Long Shot (Comeback Kids) by Mike Lupica

Now I’ll easily admit that Long Shot by Mike Lupica is not my usual fare in reading material.  But when I was offered it for review, I accepted for a couple of reasons.  I have two boys myself who one day are going to grow up and start reading on their own.  I was merely [...]

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick, Illustrated by Daniel Jennewein

My little boys think buffalo’s are the coolest animal ever.  Every time we go camping, they always ask where the buffalo’s are.  Of course, you see them everywhere at Yellowstone and while there last year we even had a scare when one sneaked up on us in our campsite.  Too close in my opinion! My [...]

In the Garden by Peggy Collins (plus more of my garden photos!)

How could I not love In the Garden by Peggy Collins?  I LOVE gardening.  And please, nobody remind me that it’s June already and I haven’t planted my veggies yet. In this adorable picture book, a little boy (to tell you the truth, the character could easily be interpreted as either a boy or a [...]

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Imagine one moment you are driving down the road and the next moment you are standing outside of your own body watching emergency crews clean up the horrific crash you were involved in.  This is how If I Stay by Gayle Forman begins. Seventeen-year-old Mia, on track for Julliard school, has no recollection of the [...]

Little Skink’s Tail by Janet Halfmann, Illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein

My boys and I laid in bed the other morning and read Little Skink’s Tail by Janet Halfmann and illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein.  Seriously, nothing is better than lounging in bed before getting up while reading picture books aloud.  Even better that the book was within arms reach of the bed thus not even [...]