Well, well, well… young love blossoms, gets interesting, and just when you think it will all work out ½ of the partnership runs away. If you know anything about the Maximum Ride series, you will be wondering who. If you know nothing- I recommend you start at the beginning with book one. Seriously, in this [...]
Book By Riley Roam Silly, silly, silly! My son and I actually laughed out loud reading this one. With character names such as, “Lynn Gweeny” and “Al Fredo,” what do you expect? The best news is that my son was NOT in the mood to read. He was giving me his usual grump- and then, [...]
Novel By Annabel Pitcher Do you ever find yourself rooting for a character in a story even when they are breaking the rules? Do you enjoy the innocence and honesty of children? Yes. You’ll devour this one then. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is Annabel Pitcher’s debut novel. Let’s welcome her with open arms. She [...]
Max and her flock are at it again; saving the world- this time from big corporations that are contributing to global warming. Actually, the whole series has been leading to this point, but in this book, the arguments against global warming take shape and are presented without hesitation. Yes. This book becomes a platform for [...]
I love the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. Really, I do. I know it was written for the young guys and gals, but I enjoy the books. If you run a young adult book club or want to read with your child, I recommend the whole series. I’ll admit, I was late to the [...]
What three words would make a young adult reader celebrate and cheer? “School’s Out Forever” Yes, I do believe those would make any middle school child jump for joy. They are, after all, a tad short sighted. Of course, James Patterson knows this and capitalizes on the idea in an effort to draw young readers [...]
Maximum Ride? You betcha’! James Patterson did it with this one. His young adult book, Maximum Ride, provided just that for this reader- a Maximum Ride. Talk about a page turner. In this first book of the series, readers are taken on the journey of Max and her misfit gang of genetically altered young people [...]
Ghosts, Knights, swords; moms, sons, step-dads; friends, girls, families; Ghost Knight, by Cornelia Funke, has them all. Set in Salisbury, England, Funke tells the story of an eleven year old boy named Jon who is sent to boarding school by his mother. As we expect, Jon is unhappy about going to the school. He feels [...]
Three cheers for The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart. Looking for a summer read that will entertain and work your brain? This is the one for you and the young adult readers in your family. In this edition of the Nicholas Benedict books, we learn of Nicholas’ childhood spent moving from [...]
Review by Wynn Godbold Before reading Bonds of Blood and Spirit: Loyalties, by Wendi Kelly and Deborah Dorchak, I had no idea what a shape shifter was. Now, I’m up to speed and waiting for the next edition in the series. You’re not sure what I mean by shape shifter? Well, there’s only one solution [...]
Review by Wynn Godbold Kaleidoscope is a delightful source of enjoyment for adults to share with their young folks. My son, Cooper who is eleven years old, loves to open the boxes of books that come to our door for review. Sometimes he sticks with me and other times he loses interest quickly and moves [...]
Peg Tyre is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller The Trouble with Boys Review by Wynn Godbold A+ rating for this one folks! This is a no non-sense down to the facts book written in simple language for parents that also speaks to educators. I am a parent, an educator, and a [...]
Review by Wynn Godbold I wasn’t quite sure of what I was beginning when I picked up Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone. While I am quite the fan of Harry Potter, I don’t typically hold much regard for tales that involve “other” worlds, beings with wings, and the fantasy of magic. Having read [...]
I am not an expert. I wanted you to know that first and foremost. I am simply a woman who is facing her first holiday season without her mother. If you are looking for a cure or the 7 steps to navigating grief, I’m sorry this one is not for you. If you are looking [...]
Who doesn’t love sharing a gentle favorite with a small child? Jerry Pinkney’s rendition of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star allows readers to do just that. I shared this book with my 11 year old son, not quite the small child you would imagine sharing this beautifully illustrated classic with, but to the delight of both [...]
What will I learn today? This is the question I wake up thinking about most days of my life. Some days I am looking for a brain nugget- something factual or a skill to add to my repertoire. Some days I am looking for a heart warmer- something that will serve to mold me from [...]
What do you see when you look in your mirror? The teacher in me wants to say, “Your reflection” and dive into a lesson on the science of reflection. But the woman in me says, “Take a look at your reflection and let’s talk about that woman in there.” Let’s look at the surface first: [...]
My life in public schools as a student, teacher, parent, and consultant has lead me into a love affair with teachers. I adore them all; the ones who are excellent, the ones who want to be excellent, the brand-new ones, the burned out ones…. From this love affair with teachers, my life’s mission has been [...]
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