Book Review: The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt

Tweet Today I’m thrilled to review this great new book for young readers. I’m also excited to feature an interview with author Kathi Appelt tomorrow as part of her blog tour. Check back in then to see what she has … Continue reading

Book Review: Ellie’s Log by Judith L. Li, illustrations by M. L. Herring

Tweet Eleven-year-old Ellie lives in a Pacific Northwest forest with her dad, who is the forest manager, and her mom, who is a researcher at the local university. Together with her new friend Ricky, she explores the forest around her … Continue reading

Book Review: Eliza’s Journal by Caelyn AB Williams, Illustrated by Kati Green

Tweet When Eliza leaves California for Washington state’s San Juan Islands for the summer, she’s not sure what to expect. Her parents are working in Florida, and her aunt and uncle live on Orcas Island, a beautiful place that Eliza … Continue reading

Book Review: Gaia Girls, Enter the Earth by Lee Welles

Tweet Elizabeth is excited that fourth grade is almost over and she’ll soon be able to hang out for lazy days on her farm with her best friend Rachel. She knows there will also be lots of work to do, … Continue reading

Book Review: Ivy + Bean: What’s the Big Idea, Written by Annie Barrows, Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Tweet Ivy and Bean are friends even though they are opposite in many ways. Bean is loud and rambunctious and full of crazy ideas. Ivy is quiet and thoughtful and often willing to help Bean try out some of her … Continue reading

Book Review: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Tweet Two girls in mother-daughter book clubs sent in their reviews of Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen. Flipped was a fabulous book that I genuinely enjoyed reading. It was fun, captivating and easy to relate to. Wendelin Van Draanen so … Continue reading

Book Review: Fern Verdant and the Silver Rose by Diana Leszczynski

Tweet Both of Fern’s parents, Olivier and Lily, are world-famous botanists. In fact, Lily’s uncanny ability to help nearly extinct species keeps her constantly on the go to exotic locations. But Fern isn’t happy always playing second fiddle to plants. … Continue reading

Book Review: Operation Redwood by S. Terrell French

Tweet Twelve-year-old Julian Carter-Li has no idea that adventure will soon find him. All he knows is that his mother is on a grant-paid trip to China that should enhance her career as a photographer, while she’s gone he has … Continue reading

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