Category Archives: Bullying

Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia

Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia. Greenwillow Books, HarperCollins, 2022. 9780063161658 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Horror What did you like about the book?  Love it or hate it; there’s no getting around … Continue reading

Posted in *Young Adult, Bullying, Francesca Zappia, Horror | Tagged , | Comments Off on Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia

Jennifer Chan is Not Alone by Tae Keller

Jennifer Chan is Not Alone by Tae Keller. Random House, 2022. 9780593310526 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  12-year-old Mallory Moss is just … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Asian Americans, Bullying, Friendship, Middle grade novel, Tae Keller | Tagged | Comments Off on Jennifer Chan is Not Alone by Tae Keller

The Night Bus Hero by Onjali Q. Raúf

The Night Bus Hero by Onjali Q. Raúf. Delacorte Press, 2022. 9780593382028 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Hector is a troublemaker and a … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Bullying, Homelessness, Realistic fiction | Tagged | Comments Off on The Night Bus Hero by Onjali Q. Raúf

The View from the Very Best House in Town by Meera Trehan

            The View from the Very Best House in Town by Meera Trehan, Walker Books US, 2022. 9781536219241  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, Autism, Bullying, Friendship, Meera Trehan | Tagged | Comments Off on The View from the Very Best House in Town by Meera Trehan

Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds, drawings by Raúl the Third

Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Raúl the Third. Caitlin Dlouhy/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2021. 9781534418165 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy/superheroes What did you like about the … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Bullying, Jason Reynolds, Middle grade novel, Raúl the Third, Superhero | Tagged | Comments Off on Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds, drawings by Raúl the Third

 a Kind of Spark: Being different doesn’t mean your voice doesn’t count by Elle McNicoll

       a Kind of Spark: Being different doesn’t mean your voice doesn’t count by Elle McNicoll, Crown Books for Young Readers, 2020. 9780593374252  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Autism, Bullying, Elle McNicoll, School, Scotland, Witches | Tagged | Comments Off on  a Kind of Spark: Being different doesn’t mean your voice doesn’t count by Elle McNicoll

Flight of the Puffin by Ann Braden

Flight of the Puffin by Ann Braden. Nancy Paulsen Books, Penguin Random House, 2021. 9781984816061 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Four narrators … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, Bullying, Inclusion, Middle grade novel, Realistic fiction | Tagged , | Comments Off on Flight of the Puffin by Ann Braden

La muñeca de Lucas / Benji’s Doll by Alicia Acosta & Luis Amavisca, illustrated by Amélie Graux

La muñeca de Lucas (9788418133398) / Benji’s Doll (9788418133404) by Alicia Acosta & Luis Amavisca, illustrated by Amélie Graux. Translation by Robin Sinclair. NubeOcho, 2021. Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic picture … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Picture Book, Alicia Acosta, Amélie Graux, Bullying, Luis Amavisca | Tagged | Comments Off on La muñeca de Lucas / Benji’s Doll by Alicia Acosta & Luis Amavisca, illustrated by Amélie Graux