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New is Fun, Too! – Ariel Leshchinsky

Title: New is Fun, Too! Author: Ariel Leshchinsky Illustrator: Jeremy Wells Plot: Panda Ya and her family are moving far away from everything’s she known. Panda Ya is very nervous. Her parents talk to her about how life in her new town is different but also the same. Panda Ya starts to understand and acceptContinue reading “New is Fun, Too! – Ariel Leshchinsky”

Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

Title: Where The Wild Things Are Author and Illustrator: Maurice Sendak Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book Plot: Max causes mischief of a new sort one night. His parents ground him to his room. Once his room, Max’s room starts to disappear and a forest takes its place. Then he finds an ocean and a boat.Continue reading “Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak”

My Wish for You – Katheryn Hahn

Title: My Wish for You Author: Kathryn Hahn Illustrator: Brigette Barrager Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book Plot: A mother dreams of all the things she wishes for her daughter. She dreams of all the life lessons her daughter will learn and how she can comfort her daughter. The mother wishes her daughter to have courage,Continue reading “My Wish for You – Katheryn Hahn”

Chrysanthemum- Kevin Henkes

Title: Chrysanthemum Author: Kevin Henkes Illustrator: Kevin Henkes Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book Plot: It’s Chrysanthemum’s first day of school. She’s grown up loving her name. But the other kids laugh and make fun of her when they hear her name. Chrysanthemum returns home dejected. She no longer loves her name. But something happens whenContinue reading “Chrysanthemum- Kevin Henkes”

Stalking Jack the Ripper Series – Kerri Maniscalco

Titles: 1 – Stalking Jack the Ripper, 2 – Hunting Prince Dracula, 3 – Escaping from Houdini Author: Kerri Maniscalco Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Mystery Plot: 1 – Audrey Rose Wadsworth is an apprentice under her uncle in 1888 in London, England. She is studying forensic science through opening up cadavers. Her apprenticeship isContinue reading “Stalking Jack the Ripper Series – Kerri Maniscalco”

The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux

Title: The Phantom of the Opera Author: Gaston Leroux Genre: Gothic fiction Plot: At the Palais Garnier, there are rumors of a ghost causing accidents. He is the Opera Ghost. A mysterious accident cause the leading soprano, La Carlotta, to leave. She’s had enough and storms out during a dress rehearsal. This propels a chorusContinue reading “The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux”