ARC Copy · Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Children · Fairy Tale · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · NetGalley · Young Adult

ARC Review: Broken Wish by Julie C. Dao

  Title: Broken Wish Series: The Mirror, #1 Author: Julie C. Dao Pages: 320 Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Children Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Acceptance, Friendship, Trust, Differences Publication Date: October 6, 2020 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion     Thank you to the NetGalley and Disney-Hyperion for giving me the opportunity to read and…… Continue reading ARC Review: Broken Wish by Julie C. Dao

ARC Copy · Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Children · Graphic Novel · Middle Grade · NetGalley · Nonfiction

ARC Review: Maurice and His Dictionary by Cary Fagan

  Title: Maurice and His Dictionary  Author: Cary Fagan Pages: 53 Genre: Nonfiction, Middle Grade, Children Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Resilience, Persistence, Positivity, Family, Education Publication Date: October 15, 2020 Publisher: Owlkids Books   Thank you to the NetGalley and Owlkids Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review an ARC of Maurice and…… Continue reading ARC Review: Maurice and His Dictionary by Cary Fagan

Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Children · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Middle Grade · NetGalley

Book Review: The Golden Maple Tree by Marc Remus

  Title: The Golden Maple Tree Series: Magora, #2 Author: Marc Remus Pages: 251 Genre: Middle Grade, Children’s, Fantasy Story Perspective: Third-Person Omniscient Themes: Family, Friendship, Trust, Forgiveness, Kindness Publication Date: January 14, 2016  Publisher: Misty Moon Books / Marc Remus     This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley and  Misty Moon Books.…… Continue reading Book Review: The Golden Maple Tree by Marc Remus

ARC Copy · Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Children · Contemporary · Free Copy in Exchange for an Honest Review · Middle Grade · NetGalley

ARC Review: Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood

  Title: Love Like Sky Author: Leslie C. Youngblood Pages: 304 Genre: Realistic Fiction, Contemporary, Middle Grade, Children’s Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Family, Love, Divorce, Step-siblings, Friendship, Protesting Publication Date: November 6, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion     This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley and  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Georgie’s parents are…… Continue reading ARC Review: Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood

Book Review · Children · DNF (Did Not Finish) · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Middle Grade · Middle School

DNF: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

  Title: The Wishing Spell Series: The Land of Stories #1 Author: Chris Colfer Pages: 438 Genre: Fantasy, Children, Middle Grade Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Siblings, Quest, Working together, Determination, Friendship Publication Date: July 17, 2012 Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers     Why did I choose to DNF this book? I started this children’s…… Continue reading DNF: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

Book for Review - 2019 · Book Review · Children · Humor · Illustrated/Picture Books · OnlineBookClub

Mini-Review: Four Funny Potatoes! by Len Foley

Here’s another mini-review of a book I recently reviewed for OnlineBookClub.org. To read my full OnlineBookClub official review, you can go here: Four Funny Potatoes! Genre: Children/Humor/Illustrated Themes: Identity, Working Together ~ The Good ~ Illustrations are fun and inviting for children Rhyming phrases creates a fun flow Great themes even with its humorous features  …… Continue reading Mini-Review: Four Funny Potatoes! by Len Foley

Book for Review - 2019 · Book Review · Children · Illustrated/Picture Books · Mini-Review · OnlineBookClub

Mini-Review: Popo and His New Home by Bella Sou and Ava Sel

Here’s another mini-review of a book I recently reviewed for OnlineBookClub.org. To read my full OnlineBookClub official review, you can go here: Popo and His New Home Genre: Children/Fiction/Animals Themes: Animal Love, Dogs, Adoption ~ The Good ~ Adoption theme was well done Diverse group of characters Protagonist Ruby’s wanting a dog is relatable Illustrations were…… Continue reading Mini-Review: Popo and His New Home by Bella Sou and Ava Sel

Book for Review - 2019 · Book Review · Children · Illustrated/Picture Books · Mini-Review · OnlineBookClub

Mini-Review: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep by Michael D. Gatson

Here’s another mini-review of a book I recently reviewed for OnlineBookClub.org. This official OBC review was not published, so I do not have a link to share. Genre: Children/Illustrated Themes: PTSD, Family, Seeking Help, Health, Mental Health, Communication ~ The Good ~ PTSD was explained well for children to understand Great communication between mother and son…… Continue reading Mini-Review: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep by Michael D. Gatson

Adventure · Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · Children · Coming-of-Age · Crime/Thriller/Suspense/Horror · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Horror · Middle Grade

Book Review: Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Title: Small Spaces (Small Spaces, #1) Author: Katherine Arden Pages: 218 Genre: Middle Grade, Coming-of-Age, Horror, Fantasy, Adventure Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Friendship, Grief, Loss, Bullying, Bravery, Courage Publication Date: September 25, 2018 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers     Eleven-year-old Ollie is having trouble adjusting to life without her mom. Making and keeping friends is very difficult…… Continue reading Book Review: Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Illustrated/Picture Books · OnlineBookClub · Self-Help

Book Review: I Can See Peace by Julie Penshorn; Illustrated by Jeanine-Jonee Keith

Pages: 36 Genre: Children/Self-Help Publication Date:  June 20, 2018 Themes: Emotions, Peace, Mental Health Peace can be found everywhere. Whether it’s the outdoors, indoors, or the people you spend time with, peace is always there. All you have to do is find it. This was such a sweet, simple, yet worthwhile book to read. I feel that sometimes,…… Continue reading Book Review: I Can See Peace by Julie Penshorn; Illustrated by Jeanine-Jonee Keith