Review: Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there’s still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly. Smile is based on author {Read More}

Review: Kellie’s Diary #1 by Thomas Jenner & Angeline Perkins

A series of diary entries through the eyes of a little girl as she tries to survive the end of the world. What if the early 1990’s didn’t happen as we remember it? What kind of world would we live in today? This story is told from the viewpoint of 9-year-old Kellie, a typical third-grade girl living her life as anyone else would, and she shares her daily activities with her diary. When the world crumbles and the dead walk, {Read More}