Charming [Mette Bach]

The companion novel to Cinders, Charming by Mette Bach focuses on the alternate point of view of the love interest in this Cinderella story retelling. Another hi/lo title, this book seeks to increase interest and confidence in young readers who have struggled by appealing to common interests of today's teenager and using easy to read language.…

My Island [Stephanie Demasse-Pottier & Seng Soun Ratanavanh]

My Island by Stephanie Demasse-Pottier and Seng Soun Ratanavanh is the sort of book that will really capture a kid's attention if they're into pictures and images. Since, typically, that's most children I can definitely see this book being a success to an extent. It's very pretty and colorful, filled with a multitude of exciting…

Cinders [Mette Bach]

Before Cinders by Mette Bach I had never actually read a hi/lo title before. As someone who basically loved reading from the first time she came across a book, these sort of books weren't typically on my radar. But I do deeply appreciate the goal to push for increasing reading interest for young readers who've perhaps…

The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons [Bob Eckstein]

  I think the title of this cartoon collection is a little misleading, at least to the average person. The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons edited by Bob Eckstein is a wonderful and amusing collection of artwork that really captures various pieces of living in a world where books and writing are the main focus…