10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie MacΒ 

I received this book from @grownupreads to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac. Maeve is a 16 year old girl that struggles with anxiety. No, not struggles with, is anxious, all the time about everyone and everything. She sees statistics and death at every corner in her world. Her Mom is moving to Haiti for six months with a man Maeve can not stand. Maeve will have to go live with her father, twin halfbrothers, and pregnant step mom, Claire. She isn’t happy her world is turned upside down. She meets a girl, is bashful, messes up badly, feels anxious but then amazingly, Salix, helps complete the anxiety Maeve lives in. Maeve’s father struggles with addiction and is ruining his family and Maeve feels it is her responsibility to put it all back in order. And just when she couldn’t be more overwhelmed her step mom goes into labor at the lake 3 weeks early. This was a warm feeling read for me. See the fear, conquer the fear. While the story was about Maeve and her anxiety I loved the other characters and wanted to know more about each of them. Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, and Amazon.

The World Of The Bible by Jill RubalcabaΒ 

I received this book from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟National Geographic Kids The World of the Bible by Jill Rubalcaba is an amazing book that ties some popular bible stories with real archaeological findings to tell us how life in those places and times may have been for people. The Bible story retellings are written so that children can understand the story and the beautiful illustrations look like actual paintings. There are more modern photographs posted opposite the story with an explanation of archaeological finds. This book contains something for all ages inside. A piece of history explained in ways children can grasp the subject matter. This book is definitely going on my shelf soon! Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, and Amazon.

The Unflushables by Ron Bates

I received this book from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟The Unflushables by Ron Bates. This middle grade read will have you laughing at the potty jokes from page one. Sullivan lives in a world where his superheroes are plumbers. In a town that is being taken over by sewer monsters Sully needs to find help to keep Nitro City safe from the horrible creatures that lurk in the drainage. The Plumbers League of UnNaturally Gifted Exceptionals (P.L.U.N.G.E.) has to prepare for the biggest sewer event in fifty years with the annual burrito festival coming to Nitro City toilets. The plan must be flawless or Nitro City will be forever lost in sewage. This read will have middle grade boys laughing and middle grade girls screeching in disgust from the moment you pick it up. It is to be released April 10, 2018. Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, and Amazon.

The Saint Nicholas Day Snow by Charlotte Riggle

I received this book from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟The Saint Nicholas Day Snow by Charlotte Riggle and Illustrated by R.J. Hughes is a book of a different kind. The story begins with a slumber party and the story of Saint Nicholas Day. An argument of which day he comes and where he leaves gifts, if he will find you when you are not at home, but the grown ups have their own set of worries with a grandparent in the hospital and the weather indicates snow coming soon. The illustrations are very delicately drawn to keep up with each story as well as provide a picture of the churches of Saint Nicholas around the world. At the end there is a cultural story of the truth of Saint Nicholas and how the story varies from culture to culture. Beautiful. Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, and Amazon.

Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson


I received this book from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Karma is a 13 year old girl who is raised and homeschooled and lives at The Birds of Prey Education Center with her mother, father and younger brother. She is excited that after this year she will go to a public high school. She is training a falcon named Stark; her family has found, and her father and her aunt found the bird’s owner and Karma is forced to take a family road trip to return the falcon home. After a terrible car accident it is up to Karma to endure the wilderness to find help for her father and brother who are trapped in the van. After one day, Karma discovers the GPS is wrong about the highway being close. She falls into a hole and an unlikely friend comes to the rescue. She continues to battle an infection in her arm, the weather, and the mountainous terrain to reach help for her family. Her only hope for safety lies in her love for the falcon, Stark, and the unlikely friend, she doesn’t really trust, Cooper. After 3 days Karma finds she’s been walking in a circle and ended up right back where she started at the wrecked van. She will have to trust Cooper to get help. Johnson writes in vivid detail of all the birds of prey described and even more detail of the nature walks in this middle grade read. Fantastically written. Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, and Amazon.

The Wolf Hour by Sara Lewis HolmesΒ 

I received this book from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Thank you @readergirl129 for sharing. 🌟🌟🌟🌟The Wolf Hour by Sara Lewis Holmes is an intriguing read of how stories effect more than the characters in the book. A woodcitters daughter becomes trapped in the Puszcza, an ancient forest with a wolf and a witch that keeps reliving the story every day over and over. Magia must learn to make the story work to her advantage or remain stuck in the wolf hour forever. “It is always as dark as the hour between night and dawn-the time old folk call The Wolf Hour.” Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Library Thing, Amazon, and Go Read.

Shark Nate-O by Becky Cattie and Tara Luebbe

I received this book from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Shark Nate-o by Becky Cattie and Tara Luebbe Illustrated by Daniel Duncan. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Do you love sharks? Not as much as Nate! He reads about sharks, watches them on tv, and even pretends to be one on the playground at school. However, one day his big brother Alex tells Nate he can’t be a shark because he can’t swim. But Nate has a plan, swim lessons and a race. Does Nate have what it takes to swim with the sharks? This picture book is very well written and very beautifully illustrated. The glossary of sharks at the end will have kids ooooing and awwwing until the last page. Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, and Go Read.