Book Review: Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Tweet My daughters and I all love author Frank Cottrell Boyce’s books for young readers. Here’s a review my daughter Madeleine wrote for Cosmic. An excellent book. I love Cottrell’s writing style, have enjoyed his other works, and am adding … Continue reading

Book Review: Bloomability by Sharon Creech

Tweet Here’s a review sent in by one of the moms in my mother-daughter book club. Bloomability is a coming of age book that I really enjoyed. It tells the story of a young girl who is sent off to … Continue reading

Book Review: Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Tweet Moose Flanagan left his home, his school and his baseball team behind when his dad was hired as a guard on Alcatraz Island in 1935, prompting a move for the whole family. Moose’s older sister, Natalie, is severely autistic, … Continue reading

Book Review: Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko

Tweet It’s 1935 on Alcatraz Island. Al Capone is The Rock’s most famous prisoner among a number of notorious criminals. He’s also a constant fascination for the families of the guards, who live in houses on the island next door … Continue reading

Book Review: Dear Pen Pal by Heather Vogel Frederick

Tweet Emma, Jess, Megan and Cassidy are back for another year of reading in their mother-daughter book club in Heather Vogel Frederick’s new book, Dear Pen Pal. Cracking this third book in the mother-daughter book club series is like reconnecting … Continue reading

Book Review and Discussion Questions: Dear Big V by Ellen Leroe

Tweet Courtney Condon is a junior who is suddenly facing a lot of issues. The school club she started a year ago for students committed to staying virgins until marriage is being taken over by a new girl who wants … Continue reading

Book Review: The Real Real by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Tweet Jesse is a senior at a high school in the Hamptons where she sees lots of celebrities and other wealthy people drop in for vacation. Life for most of the locals is anything but glamorous, that is until TV … Continue reading

Book Review: White Sands, Red Menace by Ellen Klages

Tweet It’s such a pleasure to read a sequel that lives up to and possibly even surpasses the original. White Sands, Red Menace, Ellen Klages’s follow up to The Green Glass Sea is a wonderful continuation of Suze Gordon and … Continue reading

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