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 · Adventure · Animal Love · ARC Copy · Autism · Book Review · Book series · Children · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Free Copy in Exchange for an Honest Review · Illustrated/Picture Books · NetGalley · Nonfiction · Parenting · WWW Wednesday · Young Adult

WWW Wednesday: March 24, 2021

Another Wednesday and we’re officially in Spring! We’ve been taking our little one outside a lot and he’s finally becoming more comfortable and seeming to enjoy the outdoors more than before! 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…… Continue reading WWW Wednesday: March 24, 2021

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Children’s Book Review: Leo and the Octopus by Isabelle Marinov

Title: Leo and the OctopusAuthor: Isabelle Marinov; Illustrator: Chris Nixon Pages: 16 Genre: Children, Picture book Themes: Autism, Friendship, Acceptance, Understanding Publication Date: January 7, 2021 I received a paperback copy in exchange for an honest review, thanks to the author and publisher. Leo feels out of place in this world. Everything just seems too…… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Leo and the Octopus by Isabelle Marinov

2021 · Book Review · Children · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Movie Tie-in

Book Review: Newt Scamander: Cinematic Guide by Felicity Baker

Title: Newt Scamander: Cinematic GuideAuthor: Felicity Baker Pages: 64 Genre: Fantasy, Children, Movie Tie-in Publication Date: January 31, 2017Publisher: Scholastic Press In this short book, readers are reminded of Newt Scamander’s story in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and some key events from the movies. This was another book given to me by…… Continue reading Book Review: Newt Scamander: Cinematic Guide by Felicity Baker

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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