Archive for October, 2016

Guitar Girl

October 31, 2016

I first read Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning way back when I was in middle


school. Recently I picked it up again which sparked me re-reading ALL od Sarra Manning’s books (which I highly recommend each and every single one).

In Guitar Girl, Sarra Manning explores the harsher and more realistic side of being a teenage rock star through her main character, Molly Montgomery. With sharp wit and raw emotions, Molly tells the story of her, and her friends, time in the spotlight.Full of teen angst, romance, and songs about Hello Kitty, Guitar Girl is a fun ride with just the right amount of touching moments.

This book is YA chick lit at its best. I swear.

October 30, 2016

  The book, “Under Water, Under Earth” by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski” is a gorgeous new science book for kids released this month. The book opens from the top to offer full-page spreads of under water and under earth delights. Inspiring for children ages 7-9 and beyond. By the authors of the 2013 “Maps.”

When a Book Is Too Spooky..

October 29, 2016

Man Booker Prize Winner

October 27, 2016

 American author Paul Beatty has won the Man Booker Prize of 2016 for his novel “The Sellout.” Since they allowed authors other than UK citizens to be eligible in 2014, Beatty is the first American to win the prize. Set in California, ‘The Sellout’ is a satire that examines race and slavery  in America.

“Nanette’s Baguette”

October 27, 2016

If you have ever had the experience of eating a warm baguette, preferably in France, you will understand how Nanette could not resist the warm, tasty baguette.

Mo Willems is back again with a funny tale of Nanette’s first solo trip to the bakery.  Froggy Nanette has been asked by her mother to walk to the bakery to buy a baguette.  It is a day that Nanette will not soon forget.  After purchasing the baguette, Nanette proceeds to walk home but cannot resist the warm, yummy bread.  Being only human, it is obvious what will happen.

9781484722862_p0_v2_s192x300.jpgWillems is a master of creating stories that young readers enjoy.  In “Nanette’s Baguette,” Willems is able to create this story with words that rhyme with Nanette.  So the reader has Nanette in the kitchenette being asked by her mother to buy a baguette.  And so the story continues.

Beginning readers will recognize the repetition of the “ette” sound and will be able to read the story on their own.  The cartoon-like drawings of Froggy Nanette, which were created by photographed images of cardboard-and-paper construction, perfectly fit with the zany story.

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