Book PREview: Sunshine by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

In this companion to Hey, Kiddo, Jarrett takes us with him to Camp Sunshine, a week-long camp for pediatric cancer patients and their families. Jarrett volunteered when he was a senior in high school, and it changed his life. Reading Sunshine changed my life – I can only read about Jarrett’s experience with Diego, Eric,Continue reading “Book PREview: Sunshine by Jarrett J. Krosoczka”

IMWAYR: ARCs and Announcements – Book Awards Time!

IMWAYR is a weekly blog hop with kid lit co-hosts Jennifer from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers. The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It’s a great way to share what you’re reading and get recommendations fromContinue reading “IMWAYR: ARCs and Announcements – Book Awards Time!”

IMWAYR: Cold Days, Hot Reads

IMWAYR is a weekly blog hop with kid lit co-hosts Jennifer from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers. The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It’s a great way to share what you’re reading and get recommendations fromContinue reading “IMWAYR: Cold Days, Hot Reads”

IMWAYR: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Edition

It’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, so I’m home from school, but I’ve been rereading many of my favorite books that encourage action and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision for our country. I read that we should “Remember, Celebrate, and Act” and what better way to ACT than to READ and SHAREContinue reading “IMWAYR: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Edition”

IMWAYR: January Starts Successfully!

I’ve been reading! I’m continuing A Rover’s Story, Love From Mecca to Medina, and Apartment 713, and I’ve already read some picture books that I wanted to get to in 2022. Here’s a new one you may like and recommend to your readers…Mega-Predators of the Past by Melissa Stewart and Howard Gray. It’s Monday! WhatContinue reading “IMWAYR: January Starts Successfully!”

Book Review: HANDS by Torrey Maldonado

Book Review: Hands by Torrey Maldonado (Publishes January 24, 2023 — Nancy Paulsen Books) How do you use your hands? Trev wants to learn to box so he can take care of his stepdad, who threatened Mom before going to prison. Trev thinks that “throwing hands” is the answer to his family problems. His friendsContinue reading “Book Review: HANDS by Torrey Maldonado”

Book Review: An American Story by Kwame Alexander and Dare Coulter

This is an important, necessary picture book, perfect for the classroom. Teachers and librarians should add THIS American Story to their shelves and read it aloud with their students. To be a true American, we need to acknowledge the America of the past and strive to be what we may become in the future —Continue reading “Book Review: An American Story by Kwame Alexander and Dare Coulter”

One Little Word 2023

I learned about One Little Word at http://www.aliedwards.com many years ago as I found writing inspiration at Two Writing Teachers (http://www.twowritingteachers.org). In 2023, I want to get back to the basics with my writing and business ventures. My #OLW2023 is CULTIVATE. What is One Little Word®?(From the website) In 2006 I began a tradition of choosing oneContinue reading “One Little Word 2023”

Cover Reveal! The Great Caper Caper (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #5) by Josh Funk

Cover Reveal of Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #5: The Great Caper Caper by Josh Funk & illustrated by Brendan Kearney My family has followed the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast series since the beginning (2015). My granddaughter and I were #TeamLadyPancake and my husband and daughters were #Team SirFrenchToast. Once, we hadContinue reading “Cover Reveal! The Great Caper Caper (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #5) by Josh Funk”