It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 1/15/2018

The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some adult fiction books as well. Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile.                                          Picture Books  Carnivores written by Aaron Reynolds illustrated by Dan Santat   I love this book. The cover is so creative and the illustrations are great. The story … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 1/15/2018

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 1/8/2018

The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some adult fiction books as well.   Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile.                                          Happy 2018! I hope that it has started off well for you. If you’d like to see a recap of some of my favorite books from 2017, … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 1/8/2018

2017 Reading in Review

I cannot believe that 2017 passed so quickly! I always enjoy looking back at all the books that I read and sharing my favorites. I am super proud to say that I accomplished almost all of my reading goals for the year. Here’s a recap: 2017 Goals: Read 52 books total – Completed 53 NOT including all the picture books I read Read 4 nonfiction books – I did complete 3 though, which is 300% more than in 2016 Read 8 graphic novels – Crushed this one with 11 total Read 4 books in genres that I do not usually read – a … Continue reading 2017 Reading in Review

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 10/30/17

The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some adult fiction books as well.   Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile.                                          I am giving away a copy of Ben Hatke’s Mighty Jack and the Goblin King! Be sure to enter here. Board Books I’m the Scariest Thing in … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 10/30/17

Mighty Jack and the Goblin King – MG Graphic Novel Review

 Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke At a Glance Genre(s)/Categories: Fairy Tale, Middle Grade graphic novel Age Range: 7-12 years old Plot: When Jack and Lilly race through a portal to save Jack’s captured sister, they find a magical world filled with giants and goblins. Even with their magic beans, they have a tough time beating their foes. When things are looking hopeless, Jack turns to the Giant King for help.   Pros: I like that Goblin King picks right up where Mighty Jack (#1) left off Again, the artwork is fantastic and moves the story along … Continue reading Mighty Jack and the Goblin King – MG Graphic Novel Review

Mighty Jack – MG Graphic Novel Review

Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke At a Glance Genres/Categories: Fairy tale, middle grade graphic novel Age Range: 7-12 years old Plot: Jack is dreading summer vacation because he has to watch his autistic little sister while his mom works two jobs. His summer gets way more interesting when he and his sister plant a magic garden in the back yard. This is a modern take on Jack and the Beanstalk. Pros: I love the modern twist on an old classic the artwork is engaging and excellent I love the variety of magic plants this is just an overall knock-it-out-of-the-park book … Continue reading Mighty Jack – MG Graphic Novel Review