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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

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Book Reviews Coming Soon!

We just got back from our family vacation, and I was thrilled to come home to #bookmail! From the author Kim Bogren Owen, I received the book Art Parts: A Child’s Introduction to the Elements of Art.  I get to share this book with my art loving kiddos to see what we think, plus we got… Continue reading Book Reviews Coming Soon!

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Gross sea animals–a bedtime read we loved!

Every so often I get to read to both of my kids together at night, and every so often I pick a great book for us to enjoy. Two nights ago was one of those times. As I mentioned in a previous post, we’re going on a trip to the aquarium, so I wanted to read… Continue reading Gross sea animals–a bedtime read we loved!