Tag: children’s fiction

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Renée Lichtenhan & Violet

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Renée Lichtenhan & Violet

Posted May 16, 2020 / 13 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Renée Lichtenhan to the blog today to chat about her recent release, Violet! Renée Lichtenhan’s “I Am Girl” novels grew out of years of working with children. Renée loves their open minds, hearts, and souls. She writes engaging books to encourage faith and virtue […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Mysteries I Wish I’d Read As a Child

Top Ten Tuesday: Mysteries I Wish I’d Read As a Child

Posted April 28, 2020 / 36 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is books we wish we’d read as a child, and there were certainly many directions I could have taken this post. (see my list of diverse books I wish I’d read as a child HERE) I read A LOT – and fairly widely […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Cracking of Monday Egg by B.T. Higgins

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Cracking of Monday Egg by B.T. Higgins

Posted November 26, 2019 / 12 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Cracking of Monday Egg by B.T. Higgins, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: The Cracking of Monday Egg Author: B.T. Higgins Publisher: Ambassador International Genre: Middle Grade Fiction Release Date: November 21, 2019 An Egg World Allegory The Maker created Monday […]



Top Ten Tuesday: My Fave Siblings In Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday: My Fave Siblings In Fiction

Posted November 27, 2018 / 11 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is all about platonic relationships in fiction, so I decided to talk about my favorite siblings in fiction. I’m always drawn to stories about brothers and/or sisters, maybe because my brother has been one of my favorite people since he was born. Before […]



Top Ten Tuesday: ‘Funnest’ Character Names in Children’s/YA Literature

Top Ten Tuesday: ‘Funnest’ Character Names in Children’s/YA Literature

Posted May 22, 2018 / 16 Comments

Happy Tuesday, my friends! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is ‘Best Character Names’ and originally I planned to just send you to Jen Turano’s books and point out some of my favorites of her delightful character names (Gertrude Cadwalader, Permilia Griswold, Temperance Flowerdew, etc.). BUT my friend Rachel over at […]



Top Ten Tuesday: My Fave Moms in Childrens/MG/YA Literature

Top Ten Tuesday: My Fave Moms in Childrens/MG/YA Literature

Posted May 16, 2017 / 23 Comments

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 […]


Top Ten Tuesday: A Few of My Favorite Picture Books

Top Ten Tuesday: A Few of My Favorite Picture Books

Posted January 31, 2017 / 46 Comments

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 […]



Sunday Book Club – Picture Books

Sunday Book Club – Picture Books

Posted May 15, 2016 / 18 Comments

  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 […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Case of the Clever Secret Code

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Case of the Clever Secret Code

Posted March 14, 2016 / 2 Comments

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!