Keeping the City Going #BookReview #keepingthecitygoing @simonkids #bookworm #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook @brianfloca

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Caldecott Award winner Brian Floca gives a heartfelt thank you to the essential workers who keep their cities going during COVID-19 quarantine in this tenderly illustrated picture book. We are here at home now, watching the world through our windows. Outside we see the city we know, but not as … Continue reading Keeping the City Going #BookReview #keepingthecitygoing @simonkids #bookworm #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook @brianfloca

Gay Bar #BookReview #gaybar #bookworm #lgbt @littlebrown #book #ownvoices

Synopsis from Little, Brown and Company: Does gay still have a place?  Strobing lights and dark rooms; throbbing house and drag queens on counters; first kisses, last call: the gay bar has long been a place of solidarity and sexual expression—whatever your scene, whoever you’re seeking. But in urban centers around the world, they are closing, … Continue reading Gay Bar #BookReview #gaybar #bookworm #lgbt @littlebrown #book #ownvoices

Rewild Your Life Challenge! Animal Watching Review! @mackidsbooks #outdoorschool #homeschool #bookworm @odddotbooks @jenpharrdavis @marykaycarson @jenswanbooks #mglit

Hi Everyone! This month I have a challenge to take on. Using a set of books called Outdoor School (pictured below), my family have attempted these challenges. I loved reading Animal Watching. Each chapter has a couple of pages of info, such as becoming an active observer, scouting for wildlife, how to be a birder, … Continue reading Rewild Your Life Challenge! Animal Watching Review! @mackidsbooks #outdoorschool #homeschool #bookworm @odddotbooks @jenpharrdavis @marykaycarson @jenswanbooks #mglit

Outdoor School #Bookreview #outdoorschool #bookworm #mglit #middlegradebooks @jenpharrdavis @marykaycarson @jenswanbooks @odddotbooks @mackidsbooks

Hi Everyone! I'm here to announce that I'm part of the Super Influencer Team. There is a series of books Odd Dot Books from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group are coming out with called Outdoor School. We have been challenged with many outdoor activities using these books as guides. They are "interactive skill-building guides for exploring … Continue reading Outdoor School #Bookreview #outdoorschool #bookworm #mglit #middlegradebooks @jenpharrdavis @marykaycarson @jenswanbooks @odddotbooks @mackidsbooks

Let Liberty Rise! #BookReview #letlibertyrise @scholastic #picturebooks #childrensbook #bookworm

Synopsis from Scholastic: On America's 100th birthday, the people of France built a giant gift! It was one of the largest statues the world had ever seen — and she weighed as much as 40 elephants! And when she arrived on our shores in 250 pieces, she needed a pedestal to hold her up. Few … Continue reading Let Liberty Rise! #BookReview #letlibertyrise @scholastic #picturebooks #childrensbook #bookworm

Instant Pot Bible: The Next Generation #BookReview #cookbook @voraciousbooks @bruceweinstein @markscarbrough #cooking #instantpot #instantpotrecipes #bookworm

Hi Everyone! Here's another cookbook review! This time is a cookbook with a lot of recipes for my instant pot. I bought an instant pot because my mom asked me to but I don't know how to use it so it just sits in the corner collecting dust for about a year. One day I … Continue reading Instant Pot Bible: The Next Generation #BookReview #cookbook @voraciousbooks @bruceweinstein @markscarbrough #cooking #instantpot #instantpotrecipes #bookworm

The Keto High Fiber Diet #BookReview #cookbook #theketohighfiberdiet #cooking #recipebook

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: More than 70 high-fiber, easy and delicious recipes for the high-fat, low-carb diet perfect for everyone looking to lose weight and stay healthy. By now, we’ve all heard—and even tried—the keto diet. But when cutting out carbs such as fruits and grains, it is easy to worry about digestive health—and … Continue reading The Keto High Fiber Diet #BookReview #cookbook #theketohighfiberdiet #cooking #recipebook

Real Friends #BookReview #RealFriends @01firstsecond @mackidsbooks @haleshannon #mglit #memoir #bookworm

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends—and why it's worth the journey. When best friends are not forever . . . Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever … Continue reading Real Friends #BookReview #RealFriends @01firstsecond @mackidsbooks @haleshannon #mglit #memoir #bookworm

The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food #BookReview #cookbook @voraciousbooks #therise @littlebrown @marcuscooks @osayiendolyn

Synopsis from Little, Brown and Company: An Eater Best Cookbook of Fall 2020 • This groundbreaking new cookbook from chef, bestselling author, and TV star Marcus Samuelsson celebrates contemporary Black cooking in 150 extraordinarily delicious recipes. It is long past time to recognize Black excellence in the culinary world the same way it has been celebrated in the … Continue reading The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food #BookReview #cookbook @voraciousbooks #therise @littlebrown @marcuscooks @osayiendolyn

This Will Make it Taste Good #BookReview #cookbook @voraciousbooks @littlebrown #cooking #bookworm #recipebook

Synopsis from Little, Brown and Company: An Eater Best Cookbook of Fall 2020 From caramelized onions to fruit preserves, make home cooking quick and easy with ten simple "kitchen heroes" in these 125 recipes from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Deep Run Roots. “I wrote this book to inspire you, and … Continue reading This Will Make it Taste Good #BookReview #cookbook @voraciousbooks @littlebrown #cooking #bookworm #recipebook

Shake Strain Done #BookReview #cocktailbook @voraciousbooks @littlebrown @jmhirsch #shakestraindone #bookworm

Synopsis from Little, Brown and Company: Revolutionize the way you drink at home with simple recipes and common ingredients — no obscure liquors or fussy techniques needed — from the editorial director of Milk Street, J.M. Hirsch. Are you done with generic gin and tonics, mediocre Manhattans and basic martinis? You can use pantry staples … Continue reading Shake Strain Done #BookReview #cocktailbook @voraciousbooks @littlebrown @jmhirsch #shakestraindone #bookworm

The Full Plate – #Cookbook #BookReview #thefullplate @voraciousbooks @littlebrown @ayeshacurry #cooking #recipebook #food

Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company: Enjoy family-friendly recipes that are ready in no time, when you've got no time, from New York Times bestselling author, online phenomenon, and TV star Ayesha Curry. Ayesha Curry knows what it's like to have so much on your plate you can barely think about dinner. But she also … Continue reading The Full Plate – #Cookbook #BookReview #thefullplate @voraciousbooks @littlebrown @ayeshacurry #cooking #recipebook #food

#Cookish – #Cookbook #BookReview #cooking #recipe #bookworm @voraciousbooks #christopherkimballmilkstreet

Synopsis from Little, Brown and Company: Throw together fast, flavorful meals in no time with just a handful of ingredients with 200 highly cookable, delicious, and incredibly simple recipes from the James Beard Award-winning team at Milk Street. In Cookish, Christopher Kimball and his team of cooks and editors harness the most powerful cooking principles … Continue reading #Cookish – #Cookbook #BookReview #cooking #recipe #bookworm @voraciousbooks #christopherkimballmilkstreet

Middle Grade Nonfiction Books Recs #middlegradelit #middlegradebooks #bookworm #mglit #nonfiction @hmhkids

Hi Everyone! Just got a request to recommend some favorite middle grade books. I'm always on the hunt for good ones because my son loves to read. Here are my favorite titles for nonfiction: Synopsis: From an Idea to Nike is a fully-illustrated look into how Nike stepped up its sneaker game to become the most popular … Continue reading Middle Grade Nonfiction Books Recs #middlegradelit #middlegradebooks #bookworm #mglit #nonfiction @hmhkids

May 2020 Wrap-Up with zest #wrapup #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm

Hi Everyone! Hope you are doing well. I'm currently on vacation to Florida visiting family. Not so lucky because weather forecast to rain all day and all week. In May, I read a few excellent middle grade books. I started out with The Phantom Twin. From the same publisher, First Second, I found my library … Continue reading May 2020 Wrap-Up with zest #wrapup #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm

All Boys Aren’t Blue #BookReview #allboysarentblue #bookworm @fsgbooks @fiercereads #memoir @iamgmjohnson

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual … Continue reading All Boys Aren’t Blue #BookReview #allboysarentblue #bookworm @fsgbooks @fiercereads #memoir @iamgmjohnson

April 2020 Wrap-Up and Cover Release #bookworm #monthlywrapup

Hi Everyone! April was a great month! I'm no longer sick and I started going outside more. I just walked around my driveway sunbathing, planting flowers, picking out weeds, playing on the scooters with my son, and jumping ropes after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Being active and getting a bit of sunshine really helps make … Continue reading April 2020 Wrap-Up and Cover Release #bookworm #monthlywrapup

A-List Angels #BookReview #alistangels #nonfiction #bookworm @littlebrown

Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company: Combining high-octane storytelling with landmark financial reporting in the tradition of Michael Lewis, Zack O’Malley Greenburg delivers a transformative account of how Hollywood cashed in on the latest tech boom while bringing a blast of creativity and diversity to Silicon Valley. How much is celebrity really worth? In a … Continue reading A-List Angels #BookReview #alistangels #nonfiction #bookworm @littlebrown

Catch and Kill #BookReview @littlebrown #catchandkillbook @ronanfarrow #nonfiction #truecrimes #bookworm #bookblogger

Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company: In this instant New York Times bestselling account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost. In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story … Continue reading Catch and Kill #BookReview @littlebrown #catchandkillbook @ronanfarrow #nonfiction #truecrimes #bookworm #bookblogger

Make Your Own Beauty Mask #BookReview & #BlogTour #makeyourownbeautymask #skincare #diy #sheetmask #beautymask @odddotbooks

Hi Everyone! Today I'm doing a different kind of Blog Tour, a bit of book and a bit of skincare! Thank you Odd Dot Books, Macmillan's newest imprint for inviting me to host a blog tour for your recently published book on natural skincare! This book is currently available, published on 11/5/2019, 48 pages. Synopsis … Continue reading Make Your Own Beauty Mask #BookReview & #BlogTour #makeyourownbeautymask #skincare #diy #sheetmask #beautymask @odddotbooks

Naturally Tan #Review #naturallytan @stmartinspress @tanfrance

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: In this heartfelt, funny, and touching memoir, one of the stars of Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning smash-hit Queer Eye reveals how an Englishman raised in a traditionally religious home became a fashion icon—and the first openly gay, South Asian man on television—simply by being Naturally Tan. Before he became famous as one … Continue reading Naturally Tan #Review #naturallytan @stmartinspress @tanfrance

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

Boying Up Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory and author of the #1 bestseller Girling Up, puts her Ph.D. to work to talk to teen boys about the science and pressures of growing up male in today’s world. A must-have book for all teenage boys! Why does my voice crack … Continue reading Boying Up 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

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail Review

Synopsis from Abrams Books for Young Readers: Emma Gatewood’s life was far from easy. In rural Ohio, she managed a household of 11 kids alongside a less-than-supportive husband. One day, at age 67, she decided to go for a nice long walk . . . and ended up completing the Appalachian Trail. With just the … Continue reading Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail Review

I am Harriet Tubman – Review & Blog Tour

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host I am harriet tubman'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: Harriet Tubman's heroic and pivotal role in the fight against slavery is the subject of … Continue reading I am Harriet Tubman – Review & Blog Tour

Brolliology Review 

Synopsis from Melville House: Humans have been making, using, perfecting, and decorating umbrellas for millennia -- holding them over the heads of rulers, signalling class distinctions, and exploring their full imaginative potential in folk tales and novels. In the spirit of the best literary gift books, Brolliology is a beautifully designed and illustrated tour through … Continue reading Brolliology Review 

I Hear She’s A Real Bitch Review and *GIVEAWAY*

Synopsis from Edelweiss: A sharp and candid memoir from a rising feminist leader in the culinary world, and an up-and-coming literary voice. From the moment she opened her first bar, Jen Agg knew she could never not be her own boss again. I HEAR SHE’S A REAL BITCH tells the story of how she has … Continue reading I Hear She’s A Real Bitch Review and *GIVEAWAY*

The Way Downtown Review 

Synopsis from Kids Can Press: In this one-of-a-kind book, the complex and fascinating world of urban public transit is explored using five different characters' journeys through the imaginary city of Zoom. From the Zanies, a family of street performers; to Agent Theodore Rybka, a spy on a very secret mission; to Robbie, a seven-year-old boy … Continue reading The Way Downtown Review 

Bugs From Head to Tail Review 

Synopsis from Kids Can Press: In the latest addition to the popular Head to Tail series, author Stacey Roderick focuses on bugs --- a kid favorite! --- and challenges readers to guess which bug each of eight different body parts belongs to. A full spread asks a question about a body part. What bug has … Continue reading Bugs From Head to Tail Review