Martha Freeman & The Case of the Rock ‘n Roll Dog for #TBT

As promised, we’re featuring another Cybils-nominated book for this week’s Throwback Thursday Book Review MEME. Some of you may know Martha Freeman from the Chickadee Court series (Who Stole Halloween, Who is Stealing the 12 Days of Christmas). The Case of the Rock ‘n Roll Dog is the first title in her First Kids Mystery series. The Case of the Rock ‘n Roll Dog First Kids Mystery Series, Book 1 by Martha Freeman Holiday House, 2010 Cammie is the First Daughter. Her mom is the President of the United States. She lives in the White House with her younger sister, Tessa, her Aunt, her cousin, and her dog, Hooligan. Hooligan creates quite a stir in the White House, terrorizing the … Read more

#TBT Reviews: Ivy and Bean series

It was a happy day when we discovered Ivy and Bean in our house! We’ve read nearly every book in the series, with reviews on The Reading Tub for The Ghost That Had to Go and Ivy and Bean Make the Rules.  I don’t know that I’ll ever get any more reviews written – but I’d love to make sure readers find out more about as many of the books in the Ivy and Bean series as possible. So p-l-e-a-s-e add your review link to our collection! Ivy and Bean (series) written by Annie Barrows illustrated by Sophie Blackall Chronicle Books, 2006 to 2014 from Ivy and Bean Make the Rules: Bean’s older sister Nancy is going to Girl Power … Read more

Poetry Plot – Edgar Allen’s Official Crime Investigation Notebook

Edgar Allen’s Official Crime Investigation Notebook by Mary Amato Publisher: Holiday House, 2011 Material: Paperback Genre: mystery, poetry, friendship, life lessons The thief is a poet – or is it a poetry thief? First Slurpy, then a keychain … Ms. Herschel’s classroom is a thief magnet! Convinced that he will solve the crime first, Edgar Allen starts a notebook. H isn’t Wordsmith Elementary’s only junior detective. Solving the crime becomes a contest and testament to friendship, judging others, and jumping to conclusions! Interest level: 7 to 12. Recommended Ages: read together: 7 to 10 read yourself: 9 to 12 Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, independent reading, read aloud Parent Reader: I loved this book!  We see the world … Read more