Book Review: The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

This sweet novel has all the elements of a great read - a plucky main character (Lucy, aka Lightning Girl - she was struck by lightning that made her a little OCD and a LOT brilliant at math), a secret (she doesn't want anyone at her new middle school to know she's Lightning Girl), new friend drama, understanding adults, and rescued dogs that need to be adopted.

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Deliciously Long and Delightful Titles of Intriguing Children’s Novels

I began collecting deliciously long and delightful titles of children's books that I just knew I had to love based soley on that one distinguishing characteristic. Here are a few that I recommend primarily for readers who are between the ages of 8 and 12 and love to read about girls doing and learning and having adventures.

New Releases: Books Published October 10, 2017 for Children + Teens

Another Tuesday, another round of new releases! Children's picture books, middle grade novels, and teen reads released 10/10/17.

New Releases: Books Published October 3, 2017 for Children + Teens

Another Tuesday, another round of new releases! Here are brief blurbs about some of my new favorite children’s picture books, middle grade novels, and teen reads that released today.

New Releases: Books Published September 26, 2017 for Children + Teens

Including Humpty Dumpty, Virginia Lee Burton, Sherman Alexie, Mark Twain, and more!

New Releases: Books Published September 5, 2017 for Children + Teens

Another Tuesday, another round of new releases! Here are brief blurbs about some of my new favorite children’s picture books, middle grade novels, and teen reads that released today.

New Releases: Books Published August 22, 2017 for Children + Teens

Another Tuesday, another round of new releases! Here are brief blurbs about some of my new favorite children's picture books, middle grade novels, and teen reads that released today.

Magic, Princess, Fairy, + Other Girly Books (that don’t make you gag)

By a show of hands, who is tired of reading books where everything is pink and sparkly and lacy and fairy-y and princess-y and magic-y but have absolutely no real substance of any kind in them?

Funny + Charming Books for Children Age 6-10

Today, I had the pleasure of reading Neil Gaiman's Fortunately, The Milk for the first time and laughed out loud, particularly at this line: "We have spoons. Spoons are excellent. Sort of like forks, only not as stabby." -pg. 6 It reminded me of a whole host of books that are equally delightful in their … Continue reading Funny + Charming Books for Children Age 6-10

Top Ten Books I Want for the Holidays

The Broke and the Bookish, a brilliant book blog, hosts a weekly top ten list meme.I like this meme because I like lists. I like this meme because it reminds me of the Top 5 lists from High Fidelity (by Nick Hornby as a book, starring John Cusak as a movie). And I like this meme because it … Continue reading Top Ten Books I Want for the Holidays