All the Impossible Things

Title: All the Impossible Things Author: Lindsay Lackey Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Reviewer: Yolanda Ridge ISBN: 978-1-250-20286-4 I have no idea what one *should* read during a pandemic. But I do know this: falling in love with a book can make the weight of the world a tiny bit lighter.  All the Impossible Things opens withContinue reading “All the Impossible Things”

Under Pressure

Title: Under Pressure:The Science of Stress Author: Tanya Lloyd Kyi Publisher: Kids Can Press Reviewer: Yolanda Ridge ISBN: 978-1-5253-0007-3 I usually limit my reviews to middle grade fiction. But I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction lately, partly in preparation for the release of my non-fiction title on gene editing next year. Under Pressure caughtContinue reading “Under Pressure”

Focused

Title: Focused Author: Alyson Gerber Publisher: Scholastic Press Reviewer: Yolanda Ridge ISBN: 978-1338185973 Clea really tries to do well in middle school and meet her parent’s expectations by being organized and on time. Trouble is, she’s constantly distracted. Pretty much the only thing she’s able to focus on is chess. But her position on the chessContinue reading “Focused”

Mascot

Title: Mascot Author: Anthony John Publisher: Harper Collins Reviewer: Yolanda Ridge ISBN: 9780062835628 I’m a little late reviewing (and reading) this 2018 title. Not sure how I missed it, especially since I’ve been focused on recently published middle grade books about baseball. Thank goodness for holiday libraries! Mascot introduces readers to Noah Savino five monthsContinue reading “Mascot”