It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 7/20/18

#IMWAYR The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about 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 piles. ____________________ Board Books La Catrina: Emotions – Emociones by Patty Rodriguez & Ariana Stein Lil’ Libros, 2017 We. loved. this. book. The illustrations are so bright and wonderful. Each page has an emotion in both Spanish and English. In the 3 … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 7/20/18

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 6/11/18

The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about 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 piles. ____________________ Picture Book Maurice the Unbeastly written by Amy Dixon illustrated by Karl James Mountford Sterling Children’s Books, 2017 I absolutely love this picture book. It is funny and heartfelt and just great. Both of my kids sat through multiple readings. Mountford’s … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 6/11/18

EVANGELINE OF THE BAYOU by Jan Eldredge – Middle Grade Book Review

Evangeline of the Bayou by Jan Eldredge illustrated by Joseph Kuefler Balzar + Bray, 2018 At a Glance Genre(s): supernatural, folklore, horror Age Range: 8-12 years old (middle grade) Plot: “Twelve-year-old haunt huntress apprentice Evangeline Clement spends her days and nights studying the ways of folk magic, honing her monster-hunting skills while pursuing local bayou banshees and Johnny revenants.” “But when Evangeline and her grandmother are called to New Orleans to resolve an unusual case, she uncovers a secret that will shake her to the soles of her silver-tipped alligator-skin boots.” (source) Strengths: excellent overall storytelling the mix of folklore … Continue reading EVANGELINE OF THE BAYOU by Jan Eldredge – Middle Grade Book Review

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – Book Giveaway!

The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about 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 piles. ____________________ Happy Monday everyone! I am giving away a copy of Chris Harris’ I’m Just No Good at Rhyming. Click here to enter! Today is a post of recent books that I have absolutely loved. Have you read any of them? Poetry … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – Book Giveaway!

TUMBLE AND BLUE by Cassie Beasley – Middle Grade Book Review

Tumble and Blue by Cassie Beasley (Dial Books, August 2017) At a Glance Genre(s): Magical Realism, Adventure Age Range: Middle Grade Plot: “When the red moon rises over the heart of the Okefenokee swamp, legend says that the mysterious golden gator Munch will grant good luck to the poor soul foolish enough to face him. But in 1817, when TWO fools reach him at the same time, the night’s fate is split. With disastrous consequences for both . . . and their descendants. Half of the descendants have great fates, and the other half have terrible ones. Now, Tumble Wilson … Continue reading TUMBLE AND BLUE by Cassie Beasley – Middle Grade Book Review