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Just Add Pumpkin Spice... Great Fall and Halloween Books to Read and Share

Published: October 18, 2017 11:34:53 PM UTC

In the midst of all the chaos that seems to be churning constantly around us (and for some, it has hit right at the center of home), the upcoming Halloween holiday is still showing up at the very s...


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...


Greetings from Witness Protection! by Jake Burt

Published: September 30, 2017 2:10:59 AM UTC

Is there a real Witness Protection Program in the U.S.? Is it successful? What kind of witnesses do they protect? It seems a little far fetched to me, but still fascinating, so I was intrigued when...


A Shadow Bright and Burning By Jessica Cluess

Published: October 5, 2017 10:24:47 PM UTC

This is one of my favorite books I have ever read. I was looking for a quick read in the library that would only take me a few days. Only this book was more than quick. I finished this book in less...


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...