Tween Book Review: Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros

Hey everyone, it's Sarah! I am feverishly working my way through books getting buzz for the ALA Youth Media Awards. This novel keeps appearing across many different Newbery buzz lists and I have finally gotten to it. Title: Efrén Divided Author: Ernesto Cisneros  Summary: Efrén is a super big brother to his twin siblings, Max and Mía. … Continue reading Tween Book Review: Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros

Tween Picture Book Title: Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin & June Jo Lee

Hey everyone, it's Sarah! Pre-COVID I was working on a program series at my library for middle school students who were coming up with their own food truck ideas. We were working on recipes, talking about production cost vs. retail cost, and preparing to sell goods at the community's garage sale. The tweens had a … Continue reading Tween Picture Book Title: Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin & June Jo Lee

TBR Thursday: The Captive Kingdom by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Hi All! It's Becky. I loved Jennifer A. Nielsen's Ascendance Series, and I added the newest book to my TBR shelf as soon as I read about its impending release. Unfortunately, I didn't love this book as much as I loved the original trilogy. Title: The Captive KingdomAuthor: Jennifer A. NielsenNote: I listened to the … Continue reading TBR Thursday: The Captive Kingdom by Jennifer A. Nielsen