Publisher: Walden Pond Press

Book Tour: Bat and the End ..

Book Tour: Bat and the End of Everything

In the last book about Bat, he is going through a lot of changes in his life – thinking about saying goodbye to Thor and releasing him in the wild, having his friend gone for the summer, and saying goodbye to his third grade teacher. For a kid with autism, he knows his strategies and tries his best, but sometimes he just does the wrong thing at the wrong time: like sneaking Thor into his sister Janie’s play and ending up with Thor spraying the crowd and ruining the show. He also does not realize when he is saying something […]

Posted April 2, 2019
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Book Review, Blog Tour, and Giveaway: The Lost Girl

I’m so excited to be hosting a stop on the official blog tour for The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu today. I love her books and all things fairy tales and cannot wait to share my thoughts on her latest novel. The Lost Girl is a tale both modern and fairy tale, a fantastic urban fairy tale with quite a few twists and turns that will keep you guessing about what is really going on. The story starts with two twins finding out they will be in separate classes for the first time. Not only that, but they join separate after school clubs, […]

Posted February 9, 2019
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Book Review and Blog Tour: A Dastardly Plot + Giveaway

I always enjoy strong female characters and with a world against them, I love to see how they rise above and become more than they could imagine. A Dastardly Plot is one of those stories. Molly is the daughter of an inventor who has not been recognized because of her gender. Since her father passed away, Molly has quit school and sells pickles in order to help her mother have time to invent. When they gain the opportunity to display her flying invention at the World Fair, she thinks all her and her mother’s troubles have ended. Of course, that […]

Posted October 3, 2018
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Book Review and Blog Tour: The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee

Jenny and Pandora are best friends, but very different. Jenny is tough and loud, but Pandora is quiet, lacking humor and full of truth. Together, they discover a treasure map (of a skeleton) that may lead them to a gold nugget which can change their future. Set in New Zealand in the aftermath of the gold rush, there’s an old west feel to the novel. I like the variety in characters, and the depth to each. Each one has dealt with something in their past or present that is hard and I feel that in each character. Our two main characters […]

Posted September 12, 2018
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Two Truths and a Lie: Histo..

Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries Blog Tour

This is such a fun nonfiction series. All of the information is engaging and interesting, even the lies side of the book include true stories with information changed to make it untrue. I enjoyed the quizzes and extra bits of information. It’s a fully engaging book that will keep you reading for hours! Even as an adult, I found myself really enjoying my read through this book. The authors do a great job including a wide variety of topics so as to engage readers who have different interests. This book definitely makes reading nonfiction fun and I wish more books […]

Posted June 28, 2018
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Book Review: Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth + Giveaway

Prez is in a Temporary – a home just for the summer – when Sputnik shows up and is a talking alien with a backpack. Except his temporary family all thinks he is a dog. It takes Prez a while to figure it out. Sputnik has been sent by Laika to help save Earth – by making a list with Prez of the top 10 things that makes Earth worth saving. Obviously not wanting his world to be shrunk, he decides he must help Sputnik realize what is so great about earth. All the while, he is wanting his grandfather […]

Posted June 14, 2017
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Book Review: Two Truths and..

Book Review: Two Truths and a Lie + Giveaway

Two Truths and a Lie is an exciting new series that presents three articles on similar topics, but only two of them are completely true. Readers can actively search and look to see which one is true or not. At the end of the book, it does go section by section and go over which ones are true and which was not true. I loved the research tips section as well as the bibliography. I feel like you could use this book as a bibliography tool as well, showing students they can use a bibliography to do further research and […]

Posted June 12, 2017
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Book Review: Orphan Island ..

Book Review: Orphan Island + Giveaway

Jinny is one of nine children living on a mysterious island. Each year a new child arrives and the Eldest leaves on a green boat that mysteriously appears. When her best friend Deen leaves her, she becomes the Eldest and in charge of a little girl who knows nothing about the island rules. She must teach her before her own year is up and she must leave. The island itself is quite mysterious. It seems like a fairy tale – where you can’t really be harmed such as a gust of wind will keep you from falling off a cliff. The […]

Posted May 20, 2017
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