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Sam & Dave Dig A Hole–Our book review

How I had never seen this book before, I don’t know. But I grabbed it from our public library a couple of weeks ago, and I’m so glad I did. Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen is literally about what the title says, these two boys,…… Continue reading Sam & Dave Dig A Hole–Our book review

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“Mom, I don’t have anything to read!”

Sometimes when I hear those words, I can hand my child the perfect book to drown out the whine. Other times, its met with, “I don’t want to read anything I have!” and I have to just walk away. Now besides trying to rack your own brain to find the perfect book for your child, there…… Continue reading “Mom, I don’t have anything to read!”

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Our Book Review– Jada Jones: Rock Star

When I saw Mr. Schu mention Kelly Starling Lyons’ new book on Twitter, I knew it was a book we had to have in our house.  Jada Jones: Rock Star is the first in a series about Jada, a fourth grader who knows a ton about rocks! I mean, just look at the cover, isn’t…… Continue reading Our Book Review– Jada Jones: Rock Star

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Five Reasons to Read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – Review by Deana Metzke

Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas has been at the top of the New York Times Bestseller list and has been talked about all over Twitter since before it was released, so I’m not sure there’s much I can say about the specifics of the storyline of the book that…

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Art Parts by Kim Bogren Owen– A Book Review

We were lucky enough to receive the book Art Parts: A Child’s Introduction to the Elements of Art, plus a couple of the companion journals from author Kim Bogren Owen. So since we’ve got some free time this summer, we turned on some Kids Bop music and decided to have some #SummerReading fun with this book.…… Continue reading Art Parts by Kim Bogren Owen– A Book Review

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#SoloBook by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess–A Review

I’ve been a fan of Kwame Alexander since I closed the cover of The Crossover a few years ago.  I couldn’t wait to find some child to give the book to, and I’ve been handing it out ever since, including giving all outgoing 5th graders a copy of The Crossover to read over the summer. I’ve also…… Continue reading #SoloBook by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess–A Review