middle-grade

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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Books that Came in January 2018

Well, it has been so good to get back to regular reading. I have been making the time to read whether I am at home in my favorite chair, riding in the van to a ball game, waiting for an appointment, or during my lunch. I always have a book going on my phone, on…
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Thirteen Books I Can’t Stop Talking About from 2017

I’ve had a hard time coming up with my favorite books from 2017. I read some really great books in 2017. As always, it’s hard to narrow it down to just a small number, especially when there are so many genres, writing styles, and great authors. But, there are always books that stand out, stay…
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Children’s Book Review: One Good Thing About America By Ruth Freeman

ONE GOOD THING ABOUT AMERICA By: Ruth Freeman Published: March 21, 2017 Publisher: Holiday House Fiction/Middle-Grade Fiction If you have ever moved and had to start over in a new school or new community or a new job, you can identify with that feeling of uncertainty and trepidation. But, imagine starting over in a new…
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How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets
Granted
Hello Mornings: How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine
Just Between Us


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