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Picture Book Month: School

29 Nov

29The first day of school can be nerve-wracking… even for the school itself! This is the adorable story of a school who’s not quite sure that he wants to be a school. Lots of kids seems like a lot of work, but after learning the kids names, learning about shapes in kindergarten, eating lunch, having an accidental fire alarm and playing on the playground, school knows that being a school is the best type of building to be. This is a great story about first day jitters and lets kids look at things from another perspective!
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Picture Book Month: Creativity

22 Nov

22Vashti knows she’s no artist, but with a little encouragement and faith from her art teacher, Vashti soon realizes that art is in the eye of the beholder. If Vasthi’s art teacher thinks her dot is good enough to be signed and hung in a frame, what else could Vashti do? She begins experimenting with size, color, and space and soon gets the chance to encourage another non-artist. Spend some time making your own dot creations using different materials you can find at home!
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Middle Grade Review: The First Rule of Punk

22 Nov

32050089Synopsis: It’s the first day in a new school a thousand miles away from her dad, best friend and everything she knows and loves and Malu is nervous. After a tough day (violating the school dress code, upsetting the school’s queen bee and so much more), Malu has disappointed her mom… yet again. Malu is nothing like the daughter SuperMexican (as she calls her mom) wants her to be – she hates cilantro, loves punk music and zines, and just wants to move back home.

But, with some courage from her dad she creates her own band of outcasts and learns that following the beat of your own drum is most important! There’s just one thing… her mom doesn’t know about the band and Malu’s pretty sure she’s not going to be happy when she finds out! Continue reading

Book Review: All’s Faire in Middle School

26 Oct

33517044Synopsis: Imogene’s never been to a traditional school, she’s grown up with both her parents working at the Renaissance Faire and she’s more than ready to begin training as a squire and join the ranks of her family and friends each weekend as a real character at the Faire, but she’s also really excited (and scared) to go to middle school. She quickly learns that middle school comes with its’ own set of rules and Imogene learns that what you wear, who you hang out with and how you act mean everything.

When Imogene does something mean in order to fit in, she begins to question her role as a brave squire at the Faire, who her friends are at school and the importance of not only doing the right thing, but making amends when you do something wrong.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 10/23/17

23 Oct

This week I read some really great middle grade titles – Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eagar, All’s Faire In Middle School by Victoria Jamieson, Ban This Book by Alan Gratz, and Posted by John David Anderson. These titles were all very well written and ones that I can’t wait to share with kids. My goal is to get some reviews posted this week, so look for those coming soon! Continue reading

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