Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: STEM Picture Books Featuring Female Main Characters


Last week I read my 4-year-old her favorite book (at the moment) for the 100th time, Violet the Pilot.

*Side note: this was our most recent book from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  If you do not know about this program, you can read all about it here → Kids’ Corner: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Anyways!  I actually don’t mind reading this book to her so many times because I loved how the book features a GIRL engineer/pilot.  This jogged a memory from last year when I read Ada Twist, Scientist and had similar feelings.  It is so wonderful to read STEM books featuring girl main characters.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  When browsing the picture books at the library, I notice that my daughter is drawn to books with anything princess, fairy, unicorn, ballerina, etc.  They are often very PINK and very sparkly.  Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with these books, actually they often hold important themes & lessons, HOWEVER it is also nice to see books that center around girls in traditionally male-dominated fields like science & math.

Long story short, I started researching to find more STEM picture books that featured girl main characters.  Sadly, I was disappointed with my findings.  There are very few of these books.

Here are the books I did find…

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Wrap Ups & Hauls

Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 4/9 – 4/22/18


Hello bookworms!

I know I am super late to get this post out, but this is pretty much the first time I’ve sat down all weekend.   Yesterday we spent our day at the lacrosse fields for my son’s tournament, and today we took advantage of the nice weather to get some yard work done.  It seems that spring has finally decided to show up here in Ohio… better late than never I guess 🙂

*Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, what I will be reading next, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, and any interesting bookish articles I came across.

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Book Events, Features

Author Event: Mackenzi Lee’s Book Tour for Bygone Badass Broads



After reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue last year, I knew I was going to read anything else that Lee came out with.  When I saw that Lee was going to be visiting Ohio on her tour for her most recent release, Bygone Badass Broads, I couldn’t believe my luck!

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

Book Review: The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner


The House at the Edge of Night was the first book I read in 2018, and I am happy to say that 2018 started off with a bang!

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Bookish Odds & Ends, Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Books I Read for #WomensHistoryMonth 2018


March was #WomensHistoryMonth here in the United States.  What is Women’s History Month?  Basically, it’s a month set aside to honor women & their contributions throughout history.  Much like what I did for #BlackHistoryMonth2018, I wanted to try and pick up a few books that centered around women’s history & women’s issues…

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