Are You a Fan of The Nutcracker?

Okay, okay. It’s not Christmas yet. We still haven’t hit Halloween. I know. I feel your pain at least a little. But I got the ARC and I love this story, so I couldn’t help reading it. I mean, who wouldn’t freak out about a Nutcracker retelling when they love the original so much? It’s such…

The Origin of Day and Night [Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt]

While there isn't an overwhelmingly wonderful message and the story does not have much in the way of truth going for it, The Origin of Day and Night by Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt is a very cute story about taking turns. Perhaps the best thing about this book, for me anyway, was the fact that one of…

The Peace Dragon [Linda Ragsdale]

The Peace Dragon by Linda Ragsdale is an incredibly cute and beautifully illustrated story about a young boy who befriends a dragon and brings her home to his village. In a world where everyone already has their own personal beliefs about what a dragon is and how it acts, this short children's story introduces the…

We’ve Got No Time and Holidays are Apparently All Happening in the Same Month; Throwback Thursday

I can't believe it's already Thursday. I legitimately feel as though I was just writing my link-back post yesterday. Do you feel that, as you get older, the weeks seem to go by faster? You had all the time in the world as a kid, as a teenager, and now it slips through your fingers…

The Train to Impossible Places [P. G. Bell]

I can often be somewhat weary of middlegrade novels. Their target audience are those who, most typically, wont be bothered by a lot of things that older readers might. Many of them are fairly simple, with good reason, and thus I usually read them expecting to like but not love the book. It is for…