Q is for…Football? #AtoZ Challenge


    It’s Q day! It’s Q day! I bet you think you’ve got me stumped? But you DON’T. I have a book for Q!! QB1 by Mike Lupica   I love author Mike Lupica because for sporty guys who want something to read, they are never without a title. Lupica covers most of the sports and once the tweens are too old for middle grade reads, Lupica offers them something more with his YA titles.  Here’s a bit about {Read More}

Sweet Easter Reads for the Little Ones

Hello, this is Janeane filling in for Pam who is preparing for a busy weekend (although I really think she’s ransacking the kids’ Easter chocolate). Easter time is a fun time here at An Unconventional Librarian.  I have some hippity-hoppity Easter fun books for all my favorite young readers to read and love.  Grab some jelly beans or little sugar Peeps and enjoy!                                 So, go grab one or {Read More}

P is for…#AtoZ Challenge


  It’s P day! It’s the best letter day cuz its MY letter day! Let’s get right to it.   This is the Pandora of Greek mythology and the series is about her.  Great for girls who don’t like Percy Jackson series.     It’s summertime, and Julie and Lydia are going on a road trip! After all the ups and downs of their first year in junior high, they’re looking forward to seeing the sights and getting some new {Read More}

O is for Odd #AtoZ Challenge


  Welcome to O, which is for Odd. Have you ever felt odd? Yeah me too.  Here’s a book for you.   When the new kid joins his class, Woodrow agrees with his schoolmates–Toulouse is really weird. He’s short – kindergarten short – dresses in a suit like a grandpa, has huge eyes, and barely says a word. But Woodrow isn’t exactly Mr. Popularity. The frequent target of the class bully himself, he figures that maybe all Toulouse needs is {Read More}

N is for Nerds! #AtoZ Challenge


  N is for NERDS! NERDS unite! It stands for  NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society Combining all the excitement of international espionage and all the awkwardness of elementary school, NERDS, featuring a group of unpopular students who run a spy network from inside their school, hits the mark. With the help of cutting-edge science, their nerdy qualities are enhanced and transformed into incredible abilities! They battle the Hyena, a former junior beauty pageant contestant turned assassin, and an array {Read More}

Tween Book Club Among the Hidden: Shadow Children

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AMONG THE HIDDEN: SHADOW CHILDREN This month’s Tween Book Club pic is Among the Hidden: Shadow Children by Margaret Peterson Haddix.  I’m fangirling all over Haddix because she writes books for kids that make them THINK! Check out my video review: If you haven’t read it, put it on your TBR list.  You’ll be hooked! Want more info? PLOT: Luke has never been to school. He’s never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend’s house for an overnight. In {Read More}

M is for The Missing #AtoZ Challenge


    Today we’re highlighting The Missing series by Margaret Peterson Haddix. I love her Shadow Children series, which I am discussing with my tweenies at book club this week!   Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he’s never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who’s also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says, “You are one of the missing.” The second one says, “Beware! They’re coming {Read More}

Happy Passover! A book for the littles

If you celebrate Passover you might want to share this cute title with your littles.  This is the Matzah by Abby Levine I’m not going to try to explain the Passover tradition because other people have done it beautifully. Look at this website I found called Benjamen Kanarek Blog. It’s artistic illustrations are beeeeeyoooootiful! Meanwhile, I’m perfecting David Leibovitz’s Matzoh Toffee dessert.   It’s so good it tastes like crack. Like I know from crack, huh? Anyway, this yummy delicious {Read More}

L for Little Free Library #AtoZ Challenge #alphabits


  Welcome BACK! It’s L day here at the #atozchallenge blog hop and boy have I got something extra special for you! I’m proud to have partnered with the Little Free Library folks and Alpha Bits cereal! You know I love nothing more than getting books into the hands of kids, right? I’m committed to promoting reading and building a sense of community. What’s a Little Free Library? Watch this video and see what’s up! Little Free Library is a {Read More}

K is for Pizza – #AtoZ Challenge


    That’s right friends, K is for Pizza!   Killer Pizza?? Think Ghostbusters with pizza! Toby McGill dreams of becoming a world-famous chef, but up until now, his only experience has been watching the Food Network. When Toby lands a summer job at Killer Pizza, where pies like The Monstrosity andThe Frankensausage are on the menu, things seem perfect. His coworkers, Annabel and Strobe, are cool, and Toby loves being part of a team. But none of them are prepared for what’s {Read More}