September Middle School Picks

September Middle School Picks

30 September, 2014 Middle Grader 0

Last month E and I sat down to post some Middle School picks.  The recommendations were so widely received that after chatting E and I decided it was time to try and do this monthly.  This month’s picks are pretty diverse and while all of them are for middle schoolers… Read more »

Station Eleven

Station Eleven

26 September, 2014 Fiction 16 ★★★★★

Are you ready to throw the towel in on post-apocalyptic tales (YA or adult)?  Well if you are, don’t do it before you read Emily St. John Mandel’s latest novel Station Eleven.  The book begins when the world as we ends.  Before you start humming the chorus to R.E.M.’s hit… Read more »

Jackaby

Jackaby

25 September, 2014 Young Adult 0 ★★★★½

Lovers of mystery and the supernatural, rejoice! Jackaby by William Ritter is equal parts hilarious and spooky. Set in fictional New Fiddleham, New England in 1892, Jackaby tells the tale of Abigail Rook, a curious girl with a heart for adventure. Finding herself homeless, Abigail sets off to find a job when she stumbles… Read more »

Banned Books By The Numbers

Banned Books By The Numbers

23 September, 2014 Lifestyle 3

An annual event organized by the American Library Association (ALA), Banned Books Week provides readers, parents, teachers and even librarians the chance to discuss books that have been banned for various reasons.  Think books are only banned in foreign countries or those ruled by a dictator?  Think again.  Books have… Read more »

I’ll Give You the Sun

I’ll Give You the Sun

22 September, 2014 Young Adult 3 ★★★★★

Like its bright and explosive cover, Jandy Nelson’s second novel I’ll Give You the Sun is equally as bright.  Twins, Noah and Jude, are total opposites but like most twins, are equally enmeshed in the other’s lives.  Noah is an incredibly gifted artist, and sees the world as a surrealist… Read more »

A Song For Issy Bradley

A Song For Issy Bradley

18 September, 2014 Fiction 2 ★★★★★

At the heart of Carys Bray’s debut novel is every parent’s worst nightmare: the death of a child.  Within the opening pages of A Song For Issy Bradley, the reader is sucked into a household where Issy Bradley, age four, dies suddenly from meningitis. Ian Bradley is the recently elected… Read more »

Amy Dunne Pinterest Page

Amy Dunne Pinterest Page

17 September, 2014 Covers on the Silver Screen 2

Amy Dunne is missing. Her Pinterest page has been found.  #GoneGirl Gone Girl’s Amy Dunne has a Pinterest account you can explore. In the upcoming movie thriller Gone Girl by David Fincher, ‘Amazing Amy’ Dunne (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing and all eyes are on her husband Nick (Ben Affleck.)… Read more »