Teen Book Review: Lockwood & Co Series

The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love, love, LOVE this series. It has all the elements of a great (in my opinion) teen novel. Or any novel, really.   1) It's British. Need I say more? 2) It has ghosts. 3) It takes place in modern day, but [...]

Sunday Quiz

Here's an easy one - I got all of them correct, though a couple almost tripped me up. General children's lit questions. Enjoy! http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/ForChildren/Childrens-Literature-Trivia-17216.html Cheers,Miss Molly*

Middle Grade Fiction Review (Audio Book)

Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved, loved, loved this story! I listened to the audio recording, read by the incredible Jim Dale, and basically it got to the point where I would make up reasons to drive somewhere so I could keep listening to it. It's wonderful [...]

Mock Newbery

Well, I've been MIA for a few months but one of my New Year's Resolutions (which is actually all of my old ones that I never, um, resoluted?) is to actually post MORE on my blog. Or, at all, as the case may be. Anyways, this email I just received from one of the Youth [...]

Harry Potter Club

At our Harry Potter Club this month we made these really cool Lumos/Nox lightswitch plates that I found via Pinterest. A very talented person made the original picture on her computer and printed it out to put on a lightswitch plate. I took the picture of her finished product and printed it out (making it [...]

BEA is Almost Here!

Super excited to be traveling to NYC to attend BEA (BookExpo America) bright and early Tuesday morning! Unfortunately, I will not be able to see Stephen Colbert at the Tuesday Author Breakfast (boo) but I have tickets to the Wednesday Children's Author Breakfast (with 2 of my favorite authors: John Green and Lois Lowry!) and [...]

Book Signing with Jo Knowles!

A few weeks ago I received my copy of See You at Harry's - Jo Knowles' newest novel!      I was so excited because I have been waiting so long to read this book and I was not disappointed. This is an amazing middle grade novel - Jo's first in this age-level. Her past 3 [...]

Sunday Quiz

Can you name the Roald Dahl Children's Books? created by Ben http://www.sporcle.com/games/g/roalddahl Tough one! Some I didn't know at all. I'll have to read them now 🙂

A Wrinkle in Time’s 50th Anniversary

It's hard to believe that Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time is 50 years old! I am currently re-reading this book now for my Tween Book Club. I had planned it for this month, not even realizing it was the anniversary.....fate? Perhaps. Enjoying every minute of reading it again! Click on the link below for [...]

Sunday Quiz

Can you name the 100 Best Children's Books as selected by Parenthood.com? http://www.sporcle.com/games/rockgolf/parenthood100 OK, this one was tough. The first time I got 51 and the second time I got 72. (out of 100) How many did you get?