Kid Lit: The Discovery of Longitude

I received this book for free from the publisher. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. The Discovery of Longitude by Joan Marie Galat Published on September 14, 2012. Goodreads Summary: More than three hundred years ago, explorers wandered the seas using unreliable maps. What they really needed […]

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Cybils Fiction Picture Books – Batch 6

With this batch of Cybils fiction picture book nominees, I am essentially half way through the nominees in this category. (I’m counting board books separately to make myself feel more accomplished.) I have now read 103 of the 212 books. I’m getting closer! Here are my mini-reviews of 12 more fiction picture book nominees. Frank […]

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Kid Lit: Striker, Slow Down!

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Striker, Slow Down! by Emma Hughes Goodreads Summary: Striker the cat is unstoppable! He thinks that there is too much fun to be had, and no matter what his mama tells him, he never slows down. One day, a bump […]

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Great Reads from October 2016

Here are the great books (4-star and 5-star) that I read in October. Click on the book title to open my full review from Opinionated Book Lover. Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. What no […]

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8 Great Thanksgiving Picture Books

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, but I don’t think I’ve read a Thanksgiving book with my son ever. That’s going to change this year. Here are 8 great Thanksgiving picture books that explain why this holiday about giving thanks and being with family is such a special time of year. Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by […]

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Book Review: Little Shaq: Star of the Week

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Little Shaq: Star of the Week (Little Shaq #3) by Shaquille O’Neal Published on October 1, 2016 Goodreads Summary: When Little Shaq and his cousin Barry accidentally break their favorite video game, they need to find a way to replace […]

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Juvenile Pile: Non-Cybils Books

As you can imagine, I’ve been reading a lot of Cybils books with Christopher over the last few weeks. After I read/rate/review books, I put the 4-star and 5-star books on his library shelf along with any 3-star books that are subjects of particular interest to him. We usually read books from that shelf at […]

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Kid Lit: Me: A Compendium

I received this book for free from the publisher. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. Me: A Compendium: A Fill-In Journal for Kids by Wee Society Published on August 23, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Inventive, hilarious and joyously colorful, this fill-in journal was designed to help kids capture […]

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