Roscoe Riley Rules Throwback Thursday!

Welcome November! The end of Daylight Savings Time is the (unofficial) start of Cuddle Up with a Book season! We thought we’d kick it off with the Roscoe Riley Rules series. Katherine Applegate’s illustrated chapter series is a perfect read aloud for mixed audiences, and laugh-out-loud practice for nearly independent readers. We started reading this series with our 7-year old daughter as a read-aloud before bedtime. By the time book three arrived on the scene, she was devouring them without us! Our #TBT Review selection includes four books from the series, and we welcome reviews of any of the books in the series. Add them to our linkup or in the comments! Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends … Read more

Nickel Bay Nick by Dean Pitchford #TBT

Wow! We are already halfway through the nomination period for this year’s Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards. Have you nominated any books yet? All month long, our Throwback Thursday review will feature a Cybils-nominated book. We’re not going too far back for this review so that we can represent lots of different Cybils categories. So this week we have last year’s finalist (and ultimate winner in the Middle Grade Fiction category: Nickel Bay Nick by Dean Pitchford. If you’ve read this title – or any book by Dean Pitchford – be sure to include a link to your review! Nickel Bay Nick by Dean Pitchford G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2013 Merry Christmas. Not hardly. Sam Brattle (11) doesn’t have much to … Read more

TBT Book Review – The Super Sluggers: Slumpbuster

The Super Sluggers: Slumpbuster written by Kevin Markey; illustrated by Royce Fitzgerald HarperCollins Publishers, 2009 Eleven-year-old Banjo H. Bishbash is a phenomenal hitter for the Rambletown Rounders Little League team. His teammates call him “The Great Walloper” because of his prowess with a baseball bat. Things were going well when, out of the blue, The Great Walloper fell into a serious batting slump. The Rounders had expected to win the championship this season but without Walloper’s bat the team’s chances were very bleak. Can the Rounders find a way to bring a championship home to Rambletown? This is a first-person story about baseball, friendship, and self esteem. Reading Tub Review Date: June 2009 An InLinkz Link-up Why a Throwback Thursday for … Read more