Book Review – Keeper

Appelt, Kathi - KeeperWith a blue moon approaching, the promise of family traditions, natural wonders, and happy changes fill Keeper with anticipation. Until she goes and ruins everything. To make everything right again, Keeper sets out to make an important wish to Yemaya, the Big Mama of the ocean.

Wishes. Before today, Keeper had made plenty of wishes, like wishes on falling stars and wishes on rainbows and wishes on wishbones, all kinds of small wishes, like for Hershey’s Kisses with almonds and tie-dyed shoelaces. But now she needed a big wish, a giant wish.

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Show & Tell – I Spy Book Challenge

Many thanks to @ofmariaantonia for sharing this fun challenge!

How to Play

  • Find a book that contains (either on the cover or in the title) an example for each category. You must have a separate book for all 20, get as creative as you want and do it within five minutes!


I Spy

(links take you to Goodreads, and I’m happy to recommend all of these titles!)

Food | Transportation | Weapon | An Animal

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Show & Tell – #MGCarousel

So, it’s probably not necessary for me to tell you that I LOVE middle grade books. And you’ve probably already noticed that I enjoy taking pictures and recommending my favorite ones. So it’s no wonder that I’m very excited to share with you about this new monthly challenge designed for recommending books and inspiring bookstagram photos!


It’s called Middle Grade Carousel, and you can find more information about it (and some very cool swag) here.

I think it’s high time middle grade books got their chance in the bookstagram spotlight! Who’s with me?