recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Middle Grade

Recommendation: Little Women

Recommendation: Little Women

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott  “Once upon a time, there were four girls, who had enough to eat and drink and wear, a good many comforts and pleasures, kind friends and parents who loved them dearly, and yet they were not contented. “ Hearing […]

Recommendation: The Baby-sitters Club

Recommendation: The Baby-sitters Club

The Baby-Sitters Club graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier original series by Ann M. Martin The fact that I am recommending this series makes me smile — right from the inside out. As a child, books defined my days. They were an escape from a reality […]

Recommendation: The Princess, The Scoundrel, And The Farm Boy

Recommendation: The Princess, The Scoundrel, And The Farm Boy

The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken If your son is anything like mine, it is almost impossible to get him to read outside of his allotted “required reading” for school. The summer has always been a struggle for me as […]

Recommendation: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Recommendation: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs “I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.” Happy Summer! We get lots of reading done in the hot […]

Recommendation: The Selection

Recommendation: The Selection

The Selection by Kiera Cass ” 35 girls.  1 crown.  The competition of a lifetime. “ There are few books that I have come across that have such beautiful covers as those of The Selection Series, by Kiera Cass. The series spans three books with […]

Review: Dream Magic

Review: Dream Magic

Dream Magic by Joshua Khan ” The six legendary princes who’d brought magic into the world and founded the great houses of magic. Her ancestors. Djinn, the master of fire. Coral, lord of the seas. Typhoon, ruler of the endless winds. Herne, the antler-headed sorcerer […]

Review: The Alchemyst – The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Review: The Alchemyst – The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

The Alchemyst – The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott ” I am legend. Death has no claim over me, illness cannot touch me. Look at me now and it would be hard to put an age upon me, and yet I […]