Blogging from #AtoZ Challenge Begins!





The A to Z blogging challenge is one of the funnest activities I take part in each year. It’s a chance to make new friends and share information. You know I love books, so buckle up and enjoy the ride as I soar through the month of April focusing on books for middle grade readers!

Let’s begin. The two books I’m sharing today are:

We Are Not Eaten by Yaks

We Are Not Eaten by Yaks, an Accidental Adventure

This fun title is part of the Accidental Adventure series by the talented C. Alexander London.  I read this book with my Tweenies last summer and I couldn’t get enough of it. It’s so fun!

The next title is:


All the Wrong Questions: Lemony Snicket When Did You  See Her Last?

Fans of the old Lemony Snicket Series of Unfortunate Events will love his new series called All the Wrong Questions. Fun and misery abound!

So that’s it today, friends, short and sweet.  Let’s keep the line moving and go find another A to Z challenge blogger to visit. Have fun!

See you tomorrow for the letter B!

Introducing Pam

Pam is an educator librarian who is drawn to the little ones. In her purse you’ll find a cup of coffee, a book, and her iPhone. She loves social media, writing book reviews, and curating children’s literature. She is an information specialist, maven, connector, coffee drinker.


  1. “We Are Not Eaten By Yaks” … great title!
    Chris´s last blog post ..A to Z challenge: A

  2. I love the Lemony Snickets books (even though I’m 33). You’re never too old for some things!

  3. I only know the Lemony Snickets series by name only. I haven’t picked up a children’s book in years. No children at home, and no grandchildren in the scene. So, children’s literature isn’t my forte these days. I am delighted to join in on this year’s A to Z Challenge. This is going to be fun!
    Cathy Kennedy´s last blog post ..Things I am learning A-Z

  4. M. J. Joachim says:
  5. Hi, Pam,
    Good theme. I’m doing the same thing on my kid lit blog. Haven’t read either book, bu I'[m familiar with the second.

    J.L. Campbell writes at The Character Depot
    and the Jamaican Kid Lit Blog.

  6. Hi, Pam! Great books; love the idea of being an accidental adventurer! I haven’t read that Lemony Snicket one, but I enjoy The Series of Unfortunate Events. I’ll have to check out his new series.

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines
    Laura Marcella´s last blog post ..A is for Art

  7. There are some great writers for middle grades at the moment. We hope to join them this year.
    Thanks for understanding about the setbacks.

    Hugz and Cheers for another great A to Z challenge
    A Plus!

  8. So admirable…your passion for the middle grade readers and sharing these fun and catchy Titles….You are Not Eaten by YAKS…I would read that based on the title alone. I plan to pass your AtoZ Challenge posts on to a ‘Librarian Friend’, and continue to be here, myself, all the way through the Letter Z….that should be a dooZy! Well done for the Letter ‘A’.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  9. This is a dangerous place for me to be. (As I struggle to get through Keepers of the Lost Cities with the littles.) Too many fabulous stories out there! Of course, that doesn’t mean I’ll go away. Nope. Time to build an impossibly long reading list.
    Crystal Collier´s last blog post ..True Heroes from A to Z: A

  10. I agree with Crystal! I’m often on the prowl for read-alouds for my daughter, though she’s finally at 11 becoming more interested in reading on her own, especially humor and graphic novels. The first title looks totally up her alley!

    Cheers, Laurel
    Laurel’s Leaves
    Laurel Garver´s last blog post ..A: An Almost Made Up Poem

  11. You will have no problem coming up with daily posts!

  12. Saw you at the A to Z challenge and as soon as I saw you rec’d a Snicket book, I knew we could be good buddies. 😀 Do you think an 11 yr old boy would like the Yak book? My son is reading Harry Potter right now but will need something else for this summer.
    TheBargainBabe´s last blog post ..Apple Cake (Recipe)

  13. This is my first time doing the challenge and I am looking forward to getting to know many more bloggers. :)

    I loved Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events! I’ll have to check out this new series. My nephews would, no doubt, love it.

  14. I’m all out of young ones and I don’t remember those when mine were growing up. Perhaps it’s because I’m down here in South Africa. They do sound like fun.

    Felicity´s last blog post ..An Angel Came at Dawn

  15. Short and sweet it is! Those books sound very fun. Dropping by to say hi and happy A-Z Launch day!
    Mel Chesley´s last blog post ..A Is For Arsenal…

  16. Middle school novels have the best titles. Although 60, I still enjoy reading them. These two sound like ones I’d have fun reading. :-)
    Su-sieee! Mac´s last blog post ..Teaching the Alphabet

  17. We are not eaten by yaks is PERFECT for 11 yr olds of all ages. I read it with my Tween Book club. Its fun!

  18. Thank you all for visiting!

  19. I have a couple of bonus tweenies that need some good recommendations – I forgot all about lemony snicker Reflex Reactions
    Ida Chiavaro´s last blog post ..26 Greatest loves of my life – Let’s call him Adam. #atozchallenge

  20. you’re welcome to stay. i have PLENTY of coffee. its your turn to walk the dog, though.

  21. glad you’re enjoying day one. and who doesnt like to say YAK?

  22. HEY!! Thanks for visiting! hugs!!!

  23. I hadn’t heard of the first book, but will look for it at our library for my 9yo. We have the Lemony Snicket book already on our ever-growing TBR list and she is excited to start it this summer. Can’t wait to see what other gems I pick up from you!
    Andi-Roo (@theworld4realz)´s last blog post ..Art for Art’s Sake – #AtoZChallenge

  24. I have not read either one. Isn’t that sad? Great start to this challenge. I look forward to visiting again!

  25. Love your concept! Interesting books. Best of luck with the challenge.

  26. Well google hates me and won’t let me sign in…

    Great theme, and if my boys were still young, they would have loved to have a months worth of book recommendations! We were constantly searching for books for our reluctant reader (the youngest) while I had to say to my oldest, “Stop reading! You have to…” and that always seemed so wrong to me…like waking a sleeping baby for some artificial schedule…sigh. But sometimes you do have to eat, and chores need to be done, as well as homework. He’s now 17 and still reads like a maniac. Yeah!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014
    Tina Downey´s last blog post ..A ~ All Aboard! #atozchallenge

  27. What fun sounding reads for that hard to find for middle grade. :)
    Ava Quinn´s last blog post ..AtoZ Ava’s Apocalypse

  28. I enjoyed the Lemony Snicket books when they first came out. Great idea. Cheers!

  29. Thanks for sharing the titles today.

  30. All the wrong questions… when I was a child, those were the only ones I thought I was capable of asking. :-) Yes. I’m serious!

    I’m not familiar with either of these books so I appreciate the thought. I believe I saw a Lemony Snicket movie, but I could’ve sworn a name like Lemony was masculine rather than feminine! :-)

    Happy A to Zing!

    Julie Jordan Scott
    A to Z Challenge Participant/2011,12,13,14…..
    The Bold Writer from A to Z
    Julie Jordan Scott´s last blog post ..The Bold Writer from A to Z: A is for Audacious

  31. This type of blog is definitely not a common visit for me so I decided to step out and explore. Your blog is wonderfully written and I love how you are able to confidently (without forcing the book towards anyone) recommend stories with heart and open minded ness :)!
    Shonae´s last blog post ..*Blogging from A – Z* Are You Crazy? (first impressions of the 21st century Christian)

  32. Ah, great piece, Pam. I am a Lover of all things BOOKS! One can never have or read too many. And in being a part of the publishing industry, I always appreciate posts on the wonderful adventures of books. Thank you.
    ~Jamie, from the A-Z Challenge.
    Jamie Barone´s last blog post ..Authenticity…

  33. Lemony Snicket kinda creeps me out, lol. The book title for that Accidental Adventure series is neat. It definitely makes me pay attention. Plus, who doesn’t love accidental adventures! That’s where all the fun happens :)

    Nicole´s last blog post ..Awards Are Worthless – The Anxiety of Seeking Approval as an Artist #atozchallenge #indiefilm

  34. Oh, I love books, too! I haven’t read any of the Lemony Snicket books to my kids yet because I saw the movie and it was a bit dark. Maybe the books aren’t as dark? Nevertheless, I’m going to put these in my Goodreads queue.
    Kimberly Robello´s last blog post ..A to Z Challenge: A is for Annecy

  35. Fun books! I don’t think you have to be a tween to enjoy this genre! :) I love reading children’s books too! ~ Angela, A to Z participant from Web Writing Advice ( and Whole Foods Living (
    Angela Tague´s last blog post ..Analytics Reports are Bloggers’ Best Friends

  36. Congrats on a sweet, quick start to A to Z. Love your book choices. :)
    Mary Hill´s last blog post ..A is for Alpha and Omega: Jesus The Almighty God

  37. Hello,
    I still reread books that I read as a child. So much fun. Both the book titles sound amazing. Definitely a fan of the earlier Lemony Snicket.
    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana Bose´s last blog post ..Ballad-y : Bloody but unBowed

  38. Loveeeeeddddddd ur Blog Pam :)