Summertime Editorial: Lucky Stars Series Review

| August 3, 2014

I have recently come across a series called Lucky Stars. My friend let me borrow all the books in the series and they are really good. That’s why I’m writing this post, right? What this series is about: This series is about a girl named Cassie. On her seventh birthday she gets taken into the […]

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Series Review: Dinosaur Cove

| July 21, 2013

When looking for a beginning chapter book to read at bedtime, I first turned to Roald Dahl. Many of Dahl’s shorter books have pictures on nearly every page, which can keep those who are used to picture books fully engaged. Unfortunately, Dahl only has a finite number of books, so I eventually needed to look elsewhere. […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: The Cats in the Doll Shop

| June 17, 2013

The Cats in the Doll Shop is the sequel to The Doll Shop Downstairs. I made a post about that, too, so if you haven’t read the post, you should probably read that now before you move on. So anyways, Anna is the main character in this second book, too. In this book, Anna and […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: The Never Girls #1 – In a Blink

| June 12, 2013

The Never Girls #1: In a Blink is about four girls (Gabby, Mia, Lainey, and Kate) getting accidentally transported to Never Land by a fairy named Prilla. They find themselves in Pixie Hollow, where all the fairies live. By the way, these are the Disney Tinkerbell Fairies – you know the ones. In this book the girls […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: The Doll Shop Downstairs

| June 10, 2013

The Doll Shop Downstairs by Yona Zeldis McDonough is about a girl named Anna. Her family owns a doll repair shop. This book starts before World War I. They get all their materials from Germany, so when World War I starts, they can no longer get the materials they need to repair dolls. They are […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: The Critter Club #3 – Liz Learns a Lesson

| May 30, 2013

This book is GREA-EAT! Liz Learns a Lesson is in the same series as Amy and the Missing Puppy and All About Ellie. They’re all written by ‘Callie Barkley.’ By the way, I made a post about both of those books so check them out first if you haven’t already read them. In this book, […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: Marty McGuire

| May 22, 2013

Marty McGuire by Kate Messner is a book about a girl named Marty McGuire. In this book, Marty’s class is putting on a play about the Frog Prince. Marty is chosen to play the princess. The thing is, she doesn’t want to be the princess. Marty tries to convince her Mom and her teacher that […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: Sideways Stories from Wayside School

| May 21, 2013

Sideways Stories from Wayside School is a book of silly stories. Each chapter is a story. Each story is about a different person at Wayside School. Some chapters are about teachers at Wayside School. Some chapters are about students at Wayside School. My favorite chapter is called Mrs. Jewls . I also really liked reading the […]

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Under the Spotlight: Call Me Oklahoma!’s Miriam Glassman

| May 13, 2013

This week is Children’s Book Week, so we’ve joined up with Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews‘ Kid Lit Giveaway Hop. We’re giving away (see below) a copy of Call Me Oklahoma! signed by the author Miriam Glassman, who has been kind enough to answer a few questions from our resident 2nd grader, Greek […]

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Red Carpet: 2013 Colorado Children’s Book Award

| April 21, 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 Colorado Children’s Book Award Winners & Runners-Up, as well as all nominated books. The Colorado Children’s Book Award is selected annually by the children of Colorado. The 2013 Colorado Children’s Book Award Winners & Runners-Up were: Picture Book Winner: Pete the Cat – I Love My White Shoes written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by […]

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