Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy by Nikki Loftin

Oh my goodness, did I enjoy this one! I devoured it in a day, and I think my fellow Grimm lovers will definitely eat it up. Still not convinced? Check out the creepy book trailer below, or Nikki Loftin's site for more information about her and her great books. 
Most importantly of all, keep reading, my sweets (*insert evil witch cackle here*).

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Cloak Society: Fall of Heroes by Jeramey Kraatz

If you haven't seen my previous book reviews on the Cloak Society, you can find the first one here, and the second one here. I couldn't find a book trailer for this one, but I will leave you with a picture of myself and my students from last year's class with Jeramey Kraatz. Check out his website for more information. Keep reading! 

The Real Boy by Anne Ursu

Anne Ursu is a wonderful storyteller! To read more about her other fantastical reads visit her website And of course, I will leave you with a fan made book trailer that may encourage you to pick up The Real Boy and give it a try. Keep reading!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

For more on Mr. Lemoncello and his magnificent library, visit Chris Grabenstein's webpage and of course feel free to check out the book trailer below. Keep reading!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Kingdom Keepers (Disney After Dark) by Ridley Pearson

There were SO many book trailers to pick from on YouTube for this book (which means a lot of readers were really inspired to create something about the book). There's also an hour long chat with the author, Ridley Pearson, that I did not post, but feel free to look it up :). You can also see more in the series by visiting the Kingdom Keepers website. Keep reading! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff

And, of course, I found several book trailers. This one has stills from the movie (yes, this one was made into a movie). Now that I've read the book, I will probably try to track down the movie to see if it measures up.

More information about the author, Patricia Reilly Giff, can be found by clicking her name. Also, if you've seen the movie or read the book comment below. I'd love to know what you think!

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Giants and the Joneses by Julia Donaldson

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fangbone! The Egg of Misery by Michael Rex

You can find my post on the first Fangbone book here. Also be sure to check out Michael Rex's website for more information about his other books and the Fangbone series.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur

You can find more information at Suzanne LaFleur's webpage, and of course there is a book trailer below (I believe this one was made my middle schoolers). Keep up the summer reading! 

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

Sorry, no book trailer this time, but maybe if you read this book and love it too, you can be the one to create a book trailer for it! For more information about the characters, the book, or the world of Solace see the Mark of the Dragonfly website.
Hope you're having a great summer, and keep reading! 

Monday, June 9, 2014

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish by Mo O'Hara

You can check out Mo O'Hara's site here for more information and a look at the "Seaquel" to My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish. And below is a cute book trailer made using PowToon (something I'm definitely going to look into using for book trailers with my classes next year).
Remember that summer vacation is the perfect time for reading! 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Word After Word After Word by Patricia MacLachlan

This one is by the same author as Waiting for the Magic

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Great Hamster Massacre by Katie Davies

Looking for a funny read with a touch of mystery? Definitely check this one out!

Investigate the crime scene and more for yourself at Katie Davie's website. And of course, I was able to locate a book trailer for this one. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Alien on a Rampage by Clete Barrett Smith

If you haven't checked out Aliens on Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith, definitely check that one out first. You can see my review for that one here. Now, without further ado, my review of the second book in the series, Alien on a Rampage
Sorry, no book trailer this time, but you can visit the author's site and see what's new (including the third book- Aliens in Disguise).

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Kung Pow Chicken: Let's Get Cracking! by Cyndi Marko

For more information you can visit Cyndi Marko's site. See you next time! 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian by Michael Rex

I couldn't find a book trailer for Fangbone!, but I did find some exciting news.....

Also, if you want to see more or find out more about the Fangbone! series visit Michael Rex's website
Happy May, my wonderful readers! 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Cloak Society: Villains Rising by Jeramey Kraatz

If you haven't checked out The Cloak Society by Jeramey Kraatz first, definitely do so! My review for that one can be found here- The Cloak Society. And now, for my review of the second book The Cloak Society: Villains Rising

If you're a fan of Cloak be on the lookout for the third and final installment available this fall! For updates and more info, go to Jeramey Kraatz's site.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dead City by James Ponti

Dead City is a Bluebonnet nominee for 2015. For more information, or to see other books in the series, visit James Ponti's website And enjoy the book trailer below for Dead City.

Monday, March 24, 2014

What the Dog Said by Randi Reisfeld

No such luck finding a book trailer to go with this one. If you happen to stumble across one, or read the book and make your own, please post the link in the comments. For more information on this book, you can visit the author's website at 

Happy reading! 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Flawed Dogs by Berkeley Breathed

Please excuse the author's name mispronunciation. I didn't know how to say it until I say the book trailer / interview below. Watch it for more information on a heartwarming, humorous read- Flawed Dogs. Keep Reading! 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton

You can visit the author's website here and see an excellent school library made book trailer below. :) 
Until next time, my amazing readers!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog by Tom Watson

If you haven't checked out Stick Dog yet, you may want to see my review for the first book in Tom Watson's Series Stick Dog before checking this one out. It can be found here.

Sadly, no book trailer this time, but do enjoy this treat- Tom Watson teaching you how to draw Stick Dog. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown

Fans of Star Wars definitely check this one out! Hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I did. The book trailer is really good too! 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Tua and the Elephant by R. P. Harris

For more information, you can check out the book trailer below.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke

Here's the official book trailer (which can also be found on the author's website at Enjoy! 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan

I found a really good book trailer for Waiting for the Magic. Hopefully you will read it and discover the magic yourself :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bake Sale by Sara Varon