30+ Middle School Book Group Picks

I'm sharing this here because some of my Instagram followers have requested it! Earlier this week, my middle school ELA team requested the following, in correlation with their work with Curriculum Companion - a Wisconsin resource for CCSS. "............next unit they will be reading a variety of texts, forming an argument, and writing an argumentative … Continue reading 30+ Middle School Book Group Picks

My Nominations for the 2017 Nerdy Book Club Award

For what it's worth, here is what I nominated! If you want to know more about these book awards, or want to vote yourself, here is the post! Nominations are open through December 17th. For the record, however, there are some categories that it was almost impossible to only choose 5 in. I hate narrowing … Continue reading My Nominations for the 2017 Nerdy Book Club Award

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

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

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

Weekend (and next week) TBR Edition 2

Yay! Two weeks straight of this new idea I had - I'm on a roll! All descriptions and links are from Goodreads ~ follow me there and on Instagram for my reviews! Okay, let's start off with my CURRENTLY reading title - this is an 800 page monster of a book, so I've been reading … Continue reading Weekend (and next week) TBR Edition 2

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

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

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

Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz

I'm so excited to be a part of the blog tour for this newest title in the incredibly popular upper middle grade Alex Rider series! This title just released yesterday, October 10, 2017 and I already have the book ready to be put into the hands of my middle school readers! Never Say Die by Anthony … Continue reading Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz