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ARC Review: The Great Shelby Holmes

Release Date: September 6, 2016

Sherlock Holmes goes elementary in Elizabeth Eulberg’s first middle grade novel.

The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg follows sixth grader John Watson, a military brat, who moves to New York City with his mother after his parents split. 536 more words


On the TBR Pile: Lemony Snicket

I read ASoUE when I was younger and recently acquired most of the series again, so decided to reread.

His newer series, All The Wrong Questions, I have never read before.


Calliou-No More Diapers

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Caillou no longer wants to wear diapers — even at night. Caillou knows now when he has to use the potty. Very soon, he hopes to use the big toilet and to no longer wear diapers at night. 238 more words

12 Girls from Fiction Who Are Their Own Heroes

The days where a young maiden waits longingly in the top of the tower for someone to come rescue her are long gone. Our girls — and boys — love to read books that reflect the strong and independent females they see in the real world, stories with young heroines who save themselves, and others, from the dangers of daily life or magical adventures with a combination of grit, intelligence, wit, and perseverance. 53 more words

Educator Resources

The BFG by Roald Dahl - Review

I always try to read the book before I watch the film adaptions, so the next book I picked up was The BFG by Roald Dahl. 203 more words


Secrets of the deep and bizarre beings in Riverkeep by Martin Stewart

When Wulliam’s father, the Riverkeep, is attacked by a monster from the deep which takes over his body, Wulliam is desperate to save him. Abandoning the piece of river his father has kept his whole life he starts to journey down the river through land he has only heard of to find the Mormorach, the legendary and magical beast that could cure his father. 368 more words

Book Thoughts

Harry Potter camp and worldbuilding 101

My son recently attended Harry Potter camp. He got a Hogwarts acceptance letter. He was told to bring a broom and a companion animal. Alas, we had no Crookshanks, so Nimbus here would have to do. 590 more words