The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Oh Katherine Applegate, why do you torture us so and make humans out to be complete jerks???  Because, my friends, sometimes we are when it comes to animals. This message will stay with you forever. FOREVER! ...more

Imogene in New Orleans by @YeahHunter

IT'S IMOGENE DAY! Because words aren't enough, here's my video review: ...more

My First Book of Football: A Rookie Book

I'll admit: I've probably been to more football games than your average fan. BUT, I hardly understand the game! Truth be told, I was a BANDIE and traveled all around the PA tri state area performing at high school, college, and professional games. Ask me if I knew anything other than Touchdown? I didn't. I knew touchdown cuz that was when the band played the Fight Song! I figured now is the time to learn football.  How hard could it be? ...more

Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams Garcia

I don't know why I haven't read anything by Rita Williams Garcia, but her books, PS Be Eleven and One Crazy Summer have been on my TBR for ever! ...more

Grab These 5 Books for Dad for Father's Day

Father's Day is here! What did you get your old man? Another stupid tie he doesn't need? More grilling paraphernalia? Get the best dude in your life something that he'll love....more

This is the cutest book ever: Lola and Tattletale Zeke by Marcia Goldman

Tattletales are the WORST!!! I have two kiddos of my own and I have seen the damage tattling can cause. In our house, Pumpkin, the younger sister, would tattle on #1 son about EVERYTHING.It was awful. And so annoying. I'm sure I'm not the only parent who suffered through this experience! How do you teach little ones the difference between tattling and informing?...more

Lisa Scottoline: Every Fifteen Minutes

You might have remembered me telling you that I'm a Lisa Scottoline fan? To be sure, she doesn't write kids books but you must know that I read other books besides kids' books, right?...more

Books You Might Want to Read in Light Of Bruce Jenner's Transgender Decision

Wow. Bruce Jenner has been in the news a lot lately and whether you understand his transgender decision or not, it's probably time that we start to understand transgenderism. I'm by no means an expert but just like you, I want to know what it's all about and I want to be open and available to people who are identifying with a body different from the one they were born with. ...more

Blogging from #AtoZChallenge: A- Anna Banana

It's April 1st! Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge! My Theme this year is Diversity. I'm going to (try to) bring you a multicultural book every day this month!! It's day UNO and the letter is A ...more

What's In My Ear: I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

Welcome to this edition of What's In My Ear! Today's submission is a little gem called I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson ...more