Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – October Edition

Archive for 2018

Children’s Book Review: Bone Soup By Alyssa Capucilli

Bone Soup Cover

BONE SOUP A Spooky Tasty Tale By: Alyssa Satin Capucilli Illustrated by: Tom Knight Published: July 24, 2018 Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books Fiction   The beloved fable STONE SOUP is retold with a Halloween twist. Share the story of a community of witches, ghouls, ghosts, and monsters coming together to make a soup…

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Children’s Book Review: Disney Villains The Evilest of Them All

Disney Villains

DISNEY VILLAINS The Evilest of Them All By: Rachael Upton Illustrated by: The Disney Storybook Art Team Published: July 3, 2017 Publisher: SFI Readerlink Dist   This is THE book for classic Disney movie fans! Rather than focusing on the princesses or heroines in all the favorite Disney movies, this book instead focuses on the villains,…

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Books that Came My Way in September 2018

New Books This Month

  This is my monthly roundup of books that were added to my shelves in the last month. I also share an update with you on other things going on in my life. The busy season has begun. We are full on into Cross Country season, both with our senior and with our college son…

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A Perfect Halloween Gift for the Zombie Fan and a GIVEAWAY!

Zombie Cross Stitch

  Does the month of October get you excited for all things haunted? Are you anxious to decorate with ghosts and goblins and spiders? Are you a huge fan of “The Walking Dead”? Then this Zombie Cross-Stitch kit might just be for you.  Create your own Zombie artwork to hang in your office, on your…

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Children’s Book Review: Delivery Bear By Laura Gehl

Delivery Bear

DELIVERY BEAR By: Laura Gehl Illustrated by: Paco Sordo Published: September 1, 2018 Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Fiction   All Zogby has dreamed of doing is being a delivery bear. When he finally sees his dream job posted at the local Fluffy Tail Cookies shop, he can’t wait to apply. The problem is, he…

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Book Review: The Storyteller’s Secret By Sejal Badani

The Storyteller's Secret

THE STORYTELLER’S SECRET A Novel By: Sejal Badani Published: September 1, 2018 Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Fiction – Historical Fiction After suffering from her third miscarriage, Jaya realizes her heart is empty and her marriage is likely over. When her own mother refuses to return to India at the request of her dying father, Jaya…

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Banned Books Week 2018

BBW Profile pic

Today is the beginning of Banned Books Week. The purpose of this week is to bring together librarians, publishers, booksellers, authors, teachers, journalists, and readers to support the freedom of seeking and expressing ideas no matter how unpopular those ideas may be. The books that have been banned are books that have been asked to…

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Children’s Book Review: Eraser By Anna Kang

Eraser Book Cover

ERASER By: Anna Kang Illustrated by: Christopher Weyant Published: August 1, 2018 Publisher: Two Lions Fiction   Eraser is tired of being the clean-up crew at school. Pencil is so sharp. Cobalt is cool. Everyone loves Tape and Glue because they can make anything stick. Then Marker tells Eraser she can’t come to the science…

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