Book Reviews

Kids’ Books- Silly Ones and Sad Ones: My April Reads

Grenade by Alan Gratz Ages 8-12 Most WWII children's books I see deal with the Holocaust or Nazism, but Grenade is different. In this title, Alan Gratz presents the stories of Hideki, a dedicated Japanese child soldier, and Ray, a young American soldier on his first mission. The story is told in alternating narratives for… Continue reading Kids’ Books- Silly Ones and Sad Ones: My April Reads

Book Reviews

Confident Characters and Classic Reboots: My March Reads

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha LeeAges 8-12 This book is a great mix of fantasy and sci-fi for middle grade readers who love adventure books. Min, a shapeshifter, begins her adventure when an investigator comes to her home in Jinju inquiring about her brother who he accuses of deserting his responsibilities as a Space Cadet.… Continue reading Confident Characters and Classic Reboots: My March Reads

Book Reviews

Surprises and Disappointments: My February Reads

A Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter I loved this story! It read like Etter took elements from Alice and Wonderland, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the movie Shrek, put them in a pot and stirred them all together. There are a lot of dialects used in the story that helped transport the reader… Continue reading Surprises and Disappointments: My February Reads

Book Reviews

How to Write about Trauma for Children: My December Reads

This December was a slow reading month for me, with the holidays in full swing. However, I realized as I was writing this post that several of the books I read this month dealt with childhood trauma in some way. I am not an author, but I imagine it must be difficult to write about… Continue reading How to Write about Trauma for Children: My December Reads

Book Reviews, K-5 Literacy

Strong Female Leads & Fantastic Graphic Novels: My November Reads

November is almost over and I read some great books during this month! Check them out! The links in this post lead to the book's corresponding Goodreads page. Rosie Revere and the Raucus Riveters: The Questioneers by Andrea Beaty Ages 7-10 Rosie Revere, Engineer is turning into quite the franchise. Rosie is now the leader… Continue reading Strong Female Leads & Fantastic Graphic Novels: My November Reads

Book Reviews, Storytimes

Zoo Animals, Birds, Cats, and More: New Read-Alouds October

We got lots of new picture books that would make great storytime read-alouds this month!!! (Not all were published in October, just new to me!) Not Yet, Zebra by Lou Kuenzler Toddler+ Zoo animals ABCs Super cute illustrations make this one good for me! Zoo animals and ABCs make it great! Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,… Continue reading Zoo Animals, Birds, Cats, and More: New Read-Alouds October

Book Reviews

Resilient Refugees & Rebel Librarians : My October Reads

It was a slow reading month for me where children's books were concerned. I spent the first half of the month reading books for people my own age, so I only made it to a few this month. The links in the post lead to the book's Goodreads profile. The Fox Girl and the White… Continue reading Resilient Refugees & Rebel Librarians : My October Reads