The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glasser

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Streetย byย Karina Yan Glaser (HMH Books for Young Readers ~ October 3, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Vanderbeekers are guaranteed to steal the heart of every single reader who picks up this book, children and adults alike. This is one of my top feel-good and huggable middle grade novels … Continue reading The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glasser

Picture Book Roundup September 2017

Wow, this month just FLEW by! Since there aren't enough days or time for a blog post for each picture book I reviewed for publishers this month, I'm doing a short and sweet round-up of my Goodreads reviews. To keep up with all of my picture book and lower middle grade reads, check out my … Continue reading Picture Book Roundup September 2017

Auma’s Long Run by Eucabeth Odhiambo

Auma's Long Run by Eucabeth A. Odhiambo (Carolrhoda Books ~ September 1, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars Haunting but inspirational, AUMA'S LONG RUN reminds readers that the world is bigger than what we can see, and that challenges are profoundly different throughout the world. Thanks to the publisher for the signed galley of … Continue reading Auma’s Long Run by Eucabeth Odhiambo

Mikey and Me by Teresa Sullivan

Mikey and Me: Life with My Exceptional Sister by Teresa Sullivan (She Writes Press ~ August 29, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars A heartbreaking memoir of growing up with an exceptional sibling in the 1950s , 60's and 70s - a time when institutionalization was the norm and there was no support for … Continue reading Mikey and Me by Teresa Sullivan

Author Q&A with Susan Holloway Scott

Remember my gushing review of I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott? Well, we ended up chatting on Twitter and Instagram so much that we decided an author Q&A post was necessary! This book releases TODAY and I am so excited for Hamilton and history fans to get their hands on it! Also, don't forget … Continue reading Author Q&A with Susan Holloway Scott

The Copenhagen Affair by Amulya Malladi

The Copenhagen Affair by Amulya Malladi (Lake Union Publishing ~ September 26, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars A spot-on look at modern marriage and depression, THE COPENHAGEN AFFAIR enlightens and entertains readers against a beautiful European background. Thanks to Lake Union Publishing and Goldberg McDuffie Communications for the review copy of this novel … Continue reading The Copenhagen Affair by Amulya Malladi

Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence

Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian's Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to the Books in Her Life by Annie Spence (Flatiron Books ~ September 26, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars The perfect read for any book lover, but an incredibly special book for all librarians! Buy this one for a librarian in your life … Continue reading Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence

I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott

I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott (Kensington ~ September 26, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars Required reading for Hamilton fans, and highly recommended for all historical fiction fans and history buffs in general! Thanks to Kensington Books for this review copy - all opinions are my own. Let's start out with the … Continue reading I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott

Caroline: Little House Revisited by Sarah Miller

I am so very excited to share with all of you a conversation with the author of the brand-new historical fiction title Caroline: Little House Revisited ~ Sarah Miller very graciously agreed to answer all of the questions I had for her about Caroline Ingallโ€™s prejudices toward American Indians. This is one of my very, … Continue reading Caroline: Little House Revisited by Sarah Miller

Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson

Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson (Charlesbridge - September 19, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars FALCON WILD is the must-read middle grade adventure story of fall 2017! Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book. Book Description (from Goodreads) Thirteen-year-old Karma is lost in the backcountry of Montana with … Continue reading Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson