#StayPeculiar Tour and Meet Ransom Riggs


Hey Peregrine fans, I’ve a great surprise for you! Ransom Riggs is going on tour to meet some of you weirdo peculiar fans and Quirk Books is giving you a chance to meet him! If you’ve always wanted to meet the creative weirdo genius behind Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, now is the time! Type your way over to QuirkBooks.com/LOS to see how you can win. To enter all you have to do is upload a photo of yourself being peculiar {Read More}

Caitlin Jenner, Al Pacino, and A Boy Like Me by Jennie Wood


The phrase “gender dysphoria’ is becoming more well known these days and that’s a good thing. Plainly said, gender dsyphoria is the feeling that you don’t belong in the body you’re in. That’s how transgendered people feel. I wish more transgendered people could take the attitude of Al Pacino: “Everything Aint for Everybody” I devoured A Boy Like Me by Jennie Brown in one night. I couldn’t put it down! Our protagonist was born a girl but didn’t feel or act {Read More}

Science Geek Appreciation Week with Kelly Oram


Welcome to Day 1 of Science Geek Appreciation Week with author Kelly Oram–a fun-filled week of teasers, interviews, games, giveaways, and lots and lost of science! We’re going to kick off the week by introducing you to the stars of the Spanish Fork High Science Squad–Club President Avery Shaw and her newest recruit, Grayson Kennedy–in their debut novel The Avery Shaw Experiment. Title: The Avery Shaw Experiment Author: Kelly Oram Publisher: Blufields Pages:221 Available: Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Kobo Summary: When Avery Shaw’s heart is {Read More}

Peppa Pig Tea Party!


The Tea Parties just don’t stop! One hot summer day we invited all the Peppa Pig fans to the bookstore for a Peppa Pig Tea Party! It was so hot but so much piggish fun! Take a look: How cute is THAT?? I took a pic in the Peppa Pig photo booth too. What a Perfect Day (just like Peppa Pig). Oink!    

Top Five African American Reads


I’m so excited to share this list with you today! My young cousin is a teacher in Pittsburgh and she was gracious enough to share her fave African American books with me. These reads will be perfect for the Diversity Reading Challenge and as additions to your TBR list. My cousin Lisa’s thoughts are first. Mine are in italics. Seasons of Beento Blackbird by Akosua Busia The Seasons of Beento Blackbird marks the debut of Akosua Busia, an exciting and {Read More}

If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For by Jamie Tworkowski


I know you’re wondering: what this book is about? This title is not my typical read. But you see. dear reader, it IS. I like to read books about people like me. And Jamie, sometimes, feels like me. As I sit here on a beautiful patio overlooking a beautiful Sioux Falls, South Dakota, I’m enjoying the sun and the breeze and being outside. Alive. And many people, because of heartache, trauma or other circumstances don’t get to be alive for {Read More}

Giveaway: Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews and Bryan Collier


Friends! You KNOW how much I love sharing books about African Americans? Well, even more favorite is sharing about kids. I love love love kid musicians the best! Watch this video to see who I’m excited about today: Enter the giveaway and you could win this adorable autobiography of young Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews! a Rafflecopter giveaway   p.s. if you’ve read this book, it qualifies for the Diversity Challenge!

School’s Out for Summer but Vaccines Never Take a Break


Hey Friends! Schools out for EVER! (I mean summer) But that doesn’t mean that illnesses and disease take a break. In fact, diseases never take a break and they don’t care if you’re in school or not. That’s why vaccines work all year long.  But you know what? Vaccines don’t work if you don’t get em.  As a Shot@Life Champion, I’m still committed to making sure my little readers stay healthy. To be sure, our littles might not be sharing {Read More}

What I’m Reading: Temple of Doubt by Anne Boles Levy


I love when my friends write books for me! On my TBR list is Temple of Doubt by Anne Boles Levy Can’t wait to share my review with you!

The Crystal Palace by Trevor AA Evans


Today’s book review will be in the form of a menu for a tea party!  You’re invited to The Crystal Palace Tea Party based on The Crystal Palace by Trevor A.A. Evans Location: Kingdom of Khyrah Dress code: Royal Semi Formal Decor: Table Settings Tea Dishes Buffet Dessert! and The Princess Adria’s  Wedding Cake! The Crystal Palace: The Coming Storm A storm looms on the horizon, but Adria, the princess and heir of Khyrah, is young and cannot see the coming {Read More}