The Invisible Boy – Mary Feliciani

★★★ ½ Holding the book in both hands, he positioned it high enough to hide most of his face. Salvatore, a fourth grader at Roseto Elementary School, spends much of his time feeling absolutely alone. Oh how he wished he could play! But no one ever asked him. Meanwhile, Carlo, Marco and the rest of the… Continue reading The Invisible Boy – Mary Feliciani


3rd Annual Book Blogger Awards of 2019//My Nominations

I absolutely love Tucker’s reviews – we so often feel like book twins that it’s scary! Definitely check out his website and some of these other wonderful bloggers!

Tucker The Reader

Original Post by amazing blogger, May Everly. For rules and categories please read the original post! And now: My nominations!

Best of their Age

Best Preteen/Teen Book Blogger (13-19): Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads (Vicky writes amazing reviews. Sure. But her graphics are that of another world. Her blog is so aesthetically pleasing and beautiful. Go check it out!)

Best Adult Book Blogger: Melanie @ meltotheany (Melanie is funny and outspoken and quirky all in her own, charming way. She is super talented and known for her long and well written reviews.)

Best Genre Bloggers:

Young Adult: emma @ Emma Reads (She writes scathing reviews that you would think gets her enemies but nope. Everyone loves her.)

Mystery/Thriller: Chelsea @ The Suspense is Thrilling Me (If you know Chelsea, then you know that she loves thrillers (because who doesn’t?). She is known for her perfect, concise and compelling reviews.)


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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill – Abbi Waxman

★★★★★ "I mean, I get that the universe whirls in mysterious yada yada, but wouldn't you rather travel the world?" "No, I'd rather stay home and read." Nina Hill's life is perfect as it is, thank you very much. She has an adorable little apartment, a fabulous job at a local bookstore (Knight's), and a grumpy cat (Phil). Nina… Continue reading The Bookish Life of Nina Hill – Abbi Waxman


BIG and Small in the Mirror – Mary Feliciani

★★★★ Brrring! Brrring! Brrring! The recess bell rang as the double doors were swung open… Marco and Carlo – best friends – do everything together. Eating lunch, talking and (above all) playing soccer. They take recess seriously – extremely seriously. There was no time to waste, and the ten fourth grade boys ran with lightening speed, their feet… Continue reading BIG and Small in the Mirror – Mary Feliciani


Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? – Carole P. Roman

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Just a quick note – I am absolutely delighted to announce a giveaway via Rafflecopter for one of five signed copies of this book  and the grand prize includes a $25 Amazon gift card. For more details: click here for the giveaway (ending 8/16/19)!

“You can be anything you want to be, anywhere, place, or time.”

A little girl, her friend and her mom have a conversation about what to do when she grows up. 

Her mom lists everything her daughter could possibly do – from doctor to construction worker to baker – and yet, the little girl still has questions:

“I’d love to do all those things.”
“Will I have to stop princessing?”

To which, the mother laughingly says that her daughter could even do TWO things (or however many she would like).

And to remember:

You can always change your mind.

This is my first foray into the…

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Ellie and the Harpmaker – Hazel Prior

★★★★ ½ "Christina, I'm totally in love," I confided, "With the harp." It was completely and totally unexpected, but it happened. One day Ellie wanders down a path she never has before and stumbles upon a wonderfully hidden secret. A harp maker (Dan) lives in a beautiful old barn where he hand-carves harps of all sizes… Continue reading Ellie and the Harpmaker – Hazel Prior