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November 25, 2019

Sometimes you come across a book that you feel honored to have the privilege to read, to hold, and to share with others. I live for these books, and my heart always seems to burst with joy whenever I find one that forever finds its place in my heart.

Count Me In, by Va...

November 22, 2019

How would you feel if you had to deal with a crabby teacher?

Well in the book, My Teacher is a Monster, the little boy has to deal with a crabby teacher. 

An example from the story that shows this is  the teacher in the beginning. The teacher is a ugly monster and the re...

November 20, 2019

Stories of friendship and finding your voice are ones that will always reign true with young readers. Write that story in a graphic novel format, and you have a book that readers will devour!

Stargazing, by Jen Wang, is just this type of story. 

At the beginning of the...

November 18, 2019

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature-the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter." – Rachel Carso...

November 15, 2019

I love, love, love books! I  also love books about the Underground Railroad, such as Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine.

Henry is a courageous main character because once he found out they took his family, he got in a box, and no one could stop him.This made...

November 13, 2019

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga is a book that has melted my heart. From the moment I picked up this verse novel, I was engrossed in the story and the courage of the characters. 

Jude, the main character, is a young girl from Syria. Her family has been separated...

November 11, 2019

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

Your young readers are sure to find this book hilarious, and it will naturally bec...

November 8, 2019


 If I had to describe the book, My Name is Sangoel, written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed, and illustrated by Catherine Stock, in one word that would be it. But I don’t have to describe it in one word, so...

 In the book, My Name is Sangoe...

November 6, 2019

When I started reading Gillbert, I thought I was going to read a story about a little merman. However, I get came to realize that I was in a midst of a whirlwind of characters.

Instead of just following a royal merman, I was now in the midst of aliens and unknown creatu...

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