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Written in Stone
Written in Stone review, author interview below: Warning: I am a HUGE fan of Rosanne Parry. I respect and appr...more
Jun 06, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
My Life as a Book
My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian, cartoons by Jake Tashjian – Realistic Fiction, 4th grade and up – I was simply thrilled to discover this book ser...more
Sep 14, 2013
Sep 14, 2013
Favorite book I've read, in a REALLY long time... So touching, loved the change to different perspectives and also the writing styles changes. Beautif...more
Feb 04, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
The Real Boy
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu – The Real Boy by Anne Ursu – Audiobook- Decided to enjoy a reread of this book, beautiful treasure, glad I entered Anne Urs...more
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
The Longest Night: A Passover Story
The Longest Night - A Passover Story by Laurel Snyder & Catia Chien - All Ages- I've been dying to read this book for quite some time, no disappoi...more
Apr 04, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
Poached by Stuart Gibbs I read Poached before I read the prequel. Whoops. That’s ok. I thought this book had an amazing...more
Nov 17, 2013
Nov 17, 2013
James Potter and the Vault of Destinies (James Potter, #3)
James Potter and the Vault of Destinies, book 3 by G. Norman Lippert - fantasy, 4th grade and up – Well, I count this book in the sports category beca...more
Aug 2013
Aug 01, 2013
Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains
Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains by Laurel Snyder - Fairy Tale Novel, 4th/5th grade- Have you ever began reading a book with an accent already runni...more
Dec 28, 2012
Mar 01, 2012
The Monstore
This week I get to celebrate Tara Lazar’s book The Monstore. It is illustrated by the talented James Burks.

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as my...more
Mar 2014
Jul 08, 2013
The Show Must Go On! (Three-Ring Rascals, #1)
The Show Must Go On by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise – Fantasy, 3rd grade and up – Release date: September 10th. I was so excited to receive permissio...more
Aug 14, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
RUMP – The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff – Fantasy, 4th grade and up – Loved this story. Couldn’t stop reading this. I didn’t expec...more
Sep 29, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
Better Nate Than Ever
Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle – 5th grade and up, Realistic Fiction – I LOVED getting caught up in Nate Foster’s world, painful and inspiring a...more
Feb 15, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
Dear Scarlett
Dear Scarlett by Fleur Hitchcock - this is part of Hong Kong Battle of the Books so I wanted to set aside time to read it asap. Happy to encounter the...more
Jun 28, 2014
Jun 28, 2014
The Ninja Librarians: The Accidental Keyhand (The Ninja Librarians #1)
recently received an advanced readers copy of The Ninja Librarians – The Accidental Keyhand by Jen Swann Downey through Netgalley, and knew I was in...more
Apr 05, 2014
Apr 05, 2014
Peter Panda Melts Down
Peter Panda Melts Down!
It was a pleasure to be contacted by Artie Bennett, the author of Peter Panda Melts Down! I was excited to read his new picture...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 22, 2014
Serafina's Promise
I loved this book. Loved x 50. I highly recommend sharing this book with however many children you can… it is simply beautiful. Not only do you have a...more
Jun 21, 2014
Jun 21, 2014
The Forbidden Library (The Forbidden Library, #1)
The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler - ARC – Fantasy, 4th grade and up – Released April 15th, 2014 – this book took a little extra concentration… En...more
May 10, 2014
May 09, 2014
Never Say a Mean Word Again: A Tale from Medieval Spain
My thoughts on the wonderful book Never Say a Mean Word Again:

I love the historical connection to Medieval Spain and appreciated how a powerful messag...more
May 10, 2014
May 09, 2014
The Wild Girl
The Wild Girl by Chris Wormell: Touching little book, love the twist in the story... could just read without words and get lost in the illustrations t...more
Jan 21, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
Rosie Revere, Engineer
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts – Inspiring, creative, inventions, and self confidence… love the messages: “Don’t...more
Feb 09, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
The Adventures of Beekle, The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat – upon finishing this book, my son and I immediately reread it. We couldn’t get enough...more
May 10, 2014
May 09, 2014
Postcards from Pismo
Postcards from Pismo by Michael Scotto, illustrations by Dion WIlliams - 4th grade and up- Wow, this was a powerful book that I snuck in a read of whi...more
Apr 04, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy, #3)
The Shadow Throne by Jennifer M. Nielsen - The Ascendance Trilogy – Loved reading this, conclusion to the brilliant series. Have you ever read a book...more
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
Vacation Hiro (Cats in the Mirror, #2)
It was a pleasure to enjoy Vacation Hiro and I was pleasantly surprised to realize that I enjoyed Vacation Hiro even more than Why Kimba Saved the Wor...more
Nov 17, 2013
Nov 17, 2013
In a Glass Grimmly (A Tale Dark & Grimm, #2)
In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz – Fantasy, 4th grade (those who can handle scary situations) and up. I have had this book sitting around in my libr...more
Aug 31, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
The Year of the Book
The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng – 3rd grade and up, Realistic Fiction – So, what flew through my mind within the first chapter? I ABSOLUTELY LOVE...more
Sep 30, 2013
Jun 16, 2012
House of Secrets (House of Secrets, #1)
House of Secrets by Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini – fantasy- 4th grade and up – dark and violent, mature 4th/5th graders and up. I admit it. I read...more
Jun 03, 2013
Jun 03, 2013
James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing (James Potter, #1)
I FINISHED IT: The first book in the James Potter Series- Fan Fiction following Harry's son at Hogwarts - free!! - James Potter and the Hall of Elders...more
Dec 23, 2012
Dec 09, 2012
Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot (Violet Mackerel, #1)
So, let’s celebrate a combined non-fiction and early chapter book series today, shall we? I’ve recently become a huge fan of Anna Branford. I read Vio...more
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
Warp Speed
Why I love books by Lisa Yee, especially Warp Speed:
1. She introduces distinct characters that pull you in and don't let you stop caring, even with al...more
Jul 2011
Jul 20, 2011
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