Book Review: Don’t Forget Dexter by Lindsay Ward

Tweet Dexter is a T-Rex who’s a lovable softie, the playmate of a child who accidentally forgets him in the pediatrician’s waiting room. When Dexter realizes he’s alone he sets out to find his friend Jack, drawing a picture of … Continue reading

Interview and Book Giveaway: Lindsay Ward, Author of Don’t Forget Dexter

Tweet Don’t Forget Dexter is an adorable picture book that celebrates the bonds between a child and his special toy. Tomorrow, I’m reviewing the book, which I loved, and today I am taking part in a blog tour with a … Continue reading

Book Review: March Forward, Girl by Melba Pattillo Beals

Tweet From an early age, Melba Pattillo Beals chafed against the rules African Americans had to follow in the Jim Crow South. Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, she only felt safe when at home with her mother and … Continue reading

Book Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Tweet Four children with no parents around to care for them are brought together under unusual circumstances and given a mission. They are to stop the plans of a man who intends to take over the world. The four, Reynie, … Continue reading

Book Review: Wanda’s Better Way by Laura Pedersen

Tweet Wanda’s Better Way by Laura Pedersen is about a young girl who lets her frustration over problems in her life inspire her to find innovative solutions. A disorganized dance-class dressing area makes Wanda grumpy. But then she has an … Continue reading

Book Review: The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle

Tweet Lily’s mother has promised her that if she does well in school during her junior year she’ll be able to visit her dad for the summer. It’s been five years since he left the family and the life he … Continue reading

Book Review: The Civil War by Judy Dodge Cummings

Tweet More than 150 years after it’s conclusion, the American Civil War provides an ongoing topic of discussion and dissention. Was it begun over slavery? Were state’s rights the biggest issue? Were the military tactics that targeted civilians justified? Judy … Continue reading

Book Review: Lost Stars by Lisa Selin Davis

Tweet Since Carrie’s sister died she’s been spiraling downward, drinking and using drugs with Ginny’s old friends. Her mom has left, her dad doesn’t know what to do, and her younger sister is frightened of her. Carrie resents being forced … Continue reading

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