Monthly Archives: June 2014
A Hitch at the Fairmont by Jim Averbeck is a middle grade mystery that takes place at San Francisco’s Fairmont hotel in the 1950s. The creepy, mysterious tone of the book is established right from the very first chapter where our main … Continue reading
Today I have a guest post over at Mackenzi Lee’s blog. Head on over to check it out and see what I had to say about the books on my bookshelf.
Zombelina by Kristyn Crow (Author), Molly Idle (Illustrator) Since it’s Friday the 13th, I thought I’d share this recent favorite. Preschooler Monkey is obsessed with this rhyming picture book about a zombie ballerina. We read this book practically every day after … Continue reading
Author Anna Staniszewski’s brand new book, The Prank List (the sequel to the absolutely hilarious Dirt Diary) comes out next month, and I’m excited that she took the time out of her busy schedule to stop by to share a … Continue reading
I really wish I could hand this book to myself about 20 years ago. I found echoes of my own childhood experiences in every single one of these characters. I laughed, I cried, my heart went out to these kids … Continue reading