February 2018 Picture Book Round Up

It's that time again! Time for me to share my thoughts on a batch of picture books received from publishers for review. One of these books released in January 2018, and all of the rest of them release in either March or April 2018. All of these titles are now being passed on to Kid … Continue reading February 2018 Picture Book Round Up

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come With Me by Holly McGhee

Come with Me by Holly M. McGhee (Putnam ~ September 5, 2017) As a district-wide librarian in a school system, I very, very rarely write emails to our entire staff about one particular book. But the horrific act of violence in Las Vegas combined with so so so many other acts of sadness and senseless … Continue reading Come With Me by Holly McGhee