Author Archives: Katy K.

About Katy K.

I'm a librarian and book worm who believes that children and adults deserve great books to read.

My Favorite Books of 2019

Here’s the long list of the books I loved most last year, with notes to help you find them at your library now. Continue reading

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10 Great Fantasy Audiobook Series for Kids on hoopla

Here’s a list of fantasy audiobooks I love, all downloadable from hooplaDigitial if your library subscribes. Continue reading

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2019 in Review: the Numbers

This is way past the time of year when I normally look back at my reading from the previous year.  Maybe we can pretend this whole first quarter of 2020 didn’t happen?  I’m still putting this up here, for my … Continue reading

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Moontangled by Stephanie Burgis

We met Miss Banks and Miss Fennel, a sweet young couple hobbled by strict social rules, back in the first book of the Harwood Spellbook, Snowspelled. Now it’s their turn for their own story.
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Sadiq series by Siman Nuurali for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 (1/31/20) is in its 7th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the … Continue reading

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Love Sugar Magic: A Mixture of Mischief Blog Tour

I was honored to be invited to participate in the blog tour for the third and sadly final book in the Love Sugar Magic series.  If you missed the first two, here are the reviews of Love Sugar Magic: A … Continue reading

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Real-Life and Realistic Early Chapter Books

Here are thoughts on some of the early chapter books I read this fall, any of which would make good gifts for the 7 to 9 year-olds on your holiday shopping list My Furry Foster Book 1: Truman the Dog … Continue reading

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Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens

This year I finally read all the books in this series that are available in the U.S.  I may have read this one over the summer and saved the review until it was more seasonally appropriate… what could go better … Continue reading

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Celebrate Ramen with Magic Ramen and Let’s Make Ramen

My daughter and my love bond over a shared love of ramen.  Here are two books to celebrate it!  Magic Ramen: the Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang and Kana Urbanowica. Little Bee Books, 2019. 9781499807035 This picture book … Continue reading

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Finding the Best: the Good Luck Cat and Saturday

Quick promotional announcement: registration for KidLitCon 2020 in Ann Arbor is now open!  And in case you missed the news, registration is free thanks to the generosity of the Ann Arbor District Library, so sign up today! Here are two picture … Continue reading

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