Book Review – Dessert First by Hallie Durand

Dessert First by Hallie Durand


Dessert Schneider’s new teacher encourages students to march to the beat of their own drum. This is no problem for Dessert, who has a lot of bright ideas and ambition, especially when it comes to sweets. But when Dessert takes things a little too far, she’s choc-full of regret and has no idea how to get herself back in good graces with her family.

I woke up the next day with a smile on my face. I could tell it was cold out because there was frost on my windows, but knowing there were Double-Deckers in the fridge put me in a good mood.

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Book Review – Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler

Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler

41V93W9OKMLOrphaned Bee ends up in Zeewal and discovers a home in the apprenticeship of baker, Master Bouts. There she discovers a budding talent for magic that gets Bouts Bakery some royal attention. But when Zeewal’s princess decides to flee the care of a wicked mage, Bee’s life is thrown into uncertainty once again.

Bee had never been so hungry in her life. Oh, she’d been hungry plenty of times. Stomach-growling, eat-a-big-meal hungry. But this was different.

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Favorite Fiction – Food


Books about food are some of my favorites. I blame being raised on Food Network, but, let’s be honest, you don’t have to know how to proof dough, mix up icing, or candy lemon peels to enjoy a story about sweets.

Here are a few books that revolve around sweet treats that you should definitely check out:

Links will take you to Goodreads.


For more tasty reads, check out the #MGCarousel challenge for May!


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?