Books that Blossom Young Readers

Recently, my writing students worked on a Literacy Narrative project (more assignment details coming – they were fascinating!).  In the project, we discussed books that these young college freshman remembered from his or her childhood.  Out of 100 students, many of the same titles came up over and over as favorites.  As a childhood literature… Continue reading Books that Blossom Young Readers

Heidi: An Alpine Classic

After an unintended long hiatus from Tales of a Bookworm, I’m back to share some great books I’ve been reading! Heidi is a book that’s been published in over 60 languages, that is a beloved classic, and that was written in 1880.  In my childhood, I very much enjoyed the outdoor Alpine lifestyle Heidi was… Continue reading Heidi: An Alpine Classic

Dragon Defender Blog Tour

About the Book Title: Dragon Defender (Dragon Defense League, Book #1) Author: J.A. Blackburn Publication Date: October 19, 2013 Publisher: Pip & Grey Number of pages: 242 Recommended age: 10+ Summary (Amazon): For over a thousand years dragons have existed in secret . . . Peter Clark can build a robot from scratch and pick… Continue reading Dragon Defender Blog Tour

Kid Lit Blog Hop Christmas Extravaganza: 12 Days of Book Gifts

Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Lit Reviews are hosting a fantastic Kid Lit Giveaway Hop – Holiday Extravaganza this week! Book bloggers will be linking up to host fun giveaways for the holiday season.  Check out our giveaway below and enter through the Rafflecopter, along with many, many more on the link list.  Merry Christmas… Continue reading Kid Lit Blog Hop Christmas Extravaganza: 12 Days of Book Gifts

Come Sing, Jimmy Jo by Katherine Paterson

  Written by Newbery, National Book Award, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal winner Katherine Paterson The Johnsons are becoming country music stars. They’re on TV and the radio–and it’s all because of James. His voice and his guitar playing bring the songs to life, and make the audiences beg for more. Most kids would love… Continue reading Come Sing, Jimmy Jo by Katherine Paterson