When the first book in the TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE series came out, I interviewed Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie A. Thompson on Writer’s Rumpus. Now,
Review of The ONE and ONLY IVAN by Katherine Applegate Yes, I am talking about the 2013 Newbery Award winner. I read it back then
A BOY CALLED BAT was my favorite chapter book of last year. BAT AND THE WAITING GAME, the second book in the series is an
“I think humor has to work in service of the plot, not the other way around.” – Jerry Mahoney transparency fun fact: Sky Pony Press
A Dash of Trouble is the kind of book that makes you smile as you read. Eleven year old Leo is impetuous, mischievous, curious and
Note: I was given a review copy of this book. Imagine a world where “the line between animals and humans was not so clearly defined”
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