First Line Friday Featuring: The Angel Tree by Daphne Bendis-Grab

First Line Friday is a weekly linkup hosted at Reading is My Superpower. To participate, share the first line of a book of your choice, add the link to the linkup on the host’s page, and check out what others are reading and sharing! This is also day 4 of my 12 Days of Christmas 2021 mini-series.

WWW Wednesday // Christmas Edition 2021

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. The three W’s stand for the following questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? To participate, make a post or comment answering the three questions, link up to the host (Sam)’s post, and check out what others are reading and talking about! I typically participate once a month, approximately in the middle of the month, as a halfway check-in on my monthly reading goals.

5 Authors I’m Thankful I Read Recently

I had a plan for this post to be much more detailed and to talk about the reasons I am glad I read these authors recently, but as I'm currently trying not to drown in a fairly massive research-based school project, that didn't end up being feasible. Please know that the following authors are ones... Continue Reading →

5 Books I’m Thankful I Read As A Child

Hello, Reader! In honor of (American) Thanksgiving being this week, I am going to share a few posts about books that I am thankful to have read. Today's post kicks this off with 5 books I am thankful I read as a child. These were some of my favorite books growing up and played a significant role in shaping how I look at the world. With as much time as I have spent this semester reading and talking about the newest children's books, I have enjoyed taking a little time to think about the books from my own childhood. I hope you enjoy reading along, too!

Wrapping Up October 2021

Hello, Reader. I'm running a bit low on time to blog these days because of school work, so for a little while I may not be writing as many substantial introductions to my posts as I used to. Instead we're just going to jump into the meat of the post. Enjoy!

Children’s Book Review: Luciana by Emily Teagan

The book review I'm sharing today is over a children's book I picked for the "series" section of the children's literature class I am currently taking. It's a contemporary story from the publisher of the largely historical AmericanGirl books. If you keep up with children's literature in the USA, this character was the 2018 "Girl of the Year." She's friendly, artsy, and knows a lot about space and moon rocks - this introductory book is a fun summer story perfect for just about any chapter book reader.

Book Review: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

How far would you go to learn your fate and be able to ask life's biggest questions? For Minli, the young protagonist in today's book, the answer is very far! Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a juvenile fantasy story featuring elements from Chinese folklore. It was also the 2010 Newbery Medal Winner. This... Continue Reading →

First Line Friday Featuring: Wildlife According to Og the Frog

Happy Friday and first day of October! If you're viewing this post in your email or the WordPress Reader, I hope you'll stop by the blog itself at least briefly to see the seasonal banner I put up. I had a lot of fun making a handful of seasonal banners last year during some of... Continue Reading →

Wrapping Up September 2021

Is it really already the end of September? (I know, I'm turning into one of those bloggers - sorry!) The beginning of the month, and the books I read then, feel so far away. I looked at the title of the first book and thought "was that really this month?" It may have only been... Continue Reading →

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