I received this Advanced Reader Copy from a friend. I am aware that the hardcover came out in March, but I forgot it was on my shelf until a couple of weeks ago.
Liv Spark is transgender and is entering sixth grade at a private school. This would be fine, except that this school is the only middle school that requires uniforms and girls can only wear skirts. Worse for Liv is that he hasn’t shared with anyone why exactly this rule bothers him.
Neil Gaiman has been getting a lot of attention lately for American Gods getting picked up for television and the release of Norse Gods. A month ago, his children’s book Cinnamon was released for the first time in print. As an audiobook, it’s an interesting story, and I would like to see illustrations with it. I’ve found that… Continue reading Top 10 Picture Books and Middle Grade Books by Neil Gaiman
It’s been over a month since I last participated in a Book Traveling Thursday. I got caught up with writing reviews and discussion posts, but that was freeing for the last month. Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog and Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much. Every week you pick… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: A Strong Female MC
Series: The Oz Books, #1 Illustrator: W.W. Denslow Publisher: Reilly & Lee Co. Pub. Date: 1900, 1956 Genre: Modern Fantasy, Children’s Pages: 237 pages Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars If you want to know the real story of Oz, read L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz and skip the movie. Surprise, surprise. As I… Continue reading The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
As the stress from the semester ends, I am free to blog and participate in weekly memes. It’s been too long since I last participated in Book Traveling Thursdays, so I decided to start again with the one that forces me to pick a favorite. Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Danielle @ Danielle’s… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: Favorite Book of 2016
Series: Harry Potter, #8 Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books Pub. Date: 2016 Genre: Fantasy, Play Script Pages: 319 Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars Peer pressure in the Harry Potter fandom demands that I run to buy anything that J.K. Rowling writes, but I decided that I did not want to buy Harry Potter and the… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
Publisher: Amulet Books Pub. Date: 2016 Genre: Science Fiction, Middle Grade Pages: 263 Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars Vanguard One Middle School is hosting the Robot Integration Program. The Robot Integration Program was created to help one robot, Fuzzy, learn to be human without the Pinocchio magic. He writes his own code using “fuzzy”… Continue reading Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger
Series: The Spiderwick Chronicles, #2, Part II Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Pub. Date: 2007 Genre: Children’s, Fantasy Pages: 58 Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars Troll Trouble, by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, is apparently Part II of the second book in the Spiderwick Chronicles, but it’s a special edition. What makes it… Continue reading Troll Trouble by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Series: The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Pub. Date: 2003 Genre: Children’s, Fantasy Pages: 107 Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars The three Grace children—Mallory, Jared, and Simon—and their mother move to Aunt Lucinda’s house. Mallory, Simon, and Jared uncover a nest of odds and ends and a hidden… Continue reading The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Synopsis from Goodreads: Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. Life… Continue reading The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz