Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Middle Grade

Kids’ Corner: Diverse Middle Grade Books in Review (Feb 2017) #DiverseKidLit

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Hello bookworms!

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.

*Books included in this post: Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai, Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper, & When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin

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Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, LGBTQ, Middle Grade

Kids’ Corner: Why You Should Read George by Alex Gino with Your Kids

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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….

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Young Adult

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) by Ransom Riggs

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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.

You’re welcome.

It definitely does not have anything to do with the fact that I am behind on my reviews…still.  Nope.

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Young Adult

Book Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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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.

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Kids' Corner, Middle Grade

Kids’ Corner: Christmas 2016 Book Buying Guide

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Warning!  This is NOT a drill!

We are less than 3 weeks away from Christmas.  Are you ready?

I thought I would take it upon myself to help you in your gift buying endeavors for all the little people in your life.  Let’s be honest here, do kids really need more TOYS?  Video games? Junk taking up space in the house?  No!  What they really need is more books my friends!  No matter what age the kids on your Christmas shopping list are, I’ve got you covered ((No pun intended… get it? Cover2CoverMom? Oh come on!  I know that at least deserves a smirk))

In order to keep this list short, I decided to limit my recommendations to only 2016 releases.  Furthermore, I must also note that I have not personally read any of these books, they are simply books that I have come across that I would buy my own kids (or other kids on my Christmas list) for Christmas.

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