Review: POISON by Sarah Albee

POISON: DEADLY DEEDS, PERILOUS PROFESSIONS, AND MURDEROUS MEDICINES by Sarah Albee Penguin Random House/September 05, 2017 Middle Grade (8-12), 192 pages Here’s what the publisher says: Science geeks and armchair detectives will soak up this non-lethal, humorous account of the role poisons have played in human history. Perfect for STEM enthusiasts! For centuries, people have Read More …

Review: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Yesterday, January 30th, was Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution. I didn’t know much about Fred Korematsu’s story before reading this brand new book, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, written by Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi, and illustrated by Yutaka Houlette. I’m so thankful, now, that I do. Heyday Books Middle-grade Hardcover, 112 Read More …

Review: SURVIVING MIDDLE SCHOOL

Surviving Middle School: Navigating the Halls, Riding the Social Roller Coaster, and Unmasking the Real You by Luke Reynolds Aladdin/Beyond Words (July 5, 2016) Ages 10-14 192 pages Here’s what the publisher has to say:  In this hilarious guide full of honest, real-life experiences, veteran teacher Luke Reynolds skillfully and humorously shows kids how to not Read More …

Review: A Bandit’s Tale by Deborah Hopkinson

Today, I’m thrilled to be participating in another blog tour for Deborah Hopkinson! This time, the award-winning master of historical fiction for children takes readers back to nineteenth-century New York City in her new middle-grade novel: A BANDIT’S TALE: THE MUDDLED MISADVENTURES OF A PICKPOCKET (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers | on sale Read More …