The Duck Song by Bryant Oden

The Duck Song book tells the comical story of a persistent duck who pleads for grapes at the most unlikely of places: a lemonade stand. Play the CD that comes with the book, and sing the story as your child reads along. Adults and children alike will … [Continue reading]

In My Mailbox

A weekly meme started by The Story Siren. The idea is to share books I receive for review, books I purchase and books I borrow from the library, as well as find out what other readers are receiving, purchasing and borrowing! My To Be Read pile is … [Continue reading]

Giveaway: Over The Moon by Diane Daniels

It is always fun to watch someone fulfill one of their dreams. Recently one of my good friends got her book published. It has been very enlightening to watch the process she has gone through to get her book into print. Wednesday night several of us … [Continue reading]

The Windswept Flame by Marcia Lynn McClure

Broken-irreparably broken. The violent deaths of her father and the young man she'd been engaged to marry, had irrevocably broken Cedar Dale's heart. Her mother's heart had been broken, as well-shattered by the loss of her own true love. Thus, pain … [Continue reading]

Preach My Gospel

A handbook for missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.I use this blog to review books but also to track all the books I read during the year.Since I have 3 boys I hope will one day serve missions I read through Preach My … [Continue reading]

Aurthur and the Minimoys by Luc Besson

Deep underground, the Minimoys are waiting . . . for a champion.Arthur's grandfather disappeared four years ago. All he left behind are his notebooks full of stories about the Minimoys, a miniature people who are all less than one inch tall!But the … [Continue reading]

The Aristobrats by Jennifer Solow

Parker Bell has been waiting her whole life for Eighth Grade – she’s finally at the very top of the populadder at Wallingford Academy and her Facebook Friend count has never been higher. A second generation Wally (what most people call an … [Continue reading]

Keys to the Demon Prison by Brandon Mull

Since ancient times, the great demon prison Zzyzx has protected the world from the most dangerous servants of darkness, including Gorgrog, the Demon King. After centuries of plotting, the Sphinx is on the verge of recovering the five artifacts … [Continue reading]

Violet Wings by Victoria Hanley

Orphaned fairy Zaria Tourmaline has always been told that her parents were killed by humans after taking an ordinary portal to Earth. Three years after their disappearance, Zaria finally turns twelve, and her inborn magic rises into being. But no … [Continue reading]

E.S. Pete: Sixth Grade Sense by Arnold Rudnick

Pete figured there would be a lot of reading in sixth grade, but he didn't count on adding the minds of his teachers and classmates to the list. Knowing what they think can be helpful sometimes, but it can also get complicated -- ESPecially when Pete … [Continue reading]