Review & Giveaway! The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3: Masters of Mischief by Rachel Renée Russell

I am delighted to be hosting a fun and generous giveaway courtesy of partner Simon & Schuster! Read on for my thoughts about book three in Rachel Renée Russell‘s New York Times bestselling The Misadventures of Max Crumbly series, Masters of Mischief, as well as information on how to enter to win an awesome prize pack (open to US addresses)!  […]

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Reviews: Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai & To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer

Children’s fiction review time! I want to draw attention to two wonderful children’s middle grade titles I’ve had the pleasure of recently reading: first up, courtesy of my friends at Raincoast Books is Remy Lai’s debut, Pie in the Sky; next, courtesy of the lovely folks at Penguin Random House Canada, is To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg […]

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Great Children’s Non-Fiction! (4)

Welcome to a new round up featuring recently read and recommended children’s non-fiction titles! Just a note that your library may catalogue some of these titles in children’s non-fiction or in picture books, etc.- it really depends on how your library has decided to categorize them! Let’s begin with Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael James […]

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Picture Book Reviews: How to Walk an Ant, Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure & more!

A rundown of some standout picture books I’ve had the great pleasure of recently reading!     Let’s start with author, illustrator and puppeteer Cindy Derby‘s notable debut, How to Walk an Ant, a step-by-step-with-detours-guide for, you guessed it, walking ants! Through this detailed instructional guide, readers learn that walking ants is…a messy, sometimes frustrating, sometimes…um, fatal (for the ants) […]

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Spotlight & Interview: Children’s Author Samantha R. Vamos!

Welcome to a very special post featuring a spotlight on Samantha R. Vamos! Samantha is the author of children’s titles such as Alphabet Trucks, Alphabet Trains (illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke), Before You Were Here, Mi Amor (illustrated by Santiago Cohen), as well as The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred (illustrated by Rafael López), a Pura Belpré Illustration Honor book. […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Camp by Kayla Miller

Review: Camp by Kayla Miller Source: ARC courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: April 23, 2019 by HMH Books for Young Readers Book Description: Author-illustrator Kayla Miller is back with Olive in this emotional and honest story about navigating new experiences, learning to step outside one’s comfort zone, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails. Olive is sure […]

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