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ARC Review of When No One Is Watching by Eileen Spinelli


FTC Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book from Librarything’s Early Reviewer Program in exchange for an honest opinion When No One Is Watching by Eileen Spinelli Goodreads Summary:  When no one is watching, it’s easy to be brave — to dance and sing, growl and cheer. But when everyone’s watching, this book’s shy young […]

Mrs. Archer Recommends – December 7, 2012


  Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer I have been a big fan of Olivia since I first read the original book to a group of kindergarten students about a decade ago. Olivia may be exasperating to her mother, but I love her independent nature, originality and self confidence. She is a strong role […]

Mrs. Archer Recommends


Mrs. Archer Recommends is a new weekly post.  Check back each Friday to see Mrs. Archer’s latest recommendation. The Giver     The Giver by Lois Lowry   “It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened.”

Thus opens this haunting novel in which a boy inhabits a seemingly ideal world: a world without conflict, poverty, […]

Winter According to Humphrey by Betty Birney


Betty Birney Winter According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney Summary from the inside flap:  The holidays are coming and Humphrey is unspeakably excited.  He loves hearing about all the different ways his friends in Room 26 celebrate and watching them make costumes and learn songs for the Winter Wonderland program.  (He even squeaks along!) But with so much […]

Mysteries According to Humphrey


Mysteries According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney Mysteries According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney Summary from the inside left flap: It’s fall and everyone in Room 26 is excited that Halloween is coming, but this year something even more fur-raising is going on — Mrs. Brisbane is missing from Room 26! She’s stopped coming to […]

The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons


ARC Review of The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons FTC Disclosure:  I received an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book from the Amazon Vine Program in exchange for an honest opinion. The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons by Barbara Mariconda Summary from Goodreads:  An enchanted flute that vibrates when danger is near, sparkling mist that unlocks a drawer […]

Teaser Tuesday


Teaser Tuesday • Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that […]

Top Ten Tuesday


Another blogger hosts a weekly meme, Top Ten Tuesday.  The topic for this week’s list: top ten books you’d want to have with you to pass the time on a deserted island. This was a hard one. For me books are like potato chips. You can’t have just one and trying to limit myself to […]

Olivia and The Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer


Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer Good Reads Summary: Olivia is having an identity crisis!  There are too many ruffly, sparkly princesses around these days, and Olivia has had quite enough.  She needs to stand out!  She has to be special!  She wants to do more than just fit in! So what will […]

St. Viper’s School For Super Villians by Kim Donovan


FTC Disclosure:   I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Summary from Goodreads:   The series is set in St Viper’s School where it’s good to be bad. And World Domination is lesson one. Demon Kid wants to be the best super villain at St Viper’s but […]

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I am returning this year as the librarian for Academy Endeavour Elementary. I am a complete and total bookworm. I love talking books with students and parents. If you ask me what my favorite book is I will tell you that it changes every day. I hope you will stop by this blog often and discuss books with me. Or drop into the library and see what our wonderful students are learning.

Mrs. Archer reading one of her favorite books.

Ramona, named after one of Mrs. Archer's all time favorite book characters.

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