Book Reviews Returning to Main Blog

Hello everyone, I have made the decision to return book reviews to my main blog. Please join me over there at thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com. Thank you!

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What is Poetry? (review)

What is Poetry? The Essential Guide to Reading and Writing PoemsWritten by Michael RosenCandlewick PressTo Be Published 08 Jan 2019ARC provided by NetGalley Description (NetGalley): For thousands of years, people have been writing poetry. But what is poetry? Award-winning wordsmith Michael Rosen has spent decades thinking about that question, and in this helpful guide he shares his [...]

STEAM Stories: The Cookie Stall (review)

The Cookie StallWritten by Jonathan Litton, illustrated by Magali MansillaQuarto Publishing GroupPublished 16 Oct 2018ARC provided by NetGalley Description (NetGalley): Max and Suzy have baked some delicious cookies to sell but no one is coming to their stall to buy any! Can the dynamic duo use their creativity to make their cookies more attractive, and [...]

We Build Our Homes (review)

We Build Our HomesWritten by Laura Knowles, Illustrated by Chris MaddenQuarto Publishing GroupPublished 16 Oct 2018ARC provided by NetGalley Description (NetGalley): It’s not only humans who can build incredible structures: around the world, mammals, birds, and insects can be found building incredible things. From biggest beaver dams to tinniest caddisfly cases, this beautifully illustrated picture [...]

RuinWorld: Eye for an Eye (review)

RuinWorld: Eye for an Eyeby Derek LuafmanBoom! StudiosTo be published 21 May 2019ARC provided by NetGalley Description (NetGalley) Adventurers Rex and Pogo trek across the Ruinlands searching for treasure and magical artifacts, along with their not-always faithful companions. It’s every adventurer for themselves in the Ruinlands! Join Pogo and Rex as they set out on [...]

Nearing Ninety (review)

Nearing NinetyWritten by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Laura GibsonSimon & SchusterTo be published 02 April 2019ARC provided by NetGalley Description (NetGalley): In Nearing Ninety, bestselling author Judith Viorst candidly shares the complicated joys and everyday tribulations that await us at the age of ninety, all with a large dose of humor and an understanding that nothing—well, almost nothing—in [...]

Egypt Magnified (review)

Egypt Magnified Written by David Long, illustrated by Harry Bloom Quarto Publishing - Wide Eyed Editions Published 04 Oct 2018 Description (publisher): Explore ancient Egypt, from the Nile to the pyramids, and learn what life was life for pharaohs, slaves and scribes in this fascinating search-and-find adventure. Use the magnifying glass to spot over 200 [...]