Book Review

Book Review: NIGHT OF THE LIVING CUDDLE BUNNIES by Jonathan Rosen

TweetNight of the Living Cuddle Bunnies by Jonathan Rosen My rating: 5 of 5 stars I can’t remember the last time I read a book that was this much fun. I laughed my way throughout, and I found myself genuinely trying to foresee the outcome–with no success. Jonathan Rosen has written a hilarious tale that… Continue reading Book Review: NIGHT OF THE LIVING CUDDLE BUNNIES by Jonathan Rosen

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Book Review: MY SEVENTH GRADE LIFE IN TIGHTS by Brooks Benjamin

TweetMy Seventh-Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin My rating: 5 of 5 stars I found this book compelling. There’s something really cool about a group of kids doing their own thing, in their own way, and being totally okay with it. While covering topics that will make kids stop and think, it thankfully avoids… Continue reading Book Review: MY SEVENTH GRADE LIFE IN TIGHTS by Brooks Benjamin

School visit

Chillicothe, Missouri: Home of Sliced Bread and Passionate Readers

TweetI am just back from visiting some very impressive 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in Chillicothe, Missouri. With my book, Just a Drop of Water, being a finalist for the 2016-2017 Missouri Association of School Libraries’ Truman Award, I was invited by the middle school media specialist, Laurinda Davison, to come visit for a… Continue reading Chillicothe, Missouri: Home of Sliced Bread and Passionate Readers

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Book Review: THIS IS NOT THE ABBY SHOW by Debbie Reed Fischer

TweetThis Is Not the Abby Show by Debbie Reed Fischer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am notoriously tough when it comes to judging a book for its humor content, but I can honestly say I laughed my way through most of this one. Prior to reading THIS IS NOT THE ABBY SHOW, I… Continue reading Book Review: THIS IS NOT THE ABBY SHOW by Debbie Reed Fischer

Five in Five: Educator

Five in Five with 5th grade teacher Jana Eschner

TweetHi, Jana! It’s great to have you here as part of our month-long #MGGetsReal initiative where we strive to highlight tough topics in books for kids who might need them most. Thanks so much for all you do in your 5th grade classroom to educate, befriend, and mold today’s students. Now let’s have some fun.… Continue reading Five in Five with 5th grade teacher Jana Eschner

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Book review: What Flowers Remember by Shannon Wiersbitzky

TweetWhat Flowers Remember by Shannon Wiersbitzky My rating: 5 of 5 stars One day Old Red is training Delia as his flower apprentice, and the next he can hardly remember her. As heartbroken as Delia is when Old Red’s memory starts to slip, she turns her sadness into a town-wide effort to preserve Old Red’s… Continue reading Book review: What Flowers Remember by Shannon Wiersbitzky

Five in Five: Author

Five in Five with author Shannon Wiersbitzky

TweetHey there, friends! Thanks for joining me for this Five in Five with Shannon Wiersbitzky, author of both What Flowers Remember and The Summer of Hammers Angels. I’ve been so lucky to get to know Shannon after she invited me to participate in her campaign to highlight middle-grade books that tackle tough topics, which we’ve lovingly titled… Continue reading Five in Five with author Shannon Wiersbitzky