As some of you may remember, I made it one of my 2017 goals to read & promote more diverse children’s books. Today I bring you mini-reviews for a few diverse middle grade books.
For my review for George by Alex Gino, I decided I was going to do something a little different. I am going to share with you all why I think you should read this book with your kids… I would like to point out that I said to read this book WITH your kids and not simply letting your kids read it themselves….
I picked up Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children back in October because I like to read “not so scary” books to get me in the Halloween spirit. I know what you are thinking…
“If you read this back in October, why are you posting your review at Christmas time?”
What can I say? I like to keep you on your toes. I’m sure you all are sick of the book reviews of Christmas time reads, so I thought I would mix things up for you all.
It definitely does not have anything to do with the fact that I am behind on my reviews…still. Nope.
When my book club was throwing around book ideas for our October book of the month, A Monster Calls immediately came to mind. I wanted something “Halloween-ish but not scary” and on the shorter side because October tends to be a busy month for most people. A Monster Calls was definitely outside of most of the groups comfort zones, but it ended up being a big hit.