Curses And Smoke by Vicky Alvear Shecter | Book Review

I have finally read a historical fiction book about Pompeii! Check that one off my historical events list, please. Friends, I was so overjoyed when I found out that Vicky Alvear Shecter was coming out with another book. I listened to the audio of Cleopatra’s Moon a few years ago and really loved it. I thought […]

Lone Bean Chudney Ross Book Review

Chudney Ross has a charming debut in Lone Bean that is faintly reminiscent of the Ramona Quimby books. Lone Bean opens with main character, Chrysanthemum ‘Bean’ as she prefers to be called, bursting with excitement over starting third grade, but Bean discovers the year won’t quite be what she expects. Bean has two older sisters […]

Review of Middleworld by J&P Voelkel

Max, 14, lead character of Middleworld by J&P Voelkel has archaeologist parents who are obsessed with the Maya. Essentially, he has the coolest parents EVER! However, he thinks his parents are lame. Um, what? Max, dear, have you met MY parents? Their interests include country music, fart jokes, and complaining about how much things cost. […]