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.

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

I suddenly realized that though I always have an audio book going and get through quite a lot of them, I haven’t been reviewing them.  Here, have an audio book! Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson. Narrated by Rebecca Soler. … Continue reading

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Pride by Ibi Zoboi

This was on my want-to-read list from the time it first came out, but it was Maureen at By Singing Light posting about it that finally pushed me into actually reading it. Pride by Ibi Zoboi. Balzer + Bray/Harper Collins, … Continue reading

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KidLitCon 2019 – Saturday

Saturday This is part two of my notes on KidLitCon 2019 in Providence.  You can take a look at my notes on Friday if you missed them.  There were so many good sessions and I really wished I could have … Continue reading

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KidLitCon 2019 – Friday

KidLitCon Providence 2019 – Reaching Readers Thank you very much to my library for sending me to KidLitCon in Providence on March 22 and 23, 2019.  KidLitCon is a tiny conference organized by book bloggers, which does a great job … Continue reading

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The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles

Thank you so much to Versify for sending me an ARC of this book to review! The book was officially published April 2. The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles, illustrated by Dapo Adeola. Versify/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. It’s the last … Continue reading

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Where the Heart Is and Still a Work in Progress by Jo Knowles

Kidlitcon happened!  Providence was beautiful!  I plan to pull together my notes from that soon, but for now, a couple of books by the wonderful Jo Knowles, who was on my panel called “You Can’t Say That in Middle Grade”, … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Being an Octopus

Here’s another author from my Kidlitcon panel, which I’m posting from the airport on my way to Providence! The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden. Sky Pony Press, 2018. Seventh grader Zoey mostly keeps her head down on … Continue reading

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On my Spring TBR for Top Ten Tuesday

Here are some of the books I’m planning to read this spring, though I know there are more waiting on my shelf to be read and I’m quite sure I’ve missed some new books coming out that I would want … Continue reading

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So Done by Paula Chase.

Kidlitcon is coming up!  I’ll be moderating a panel called “You Can’t Say That in Middle Grade!” with four wonderful authors who are willing to tackle issues that have in the past been reserved for teen audiences, if they’re discussed … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis

This is the sequel to The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, which won the 2017 Cybils award for Middle Grade Speculative Fiction.  It came out in the middle of my 2018 Cybils reading, and was one of the first books … Continue reading

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