Adult Releases Jan 16 2018

Thanks a million to publishers for these free review copies! Red Clocks was loaned to me by another reviewer friend who received it from the publisher. These titles all release on January 16th! Yet again, another week of a TON of great books being published!Β  Or, at least great for ME, since I carefully curate … Continue reading Adult Releases Jan 16 2018

First KidLit Book Round Up of 2018

Friends, I honestly don't remember December. I know I had a lot of meetings, there were some basketball tournaments and concerts, I was sick for half of it and the kids (and dogs) were sick the other half, there was a holiday in there, etc. Suffice to say that I didn't do a December Picture … Continue reading First KidLit Book Round Up of 2018

Latest TBR No. 8

WHAT A WEEK!!! I read a bunch of just so-so titles last weekend, but then on Monday and Tuesday I had the absolute privilege of reading a very early manuscript of THIS JULY 2018 book. I totally loved it and can't wait for you all to get to read it next summer too! Then I … Continue reading Latest TBR No. 8

Most Memorable Books of 2017

You have absolutely NO idea how long I have agonized over this list. And how many times it has changed. And here's what I finally decided ~ it does not need to be a "BEST OF 2017" list, because what even is that? Who decides what's best? And in what way? I decided to name … Continue reading Most Memorable Books of 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

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!Β 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

Tween Review: Escape from the Overworld

Remember how my daughter writes reviews too? Well, now my son has joined the party! When I was asked to be a part of this Minecraft blog tour, my first thought was NOPE, not my genre. But THEN, I thought of who I know that adores Minecraft........and then I asked him if he wanted to … Continue reading Tween Review: Escape from the Overworld