019

Jessica Hische is a gifted graphic designer, and her talent reigns supreme in her new story, Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave.

Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave is a beautifully crafted gift book. Each page has a message of encouragement and strength. To match each message, one of Jessica H...

January 9, 2019

Oh goodness! His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle: The Rebarkable True Story of Meghan Markle's Rescue Dog is so, so cute! I just adored it!

We all know the love story of Meghan Markle and Princess Harry, but many people do not know the sweet story of Meghan’s adopted dog,...

January 8, 2019

I love including nonfiction text into the reading repertoire of my students and my children. The Common Core requires older elementary students to spend at least half of their instructional time in nonfiction text.

The time requirement only grows in number as the studen...

January 7, 2019

Do you like books that have beautiful illustrations? This book, Last Stop On Market Street, by Matt De La Pena and Christian Robinson, was spectacular! This book is about a boy named C.J. and his Nana after church. Nana is teaching C.J. to see beauty in things. This bo...

January 4, 2019


Every child has made the statement, "When I grow up, I am going to…"


I can remember all the time when I would say things like, when I grow up I am going to eat all the chocolate I want before bedtime.

When I grow up, I am going to sleep in as late as I want.

When I grow...

January 3, 2019


If you have a little reader that doesn't like to sit still for books, then There's a Monster in Your Book is for you. It is short, it is engaging, and it is interactive! Every page of this book will keep the focus of your little reader.

They will not only get to read a...

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