Cybils 2016: Fiction Picture Books Judges

In case you missed the announcement last week, the Fiction Picture Book panelists and judges for Cybils 2016 are official. I am honored to have been selected to help judge the fiction picture books, including board books. That means I’ll be reading a lot of picture books over the next couple of months. And I’ll be […]

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Kid Lit: Hungry Bird

I received this book for free from Scholastic at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. Hungry Bird by Jeremy Tankard Published on September 27, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Bird is hiking with his friends when his tummy rumbles. But no one packed him a snack […]

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Book Review: The Littlest Big Foot (MG)

I received this book for free from the publisher at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. The Littlest Bigfoot by Jennifer Weiner Published on September 13, 2016. Goodreads Summary: From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a laugh-out-loud funny and painstakingly real tale […]

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Kid Lit: How to Track a Truck

I received this book for free from Candlewick Press at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. How to Track a Truck by Jason Carter Eaton To be published on September 27, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Want a pet truck? Rumble up to this handy guidebook offering everything […]

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Whole 30 Weeks 2 & 3: Recipes

I’m now finished with 3 weeks of Whole 30. I’m not going to list my specific meals like I did in my Whole 30 week 1 recap, but I did want to share some of the recipes I’ve been cooking. Mostly, I want to plug these amazing cookbooks that I’ve been relying on for the […]

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Kid Lit Blog Hop: My Day Is Ruined

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My Day Is Ruined! A Story for Teaching Flexible Thinking by Bryan Smith Published on September 1, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Braden was so excited for his upcoming Championship baseball game! The night before he dreamt of that moment — THE moment […]

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Early Graphic Novel: Dog Man

I received this book for free from Scholastic at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the books or the content of this review. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey Published on August 30, 2016. Goodreads Summary: New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it’s Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part […]

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Juvenile Pile: Library Read Alouds

Christopher read Dog Man all week again this week, and we finally finished it last night. My review will be up tomorrow morning. That means the books I’m sharing here today are the ones I’ve been reading aloud to him before he took his turn reading each night. Christopher picked out The Pirate Jamboree from the school […]

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Kid Lit: Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!

I received these books for free from Hyperion Books for Children at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the books or the content of these reviews. Author/Editor Comments from BEA: I got to hear Mo Willems and the two authors discuss these books on a panel at BEA. Mo knew it was […]

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