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: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Tweet Here’s my review of A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck. While this is a sequel to A Long Way from Chicago, it can easily be read and enjoyed on its own. Richard Peck writes the adventures of Mary … Continue reading

Interview with Author Gennifer Choldenko

Tweet My daughters and I fell in love with a Gennifer Choldenko picture book before we ever started to read her novels for young readers. Moonstruck, the True Story of the Cow Who Jumped Over the Moon, is a lovely … Continue reading

Book Review: A Different Day, A Different Destiny by Annette Laing

Tweet Yesterday, I featured an interview with author Annette Laing along with a giveaway of her two books on time travel for middle grade readers, Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When and A Different Day, A Different Destiny. Here’s my … Continue reading

Book Review: Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When by Annette Laing

Tweet When Hannah and Alex move to Snipesville, Georgia from San Francisco with their father they are incredibly bored and somewhat resentful. Their mother has died in a car accident, and when they leave California they also leave their grandparents … Continue reading

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