The Poppy Mayberry series is a Middle-Grade book written by Jennie K. Brown, and “Return to Power Academy” is the second installment. I read this because her first Poppy story turned out to be so much fun. As I mentioned in a review, I was hesitant about the first book, but I dove into this … Continue reading Poppy Mayberry, Return to Power Academy
Written and Illustrated by Keith Negley I needed to own this book. A tribute to the real-life Mary Edwards Walker, one of the first woman to wear pants, this picture book recalls a time when pants were not allowed for females. I for one LOVE wearing pants. Friends may have heard me say how grateful … Continue reading Mary Wears What She Wants
By K.A. Reynolds. (254 more pages towards my page challenge hosted by Book Dragon's Lair) I found this book on MG Book Village’s book club list. I was hoping to join their Twitter discussion but ended up not being available at that time. All I knew was that it was a story about dealing with … Continue reading The Land Of Yesterday
“I Wish You More Hugs than Ughs” was the phrase that got my attention. It was one of those moments when you are sure the author wrote something just for you. This book is simply adorable and perfect in every way. Created by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld and put out by Chronicle Books, … Continue reading I Wish You More.
Poppy Mayberry by Jennie K. Brown is my first 194 pages towards my Page Challenge from Book Dragon’s Lair. In case you didn’t read my previous post about this challenge, I’m only aiming for Bonsai Level which is 12,000 pages. So I just have to read about 65 more books this length. EEEK. Can I … Continue reading Poppy Mayberry
Recently I finished The Starblade Chronicles series by Joseph Delaney and did not come to the end with the usual sadness and grief I have when finishing a well-loved book. I enjoyed them, but as my nephew said when I asked how he liked them, they were “eh”. This could, of course, be because Delaney’s … Continue reading A New Darkness
by Richard Peck When I think back on this book it is very much like thinking on old friends. Such an incredible book that it absolutely has to be on my list of the three most influential books from my childhood. Previously I wrote about Prince Ombra and Out of the Bug Jar. They were … Continue reading Remembering the Good Times