How to Raise a Reader [Pamela Paul & Maria Russo]

How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo is a pretty exceptional book and one that I would recommend to just about any parent, though I can't account for whether or not all parents will read it. But the truth is that one of the best things you could ever do for…

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City of Bones [Cassandra Clare]

My past with City of Bones is actually somewhat of an amusing one at times, but also a rather dejecting one. I cannot even begin with how devastated I was when I first learned of all the issues surrounding these novels and the author who penned them. The interesting thing is that I really enjoyed the…

What’s College About Anyway? [Betty Thomas Patterson]

What's College About Anyway?, a book by Betty Thomas Patterson and illustrated by Agus Projogo, is one of those superficial children's books that barely scratches the surface and manages to do just about nothing to actually educate the children who read it. Don't get me wrong, the idea behind this book was great and I…

Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure [Torben Kuhlmann]; Throwback Thursday

If you're looking for a really cute middle grade / children's chapter book with fantastic illustrations, an incredibly adorable story, and throwback shout outs to some of the most wonderful scientists in our history, Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure is the book for you. This was such a fun read for me back…

Bloodleaf [Crystal Smith]; 2019 YA Releases

I have heard so much about Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith, something that began a month ago when I was recommended it by someone who informed me that it was her favorite read for the month of January. The premise of this book sounds incredibly familiar to me, making me feel as though there was a book…