The Way to Bea

I think that it is only appropriate that I finished this book a few days after writing about picture books that encourage children to embrace their individuality. The Way to Bea, by Kat Yeh, is a really wonderful book for middle graders that handles the same type of concept, but for older kids experiencing completely … Continue reading The Way to Bea

Luna Loves Library Day

For Library Week, I wanted to end with a really special book that is about libraries and a love of books, but is also about daughter/dad time and dealing with divorce. Pretty heady topics, but perfectly done. Luna loves library day. She is all set to go with her library bag, library card, and books … Continue reading Luna Loves Library Day

Let’s Hear it for the Girls! Picture Book Biographies of Amazing Women

May is Women's History month, so I wanted to get at least one post out with great books about great women. There really are so many to choose from that it can be hard, but the amazing thing is that people are putting out spectacular nonfiction picture books that are a great way to get … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Girls! Picture Book Biographies of Amazing Women

Refugee by Alan Gratz

There are times when books and history or social studies lessons go hand in hand. Refugee is one such book. This should be on required reading lists for middle graders, and adults might learn a thing or two from it as well. I first heard of Refugee as it was coming out last summer and … Continue reading Refugee by Alan Gratz

Battle of the Books

Today my 5th grader participated in the North Carolina Elementary Battle of the Books. I love these competitions. They gather a group of kids who love reading, have them read a list of books that are both in and outside of their comfort zones, and then challenge them to a battle quiz bowl style. It … Continue reading Battle of the Books

Tiny Stitches

Since being published in 2016, the book Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas, by Gwendolyn Hooks, has garnered a lot of praise. This book is special because it tells the important story of Vivien Thomas - both his amazing contribution to the medical world and the struggles that he had to face … Continue reading Tiny Stitches

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Linkup!

Welcome to our 5th annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018 #ReadYourWorld Book Review Linkup! Today is the big day! Multicultural Children’s Book Day has finally arrived and it is so exciting to see all of the reviews and excitement over the 5th year of this amazing event. You can now add your review to the amazing … Continue reading Multicultural Children’s Book Day Linkup!