Sprouting Hope over Banned Books

This past week was Banned Book Week. I'm always amazed when I think about the volume of books that get challenged and banned. I can understand if parents think that material in some books might be too old for their child, but other than that, I think having conversations about the material rather than banning … Continue reading Sprouting Hope over Banned Books

The Magic of Melwick Orchard

Books that realistically deal with childhood illnesses walk a fine line with dealing with the reality of illness and the havoc it wrecks on the entire family yet not being heavy handed with it. Rebecca Caprara tackles the subject deftly in her MG debut The Magic of Melwick Orchard. (Thank you to the #KitLitExchange Network … Continue reading The Magic of Melwick Orchard

Sticks and Stones by Abby Cooper

There are times when we read a book and decide that it is one of those books that everyone should read. Granted, as a book blogger I tend to encourage people to read a lot of the books that I read, but Sticks and Stones by Abby Cooper is one of those gems that have … Continue reading Sticks and Stones by Abby Cooper

the sweetest serenade

  Elena's Serenade is a sweet story about a little girl who wants to be a glassblower. We found this book on A Mighty Girl and then got a copy from our local library. Author Campbell Geeslin uses magical realism to bring to life a  story that shows that girls can do anything they want, even … Continue reading the sweetest serenade