Date: March 2017

Sweden Meets Small-Town Iowa

March 30, 2017 |
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is a delight.  Sara, a booklover from Sweden, comes to the tiny – almost dead – town of Broken Wheel, Iowa to meet her pen pal, only to find circumstances Keep Reading »

Five Little Ducks Went Out One Day!

Five little ducks went out to play,with one cool cat leading the way! “Sing along with Pete the Cat in his groovy adaptation of the classic children’s song “Five Little Ducks.”   These bright pictures Keep Reading »

“Luke lied. You lied. Be at the funeral.”

March 27, 2017 |
These eight words will change everything for Agent Aaron Falk when summoned by the father of his former best friend. It appears Luke went on a rampage, murdering his wife, son and then himself. Falk Keep Reading »

Sachiko: a Nagasaki Bomb Survivors Story

SLJ Reviews 2016 September Gr 5–8—Sachiko Yasui was just six years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on her hometown of Nagasaki. On August 9, 1945, she went from playing house with her friends Keep Reading »

Third-born kids must hide

March 21, 2017 |
The Population Police – an intriguing concept for middle-grade readers. In her book “Among the Hidden,” Margaret Peterson Haddix explores the idea of a world where the government, fearful of a food shortage, dictates that Keep Reading »

Truth, Justice, and the Tabletop Games!

March 20, 2017 |
The weather is not so pleasant outside and you and your family or you and your friends have finished watching your favorite Marvel or DC movie.  What should you do next?  Why don’t you try Keep Reading »

Things are Not Always What They Seem

March 18, 2017 |
When Martin Pistorius was 12 years old, he came home from school with a sore throat. Over the next two years, his mind and body shut down, until he was left a quadriplegic who could Keep Reading »

Artemis Fowl

March 16, 2017 |
Fairies exist. They dwell underground, away from the mess of the world that humans have created. It’s true. 12 year old super genius Artemis Fowl has found proof and he if he could capture one, he Keep Reading »

Spring Is in the Air!

Spring is in the air and new spring books for preschoolers are here! Spring Hare by Eugene Yelchin.  An adorable baby hare springs into an adventure, following his human friend up, up, and away in Keep Reading »

More Lorelai and Rory? Yes, please!

March 8, 2017 |
So, there’s new talk this week about even more Gilmore Girls coming to Netflix. For Gilmore Girls devotees, this is a big deal! (Excuse me while I do my happy dance.) For everyone else, Gilmores Keep Reading »