November 2017 Picture Book Roundup

As usual, my monthly round up of reviews for complimentary titles provided to me by publishers or publicists! All finished copies have been donated to my school library and any advance copies were passed along to Kid Lit Exchange. And of course, all opinions are my own. Not Yet PublishedWide-Awake Bear by Pat Zietlow Miller … Continue reading November 2017 Picture Book Roundup

24 Books of Christmas 2017

Well, it's that time of year again! Time to pull out the bin of Christmas books and wrap them up and put them out on the end table (the scratched end table because KIDS) ..........time for our Christmas Book Advent! This is in no way something I invented, but it is a tradition that my … Continue reading 24 Books of Christmas 2017

This Week’s TBR Edition 5

Whew, I have read a LOT this past week! In addition to almost all of the books on last week's TBR, I read a fun Thanksgiving cozy mystery, a media favorite that I REALLY didn't like, a family drama that had been sitting on my shelf since I bought it in March, and a title … Continue reading This Week’s TBR Edition 5

Take to the Sky! Here We Are by Olive Jeffers

I am honored to be a part of the blog tour for this book today! I was provided with a complimentary copy of the book to review. Below my review, check out the books I pulled from my elementary library that would be perfect to read alongside HERE WE ARE for the SKY section of … Continue reading Take to the Sky! Here We Are by Olive Jeffers

Thanksgiving Week TBR Edition 4

Well, it's deer hunting season in Wisconsin starting this weekend, which means my house out in the middle of nowhere will be surrounded by hunters in blaze orange.......meaning I'll be locked inside with nothing to do but bake, sew and read! AND next week is only 2 days of school/work! AND we don't celebrate Thanksgiving … Continue reading Thanksgiving Week TBR Edition 4

Picture Books to Cuddle Up With on a Sick Day

It's cold and flu season here in the midwest, but when there are this many cute picture books about the topic, it's *almost* bearable! As a teacher and mom, I am well aware of how much time our little ones spend at home sniffling and sneezing and slightly miserable during these months ~ why not have … Continue reading Picture Books to Cuddle Up With on a Sick Day

Girls and Coding and Libraries OH MY!

I am honored to be a part of the Penguin Young Readers blog tour for the Girls Who Code series today, and was provided complimentary copies of two of the below titles for review. All opinions are my own. As a school librarian in a district without a dedicated computer science program, I try hard … Continue reading Girls and Coding and Libraries OH MY!

The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

I absolutely HAD to make time to share this book with you! It arrived in the mail last Friday night (a complimentary review copy from Harper Perennial) after I had already posted my weekly TBR post, and I immediately moved it to the top of my weekend stack. And I LOVED it! Remember how much … Continue reading The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

TBR Pile Edition 3

Let's be real ~ these TBR piles are WAY too big to read in a weekend! I'm very proud of myself that I have completed all but two of the titles on last week's stack, though, PLUS another title that I just couldn't help myself from picking up Wednesday night when it showed up from … Continue reading TBR Pile Edition 3

Required Purchase: Speaking Our Truth

As I have mentioned lately, I'm struggling to find the time to post for each book that I read. However, some titles are so urgent and timely and important that I need to get them out to everyone I know as quickly as I can. This is one of those books. It's a title I … Continue reading Required Purchase: Speaking Our Truth