Middle Grade & YA Reviews: Week of 5/15/17

A round-up of a new middle grade novel in verse and three new YA titles........... Middle Grade Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green (Pajama Press - May 15, 2017) OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION: Sixth grade is coming to an end, and so is life as Macy McMillan knows it. Already a For Sale sign … Continue reading Middle Grade & YA Reviews: Week of 5/15/17

The Simplicity of Cider: Adult Title Feature

I'm so excited to share with you all the newest release from one of my favorite authors, Amy E. Reichert! She is a Wisconsin author, which makes her work near and dear to my born-and-bred Wisconsin heart. This title is out on May 16th, and is a perfect fit for both Wisconsinites and non-locals who … Continue reading The Simplicity of Cider: Adult Title Feature

Reviews: May Adult Reads Part 1

Part 1 of my adult reads for the month - settle in and get ready to meet some new books! These are listed in order of date finished……..as always, there is a disclosure telling the source of each book and as always, no affiliate links. The Leavers by Lisa Ko (Algonquin - May 2, 2017) OFFICIAL … Continue reading Reviews: May Adult Reads Part 1

Weekly Bookish News: Week of 5/8/17

As always, this is a duplicate of the newsletter I send my K-12 school district staff every Friday morning ~ a short and sweet round-up of literacy news and happenings that caught my eye, along with a few books to highlight and my elementary read alouds for the week. If you want to know about … Continue reading Weekly Bookish News: Week of 5/8/17

New Bookshelves and My TBR

Is there anything better than a brand-new bookshelf just waiting to be filled? My husband made me love him even more than ever when he came home yesterday with 2 nice bookshelves that he got for $12.50 each at an auction - WIN! I am now able to get my entire TBR collection off the … Continue reading New Bookshelves and My TBR

Middle Grade & YA Reviews: Week of 5/8/17

A round-up of a new March middle grade release, and 3 of the new YA titles out on May 2nd……… As always, no affiliate links and I disclose the source of each book at the end of each review.  Middle Grade The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi (Salaam Reads - March 28, 2017) OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION: A trio … Continue reading Middle Grade & YA Reviews: Week of 5/8/17

Tween Reviews – Volume 1

My 11-year-old daughter has joined the reviewing club! It started with a few advance review copies that I didn't have time for, and now she's excited to write reviews for more of the books she reads. Honestly, though, I think we need way more kid reviewers since they are the intended audience for these books! … Continue reading Tween Reviews – Volume 1

Weekly Bookish News: Week of 5/1/17

As always, this is a duplicate of the newsletter I send my K-12 school district staff every Friday morning ~ a short and sweet round-up of literacy news and happenings that caught my eye, along with a few books to highlight and my elementary read alouds for the week. If you want to know about … Continue reading Weekly Bookish News: Week of 5/1/17

Authors Are My Heroes

Since the beginning of my memory, books have had a huge place in my life - whether books that were read to me, or books that I could read to myself. The only way these miraculous objects could exist was with people brave enough to create them - authors. Authors who put themselves out there … Continue reading Authors Are My Heroes

Guest Post: Children’s Books to Celebrate Buddha Purnima

Today I am honored to have a guest writer on my blog - Sadaf Siddique of KitaabWorld, an independent online bookstore focused on the discovery and distribution of South Asian childrens' books, toys and games. Learn more about this company in the section at the end of this post. Now, get ready to learn about … Continue reading Guest Post: Children’s Books to Celebrate Buddha Purnima