The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill by Andrea Warren

Available now: The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas **** 3.5/5 stars- Loved it – great for teens A great read for any middle schooler (or adult really) who likes a taste of history. Recommended readers: Wyoming natives (have you been to Cody, the town founded by Buffalo Bill) Western history buffs Middle Schoolers Here’s my Rankings: 5/5 for characters 3/5 for plot … Continue reading The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill by Andrea Warren

Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends

Available November 17: Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends (Kid Legends) **** 4/5 stars- Loved it – great for kids A great read for any middle grade kid who likes sports. Recommended readers: If you’re a soccer mom or dad (or baseball, football, hockey, etc) Kids into sports – recommended middle grades And if you’re just a sports fan Here’s my Rankings: 5/5 for characters 3/5 for plot … Continue reading Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends

Children’s Review: The Neil Flambe Series

Available now:The Neil Flambé Capers Collection: Neil Flambé and the Marco Polo Murders; Neil Flambé and the Aztec Abduction; Neil Flambé and the Crusader’s Curse; … the Tokyo Treasure (The Neil Flambe Capers) ****3/5 stars A famous teenage chef  – with a super-sensitive nose – helps police solve murders. Recommended readers: Ages 8-12, Grades 3-7 (probably best for grades 4+) Did you like plot in Ratatouille, … Continue reading Children’s Review: The Neil Flambe Series

Children’s Review: Dork Diaries 8

Available now: Dork Diaries Book 8: Tales from a Note-So-Happily Ever After ****4/5 stars There’s nothing like jumping into the mind of teenager Nikki Maxwell – and taking a ride through her dorky, accident-prone life. With a dose of entertaining teenage melodramatics, it’s the the girl-version of Diary of a Wimpy  Kid. Recommended readers: Girls Ages 8-12, Grades 3-7 Did you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid but want … Continue reading Children’s Review: Dork Diaries 8

Top 10 Books for Toddlers/Preschoolers

School’s back! And our kids will start getting into the reading spirit. For those with toddlers and preschoolers … or even those with infants and babies on the way: Below are my son Ryder’s favorite books as a toddler and during his preschool years (ages 2-5).  These may be a little boy-centric … and reading is such a personal thing even for little ones that yours … Continue reading Top 10 Books for Toddlers/Preschoolers