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Smells Like Dog by Suzanne Selfors

Published: September 13, 2017 11:01:31 PM UTC

I originally wrote this review in February of 2014, when my daughter and I were reading through the Golden Sower Chapter Book nominees. This title ended up being the first of a three-book series, w...


Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton

Published: September 13, 2017 11:24:50 PM UTC

Stories about kids who have lives much different from what I (and my kids) are accustomed to are difficult for me to enjoy. Of course, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be written and read – in fact...


Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Published: August 30, 2017 3:20:32 PM UTC

If you have been hiding under a rock or busy reading through only classic books, do yourself a favor or take a break to read Wonder by R. J. Palacio. The movie has been filmed and is set to release...


Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice

Published: August 30, 2017 3:48:17 PM UTC

Sometimes, I almost have to write two reviews when reading books intended for a younger audience. As an adult, I don't appreciate ridiculous jokes and bizarre plots in the same way kids do -- and t...


Pie by Sarah Weeks

Published: September 10, 2017 6:19:33 PM UTC

I am not a traditional pie lover, but years ago my mom started making these frozen chocolate pies that became a family favorite and is often requested in lieu of birthday cakes to this day. Fortuna...


The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Published: September 13, 2017 10:23:07 PM UTC

One of the reasons I fell in love with the Golden Sower Award program is that they introduce such a wide variety of great books every year. Young readers can choose their favorite genres, but more ...


The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

Published: September 13, 2017 10:46:36 PM UTC

Book length is often a deciding factor when choosing (or recommending) books for kids. Depending on the reader, a very long book can seem either intimidating or exhilarating. Even kiddos who typica...