Book Review and Author Visit: The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Spencer and I had the opportunity to listen to and meet Newbery Award-winning author, Kwame Alexander at Upper Arlington Public Library tonight. We had a wonderful time: Alexander is engaging, interesting and entertaining and, as you’ve probably heard, his work is amazing! if the name is familiar but you can’t place the books he’s written…think […]

Children’s Book Review: Tomorrow Most Likely by Dave Eggers. Illustrated by Lane Smith

I’m very excited to have the opportunity to review a children’s book for you. This one, by Dave Eggers (you may know him as the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) and illustrated by Lane Smith (Stinky Cheese Man anyone?) is a beautiful bedtime story about the things that might happen tomorrow. The […]

What’s Up Next? Once a Liar by A.F. Brady

I’ve been cruising through some books lately and I’m totally in my happy place! I thought I’d give you a sneak peak at what I’m going to read next: it’s the April Books for Coffee Book Drop from Bethany Beach Books! This one’s a thriller…quite a departure from the historical and middle grade fiction I’ve […]

Book Review: Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard

‘Be kind always…for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about!’ – Ian Maclaren That quote came to mind more than once while I was reading Just Like Jackie. It’s the story of an 11 year old girl named Robinson (after Jackie Robinson) who lives alone with her grandfather and struggles to […]

Book Review: A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck

Are you ready to have your heart broken and then slowly put back together piece by piece? That’s what Jared Reck does in A Short History of the Girl Next Door and I loved it! The book unfolded in three distinct parts for me: Part 1: Protagonist Matt Wainwright details his life growing up with […]

Book Review: Learning to See by Elise Hooper

I’m so excited to finally have an opportunity review Learning to See by Elise Hooper for you! I finished it last night and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. While I have not yet had a chance to read The Other Alcott (Hooper’s first novel,) I’ve been told that it’s an amazing study […]