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The Adventures of a South Pole Pig

By Chris Kurtz.

At my last library visit, I found a gem of a book that was the one I thought I’d like least of all. The library only had one of the six books I was searching for so I had to browse for good stories instead. I picked up this book because it was small and I liked the illustrations. I read a few pages from the middle and decided I liked the tone. I read the book flap and thought, “This will be a typical cute story. Maybe boring but good for research.” (I write middle grade so I like to read middle grade) I was surprisingly incorrect. Continue reading “The Adventures of a South Pole Pig”

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SWEEP

The Story Of a Girl and Her Monster By Jonathan Auxier.

This book has to be my favorite book I’ve read so far in 2019. I love history, I love kid lit, I love monsters, and I love mysteries. This was a perfect combination of all of these wonderful things. Not only that, I have always been fascinated with rooftops and chimney sweeps so this story is basically the story I should have written myself, but it didn’t come to me, it came to Jonathan Auxier. I am so glad it did. I enjoyed every bit of it.

Continue reading “SWEEP”
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Poppy Mayberry, Return to Power Academy

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 one with few doubts. Continue reading “Poppy Mayberry, Return to Power Academy”

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The Land Of Yesterday

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 death and ghosts. I purchased the book via Amazon and when it arrived I was crushing on the jacket art by Helen Musselwhite. It’s dark, lovely, and purple. Then, to my wonderful surprise, I notice the entire text of the book is printed in purple. There is a beautiful dedication at the beginning followed by a quote by C.S. Lewis;

“Courage, dear heart.” Continue reading “The Land Of Yesterday”

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Poppy Mayberry

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 possibly allow myself this much spare time? I better! I signed up – I posted that I’d commit – I have to do it now. I’m much better at keeping promises made to others than to myself. So, another thanks to Book Dragons Lair for putting this challenge out there.

Poppy Mayberry, The Monday is the first book in Jennie K. Brown’s Nova Kids series. The kids from the town of Nova have a specific power based on the day of the week they were born. Poppy Mayberry is a Monday child. Sounds cool right? It is, only it took me a while to admit. I didn’t think I was going to like this book. So why do I own a book I didn’t think I’d enjoy? Let me flashback a bit. Continue reading “Poppy Mayberry”