Night 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… Read more »

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

My 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… Read more »

Book review: The First Last Day by Dorian Cirrone

The First Last Day by Dorian Cirrone My rating: 5 of 5 stars If the cover alone doesn’t draw you to this sweet middle-grade book, Haleigh’s story surely will. Haleigh doesn’t do well with change, and as the best summer of her life comes to an end, she spends her last night at the Jersey… Read more »

Islamic reviewer writes her thoughts on Just a Drop of Water

I not only appreciate the positive review, but Kirin’s insight from an Islamic perspective. Much to think about here–especially in how the cover is interpreted. Review: JUST A DROP OF WATER, from Islamic School Librarian

Book review: What Flowers Remember by Shannon Wiersbitzky

What 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… Read more »

Book review: Comfort by Joyce Moyer Hostetter

Comfort by Joyce M. Hostetter My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ann Fay is anything but a typical 14 year-old girl. Instead of hanging out with her best friend Peggy Sue at the movies, or playing at recess like the regular kids, Ann Fay—stricken with Polio the year before—works a Saturday job to help support… Read more »

Book review: Ruby Lee and Me by Shannon Hitchock

Ruby Lee and Me by Shannon Hitchcock My rating: 5 of 5 stars Growing up can be tough, but it’s even tougher when you feel responsible for a terrible accident and are at odds with your best friend because in a moment of rage you called her something really terrible. Tensions are thick in this… Read more »

Book Review: THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM by Kathleen Burkinshaw

The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw My rating: 5 of 5 stars Before I go any further, let me state that this is an important book! The story of 12 year old, Yuriko, will touch you in ways you may not have thought possible. Set in Hiroshima, Japan before and after the dropping of… Read more »