At the bookstore how could I not pick up this book? Right on the cover are the words “Uh oh…” The Kammie’s-eye-view image tells me
Two Truths and a Lie is the first book in a fascinating new series that presents some of the most crazy-but-true stories about the living world as well as a handful of stories that are too crazy to be true—and asks readers to separate facts from the fakes!
Orphan Island surpassed my expectations. Jinny is a likable yet flawed main character with a problem. She’s grown up on a magical Island that she doesn’t
A Boy Called Bat masterfully shows the inner life of a quirky, lovable, yet oft misunderstood autistic boy.
Grace Lin may not know it yet, but she can heal a tortured heart. This is a power that the best creators of books for
Top Ten Reads in 2016
Recently I traveled almost the length of Cuba on a people to people, educational tour, something only possible recently because I am an American.
One child at a time, or sometimes en masse, Rick Riordan uses his superstar power to transform kids into readers. In a previous article titled
Look at a picture of Rick Riordan. You can see his quirky sense of humor in those eyes. Although he might feel like he lives
I’m crazy excited to celebrate the release of The Sleepover today—a book I had a ridiculous amount of fun writing, and hopefully one that will
At the library I borrowed two middle grade/ YA books, both of which are astonishing. One deals with a realistic cultural issue frequently in the news,
I first discovered Anna Staniszewski when my kids and I read her Dirt Diary series. We adored them and quickly devoured her Unfairy Tale Life
This is a review of two books with different target audiences that have one mission: to share some of the treasures and history of the
I am not by definition a scaredy-cat, but I do like to sleep at night. So, I avoid reading thrillers with zombies or other creatures