Goldfish and Chrysanthemums #BookReview #childrensbook #picturebook #goldfishandchrysanthemu ms @leeandlow

Synopsis from Lee and Low Books: Nancy is helping Ni Ni (Grandma) in the kitchen when a letter arrives from China. Ni Ni grows sad when she reads that her childhood home is being torn down, along with the chrysanthemum-filled garden and fish pond she has always loved. After Nancy wins two goldfish at the … Continue reading Goldfish and Chrysanthemums #BookReview #childrensbook #picturebook #goldfishandchrysanthemu ms @leeandlow

If You Were a Penguin #BookReview #ifyouwereapenguin @minorart @harpercollinsch #picturebook #bookworm

Synopsis from HarperCollins: In this simple, rhyming picture book, the youngest readers will learn about penguins. This is the perfect read-aloud for teachers and parents to share with young children as they imagine what life as a penguin is like! The short text by Florence Minor pairs perfectly with the gorgeous, detailed illustrations by acclaimed … Continue reading If You Were a Penguin #BookReview #ifyouwereapenguin @minorart @harpercollinsch #picturebook #bookworm

Wicked Reads Campaign: Halloween Trick or Treat Bookshelf – Middle Grade Books #middlegradebooks #blogtour #bookshelf #bookworm @penguinkids

Hi Everyone! Happy Halloween! 🎃 👻 I'm here today because I took part in the Penguin's Wicked Reads Campaign. Thank you Penguin Young Readers for inviting me to be part of the creative blog tour! Are you ready for trick or treat reading?? (Be sure to click on the links for my reviews on some … Continue reading Wicked Reads Campaign: Halloween Trick or Treat Bookshelf – Middle Grade Books #middlegradebooks #blogtour #bookshelf #bookworm @penguinkids

Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause #BookReview #maxeinstein #rebelswithacause @jimmy_books

Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company: Max Einstein’s typical day is not your average 12-year-old’s. She…- TEACHES classes at a New York college- Dodges KIDNAPPING attempts with her best friends- Goes on SECRET MISSIONS for her billionaire boss- Has a MYSTERIOUS CONNECTION to Albert EinsteinJust a day in the life of the Change Makers Institute’s … Continue reading Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause #BookReview #maxeinstein #rebelswithacause @jimmy_books

July and August 2019 Wrap-Up #bookreview #bookworm #bookblogger

Hi Everyone! Bye Bye August and Hello September! At the beginning of the year, I challenged myself into reading 100 books this year and so far I have read and reviewed 50 books on my blog. Now it's September and my daughter is now 1 month old, I fear I may not able to reach … Continue reading July and August 2019 Wrap-Up #bookreview #bookworm #bookblogger

Rat Rule 79 #Review #ratrule79 @restlessbooks

Synopsis from Restless Books: Fred and her math-teacher mom are always on the move, and Fred is getting sick of it. She’s about to have yet another birthday in a new place without friends. On the eve of turning thirteen, Fred sees something strange in the living room: her mother, dressed for a party, standing … Continue reading Rat Rule 79 #Review #ratrule79 @restlessbooks

April & May 2019 Wrap Up

Hi Everyone! Happy first day of June! I hope you are making the most out of your time. I know I am. I have been home full-time since the second week of April and have been able to read and review more books. I love this opportunity. I am now nearly 8 months pregnant and … Continue reading April & May 2019 Wrap Up

A Mouse Called Julian #BookReview #amousecalledjulian @flyingeyebooks

Synopsis from NoBrow Press: Julian is a mouse who is perfectly happy avoiding other animals. They seem to just get in the way, and sometimes even try to eat him! But one day, Julian has an unexpected dinner guest… When the fox tries to sneak into Julian’s burrow for a tasty bite of mouse, it … Continue reading A Mouse Called Julian #BookReview #amousecalledjulian @flyingeyebooks

The Becket List: A Blackberry Farm Story #Review #thebecketlist @algonquinyr

Synopsis from Workman Publishing: Adventure and discover with the bold and intrepid Becket Branch when her family’s move from city to a country farm means big changes! Everything is changing for Becket Branch. From subways to sidewalks to safety rules, Becket is a city kid born and raised. Now the Branch family is trading urban … Continue reading The Becket List: A Blackberry Farm Story #Review #thebecketlist @algonquinyr

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Review

Synopsis from Scholastic: Whisk your child back to Hogwarts for Harry's fifth year at wizard school, filled with run-ins with the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, a disgruntled house-elf, and even tougher end-of-term exams. Add this to the rift Lord Voldemort's rise has opened in the wizarding world -- between those who believe … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Review

Finchosaurus Review

Synopsis from Islandport Press: Finch has trouble paying attention in school. He’s just too busy dreaming about uncovering a dinosaur fossil and naming a new species after himself—until he digs up a note in the fifth-grade class garden with the word HELP on it. He is determined to come to the aid of the mystery … Continue reading Finchosaurus Review

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx Review

Synopsis from No Brow Press: Join Marcy as she decodes hieroglyphs, solves puzzles and learns about the ancient gods of Egypt in this thrilling second book in the Brownstone’s Mythical Collection series. Marcy’s father, Arthur, is a world-famous adventurer, but she doesn’t quite share his enthusiasm for exploration. Determined to bring out her adventurous side, … Continue reading Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx Review

August thru October 2018 Wrap-Up

Hi Everyone! Happy Halloween! It's the last day of October 2018 today. Can't believe it. In 3 months, I have read and reviewed 25 books! I read many different genres this time: Middle Grade, YA Fantasy, YA Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Children's Picture Books, Juvenile Non-Fiction, and Thrillers. I love most of the books I read. … Continue reading August thru October 2018 Wrap-Up

The Witching Hours: The Vampire Knife Review

Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company: The first book in a spooky new series for only the bravest of readers–perfect for fans of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Now in paperback! Siblings Anna and Max love scary stories, but when they find an enchanted knife on a dark and stormy night in Transylvania, truth becomes stranger than … Continue reading The Witching Hours: The Vampire Knife Review

The Haunted Serpent Review

Synopsis from Sterling Publishing: Welcome to Thedgeroot, where Spaulding Meriwether is on a quest to make friends, become cool . . . and figure out why dead people are running around. “You know how people always tell you ‘just be yourself?’ That’s terrible advice. You won’t survive middle school that way. Trust me.” Spaulding Meriwether, … Continue reading The Haunted Serpent Review

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Review

Synopsis from Hachette Book Group: Max Einstein is not your typical genius. She… -Hacks the computer system at NYU to attend classes -Builds inventions to help the homeless -And talks to Albert Einstein! (Okay that’s just in her imagination) But everything changes when Max is recruited by a mysterious organization! Their mission: solve some of … Continue reading Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Review

I Am Neil Armstrong – Review & Blog Tour

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Neil Armstrong's journey to the moon is the focus of the fifteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically … Continue reading I Am Neil Armstrong – Review & Blog Tour

Dodger Boy Review

Synopsis from Groundwood Books: In 1970 Vancouver, thirteen-year-old Charlotte and her best friend, Dawn, are keen to avoid the pitfalls of adolescence. Couldn’t they just skip teenhood altogether, along with its annoying behaviors – showing off just because you have a boyfriend, obsessing about marriage and a ring and matching dining-room furniture? Couldn’t one just … Continue reading Dodger Boy Review

How To Be a T-Rex – Review & Blog Tour

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: An upROARiously funny take on following your wildest dreams, from the bestselling creator of Dinosaur Comics Being a regular old human is kind of a drag. That’s why Sal is not going to be a teacher or doctor or lawyer when she grows up. She is going to grow up … Continue reading How To Be a T-Rex – Review & Blog Tour

Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts Review

Synopsis from Sterling Publishing: Don’t call him scaredy-cat Sam, because Sam Wu IS NOT AFRAID of ghosts! Except . . . he totally is. Can he conquer his fear by facing the ghost that lives in the walls of his house? After an unfortunate (and very embarrassing) incident in the Space Museum, Sam goes on … Continue reading Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts Review

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Review

Synopsis from Candlewick Publishing: Roar! It’s not bad enough that Mom and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now two of Judy’s friends are going Splitsville, too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be BOR-ing- eureka! — Judy comes up with the … Continue reading Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Review

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Review

Synopsis from Scholastic: Lord Voldemort, the dark wizard responsible for the deaths of Harry's parents, is growing stronger. At the Quidditch World Cup, Voldemort's signature Dark Mark appears in the sky over the stadium, causing pandemonium. The lightning-bolt-shaped scar on Harry's forehead is sporadically causing him agonizing pain, and he is also hearing disturbing voices. … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Review

The Infinity Year of Avalon James Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: A young girl and her best friend hope to receive magical powers the year they turn ten in this enchanting middle-grade novel. Avalon James and Atticus Brightwell have a secret—one that they aren't allowed to discuss with anyone. This secret is shared between two best friends. When you and your best … Continue reading The Infinity Year of Avalon James Review

One of a Kind Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Bold, graphic art by indie rocker Chris Gorman of Belly captures the thrill and challenges of marching to your own beat. Meet a pogo-dancing, punk-rock-loving kid who loves to express himself in his own unique way. His clothes, hairstyle, music, and just the way he hears the world, all set … Continue reading One of a Kind Review

Hera’s Terrible Trap Review

Synopsis from Sweet Cherry Publishing: Tim Baker thinks his adventures are over until he hitches a ride to Ancient Greece on a stolen vase. Soon Tim finds himself trapped with an army of peacocks and a hero who can’t stop admiring himself. Put that mirror down, Theseus! Thank the gods his new friend Zoe is … Continue reading Hera’s Terrible Trap Review

The Train of Lost Things Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: A magical story about a boy’s love for his dying father and his journey to the mythic Train of Lost Things, where beloved lost objects are rescued and protected until they can be returned. Perfect for fans of The Phantom Tollbooth, The Bridge to Terabithia, and Lost in the Sun. … Continue reading The Train of Lost Things Review

I am Gandhi – Review & Blog Tour

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host I am gandhi’s Blog Tour today. Thank you so much penguin young readers for inviting me to take part in reading, reviewing, and hosting a blog tour! Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Twenty-five exceptional comic book creators join forces to share the heroic story of Gandhi in this … Continue reading I am Gandhi – Review & Blog Tour

Sleep Train Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: A perfectly pitched bedtime story and counting book for sleepy train lovers, illustrated in dramatic 3D sculptures! A little boy climbs into bed with a book and starts counting the train cars in it, between the engine and caboose. “Ten sleepy cars going clickety-clack,” reads the refrain. But as the … Continue reading Sleep Train Review

Eggsistential Thoughts Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Meh . . . From Sanrio, who brought you Hello Kitty, comes Gudetama, the lazy egg. Not all Sanrio characters are cheery! In Japanese, when you’re lazy, you are referred to as gude gude. And that’s where our new friend gets its name. Gudetama (tama from “tamago,” egg in Japanese) … Continue reading Eggsistential Thoughts Review

Rhyme Crime Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: From the creator of Splat! comes more playful, irreverent, kid-empowering fun–with a rhyming twist. In this buoyant rhyming romp, words have gone mysteriously missing: Who stole Marlow’s happy smile, and replaced it with a crocodile? Who swiped Dingle’s sneeze–aaaaachooo!–and left a stinky cheese? The thief took Tumble’s orange, and switched … Continue reading Rhyme Crime Review

Here Comes Hercules Review

Synopsis from Sweet Cherry Publishing: When Tim Baker breaks his mum’s favourite vase, it’s the least of his problems. The Greek hero he’s released is in danger of doing far worse. To the flowers, the rug—Oh, no! Not the kitchen! Hercules is only trying to be helpful but he’s just hopeless. It’s time to send … Continue reading Here Comes Hercules Review

Dogs on the Book Cover I Read & Reviewed

Hi Everyone! How are you? I just thought to spotlight our furry friends on my blog post today 🙂 I'm surprised to find I have read and reviewed 10 books featuring pet dogs. I love it when I don't intentionally search for books with dogs on the cover to read and find myself surprised that I had accumulated this many … Continue reading Dogs on the Book Cover I Read & Reviewed

Pet Dad Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Plum wants the perfect pet, but instead realizes she has the perfect dad in this charming and hilarious picture book that’s great for father’s day. Plum wants a pet. Plum’s dad wants NO pets. So Plum, who never takes no for an answer, gets the only pet she can: a … Continue reading Pet Dad Review