middle-grade

Books that Came My Way in October 2018

  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.   Marching band and cross country (HS and college) have ended. The musical just finished this last weekend. “Catch Me If You…
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Children’s Book review: Lulu the Broadway Mouse By Jenna Gavigan

LULU THE BROADWAY MOUSE By: Jenna Gavigan Published: October 9, 2018 Publisher: Running Press Kids Fiction   Get a peek at what it’s like to be on the Broadway stage from an author who grew up as a child actress on Broadway. In LULU THE BROADWAY MOUSE Gavigan gives middle-grade readers a backstage pass on…
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Books that Came My Way in September 2018

  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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Children’s Book Review: The Battle of Junk Mountain By Lauren Abbey Greenberg

THE BATTLE OF JUNK MOUNTAIN By: Lauren Abbey Greenberg Published: April 17, 2018 Publisher: Running Press Kids Middle-Grade Fiction   Shayne has loved spending her summers on the coast of Maine with her grandmother. It’s the only time of year she can see her summer best friend, Poppy. But this summer something has changed. Poppy…
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Book Review: The Girls’ Guide to Conquering Life by Erica and Jonathan Catherman

THE GIRLS’ GUIDE TO CONQUERING LIFE How to Ace an Interview, Change a Tire, Talk to a Guy and 97 Other Skills You Need to Thrive By: Erica and Jonathan Catherman Published: May 15, 2018 Publisher: Revell Non-Fiction As a parent, I hope that I send our kids off into the world as fully capable adults…
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Books that Came in April 2018

Boy, you can tell I have a lot going on, I only read 6 books in the last month and four of them were children’s books. I also had one audio that I was listening to, but it expired before I could finish it, so I’m currently back on the waitlist. April was full of…
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Books that Came in February 2018

If you remember, back in January I read 15 books! My all-time high for a month. February was not quite so exciting. I only read 7 books and that included a children’s book, 2 middle-grade books, and a novella. February went by so fast, I can barely believe we actually had the month. Just when…
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Children’s Book Review: Ellie, Engineer By Jackson Pearce

ELLIE, ENGINEER By: Jackson Pearce Published: January 16, 2018 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens Fiction/Middle-Grade Ellie is a smart, young girl who likes “boy stuff” and “girl stuff”. She likes to build and create things, play soccer, get dirty, wear pretty skirts (with her tool belt, of course), and have tea parties with her best friend,…
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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – February Edition

  I’m trying to read more books that I choose for my own reading enjoyment. Not for review, but because I’ve been wanting to read them or they caught my attention. Most of them have been talked about ad nauseam or have been on my to-read list for a long time so they don’t really…
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Children’s Book Review: Our Story Begins By Elissa Brent Weissman

OUR STORY BEGINS Your Favorite Authors and Illustrators Share Fun, Inspiring, and Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote and Drew as Kids Edited by: Elissa Brent Weissman Published: July 4, 2017 Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Non-Fiction I have a daughter who loves to write. In fact, just a few weeks ago, she showed me…
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