October Picture Book Roundup

Another month of picture book reviews! This is my monthly round up of the picture books I have received for review from publishers/authors/publicists ~ for more of my picture books posts and reviews, stay tuned to my dedicated Instagram account! And HERE is the blog post with all of the picture books I used in my library … Continue reading October Picture Book Roundup

Weekend TBR Pile Edition 1

You guys. I am SO struggling to keep up blogging with a post per book - the TIME required for that is just immense! So today, I'm trying to start a new thing of sharing my weekend TBR piles on Fridays. Yes, I know I tried a Goodreads Monday thing too - maybe this will … Continue reading Weekend TBR Pile Edition 1

October Library Storytimes and Booktalks

Okay, and some September too, I guess - I got behind sharing these here! I do share them weekly on my new(ish) Instagram for picture books, though. Here are all of the books I have shared with classes in my elementary library for the past weeks! But two notes first....... One of the things making … Continue reading October Library Storytimes and Booktalks

Elementary Library Sure Bets

Let's be real here......I am a K-12 librarian with 2 schools to purchase for and manage. I have one assistant in one building and NO assistant in my elementary. And I teach 30 library classes a week. And I do ALL of the purchasing. For everyone. Including professional development titles. That means I need a … Continue reading Elementary Library Sure Bets

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum ~ October 24, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is one of those books that I can hardly review, but just have to say......BUY IT. READ IT. SHARE IT. Book Description (from Goodreads) A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A … Continue reading Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Goodreads is My Reading Crutch

All I can say is..........thank goodness for Goodreads. Why? Well, I have officially reached the point in my reading life where I can no longer accurately remember if I have read a book based on title and cover alone much past a year. Especially if I read it on my Kindle. That's why, when BookSparks … Continue reading Goodreads is My Reading Crutch

Prince of Pot by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Prince of Pot by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (Groundwood Books ~ September 5, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars Completely and utterly original, this YA captivated me from page one. Thanks to House of Anansi Press for the review copy of this title. Book Description Isaac loves art class, drives an old pickup, argues with … Continue reading Prince of Pot by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee

American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee (Crown Publishing ~ October 17, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars Stunningly addictive, this nonfiction account of wolves, Yellowstone and humanity reads like a fictional account of dueling mob families in a turf war. A must-read for nature lovers … Continue reading American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee

Spooky October Kid Lit Books

Just a quick post today to bring you some of my favorite kid lit books that are spooky and perfect for October, but are NOT Halloween-specific. My school still allows little Halloween celebrations, but we do not do costumes or anything major and we have some families who request that their children not participate. My … Continue reading Spooky October Kid Lit Books

The Floating World by C Morgan Babst

The Floating World by C. Morgan Babst (Algonquin Books ~ October 17, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars As dark and disturbing as Katrina herself, THE FLOATING WORLD takes readers into the most damaged neighborhoods of New Orleans, both during and after the epic storm, in this story of family, race and a city … Continue reading The Floating World by C Morgan Babst