I blog on Caldecott/Geisel/Newbery quality books from picture books, easy readers, chapter books, graphic novels, and non-fiction. I am especially interested in people of color characters/authors, special needs, science/math, and graphic novels. Books that appeal to reluctant readers are eagerly sought.

Just because I receive a book does not necessarily mean that I will review the book on my blog or social media.

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  1. Do you review educational books? I am the author of The Middle School Student’s Guide to Ruling the World! (work habits and organizational skills) and just completed The Middle School Student’s Guide to Study Skills. If you survive Hurricane Sandy, please let me know if you would like to review my new book for your site.
    Susan Mulcaire

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  3. susan schneider

    I have written a short story about a little girl who has to face the disappointment of not being selected for the school soccer team. Magically, her Fairy Godmentor appears to mentor her about the many other wonderful ways she can be involved in the world of soccer. It’s one of our kids-to-career resources to help kids combine their interests and schoolwork with real-world skills so they can grow up and get a job they enjoy. We sell it on our site and Amazon and as a Kindle download. May I email you a copy for review? Jobs and education are such hot topics-this little book helps all adults mentor kids.
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    • Hi Susan,
      I love the message of your short story. Please email me but I am afraid that I am so behind on my reading right now. I have two towering piles that my husband is so annoyed with in our bedroom that I have to tackle.
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  4. Sharon Thayer

    Dear Mia,
    My holiday book, The Myth of Santa’s Beard, is a state (EVVY Award from Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc.) and National (Moonbeam Children’s Book Award) award winning book.

    The story includes children of diverse ethnicity, messages of ethics and values, traditional Santa magic, and a ‘real’ snippet of Santa’s beard to be cherished every Santa believing year and beyond.

    The book can be read in its entirety on my website

    I am offering bloggers 20% of sales from their readers, a free downloadable coloring page, $1 off the retail price to your readers, two free books for a book give-a-way, plus a book as my gift to you.

    I would love to have your help in sharing Santa Magic with your readers.

    Never stop believing!
    Sharon Thayer

  5. Dear Mia,

    I am very excited to see you interest in multicultural books. One of the issues I have encountered as a teacher is the problems that children face when coming from a multicultural multiracial background. So, in order to face this, I have written a book that is high interest low vocabulary for ESL students and others who are struggling with their identity as well as their second language acquisition. What steps would I need to take to get this on your lists of chapter books for young readers?

  6. Do you want a PDF or paperback?

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