In May (which seems a lot longer ago than just one month lol), I did a post on my fave MOMS in kiddy lit as well as middle grade and young adult novels. Since Father’s Day is nigh upon us, I decided to use my Father’s Day freebie Top Ten… Read more »
Happy Tuesday! Today on Top Ten Tuesday, the theme is Mother’s Day so I thought I would take a look at my favorite moms (and mother figures) in Childrens, Middle Grade, and Young Adult novels. I realize this is a wide range but … I’m finicky. For instance, I refuse… Read more »
Sam Parker sees many weird things, but he has never heard a dog talk. He knows nothing of his parents, has never used a supernatural sword, and has never moved a coin with his mind. All he knows is the nuns think he is crazy, the doctor over medicates him,… Read more »
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about the visual, so I decided to talk about a few of my favorite picture books! These range from newer to more classic, but they are all in my arsenal of go-to reads for the nieces and nephews. In fact, I asked my… Read more »
This is such a fabulously fun resource for teaching kids about other cultures and time periods. Today, in this post sponsored by author Carole P. Roman and The Children’s Book Review, I’m spotlighting the series but also focusing on If You Were Me and Lived in…Brazil which is especially timely… Read more »
Genre: Upper Middle Grade Mystery/Thrillers Publisher: Astraea Press Publication date: March 13, 2012 Number of pages: 277 In a small town in Michigan, fifteen-year-old Sarah Cole is stuck spending the summer at her Aunt and Uncle’s with her sister, Lacey. She’s not happy with the situation until she befriends a girl named… Read more »
Genre: Fiction, Historical, Children’s Publisher: Clean Reads Publication date: January 6, 2016 Number of pages: 208 ClaireLee’s life changes when she must take charge of her siblings after her mother becomes depressed from a difficult childbirth. Frightened by the way Mama sleeps too much and her crying spells during waking hours, ClaireLee just… Read more »
Happy Sunday to y’all! I am currently visiting family, celebrating my nephew’s FIRST birthday! (Still wondering how a year has gone by already!) As reading is my superpower, I am of course the aunt who buys books as presents. Much to my delight, my nephew already loves being read… Read more »
The League and the Lantern is the first book in a new adventure series for middle-school readers. Jake Herndon’s middle school sleepover takes a shocking turn when a dangerous organization invades. As he and his new friends Lucy and TJ race for their lives on the streets of Chicago they… Read more »
It’s Children’s Book Week and this week’s Top Ten Tuesday fits right in. Today’s theme from The Broke and the Bookish is “Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults (ie a novella or something to see what they grew up to be)” When I first read this, I… Read more »
About Clarina Nichols • Hardcover: 240 pages • Publisher: Quindaro Press (March 1, 2016) In 1827, when Clarina was a teenager, she remembers, “I had a longing desire to do good.” But America wasn’t ready for an ambitious, intelligent young woman. Clarina was supposed to get married and start a… Read more »
Buckley and Bogey, Cat Detectives, find their next big case with the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Agency to be their most difficult yet. It all starts one hot summer day, when the boys are sitting in the front window of their Mom’s antique store. That’s when they see a big, black limo crawling up the street and going right through downtown St. Gertrude. So who is in that long, black car? None other than famous movie star, Steele Bronson! And his surprise arrival sends the entire town into a tizzy!
I am beside myself with excitement today.
Because today’s review is not written by me, but by my sweet niece Michaela!!!!
Would you be willing to fight for your dreams? Fifteen-year-old Archer Keaton has the ability to enter and explore his dreams. He is a Dreamtreader, one of three selected from each generation. Their mission: to protect the waking world from the Nightmare Lord who dwells beyond the Slumber Gate. But… Read more »
A Page-Turning Storybook of Theology for Kids In the cellar of the old stone cathedral, Carla and Timothy uncover a life-changing treasure, a carefully wrapped ancient book known as The Ology. What adults might describe as a beautifully illustrated storybook of systematic theology, the kids discover to be a story… Read more »
Once upon a time, I met a supercute guy at college and he became my best friend. We got so tired of telling people that we were never going to date each other that we decided to just go ahead and date each other. We were married a year later… Read more »
My husband (let’s call him… Eric!) is one of 12 grandchildren on his mother’s side alone. TWELVE. Now, you have to understand – I come from a very small immediate and extended family. One brother, four cousins (and I rarely saw them, except my brother of course). So, when I… Read more »
I’ve been a bit absent in blogdom this week. There’s a reason for that – a great reason, actually! My baby brother had a baby! Ok, so his wife was the one who actually delivered the baby but still…the point is, I have a brand new nephew! He gave his mommy a… Read more »