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#FallWritingFrenzy 2022 Contest Entry: The Anjana

I have been waiting for a whole year for my favorite writing contest: #FallWritingFrenzy! It is my second time being a contestant, and last year I was fortunate to be one of the winners with my entry A Different Kind of Magic. Editor extraordinaire Erin Siu selected my entry, and I won a picture book critique, which was a wonderful and illuminating experience. I want … Continue reading #FallWritingFrenzy 2022 Contest Entry: The Anjana

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Book Review of If Your Babysitter is a Bruja by Ana Siqueira

Halloween is coming soon! What would you do if your babysitter was a bruja? Yes, a witch! She could order her black cats to attack, catch you while flying her broom, or cook you in her cauldron with cocodrillos! You might need to get those defense powers on if your babysitter was a bruja. You could cook a magic potion, get her broom, or escape. … Continue reading Book Review of If Your Babysitter is a Bruja by Ana Siqueira

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Book Review of From Here to There: Inventions that Changed the Way the World Moves by Vivian Kirkfield

Written by Vivian Kirkfield and illustrated by Gilbert Ford, From Here to There: Inventions That Changed the Way the World Moves is a juvenile non-fiction book about twelve transportation visionaries. Brothers Joseph and Étienne Montgolfier flew like birds in a hot air balloon. Karl Drais came up with the Laufmaschine, the bicycle. George Stephenson imagined a way to transport coal and people and worked hard … Continue reading Book Review of From Here to There: Inventions that Changed the Way the World Moves by Vivian Kirkfield

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Book Review of Juan Has the Jitters by Aneta Cruz

The school’s athletic games are tomorrow, and Juan claps to get the Jitters out. Juan’s Jitters make his tummy swoosh and swirl when there are too many people, noise, and changes in his routine. Juan’s teacher, Mr. Lee, comes up with an excellent idea to help Juan keep the Jitters out during Griffith Academy’s First Mathletic Games. Written by Aneta Cruz, Juan Has the Jitters … Continue reading Book Review of Juan Has the Jitters by Aneta Cruz

Book Review of Dino Pajama Party by Laurie Wallmark

As a historian and a picture book enthusiast, I love dinosaurs. So when it was time for me to pick my #50PreciousWords prize (I was one of the ’22 winners), it was a no-brainer to choose Laurie Wallmark’s Dino Pajama Party. She was super nice and sent me the book right away, and she even signed it and included cool bookmarks. Different kinds of dinos … Continue reading Book Review of Dino Pajama Party by Laurie Wallmark

Book Review of Gouda Friends by Cathy Yardley

After her life falls apart, Tam calls Josh, her BFF, and utters the word goldfish. Although a long time has passed since they have been close, Josh does everything in his power to help Tam rebuild her life, just like she did for him in the past. When Tam arrives back home, Josh also offers her to stay in his house for a few weeks … Continue reading Book Review of Gouda Friends by Cathy Yardley

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Book Review of The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

A comet destroys Earth, so a select group of families departs in three ships. Petra Peña’s family has been selected because her parents are scientists. Their destination is Sagan, a new planet that is hundreds of years away. People sleep in advanced machines while they receive data about life on Earth, and Monitors watch over them. Petra does not want to become a scientist like … Continue reading Book Review of The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

#SpringFlingKidLit 2022 Contestant

It is my first year participating in the #SpringFlingKidLit Writing Contest, hosted by Ciara O’Neal and Kaitlyn Sanchez. I am excited with joy about it, as I love flowers and butterflies. The prizes are awesomeeeee. Thanks to the wonderful donors! Please follow all the contest’s rules here if you wish to participate. Below is the Spring gif that I chose for this contest and my … Continue reading #SpringFlingKidLit 2022 Contestant

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Book Review of Beauty Woke

A Puerto Rican family welcomes a beautiful baby girl named Beauty. As Beauty grows up, her big familia teaches her to be proud of her heritage. Beauty is a Boricua with Taíno Indian and African ancestors, so her Abuela encourages her to “stay onyx, stay gold.” But one day, Beauty hears the news saying hurtful words about other Hispanics. When it is time for the … Continue reading Book Review of Beauty Woke

#50PreciousWords 2022 Contestant

50PreciousWords is an annual contest hosted by children’s book author Vivian Kirkfield. This year it runs from March 4 to March 6. You can find the official contest post along with the guidelines and list of fantastic prizes on Vivian Kirkfield’s blog. It is my first year participating in #50PreciousWords, and I am thrilled. Below is my entry. I am American They say I am … Continue reading #50PreciousWords 2022 Contestant