Books

Book reviews, recommendations, and local author event recaps.

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If ever there were a reading season, it would definitely be Fall. The weather is cooler and the leaves cover the ground. What better way to spend this time of year than snuggled up under a blanket, with a hot cup of tea, and a great read? (A: There is none.) In this post, I’ll

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UNRAVELING ROSE by Brian Wray and Illustrated by Shiloh Penfield Projected Publish Date: September 28th 2017 Pages: 32 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5) Synopsis: Rose is a stuffed bunny who loves the little boy she lives with and all the fun they have together. They play in the park, paint pictures, and read stories. Everything is perfect, until

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Book Review: A BEDTIME YARN by Nicola Winstanley

A BEDTIME YARN by Nicola Winstanley Published: September 26 2017 Pages: Unknown Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5) Synopsis: Like a well-worn, snuggly blanket, this sweet bedtime story about a little bear who’s afraid of the dark and his mother’s creative solution will warm and comfort readers big and small. Frankie is a little bear who has a hard time falling

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On this edition of ‘These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things’, I’m talking about my favorite authors. Reading has always been my favorite pastime and over the years, I’ve come to love certain authors. Those authors are the ones where I check their Twitter/websites to see if/when their next book is coming or if

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Books You'll Find In My Bag This Summer.

Summer is coming! I can almost smell the BBQ’s, sunscreen, and chlorine. I can’t wait to feel the rays of sunshine blanket my skin. I can’t wait for the pair of sunglasses that double as a headband when inactive. Oh, Summer, how I love thee. Summer for my family means vacation! We’ve got a couple planned

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Book Review: PLEASE PLEASE THE BEES by Gerald Kelley

PLEASE PLEASE THE BEES by Gerald Kelley Published: April 11 2017 by Albert Whitman Company Pages: 32 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5) Synopsis: Benedict has a pretty sweet life for a bear. Every morning the bees leave a jar of honey on his doorstep, and every day he has honey for breakfast and honey in his tea. It’s an

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Book Review: THE MAGIC OF MOTHERHOOD: THE GOOD STUFF, THE HARD STUFF, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN by Ashlee Gadd (& the writers of Coffee & Crumbs)

THE MAGIC OF MOTHERHOOD: THE GOOD STUFF, THE HARD STUFF, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN by Ashlee Gadd and the writers of Coffee & Crumbs Published: April 4 2017 Pages: 240 Rating:  ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5) Synopsis: Motherhood can often feel overwhelming and isolating. You find your feelings swinging between joy and uncertainty, intense love and anxiety, laughter and

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National Read Across America Day!

Theodore Seuss Geisel, A.K.A. Dr. Seuss, was born March 2nd. Dr. Seuss is the author of many beloved children’s books such as, THE CAT IN THE HAT, THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS, THE LORAX, HORTON HEARS A WHO, and many, many more. He wrote books to help children learn how to read. Now, every year on