• Song for a Whale Review: One of the Best Books I've Read Lately 1

    Song for a Whale Review: One of the Best Books I’ve Read Lately

    This book is amazing “He keeps singing this song, and everything in the ocean swims by him, as if he’s not there. He thinks no one understands him. I want to let him know he’s wrong about that.”  – Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly has been one of the best books I’ve read in a while. It was just one of those books that moves you in some way. It had the ability to play with the heart stings. It made you feel what the characters are going through, and give you a different perspective. It…

  • Review: E. Nesbit's Beautiful From Shakespeare 4

    Review: E. Nesbit’s Beautiful From Shakespeare

    To read, or not to read, that is the question… I have noticed that there is some controversy about E. Nesbit’s [popup_anything id=”2337″]. There seems to be two popular opinions.  It is  one of the greatest retelling of Shakespeare’s plays ever written! When she wrote it, Edith Nesbit left out too much of the original play. It seems that people are either all for it, or not for it at all. E. Nesbit always felt that children should be introduced to Shakespeare in an easier and more enjoyable way. She thoughtfully included a glossary of difficult names in the plays and a guide on how…

  • Summer Reading Recommendations Part 3: Easy Chapter Books and Novels 10

    Summer Reading Recommendations Part 3: Easy Chapter Books and Novels

    Easy Chapter Books and Novels Welcome to part three of the Summer Reading Recommendations post. In this post I will recommend easy to read chapter books and novels. These are books that harder than you average readers, but not quite as hard to read as Inkheart or The Hobbit.  At the end of this post you will find a printable list containing all of the titles I am going to mention. If you have any book suggestions please feel free to mention them in the comment section below! Henry Huggins Series The first books I am going to recommend are the Henry Huggins books by Beverly Cleary. …

  • Summer Reading Recommendations Part 1: Picture Books 30

    Summer Reading Recommendations Part 1: Picture Books

    Summer is fast approaching and that means it time for me to share summer reading lists! There are so many books I could recommend to read throughout the summer, for all different age ranges and reading levels. Because of this I am going to split this post into several different parts. This is the first part containing the picture book recommendations! I am going to mention quite a few picture books in this post, to help you remember them all I have created a printable list which you can find here. I will also have the list at the bottom of this post, so if…

  • Review: Autumn Street 103

    Review: Autumn Street

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. Autumn Street by Lois Lowry is the first book I have finished in 2019! I finished it on January 3rd. It was almost Wolf Hollow, but I finished that on December 30. Autumn Street was a lovely little book. The main character, Elizabeth, who is six years old, reminds me of Ramona Quimbey. Though she is considerably better behaved than Beverly Cleary’s famous Ramona, she has some of the same mannerisms and a similar way of drawing conclusions. There are some very funny parts in Autumn Street, but it also has it’s fair share of sadness. I don’t…

  • Review: The Secret Keepers 104

    Review: The Secret Keepers

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart is fairly new book published in 2016. The author of The Mysterious Benedict Society has worked his magic once again to create a witty, fascinating, un-put-downable book. The Secret Keepers is filled with all the usual riddles, hard- to -solve problems and commerardery admired in The Mysterious Benedict Society. It all starts when a young boy named Reuben finds a peculiar looking antique watch. A useless trinket that appears to be broken gets Reuben into a great deal of danger. Follow the adventure as the young boy along with new friends…

  • Review: The One and Only Ivan 105

    Review: The One and Only Ivan

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, was a very fun read. It is the story of a charming gorilla who lives in a shopping mall, as an attraction, for all to see. The place he calls home is a glass cage. But he does not as you might expect miss his life in the jungle. He lives a very different life, than that of any other gorilla. He lives alone in his cage. His only friends are Stella, a kind elephant living in a cage next to his, and Bob, a dog who wanders about the…