Genre: Non-Fiction

DRESSING UP THE STARS: THE STORY OF MOVIE COSTUME DESIGNER EDITH HEAD: Review & Giveaway

DRESSING UP THE STARS: THE STORY OF MOVIE COSTUME DESIGNER EDITH HEAD: Review & Giveaway

Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org This picture book tells the tale of a girl who grew up with little and used her imagination to occupy her days. Edith Head lived in a remote town with few friends, so she spent her time making outfits for her dolls and animal friends. Illustrated with soft muted colors, and eye-catching details, the book recounts Edith’s roundabout journey to costume design and the many setbacks that she experienced along […]

Posted September 17, 2022 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 5 Comments
How to Speak Animal by Aubre Andrus & Gabby Wild: Review & Giveaway

How to Speak Animal by Aubre Andrus & Gabby Wild: Review & Giveaway

Amazon, B&N, TBD, Bookshop.org Kids will love this fascinating look at animal communication! The book starts out with an overview of the different ways that animals “talk” to one another using their eyes, ears, noses, bodies and more. Then there’s a two-page spread about each animal explaining the secrets of its communication style. The book also includes one or two fun and engaging random facts for each animal (not always specifically related to communication) and special […]

Posted August 12, 2022 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 3 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Bloody Fool for Love, Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun, Bravely, Aru Shah and the End of Time: the Graphic Novel, & Ultimate Book of the Future

Bite-Sized Reviews of Bloody Fool for Love, Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun, Bravely, Aru Shah and the End of Time: the Graphic Novel, & Ultimate Book of the Future

Today, I’m reviewing two YA historical fantasies, a MG fantasy, a MG fantasy graphic novel, and a MG historical verse novel! I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Bloody Fool for Love is a historical fantasy prequel to Buffy the Vampire Slayer that focuses on Spike, the vampire we all know and love! Spike has always been my favorite character from the Buffy franchise, so I’m pretty much automatically […]

Posted August 9, 2022 in Reviews / 6 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of New From Here, Mercy Watson to the Rescue, Breaking the News, and the Welcome to Wonderland Series

Bite-Sized Reviews of New From Here, Mercy Watson to the Rescue, Breaking the News, and the Welcome to Wonderland Series

Today, I’m reviewing a MG contemporary, a kid’s chapter book, a MG non-fiction book, and a MG humorous contemporary series. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Set at the beginning of 2020, this book highlights the extra stresses of being an Asian American family at the start of the pandemic. Most kids will relate to the confusion and fears portrayed in the book, but the themes will especially […]

Posted March 15, 2022 in Reviews / 6 Comments
Great Kids’ Reads for Black History Month (and Every Month!): Amari and the Night Brothers, Moving Forward, and the Parker Easy Readers

Great Kids’ Reads for Black History Month (and Every Month!): Amari and the Night Brothers, Moving Forward, and the Parker Easy Readers

Today, I’m focusing on kids’ books with Black protagonists for Black History Month, but these books are great reads any time! Watch for more posts dedicated to Black History Month coming soon. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Amari and the Night Brothers is the best MG fantasy I’ve read in a long time! I LOVED this book!! As it says in the description, it has a bit of […]

Posted February 9, 2022 in Black History Month, Reviews / 5 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: I Wish I Had a Wookie; Reckless, Glorious, Girl; My Thoughts Are Clouds; and For Every Little Thing

Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: I Wish I Had a Wookie; Reckless, Glorious, Girl; My Thoughts Are Clouds; and For Every Little Thing

As my regular readers know, I’m a round-one judge for the Cybils Awards in the Poetry category. Because of that, I’ve been reading tons of verse lately! I’m not allowed to share any details about our process for choosing the finalists, but I am allowed (and encouraged) to review the books as I read, so I figured I’d share four of them with you today. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed […]

Posted December 13, 2021 in Cybils, Reviews / 11 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Roxy, Cupcake, Jillian Vs. Parasite Planet, and The Only Plane in the Sky

Bite-Sized Reviews of Roxy, Cupcake, Jillian Vs. Parasite Planet, and The Only Plane in the Sky

Today, I have a YA contemporary fantasy, a YA contemp, a MG sci-fi, and an adult non-fiction book. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! The Shustermans have a knack for tackling timely social issues in a unique and thought-provoking way. This book focuses on the theme of drug addiction. The story follows a high-school-aged brother and a sister, both ensnared by substance abuse. While Ivy has been caught […]

Posted November 29, 2021 in Reviews / 13 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: The Seventh Raven, Chlorine Sky, Me (Moth), and Ice! Poems About Polar Life

Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: The Seventh Raven, Chlorine Sky, Me (Moth), and Ice! Poems About Polar Life

As my regular readers know, I’m a round-one judge for the Cybils Awards in the Poetry category. Because of that, I’ve been reading tons of verse lately! I’m not allowed to share any details about our process for choosing the finalists, but I am allowed (and encouraged) to review the books as I read, so I figured I’d share four of them with you today. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed […]

Posted November 11, 2021 in Cybils, Reviews / 13 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of XOXO, The House in the Cerulean Sea, Greta’s Story, and The Beast Player

Bite-Sized Reviews of XOXO, The House in the Cerulean Sea, Greta’s Story, and The Beast Player

Today, I have a YA contemp, a MG (YA? Adult?) contemporary fantasy, a MG biography, and a YA fantasy! I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This is the type of book that makes you so happy you don’t want to put the book down. I happily read it in two sittings. The story follows Jenny, who has always been focused on her music and getting into an elite […]

Posted August 12, 2021 in Reviews / 8 Comments
What’s Inside a Flower?, Women in Science, and Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotofsky: Review & Giveaway

What’s Inside a Flower?, Women in Science, and Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotofsky: Review & Giveaway

Today I’m featuring WHAT’S INSIDE A FLOWER?, WOMEN IN SCIENCE, and WOMEN IN SPORTS, all by Rachel Ignotofsky for a blog tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my review of What’s Inside a Flower and excerpts of the other two books (since my copies haven’t arrived quite yet—I’ll show them off when I get them!). And make sure to scroll down to enter the giveaway. Or find it at:  Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD This book is utterly […]

Posted July 29, 2021 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 3 Comments