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

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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

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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

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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