Book Reviews, Contemporary, Fantasy, Non-Fiction, Other

Mini Book Reviews: June 2019 (Part 1)


I am here today to share another batch of mini book reviews of the books I’ve read recently…

*Books included in this batch of mini book reviews: Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1) by Emily A. Duncan, Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians #3) by Kevin Kwan, The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease, and Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

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Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

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


If you are new to my blog,  then you may not be aware that I review a batch of diverse children’s picture books every month.  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.  I know this is cliché to say, but children are our future and it is our job as parents (and/or educators) to teach them to celebrate diversity.

Books included in this post: Ada Twist, Scientist, Suki’s Kimono , Grandmother’s Dreamcatcher , Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match & And Tango Makes Three

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Discussion Posts, Kids' Corner

Kids’ Corner: How to Get Your Kids to Read More


Let’s be honest here, not every kid loves to read.  I know, I know, incomprehensible.  For some parents, it is like pulling teeth to get their child to actually pick up a book.  Been there, done that.  That’s right, I am a parent to a reluctant reader.  Now, if you do not have children yet, I’m sure you are thinking to yourself “that will never happen to me, my children are going to love reading just like me.”  To which I would say, “good luck with that.”  This post isn’t just about reluctant readers though, these can also be used to find ways to get your kids to read more in general.

Let’s talk about some ways you can get your kids to read more…

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