{Book Review} Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

{Book Review} Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Roy Eberhardt is tired of being the new kid, and this time it’s humid Coconut Cove, Florida. At his new school, he gets beat up and bullied on the bus by Dana Matherson. However, if it hadn’t been for his face being smashed up against the bus window, he wouldn’t […]

{Book Review} Yard War by Taylor Kitchings

{Book Review} Yard War by Taylor Kitchings

​Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Trent Westbrook is just like every other American boy in the 60’s in that he loves one thing… football. Football to him is the American pastime that captures the excitement of every person in Jackson. This book isn’t just about football in the 60’s […]

{Book Review} Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

{Book Review}  Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

Julia Lichtenstein has wanted to go to London ever since her parents told her how they fell in love with the city on their honeymoon. Things have changed since then, and even though her dad has died, her wish hasn’t—too bad she’s headed across the pond with her classmates, who […]

{Book Review} Betty Goes Bananas by Steve Antony

{Book Review}  Betty Goes Bananas by Steve Antony

Every time I get a quick little picture book to read, I turn from being Deitre the book reviewer, to Deitre the mom, or Deitre the teacher suddenly imagining little eager eyes waiting for animated words to flow from my mouth.  Even if I’m reading out loud to myself.  Such was the case for […]

{Book Review} Drop It, Rocket! by Tad Hills

{Book Review}  Drop It, Rocket! by Tad Hills

So what happens when you have a 5 little faces looking at you waiting eagerly for the next words to come from your mouth?  Plus let me remind you that little ones know that it should be words of great excitement.  The kiddos that I read to on this day, […]