Book Review: Before They Were Authors by Elizabeth Haidle

Tweet Some of kids’ favorite writers, people like Roald Dahl, Dr. Seuss, and Madeleine L’Engle, were also young before growing up to become famous. And learning about the lives of these writers-in-the-making can provide inspiration for children, possibly prompting them … Continue reading

Book Review: The Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline K. Ogburn

Tweet When Eric’s grandma leaves her home for an assisted living facility, her house next door to his is sold to a veterinarian, who turns it into a clinic. Dr. Brancusi hires Eric to help out cleaning stalls and caring … Continue reading

Book Review: Skylark and Wallcreeper

Tweet When waters from Hurricane Sandy flood the nursing home in Queens where Lily’s Grandma Collette lives, residents are evacuated to a shelter in Brooklyn. Collette insists that Lily save a small box that she later finds holds a pen. … Continue reading

Book Review: The Boggart Fights Back by Susan Cooper

Tweet When twins Allie and Jay Cameron accompany their father on a trip to his hometown in Scotland, they are wowed by the seals in the loch, Castle Keep on a little island, and the beauty of the village where … Continue reading

Book Review: Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught

Tweet Dani’s Grandma Beans always told her, “Sooner or later, we’re all gonna be okay.” But Dani wonders how that could possibly be true. Her best friend told her he’s not allowed to be friends with her anymore and her … Continue reading

Book Review: A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Tweet Natalie Dias Lorenzi is the author of one of my favorite recent books for readers aged 9 to 12, Flying the Dragon (read my review). So when she got in touch to ask if I wanted to review her … Continue reading

Book Review: Once Was a Time by Leila Sales

Tweet Today I’m reviewing Once Was a Time by Leila Sales. Be sure to check back tomorrow, when I take part in the blog tour for the book with an author interview and a copy to give away. Here’s my … Continue reading

Book Review: Uprooted by Lynne Reid Banks

Tweet At the start of World War II, many women and children left England to live with relatives or sponsoring families in Canada and the U.S. The idea was to keep them safe from the bombing and hardship that was … Continue reading

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