Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins – 3 stars

My son and I were so excited when we heard that Suzanne Collins had written a prequel to the Hunger Games series. We preordered The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and began reading it as soon as it was released. Having loved The Hunger Games and Catching Fire (we enjoyed Mockingjay a little less) and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Join us TONIGHT at 8pm EDT! Mama Panda’s Virtual Book Club to discuss All Of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil!

Use the Google Calendar link below to sign up for the discussion and add it to your calendar! We will meet via Google Hangouts. We will have special input from Michelle Ruiz Keil, the author! Meeting shoud last about 1 hour! Click here to register: Registration To enter the Hangout when the meeting begins, please […]

Two Book Reviews! The War That Saved My Life and The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley – 4.5 stars!

Let me start off by saying that my experience has been that it’s fairly rare to find a book and its sequel that are equally well written and compelling. However, I’m happy to say that The War That Saved My Life and The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley are solid exceptions to […]

Just 7 days until the next Mama Panda Bear Virtual Book Club Meeting. All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil at 8:00pm EDT, July 15th!

Join us via Google Hangout! We’ll have discussion questions provided by the author and a giveaway at the end of the session! If you still haven’t purchased your copy of the book, get it here: All of Us With Wings You still have plenty of time to read it!

Backlist Middle Grade Book Review: The True Blue Scouts of the Sugar Man Swamp by Kathy Appelt – 5 stars!

I think it’s fair to say that my son and I read A TON of books together. That being said, it’s no small compliment to say that The True Blue Scouts of the Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt is our hands-down mutual favorite! This book is a frolicking romp through the swamp from two […]