The Very Last Castle | by Travis Jonker

The Very Last Castle by Travis Jonker My rating: 4 of 5 stars Review of ARC | Book Releases 10/9/18 There are instances when curiosity requires bravery. Considering that the townspeople thought the lone castle in the center of town held monsters, giants, and snakes, Ibb should have been incredibly frightened. While everyone else thought... Continue Reading →


Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime! | by Cate Berry

Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime! by Cate Berry My rating: 4 of 5 stars This cannot be a bedtime story because Penguin & Tiny Shrimp do not do bedtime! In which case, this is NOT a review of a bedtime book so don't go expecting to hear about how this story will lull... Continue Reading →

Front Desk | by Kelly Yang

Front Desk by Kelly Yang My rating: 5 of 5 stars I live in the City of Buffalo. The Queen City. Nestled in the Western region of New York State, with a sizeable immigrant and refugee population. We have people from many different countries. It's a city brimming with diversity and I love it! There's... 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 →

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