Little People, BIG DREAMS

When I first saw the series Little People, BIG DREAMS on Netgalley.com, I wasn't all that interested as I thought that the books looked like they were aimed towards really young children. I was wrong. Today I finally downloaded one of them and was quite impressed by the content. Haven't heard of them? You should … Continue reading Little People, BIG DREAMS

The Track Series and Why Libraries are so Important

I just finished the third book in Jason Reynolds's amazing Track Series and now I am waiting with baited breath for the fourth, and final, book to come out in October. If you haven't already read these books, I highly recommend that you go out and try them. Understandably, I read a lot of middle … Continue reading The Track Series and Why Libraries are so Important

Billy and the Mini Monsters

Looking for a fun series for kids who are just getting comfortable with longer books? I finally got a chance to read the first book in the Billy and the Mini Monsters series and it is fun! "Billy is an ordinary boy until one night he finds five mini monsters living in his sock drawer. … Continue reading Billy and the Mini Monsters

Bravo to the Bees!

As spring starts to head our way, we notice the important changes. The temperatures begin to warm, plants that had gone dormant during the winter months are beginning to sprout new growth, and in many places a yellow pollen covers the ground for a few weeks. While most people appreciate the colorful flowers and greenery … Continue reading Bravo to the Bees!

Cracking the Code with EJ12

Kids love when books come in a series. Don't believe me? Just check out the proliferation of trilogies in the last number of years. Young readers simply get hooked on a character and once they know that they like one book, they also know that they don't have to go searching through the vast library … Continue reading Cracking the Code with EJ12

Looking at The Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Every week I volunteer in my daughter's elementary school library and every week I see a few of the same books being checked out - Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants, Pokemon books, Goosebumps and a selection of scary stories. None of these have ever been on J's radar in terms of books, but … Continue reading Looking at The Diary of a Wimpy Kid

great non-fiction series for early readers

It is music to a mother's ear when your child says, "I want to read more non-fiction." Like most kids, we go through our phases, but I think that part of J's desire to read non-fiction comes from the great series that we have found. Magic Tree House Fact Tracker - These books rock. Truly. … Continue reading great non-fiction series for early readers