Month: January 2018

The Princess in Black

The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale Illustrated by Leuyen Pham Short snippet from The Princess in Black: “Princesses do not run. Princesses do not stuff frilly pink dresses into broom closets. Princesses do not wear black. And princesses most definitely do not slide down secret chutes and high-jump castle walls. But Read More

The Pout-Pout Fish

The Pout-Pout Fish, by Deborah Dieson Pictures by Dan Hanna Short snippet from The Pout-Pout Fish: “Deep in the water Where the fish hang out Lives a glum gloomy swimmer With an ever-present pout.   ‘I’m a pout-pout fish With a pout-pout face So I spread the dreary-wearies All over the place.’   Blub Bluuub Read More


NERDS by Micheal Buckley Short snippet from the book itself: “That night, Jackson couldn’t help but replay the scene in his head. He was sure the herd had gone down that hallway. How had Ruby, Heathcliff, Duncan, Matilda, and Flinch disappeared? A funny thought occurred to him. Could they have been hiding in the lockers Read More

Matthew 25:13

Spiritual thought for January 21, 2018.   Today my scripture is from the New Testament. Matthew 25:13 says “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the son of man cometh.” What I like about this verse is the truth that you can never know exactly what day Jesus Christ will Read More

Kyryi’s Corner: A chapter of real life

Kyryi’s Corner In my library bag, I have the books: Dragon Kiss by E. D. Baker The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine The Truest Heart by E. D. Baker The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket Fairy Lies by E. D. Baker Writer to Writer, From Think to Ink by Gail Carson Levine The Frog Princess by Read More

Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls: Moving Day

By Meg Cabot Short snippet from Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls: Moving Day: “But I couldn’t let my parents sell our house and move into the new one. I just couldn’t. Because you can’t let your family move into a haunted house. That’s not even a rule. It’s a fact.” A Brand New House Allie Read More

Jessica Day George

Hooray! An author review! This is my first, so comment below and tell me how you like it.   About Jessica Day George Jessica Day George is the author of the Castle Glower series and the Dragon Slippers series. She plays the piano and the viola, she used to work at a wedding invitation factory, Read More

Little Blue Truck

Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle Illustrated by Jill McElmurry Short snippet from Little Blue Truck: “Horn went “Beep!” Engine purred Friendliest sound You ever heard.   Little Blue Truck Came down the road “Beep!” said Blue To a big green toad.” A Friendly Little Truck Little Blue Truck is a story about a friendly Read More

A Question of Magic

A Question of Magic Short snippet from A Question of Magic: “Dear Serafina, I am sure you have never heard of me, but I am your great-aunt Sylanna from your Grandmother Yanamaria’s side. I am writing to inform you of the inheritance that I intend to leave you. This inheritance is of great importance and Read More