YA Book Review: It Came From the Sky by Chelsea Sedoti – 4 stars

As many of you who follow my blog regularly already know, I read a lot with my 12-year-old son. He’s a very advanced reader and we’ve been reading together since he was a baby. These days, he’s usually reading something on his own, something for school and something out loud with me. It Came From […]

Oldies but Goodies: Twenty Big Hits from 2017

It’s easy to forget, amongst all the new and shiny titles, that there are a TON of backlist titles that you may not have gotten to yet. To remedy that situation, I’m providing this lists of 20 titles that I read in 2017 and would wholeheartedly recommend! In true Mama Panda form, this list contains […]

What’s Waiting on my E-Reader – September 21, 2020

I have to admit it: I have a soft spot for shiny, new books! And, because of my blog…I get access to numerous Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) every month from publishers who want me to include their books in a list or a review! Usually, those books are in digital format so my e-reader is […]

What’s On My TBR? September 21, 2020

Here’s another little glimpse into my TBR! 10 titles that I’m dying to get my hands on. (A little secret: I’ve actually started a few of them because I can’t help but dip into titles I’m really looking forward to!) This list is 40% nonfiction…which is HUGE for me. Given, most of that nonfiction is […]

15 Great Books for Young Readers – Ages 4- 8 Years Old

I have loved reading to my son since the day he was born. Honestly, during those long winter months after his birth, I often laid him on the bed and read book after book to him. I’ll definitely be making a list of board books that we loved…but today, I’m highlighting one of our favorite […]

What’s on My Nightstand? September 21, 2020

Oooh…this list is exciting. It’s full of Middle Grade, YA, adult and non-fiction titles and there are some REALLY intriguing ones in there! What’s On My Nightstand? September 21, 2020 I have only begun one or two of these but there are specific reasons why I’m excited about each of them! I call those out […]

What’s Waiting on My E-Reader – September 14, 2020

If you haven’t already recognized this fact: I’m reading multiple books in multiple formats, all the time! I usually have one paper book, several audiobooks and a ton of e-books going at any moment and, for whatever reason, I don’t seem to struggle with switching between stories. That being said, today, I want to show […]

What I’m Really Reading Now – September 14th edition

I like to share every week what I’m actually reading and enjoying now! This week’s installment contains 5 books – 3 YA and 2 Adult titles. What I’m Reading This Week – September 14, 2020 The YA titles span several different timeframes…the 50s and 60s as well as modern day and are really fun and […]

2018 Was a Very Good Year…for Books!

It’s easy to find new, hot releases that are being touted non-stop! But what if you want to find some solid backlist titles that you haven’t checked out yet? 15 Fabulous Backlist Titles from 2018 I know there were some great books that I read in 2018 that you haven’t explored…so today’s list is all […]

Time to Preorder: 22 Books to Look Forward to in October 2020

Do I have a big list for you today!?! I love to know what’s coming down the pike to read for next month so I’ve created a HUGE list of choices just for you. 22 Books to Love in October 2020 Including Middle Grade, YA, fiction, non-fiction, novellas and essays and a wide variety of […]