These were my favorite books I reviewed in 2018. Click on the titles to go to the complete review.
When by Daniel H. Pink.
It will give you insights into time that you never considered and strategies that will make your days more successful.
The Sherrif’s Catch by James Valla-Bardon. The Sassana Stone Pentalogy.
This is a robust and gruesome tale of a Spanish soldier, Abel de Santiago, a gifted sharpshooter, seeking revenge for the murder of his wife. Anything and everything horrible that can happen to this man, does.
Young Adult/Junior Grade Books
Laura Monster Crusher by Wesley King.
This will be a favorite with readers who love fantasy and unusual female heroes.
Bloom – A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad.
This is a 8X10 picture book that tells the story of a fascinating and unique individual, Elsa Schiaparelli. It begins in early childhood where we learned that Elsa was a disappointment to her parents because they wanted a boy and she wasn’t as pretty as her sister. This compelled Elsa her to examine the concept of beauty.
Davy’s Pirate Ship Adventure by Danual Berkley. Illustrated by Amariah Rauscher.
I knew I’d like this author the moment I read the dedication. Simple words with a powerful, important message.
Backyard Fairies by Phoebe Wahl.
This is a delightful picture book for the imaginative child. There are only a few words on each page; the detailed and intriguing gardens filled with secretive hidden fairies dominate.
Duck, Duck, Moose by Joy Heyer.
This is a delightful picture book about missing a friend.My granddaughter found this book very engaging and loved the humorous bits as well as the emotional moments. Highly recommended.