Must Read Monday (84): Children’s Fiction from Nikki Grimes, Charis Cotter, Torrey Maldonado & more!

Welcome to another edition of Must Read Monday! This feature is where I spotlight older, recent, or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction. Slightly late posting this edition, but too many great children’s fiction/middle grade titles to pass […]

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Must Read Monday (77): Children’s Non-Fiction & Biographical Picture Books from Jason Chin, Jeanette Winter & more!

Welcome to the first 2018 edition of Must Read Monday! This feature is where I spotlight older, recent, or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction! This week: all about non-fiction children’s titles and biographical picture books! Incredible looking […]

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Great Picture Books! (13)

Welcome to another Recently Read round up of great- and I mean tremendous- picture books! This entry features what I would more broadly categorize as children’s lit: there are picture books for the preschool and under crowd, but there are also some slightly longer and more mature illustrated children’s titles as well. In this round up are incredibly written and […]

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Review: Mary Anning’s Curiosity by Monica Kulling

Review: Mary Anning’s Curiosity by Monica Kulling, with illus. by Melissa Castrillon Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Groundwood Books. Thank you! Publication: May 1, 2017 by Groundwood Books Book Description: Mary Anning, considered the world’s greatest fossilist, discovered her first big find at the age of twelve. This novel is an imaginative re-creation of her childhood in early nineteenth-century Lyme Regis. […]

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Must Read Monday (63): Children’s Lit from Linda Williams Jackson, Caela Carter & more!

Welcome to another edition of Must Read Monday! This feature is where I spotlight older, recent, or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction! This week: children’s fiction! I am featuring a slew of wonderful sounding (and looking!) titles; […]

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Must Read Monday (46): Janet Ellis’s The Butcher’s Hook & Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent

Welcome to another edition of Must Read Monday! This feature is where I spotlight older, recent, or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction! This week: a few seemingly under-the-radar historical fiction titles that have my attention! First up […]

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Review: Julia Vanishes (Witch’s Child #1) by Catherine Egan

Review: Julia Vanishes (Witch’s Child #1) by Catherine Egan Source: ARC courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada via Goodreads First Reads. Thank you! Publication: June 7, 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers Verdict: Very Good/Excellent Book Description: Julia has the unusual ability to be…unseen. Not invisible, exactly. Just beyond most people’s senses. It’s a dangerous trait in a city […]

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