What do you get when the grass begins to grow and the dogwood trees begin to bloom showcasing their beautiful white flowers? You get signs that spring is here. You may even be like me and have a few attacks of a runny a nose and endless sneezing. But that’s […]
I’m thrilled to take part in the new cover reveal for HARP’S SONG by Cassie Shine! Check out the cover below, and let me know what you think in the comments. Then be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of HARP’S SONG, and […]
By: Trudy Ludwig Illustrator: Patrice Barton Publication Information: Alfred A. Knopf copyright: 2013 The Invisible Boy is a story about a little boy named Brian who is shy and overlooked by his classmates. Brian is an artist with a fun imagination. But his classmates don’t pick him to play on […]
Author: D. J. MacHale Young Adult Genre: Dystopian Publication Information July 2nd 2013 Razorbill goodreads summary: Does Tucker Pierce have what it takes to be a hero when the U.S. military quarantines his island? Fourteen-year-old Tucker Pierce prefers to fly under the radar. He’s used to navigating around summer tourists […]
So I’ve started reading The Promise of Amazing that I picked up during The LoveStruck Tour. On top of that Robin and I had a casual conversation recently about her debut novel, providing some more insight on the book, which was truly a treat. Let us know if you have […]
Getting ready to try something different. We know that readers love to see what we have received from publishers or have purchased. I’m going to make it a little easier on me tonight by posting pictures of the actual books. So these are the hard copies of books that we […]
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Title: The Magician’s Doll | Author: M.L. Roble | Publication Date: February 2, 2013 Publisher: Independent | Pages: 320 | Recommended Ages: 10+ Summary “They are stronger. They are coming. They will arrive!” Life would be so much better for twelve-year-old Natalie if she and her mother weren’t different; […]
Author and Illustrator Lane Smith Published Information 2010 Roaring Brook Press There are three characters in this book: a monkey, a mouse and a donkey. The story begins with a monkey reading a book and a donkey walking up with a laptop in hand. The donkey proceeds to ask the […]
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When I get with Julie either by phone, text or email, for the most part our conversations always include the discussion of a book. The “latest and greatest.” The “what are you reading” question and the list goes on. We went a little deeper with this book discussion knowing that […]
Title: Diego’s Dragon, Book 1: Spirits of the Sun | Author: Kevin Gerard | Publication Date: September 30, 2011 | Publisher: Crying Cougar Press | Pages: 186 | Recommended Ages: 8+ Summary: An eleven-year-old Latino boy wins a district-wide writing contest for sixth graders. When an author visits his school […]
In sunny southern California, Ruby Rose is known for her killer looks and her killer SAT scores. But ever since her dad, an LAPD SWAT sergeant, died six months ago, she’s also got a few killer secrets. To cope with her father’s death, Ruby has been trying to […]
Hearts author & illustrator: Thereza Rowe publisher: Toon Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press Copyright date: 2014 Hearts is a level 1 graphic novel recommended for brand new readers in grades K-1. The author tells the story of a fox named Penelope using sight words, short sentences, and 1-2 […]
Can you believe it, your teen reviewer Josh has some big decisions to make. I can’t believe that graduation is quickly approaching and he will be heading out to the big world without his parents looking over his shoulders. He will no longer hear me say, “where is your review […]