The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos (The Adventurers Guild #1)

5 Stars

The Adventurers Guild is SO good and I’m pretty excited that it’s going to be a series. I went into this book looking for a book for my 7 year old to start after he finishes reading Captain Underpants and while it is definitely too advanced for him right now… it has found a fan in this mama.

This book has magic, monsters, and adventure. There are heroes and villains and characters that you’re not quite sure about. This book doesn’t leave you on a cliffhanger, but you definitely want to see what happens next for this unlikely group. I’m buying a copy of this book for our bookshelves and I’ll be first in line for the next one when it comes out.

Buy THE ADVENTURERS GUILD Here – (Hardcover)


I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.


Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating

 5 Stars

I don’t usually review picture books, but I knew Shark Lady was the perfect book for my family. My oldest son is 7 and mostly reads nonfiction with a heavy emphasis on sharks. His goal is to write a book about sharks and asked for a typewriter last Christmas so that he could start writing his book.

This book is everything we were looking for. Eugenie Clark lived such an inspirational life. What she achieved as a female scientist is incredible considering the mindset regarding women in the workplace at the time. My son appreciated this book more for the “shark scientist” angle and the fact that she lived the life he dreams of. I loved this book for the female empowerment. Eugenie Clark knew what she wanted from life and she didn’t let the restrictions of society restrict what she wanted to achieve. Shark Lady gave me a glimpse of a woman that I can’t wait to know more about. This book is a real gem and I’m glad we found it. We ordered a copy for our bookshelf and can’t wait to see it in its final form.

Buy SHARK LADY Here – (Hardcover)

I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review, but loved it so much that I purchased a copy for my bookshelf.


How to Tame a Triceratops by Will Dare (Dino Riders #1)

4 Stars

This is such a cute little book. It’s perfect for those kids that are just graduating from the early readers and starting to tackle bigger books on their own. It is the Wild West with dinosaurs, and my 1st grader really got a kick out of it. For the most part he prefers non-fiction “animal” books with lots of photos. This book had enough facts in it that he enjoyed it even though it is fiction.

The illustrations are nicely done and very cartoony. His favorite drawings were the ones on “notebook paper” that had facts on them, though he did mention that he wished there were more pictures and more facts. I think “more pictures” is a common complaint of kids in this age range.

How to Tame a Triceratops is the first book in the Dino Riders series, and I am positive we will be checking the other books out as well.

Buy HOW TO TAME A TRICERATOPS Here – (Hardcover)

Buy HOW TO TAME A TRICERATOPS Here – (Paperback)

I received an advance review copy of this book that I have chosen to review.