My Merry Christmas Journal [Diana Zourelias]

I guarantee you, I would have just loved My Merry Christmas Journal by Diana Zourelias when I was a kid. It's pretty typical for what you might find in a Christmas activity book for kids, of course, but that doesn't take away from how much fun I'm sure a bunch of children are going to have…

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Monsters are Afraid of Babies [Nicholas Tana]

I laughed when I first came across Monsters are Afraid of Babies by Nicholas Tana, illustrated by Jessica Abbott and Elise Leutwyler. And then I thought about how perfect it would have been for my boyfriend's nephew when he was getting a little sister. This is such a clever way of introducing the idea of a younger sibling to…

Casper Tock and the Everdark Wings [Abi Elphinstone]

"...if you feel like a celebratory sob, tissues are in hatch four." Casper Tock and the Everdark Wings by Abi Elphinstone of The Unmapped Chronicles is the fantasy I wish I'd had when I was a child. Known as Rumblestar in the United Kingdom, Elphinstone's brilliantly woven tale about a shy young boy hiding from bullies who…

Epic Air Fryer Cookbook [Emily Paster]

I'm not typically a cookbook kind of person. I don't buy them, I rarely peruse them and yet a few weeks ago I went ahead and requested the Epic Air Fryer Cookbook by Emily Paster. And honestly, my reasoning for this was solely because my boyfriend had just bought an air fryer for our apartment. It…

YA Releases on My TBR [September 2018 Part 6]

I'm a sucker for trapped on an island with someone you hate stories. And while Meet the Sky by McCall Hoyle has so much more to it than that simple plot, it's definitely the trapped on an island piece that's got me interested. What's brilliant about this story, though, is that it's incorporating some deep thoughts…

The Little Android [Marissa Meyer]

There's something truly magical about Marissa Meyer's retellings. In so many ways I've fallen in love with every tiny piece of writing that pertains to the world of The Lunar Chronicles. As an avid fan of the story of The Little Mermaid, Meyer's The Little Android is unquestionably a story I've fallen in love with each and every time I…

Railway Jack [KT Johnston]

Railway Jack by KT Johnston and illustrated by César Samaniego is such an amazingly inspirational story about a disabled man and the service animal, a monkey called Jack, who changes his life. After losing both of his legs in an accident, Jim struggled to keep up with the daily requirements of his job. He soon…