Book Talk Tuesday

Katniss Everdeen: The Girl who Lived On

Writing a review on the Hunger Games Trilogy in 2012 seems like old news, and it is. After all, they’ve released the movie franchise. So, why write a review then? I pondered this question as Myra, upon learning that I finally was reading the trilogy (much of it due to her nagging, lol) suggested that […]

Book Talk Tuesday: The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman

We join Kelly Butcher’s Book Talk Tuesday this week with a Newbery Medalist book The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman. When I tried looking for books with girl-powered themes, this was one of the YA novels that came highly recommended. And as luck would have it, I found it in our library. A homeless ‘brat’ with no name. The […]

Book Talk Tuesday: Brave Irene by William Steig

I have to admit that I am enjoying this theme of ours as we explore books that highlight girls/women’s courage, strength, will power, inner beauty, and simplicity – totally in keeping with March being Women’s Month.   For Book Talk Tuesday this week, a meme hosted every week by Kelley Butcher from The Lemme Library, […]

Book Talk Tuesday: Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister and Grahame Baker-Smith

When I discovered this book in our community library, I knew that I had to include it as part of our Circus, Carnivale, and Paranormal theme since it contains all the magical elements that we are looking for. I am very happy to have chanced upon this lovely book. We’re also happy to include it […]

Book Talk Tuesday: Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and Illustrated by E. B. Lewis

As promised, we shall be devoting this week to celebrating Black History Month along with the international community. Since the theme is about Black Women in American Culture and History, I tried looking for picture books with female African American protagonists. I am glad to have found several – and when I saw this award-winning-book […]