Garvey’s Choice

So last week was Children's Book Week and I made a little something for a table at our library. Here it is:     Children's Book Week is a great opportunity for children to put in their final votes for the Children's and Teen's Choice Book Awards and to do things together with their family that encourage …

One Last Word

  I’d like to take a moment today to talk about this new book that appeared on the new book shelf in the children’s department at my library. It’s cover is bright so no doubt it appealed to me because I am in fact a ‘judge by the cover’ kind of gal (…yes…I know but …

All American Boys

This week I read All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.   It was recommended by a colleague, but also it fit nicely into my “book by two authors” category for the 2017 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge. Okay, fine, yes I do confess that I selected the book because of the two-author thing …

Into the Forest…well…at least into the book’s forest…

  Into the Forest by Jean Hegland is a beautifully written example of what could feasibly happen to two young girls left to their own devices in a very likely post-apocalyptic world. Eva and Nell have their dreams and aspirations; Nell aspires for Harvard matriculation, and Eva has her mind set on being a professional …