Buzz Books and Origin Stories; Recent NetGalley Requests

I have a bit of a weakness for the chapter samplers that buzz books puts out. Granted, a lot of the books included are ones that I won't end up reading, but the nice thing about them is that I always manage to find a few that I'm interested in and might never have found…

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The Element in the Room [Mike Barfield]

I really wanted to enjoy The Element in the Room by Mike Barfield and illustrated by Lauren Humphrey, especially as I believe it's exceedingly important to teach children about science early on. But as someone who hated science as a child, I can tell you without question that this is not the book you want to get if…

Squirrel, Rats, and the Arctic; Recent NetGalley Requests

The squirrel story looked cute, okay? I couldn't help it! Honestly, these two books seem so adorable and funny and I really just want a chance to read them. So, there you go. A hawk kidnapped squirrel meets a bunch of rats in the city. A story about arctic animals, like Major Puff the Penguin.…

An Anatomy of Beasts [Olivia A. Cole]; 2019 YA Releases

I'm tentative about An Anatomy of Beasts by Olivia A. Cole, in truth. And what this really comes down to is the fact that I'm just not sure if I'll like the first book in this series. It's fair enough to say that I'm looking forward to reading it and definitely interested in the topic. I just…