Book Review #29: A Monster Calls 🍩

Title: A Monster Calls     Author: Patrick Ness Rating: 🍩 (44/50) Recommended for: Grades 5th-7th     AR: 4.8     Lexile: 730 The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since…

Book Review #8: The Girl Who Drank the Moon 🍦

Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon     Author: Kelly Barnhill Rating: 🍦(48/50) Age range: 4th-6th grade Summary Every year, the overly paranoid people of the Protectorate Village leave a baby as "sacrifice" to the witch in the nearby forest, hoping she won't terrioze their town. But, the witch in the forest, Xan is kind.…

Book Review #6: Tuesdays at the Castle 🆗

Title: Tuesdays at the Castle Author: Jessica Day George Rating: 🆗 (34/50) Age range: 3rd-5th grade     AR: 5.8     Lexile: 860 Summary By far, Tuesday is protagonist Princess Celie's favorite day of the week. Every Tuesday, Castle Glower takes on a life of its own, creating rooms, towers, staircases, tunnels, sometimes even full wings!…