Schism: New Dystopian Trilogy For Teens

Schism: New Dystopian Trilogy For Teens

Schism, the first book in a new dystopian trilogy series, is a story in which a virus kills everybody in the world over the age of 13.   We watch a group of friends struggle to survive in this new world. The author of Schism, Britt Holewinski, is a former CIA agent. I recommend Schism for both teens and […]

45 Old and New Classic Books For Teens

45 Old and New Classic Books For Teens

Years ago, in the early days of my blog, 2008 and 2009 to be exact, I created two lists of 20 classic books for teens. When I decided to merge the two lists, I wanted to update it with some new classics. While it is presumptuous to think that I can choose which current books will […]

Simple Giving Book: How You Can Give Every Day

Simple Giving Book: How You Can Give Every Day

Many of us are not as charitable as we could be just because we don’t know where or how we should be giving. Thanks to Jennifer Iacovelli and her new book, Simple Giving: Easy Ways To Give Every Day, that should no longer be an issue for anyone who reads it. I have been part […]

The MUTTS Winter Diaries Comics For Tweens

The MUTTS Winter Diaries Comics For Tweens

Growing up, I loved reading the daily comics, like MUTTS, in our local newspaper. Sadly, with so many newspapers shutting down, that is no longer a viable option for many kids. However, whether you currently read MUTTS daily or not, your family can enjoy this delightful comic strip from Patrick McDonell in book form. The adorable and […]

7 Nonfiction Back To School Books For Teens and Tweens

7 Nonfiction Back To School Books For Teens and Tweens

Going back to school each year is a crazy time for teens and tweens. They are concerned about their social lives, their studies and keeping up with all of it. Here are seven nonfiction books that might be able to help. Help with Friends, Speaking Up and Understanding Yourself 1. Friends and Frenemies: The Good, the Bad, […]

Author Jane Green’s Summer Secrets and Upcoming Cookbook

Author Jane Green’s Summer Secrets and Upcoming Cookbook

You probably know Jane Green as a novelist and the author of 16 New York Times best sellers.  Her newest novel, Summer Secrets, published in June, had me reading it non-stop. Yet, even with all her success as a novelist, Green decided to try something new. She wrote a cookbook, Good Taste, and is self-publishing it through a […]