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Tween Book Club: The Name of This Book is Secret

The Name of This Book is Secret

The Name of This Book is Secret


The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch has been on my TBR list since it’s release. When the kiddos would come to the bookstore and ask me to help them find a book and I’d ask them which book and they’d say the Name of this book is secret. Which, if you know kids, isn’t all that unusual. Sometimes kids get uncomfortable when asking for a book title and don’t want to tell you the title.  Weird, but it happens. When a child said this to me I responded: Well if you have to tell me the title or something so I can help you! To which the child would answer: THAT’S the name of the book: THE NAME OF THIS BOOK IS SECRET! And we would have a chuckle and look for it.

Imagine my delight when my Tweenies chose this as their June book club pick. I carried the book with me to Texas this weekend. I love how clever the storytelling is, warning you that he is an unreliable storyteller and that you might not want to keep reading and that some of the information has been left out to protect you the reader. Too fun.

Kids who love Lemony Snicket will enjoy this series. Two unlikely kids become collaborators as they attempt to solve a hidden (and quite dangerous) mysterious secret.

I chuckled out loud. On the plane. In my seat.

I’m hooked on this series!

Perfect if you love the sillies.

And the slightly mysterious and dangerous.

Blogging from A to Z Challenge Books

E #AtoZ Challenge




It’s Saturday and E day! What book do you think we’ll be highlighting today?

Any guesses?

If you guessed Easter you’d be wrong. To be sure, Easter starts with E but I’m not discussing that today.

Do you know the word Ersatz? It means fake or substitute.

What about the word Elevator?

Any guesses NOW?


Ersatz Elevator


The Ersatz Elevator

The Ersatz Elevator, part of A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.  I wonder what he could be talking about, a fake or substitute elevator? hmmmmmmmmm do you know?

Tell me!




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!