Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading

A book review of Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books by Maureen Corrigan Stars: *** Random House (2005) Memoir/Literary Criticism/General Books & Reading 240 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: In this delightful memoir, the book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air reflects on her life as a professional reader.… Read More »

I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of The Reading Life by Anne Bogel Stars: ***** Baker Books (2018) Books & Reading 156 pages Disclosure: I received this book from Baker Books Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Reading isn’t just a way to pass the time–it’s… Read More »

Gertrude Chandler Warner and The Boxcar Children by Mary Ellen Ellsworth

Gertrude Chandler Warner and The Boxcar Children by Mary Ellen Ellsworth Stars: **** Albert Whitman & Company (1997) Biography (designed for children) Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a post on another blog but I decided to write a review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: As a child, Gertrude… Read More »

What Children Need to Learn to Read by Michelle Vallene

Stars: ★★★★☆ Learners Lane (2010) Parenting/Education Book/CD Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A basic guide to helping your child learn to read from Birth to Age 6. What works best for each age group, how to make it fun and… Read More »

Reading to Rabbits, Monsters Under the Bed and Chicken, Pig and Cow

How Do You Read to a Rabbit? by Andrea Wayne von Königslöw Stars: ***** Annick Press (2010)Picture Book32 pagesAges 2-5 Summary: How do you read to different animals? What would happen? This is explored with humour in this book. This book is along the same lines as one of her other books, Toilet Tales. Some… Read More »

The Book of Knowledge by David Michael Slater

Stars: **** CBAY Books (2009)Teen Fiction/ YA Fiction10 and Up (the ages given but labelled as YA) Summary: The second book in the Sacred Books Series. It continues right where the first book left off. Between the various attempts on their lives, the assault on their father, and a shocking discovery about their deceased mother,… Read More »

Too Many Books & Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind

Too Many Books by Gilles Tibo Stars: **** Scholastic (2004)Ages 4-7 The copy of this book that I read is a TD Canada Trust book courtesy of The Canadian Children’s Book Centre Over 500 000 grade one children received a copy of this book through TD Grade One Book Giveaway Program in celebration of TD… Read More »