Socially Conscious Picture Books: Honeybee & We Are Water Protectors

Hey everyone, it's Sarah! Typically, we don't review picture books outside of Mock Caldecott, because YA is truly our passion. While I was going through books that are receiving Caldecott buzz, I couldn't stop thinking about these books and wanted to discuss them. In library school, we were required to come up with activities related … Continue reading Socially Conscious Picture Books: Honeybee & We Are Water Protectors

Middle Grade Book Review: Right as Rain by Lindsey Stoddard

Hey everyone, it's Sarah! I received this as an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Title: Right as Rain Author: Lindsey Stoddard Book Summary: After Rain's brother dies, her parents seem to be fighting more. Rain is especially worried about them finding out her secret, she is the reason why her … Continue reading Middle Grade Book Review: Right as Rain by Lindsey Stoddard

Middle Grade Book Review: Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older

Hiya everyone, it's Sarah! I received this as an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Title: Dactyl Hill Squad (Dactyl Hill Squad 1) (1) Author: Daniel José Older Book Summary: It is 1863 in America, the horrific institution of slavery still exists and the Civil War is in full swing. While … Continue reading Middle Grade Book Review: Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older

Middle Grade Book Review: The Last Last-Day-Of- Summer by Lamar Giles

Hey everyone, it's Sarah! I had this book on my list since last summer, it was getting early Newbery buzz. I typically enjoy Lamar Giles and this was his first middle grade novel. Title: The Last Last-Day-of-Summer (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) Author: Lamar Giles Book Summary: Cousins, Otto and Sheed, live in a very … Continue reading Middle Grade Book Review: The Last Last-Day-Of- Summer by Lamar Giles

Children’s Book Review: Briar and Rose and Jack by Katherine Coville

Howdy everyone, it's Sarah! I received this as an eARC through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Title: Briar and Rose and Jack Author: Katherine Coville Book Summary: In this mash up of Sleeping Beauty and Jack and the Giant Beanstalk, the ladies are given the chance to help save the day. Briar and … Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Briar and Rose and Jack by Katherine Coville

Middle Grade Book Review: The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaron Reynolds

Hiya everyone, it's Sarah! I am working on a yearly list that my library compiles for the best books of the year. I have been assigned the middle grade age group, eek! I need to beef up my reading in this area and someone suggested this Reynolds book. If you have any other suggestions for … Continue reading Middle Grade Book Review: The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaron Reynolds