Fish Girl

Fish Girl

My Thoughts: When I saw that Fish Girl was a collaboration between David Wiesner and Donna Jo Napoli I knew I had to have it! I love Wiesner’s picture books and Napoli’s retellings. The two of them working together was something I could not wait to see. Fish Girl is a contemporary… Read more »

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March: Books 1-3

March: Books 1-3

My Thoughts: I read March: Book One at the end of 2016 and absolutely loved it. My library copies are always checked out so I didn’t read books two and three until last month (when I purchased the slipcase edition mentioned in the summary… it’s gorgeous!) I know everyone is saying it… Read more »

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Nemesis

Nemesis

My Thoughts: Nemesis by Brendan Reichs is an action-packed thriller. This is not my normal read! However, the summary captured my attention and I was excited to give it a try. When I had the chance to listen to the audiobook, I took it. I’m glad I decided to mix… Read more »

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The Time Museum

The Time Museum

My Thoughts: As soon as I finished The Time Museum by Matthew Loux I added it to my next order for my middle school library. I had so much fun reading it and I think my students will really enjoy it! First, I loved all the history! As you can see… Read more »

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California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’

My Thoughts: I really love graphic novels but don’t read nearly enough of them. When I saw that First Second had one about Cass Elliot I knew I had to read it! I’ve always loved the music of The Mamas & the Papas, but didn’t know much about them. Learning more… Read more »

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Daughter of the Pirate King

Daughter of the Pirate King

My Thoughts: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller  is a fun read with a fierce, independent lady main character. Yup. I am here for that! Here are a few of my favorite bits: Historical Fiction: I love me some historical fiction. I especially loved that this one was… Read more »

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Goodbye Days

Goodbye Days

My Thoughts: I quickly fell for Zentner’s debut The Serpent King. When I heard about Goodbye Days I knew it was a book I wanted to read. My delay in reviewing it (I read it earlier this year) wasn’t because I didn’t like it. Quite the contrary. I’m just not always very good… Read more »

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Hunted

Hunted

My Thoughts: I so enjoyed Hunted by Meagan Spooner! Beauty and the Beast is one of my very favorite fairy tales. This fierce and feminist retelling had me hooked. It was my “gym book” and it kept me on the elliptical longer than I had planned. I just didn’t want to stop reading!… Read more »

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You’re Welcome, Universe

You’re Welcome, Universe

My Thoughts: I’m so glad that I got an email about You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner. I don’t know that I would have picked it up otherwise. That would have been a shame. There is so much to love in this book. Here is a brief list: Julia: I just really loved… Read more »

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