The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing (a Review)

What a great book to read with your children during this busy Thanksgiving week! This book is in the collection of “Night before…” books that Natasha Wing has written. The reason I chose this book to review is because of how it’s written. It takes the familiar syntax and flow of the traditional “Night Before […]

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham (a Review)

Recently, I read Lauren Graham’s debut novel Someday, Someday, Maybe about a twenty-something aspiring actress living in New York City. Frannie Banks wants to make it big in New York City, but she also doesn’t want to end up waitressing for years on end with no chances of an acting career in sight. She’s set […]

Seekers: The Quest Begins (a Review)

When I was teaching 6th grade Language Arts, I had a few students who were real super-readers.  I remember talking to a couple of the boys about Erin Hunter’s Warriors series.  “It’s about cats?” I asked them.  “Really?”  They assured me that they were awesome cats with cool powers and such.  Still, I could never quite […]

Frog, Where Are You? by Mercer Mayer (a review)

“Frog is missing and the boy doesn’t see him anywhere. Can the boy and his dog find their new friend?” So is the description of this very clever wordless book from the great children’s author Mercer Mayer. This book is one of the several in a series first brought to life in the book A […]

Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Coker (a review)

“I just want everyone to be happy again…” These were the words spoken by 16 year old, Scarlett Blaine. Those are simple words, but the pain was real. So much had been going on in Scarlett’s young life for so long. Quarrels. A “challenged” brother. A mentally-ill grandfather. School. Responsibilities. So many things to do, […]