ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Contemporary, Young Adult

Book Review: The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

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After seeing the gorgeous cover and the odd title, I knew I had to pick this one up.  The Smell of Other People’s Houses?  What’s that all about?

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Author Interviews, Book Reviews, Features, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Beautifully Different by Dana Salim + Author Q&A + #Giveaway

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I am back today with another installment within my Kids’ Corner division of my blog!  I was given the opportunity to read & review Dana Salim’s Beautifully Different, a children’s picture book that teaches children that our differences are what make us special & beautiful.  Dana was also gracious enough to answer a few questions for me about her writing, her publishing company (DS Publishing), and diversity within children’s books.   There is also an opportunity to win a copy of Beautifully Different!

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Book Reviews, Poetry

Book Review: love, and you by Gretchen Gomez #Poetry

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By now I’m sure you’ve all heard that one of our own in the bookish blogosphere, Gretchen @ChicNerdReads, has written and published her first poetry book: love, and you.   Well I’ve read it, and now I’m here to talk about why you should too…

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Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Diverse Children’s Picture Books in Review (April 2017)

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Hello bookworms!

I’m excited to share with you a few diverse children’s picture books that I read over the past month.

Let’s see what I read shall we?

*If you are new to my blog, I review a batch of diverse children’s picture books monthly.  What do I mean by diverse children’s picture books?  I mean children’s picture books that are written by or about people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and any other minorities.  The #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement has inspired me to not only reevaluate my reading, but also the books I read to my children.  Diversity in books is just as (if not more) important in children’s literature.  Children are our future, so it is our job to teach them to celebrate diversity.

Books included in this post: Have You Seen Elephant? , Catherine’s Story, The Sandwich Swap, Elena’s Serenade, & The Only Child

Representation: biracial character; character with physical & mental disabilities; Mexican character (also set in Mexico); Chinese character (inspired by China’s one-child policy)

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Contemporary

Book Review: The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

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Do you enjoy heartwarming reads with quirky characters?  Do I have the book for you!

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