Interviewed on Lifelines: Books That Bridge the Divide | Hosted by Ann Braden & Saadia Faruqi

Lifelines: Books That Bridge the Divide Lifelines: Books That Bridge the Divide is a new children's book podcast that is hosted by authors Ann Braden (The Benefits of Being an Octopus, September 2018) and Saadia Faruqi (Meet Yasmin!, August 2018). As stated by the hosts: "In this podcast, we share conversations with librarians, educators, and... Continue Reading →


Meet Yasmin! | by Saadia Faruqi

Meet Yasmin! by Saadia Faruqi My rating: 5 of 5 stars Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy Provided by Capstone | Book Releases August 1, 2018 Through four different stories, the reader gets to know Yasmin as an explorer, a painter, a builder, and a fashionista. As an explorer, she gets to learn about maps,... Continue Reading →

Dude! | by Aaron Reynolds

Dude! by Aaron Reynolds My rating: 4 of 5 stars Dude! You simply can't go wrong with this dynamic duo. We're talking about Aaron Reynolds, the author responsible for Jasper Rabbit in Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear. Two books that are a HUGE hit at my K-5 school and are heavily circulated in... Continue Reading →

The Breaking News | by Sarah Lynne Reul

The Breaking News by Sarah Lynne Reul My rating: 4 of 5 stars Daily, we tune in to our news outlets and are bombarded with doom and gloom, often rendering us afraid, worrisome, and feeling hopeless; grown-ups and children alike. When a young girl sees how the latest breaking news affects her family, friends, and... Continue Reading →

Smart Cookie | by Elly Swartz

Smart Cookie by Elly Swartz My rating: 4 of 5 stars Frankie’s dad owns and operates the Greene Family B&B, the place that they call home. The guest rooms are board game themed and include a Yahtzee room, Checkers & Chess, Monopoly, Connect 4, and Clue to name a few. Guests arrive for check-in at... Continue Reading →

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