Book review: Wild day at the zoo

A wild day at the zoo, by Victor D. O. Santos I received a complimentary copy of this book from Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. This is a wonderful book to read with children who would like to learn any language!The author gives a great exampleContinue reading “Book review: Wild day at the zoo”

Book review: Just act normal

Just act normal, by John McNamee I received a complimentary copy of this book from Oni Press through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. This is a wonderful collection of comic strips that grows on you as you keep reading. John McNamee has his own outlook on life, and many might findContinue reading “Book review: Just act normal”

Book review: Worry says What?

Worry says What? by Allison Edwards I received a complimentary copy of this book from National Center for Youth Issues through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I feel like the mark of a truly great children’s story (be it a book or a movie) is how well it works for adults.Continue reading “Book review: Worry says What?”

Book review: Baby teeth

BABY TEETH, BY ZOJE STAGE I received a complimentary copy of this book from St. Martin’s Press through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I finished this book at the end of October, but then the worst period of my life  happened, and there was no place for books or reviews. SuchContinue reading “Book review: Baby teeth”

Book review: Mia&Co, vol.1

by Vanyda and Nicolas Hitori De I received a complimentary copy of this book from Europe Comics through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. Mia&Co is the first in (hopefully) a series of graphic novels about the life of Mia and her best friends. She’s just an ordinary teenage girl whoContinue reading “Book review: Mia&Co, vol.1”

Death March Escape, by Jack J. Hersch

The full title reads – Death March Escape: The remarkable story of a man who twice escaped the Nazi Holocaust. I would say “remarkable” is an understatement in this context. There have only been a handful of recorded cases of prisoners escaping from concentration camps during WWII and not all of those who managed toContinue reading “Death March Escape, by Jack J. Hersch”

223 Orchard Street, by Renee Ryan

Please note that my rambling reviews almost always CONTAIN SPOILERS! I was in the mood for historical fiction, and this was alphabetically the first choice of NetGalley books, so that was that. I was excited about the time period and the set-up of two Irish sisters trying to make it in America, one arriving aContinue reading “223 Orchard Street, by Renee Ryan”

Bookworm’s paradise

I found out about NetGalley exactly a year ago. Before then all the books that I read came from my own personal collection, or a vast, vast library that I was working at. Let’s just say, I never ran out of books to read, but rather my book piles kept growing and growing. Yet IContinue reading “Bookworm’s paradise”

Diary of a wimpy kid: the meltdown, by Jeff Kinney

Somehow Wimpy Kid became one of my favorite characters, and certainly a constant in my reading life. Every year I wait for the beginning of November to get my hands on the new volume of Greg Heffley’s misfortunes. And I’m not the only one. My library used to purchase up to 10 copies of eachContinue reading “Diary of a wimpy kid: the meltdown, by Jeff Kinney”