Spanish books for young readers / Libros en español para niños muy jovenes

  Three great books for young readers who speak Spanish are "Lola quiere un gato," "Chancho el campeón", and the little book that's a big mouthful, "Al bebé le encanta la ingeniería aeroespacial!" These adorable books are also available in English for those who prefer picture books in English. "Lola quiere un gato" by Anna … Continue reading Spanish books for young readers / Libros en español para niños muy jovenes

‘We’re Not From Here’ by Geoff Rodkey is a thrilling, action-filled, middle grade scifi novel

"We're Not From Here" by Geoff Rodkey is a fantastic story that could be dystopian, except for the humor-filled pages that seem to be anything but dystopia-like, in spite of the novel's destruction of Earth and the possible extermination of the human race thing going on. Lan, the narrator, and Lan's sister and parents are … Continue reading ‘We’re Not From Here’ by Geoff Rodkey is a thrilling, action-filled, middle grade scifi novel

‘Wildcard’ by Marie Lu is an action-packed, emotional, very futuristic sequel to ‘Warcross’

With "Wildcard," the sequel to "Warcross," author Marie Lu fulfills her unspoken promise to readers to keep the action and the tech fast and furious, just like the action in the fictional game of Warcross. The sequel takes the reader forward, but also lets the reader visit the past. In the first book, Emika Chan … Continue reading ‘Wildcard’ by Marie Lu is an action-packed, emotional, very futuristic sequel to ‘Warcross’

7 picture books with quirky animal characters are a great choice for young readers

Here are seven fabulous picture books with quirky animals - have fun! There is no such thing as too many picture books on the bookshelf. They are created to bring joy to young and old because often, adults or older readers are the ones sharing the picture books by reading them aloud. Wonderful authors and … Continue reading 7 picture books with quirky animal characters are a great choice for young readers

‘The Deepest Blue’ by Sarah Beth Durst is another intriguing and engrossing fantasy

"The Deepest Blue" by Sarah Beth Durst is a beautiful story filled with strong and compassionate characters, a rich setting, and a plot with nonstop action. The writing grabs the reader on the very first page and doesn't let go until the very end. In the mythical kingdom of Renthia, the main character, Mayara, has … Continue reading ‘The Deepest Blue’ by Sarah Beth Durst is another intriguing and engrossing fantasy

‘The Truth Lies Here’ by Lindsey Klingele is an engrossing scifi young adult novel

"The Truth Lies Here" by Lindsey Klingele is almost like two stories. One story is about mysterious disappearances and deaths in a small Michigan town. Bodies burned almost beyond recognition are found, and the reader meets two of the victims just before they are brutally killed -- or rather burned -- in the first pages. … Continue reading ‘The Truth Lies Here’ by Lindsey Klingele is an engrossing scifi young adult novel

‘The Rule of One’ by Ashley and Leslie Saunders

"The Rule of One" by twins Ashley and Leslie Saunders is about Mira and Ava, identical twins born in a dystopian future when only one child is allowed for each family. Their mother died in childbirth at home, approved by the totalitarian government only because of the high status of their physician father. Their parents … Continue reading ‘The Rule of One’ by Ashley and Leslie Saunders

‘Which One Doesn’t Belong? Playing with Shapes’ by Christopher Danielson is a great picture book to encourage young kids’ confidence in math

"Which One Doesn't Belong? Playing with Shapes" by math teacher Christopher Danielson is an amazing picture book sure to make those who read it feel great about their math abilities. It's a no-brainer, because in this wonderful and creative book of math problems, there are no wrong answers! Many adults grew up playing the game … Continue reading ‘Which One Doesn’t Belong? Playing with Shapes’ by Christopher Danielson is a great picture book to encourage young kids’ confidence in math

‘The Girl from Berlin’ by Ronald H. Balson is another legal mystery/historical fiction fabulous novel

"The Girl from Berlin" is another wonderful novel by Ronald H. Balson in which he continues with Catherine and Liam, his attorney/detective main character couple, who take cases in which the reader gets to travel back in time to see the background of those cases, as Catherine and Liam are learning about those events. The … Continue reading ‘The Girl from Berlin’ by Ronald H. Balson is another legal mystery/historical fiction fabulous novel