2021 · ARC Copy · Book Review · Children · Cozy Mystery · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Free Copy in Exchange for an Honest Review · Middle Grade · WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: April 7, 2021

Happy Wednesday! The weather is warming up, so we’ve been increasing our outdoor time and it’s been so great! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To participate, just answer the following three questions: 1. What are you currently reading? An Artificial Night (October Daye #3) by Seanan McGuire – I…… Continue reading WWW Wednesday: April 7, 2021

2021 · Book Review · Book series · Children · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Middle Grade

Book Review: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Title: Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1)Author: Brandon Mull Pages: 373 Genre: Children, Middle Grade, Fantasy Themes: Honesty, Bravery, Curiosity, Discovery Publication Date: June 7, 2006Publisher: Shadow Mountain Siblings Kendra and Seth are brought to their Grandpa’s farm to be taken care of as their parents go on a cruise. What seems like it would be a boring time ends…… Continue reading Book Review: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

2021 · ARC Copy · Book Review · Book series · Children · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Free Copy in Exchange for an Honest Review · Middle Grade · NetGalley · Nonfiction · Parenting · WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: March 31, 2021

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you are enjoying your week and are looking forward to the weekend! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To participate, just answer the following three questions: 1. What are you currently reading? Fablehaven (Fablehaven #1) by Brandon Mull: I was in the mood for something…… Continue reading WWW Wednesday: March 31, 2021

Book Review · Children · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Middle Grade · Movie Tie-in

Book Review: Harry Potter: Cinematic Guide by Felicity Baker

Title: Harry Potter: Cinematic GuideAuthor: Felicity Baker Pages: 64 Genre: Fantasy, Children, Movie Tie-in Publication Date: October 11, 2016Publisher: Scholastic Inc. In this short book, readers are reminded of Harry Potter’s story and some key events from the movies. This was a book that was given to me by a local community member, and I…… Continue reading Book Review: Harry Potter: Cinematic Guide by Felicity Baker

Adventure · ARC Copy · Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Children · Middle Grade · NetGalley

ARC Review: Alone in the Woods by Rebecca Behrens

  Title: Alone in the Woods Author: Rebecca Behrens Pages: 320 Genre: Middle Grade, Children, Adventure Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Survival, Self-Esteem, Bravery, Friendship, Bullying Publication Date: October 1, 2020 Publisher: Sourcebooks Young Readers     Thank you to the NetGalley and Sourcebooks Young Readers for giving me the opportunity to read and review…… Continue reading ARC Review: Alone in the Woods by Rebecca Behrens

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 of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · Middle Grade · Nonfiction · Young Adult

Book Review: Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom by Rebecca L. Johnson

  Title: Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone Author: Rebecca L. Johnson Pages: 88 Genre: Non-Fiction, Wildlife, Animals, Science, History, Middle Grade, Young Adult Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Consequences, Animal Care, Research Publication Date: August 1, 2014  Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books   In this photographic account, readers can look into the effects that Chernobyl, the 1986 nuclear explosion, had and continues…… Continue reading Book Review: Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom by Rebecca L. Johnson