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A Helpful Guide to Common Editor’s Marks

Don’t look now, but writing longhand is making a comeback (or maybe it never left?). So, people interested in the hand-written word, I made this guide for you. A straightforward list of common editor’s marks and what they mean. I think that’s all of them. I hope this was helpful!

One Star Review Guess Who? (#84)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? Reading this story to a really young child might confuse them because a “wump” and a “gox” are not real things. Click here for the answer. Why do I share these? Click here. Previously . . . One Star […]

10 to Note: Summer Preview 2019

It was 75 degrees here in Michigan yesterday and I am feeling summerish. So summerish, in fact, that I decided to sift through the 8oo some odd children’s books publishing in June, July, and August and pick 10 that I am especially excited about. Picture Books A Normal Pig by K-Fai Steele June 4 | […]

All the Children’s Books in the Amazon Top 100

Of all the 100 best selling books on Amazon, how many are children’s books? And which children’s books are they? That was my question, and I embarked on a keyboard journey to find out. Some of them I expected, others I’d never heard of, and the power of Easter certainly played a role. #98 #92 […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#83)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? Seriously, who thought this was a good idea to write, publish and distribute. Unfortunately we purchased it – must have been a patron request! How very sad someone actually thinks crayons (if they could talk) would be negative. Click […]

The Poetry Books of 2019

April is National Poetry Month, so I thought it might be helpful to take a look at the poetry offerings of 2019. What did I miss? Let me know in the comments.

One Star Review Guess Who? (#82)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon?

4 Thoughts on the Follett Top 50

We order some of the books for our school library through Follett. On their Titlewave website they have something called Student’s Choice lists, showing the 50 most popular books for elementary, middle, and high school levels. The thing that I like about these lists is that they are created from the actual circulation statistics of […]

2019 Books from Coretta Scott King Winners

So far we’ve looked at 2019 books from past winners of . . . Caldecott Newbery Geisel Sibert But today is for the CSK. Here are all books by previous Coretta Scott King Award Medal and Honor winners (including author, illustrator, and John Steptoe New Talent). What did I miss? Let me know in the […]

2019 Books from Sibert Award Winners

We’ve already looked at 2019 books from pervious Newbery, Caldecott, and Geisel winners – today is for nonfiction. Below are books publishing in 2019 from previous Sibert Award Medal/Honor winners. *Note* I tried to keep it nonfiction here (I like themes). So I didn’t include the couple instances of past Sibert winners with fiction books […]

Name That Book! Kid Drawing Edition (#2)

A bunch of teachers at my school asked students to draw their favorite book and write a couple sentences about why they love it. They’re on display in the hallways. The pictures are so great I thought it would be fun to turn it into a challenge. Can you name the book based on the student […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#81)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? Totally all about how racial profiling is a good idea and justified by reality. “Subtle” nudges in the direction of traditional gender roles. Other than that, pretty cute. Click here for the answer. Why do I share these? Click […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#80)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? It’s from a British author, it promotes witchcraft and sorcery amongst American children. It’s the 7th book that has done this very same thing. It shouldn’t be allowed to be sold in US bookshops or stocked in a school […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#79)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? Would have rated this book higher if the kid helped out for just once in his life and did some shoveling. Click here for the answer. Why do I share these? Click here. Previously . . . One Star […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#78)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? Animal exploitation at its finest, it’s like 12 Years a Slave for Penguin[s]. Click here for the answer. Why do I share these? Click here. Previously . . . One Star Review Guess Who (#1) One Star Review Guess […]