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 First Community Read

I'm so excited to be hosting my community's first ever community read in collaboration with my local public library branch! I'm sharing this here because I'm VERY excited about this, especially our "accompanying" titles. I know To Kill a Mockingbird is somewhat controversial, but we specifically chose it because it was the winner of the … Continue reading My First Community Read

While you grew up on Harry Potter, I grew up on these

(Originally posted on Instagram) est. 1980 For context, see all of my thoughts on this in my Instagram stories highlight titled “HP outrage fuel” and see the review below for what started the mass of curses being put upon me. I love what J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter have done for children’s literature and generations … Continue reading While you grew up on Harry Potter, I grew up on these

Three March 20th Kid Lit Releases You Need to Pre-Order Now

Popping in quick to let you know that I read these three books over the past two days, and they are ALL books you'll want to pre-order so you have them ASAP! Two are middle grade and one is mature young adult. Very different kinds of books for different audiences, for sure! Thanks a million … Continue reading Three March 20th Kid Lit Releases You Need to Pre-Order Now

Guest Post: The Power of Book Covers by Diane Magras

I am so happy to be hosting this guest post today! This middle grade author has a lot to say about book covers, and HER fabulous book with its marvelous cover releases today, March 6, 2018! Guest post by Diane Magras ~ author of The Mad Wolf's Daughter A cover is a reader’s first impression … Continue reading Guest Post: The Power of Book Covers by Diane Magras

A Quick Lunchtime Reading Recap

I have exactly 10 minutes for a blog post this week ~ ready set GO....... If you want an update on my reading journal, head over to this Instagram post. Here is what I have been reading over the past 2 weeks ~ if I show them here, I recommend them! And no links because … Continue reading A Quick Lunchtime Reading Recap

January 23 2018 Releases

Thanks to the publishers for providing me with complimentary review titles of the books in this post, with a few exceptions. Yup, it's yet ANOTHER fabulous release week with more books than anyone can dream of all coming out on ONE DAY! Covers and links are here, followed by some other bookish happenings in my … Continue reading January 23 2018 Releases

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

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