Connie Boomer Tag

Say What? By: Connie Boomer At my first job after graduating from college I had a co-worker who was fond of saying "all you'll see is elbows and heels" as she was heading out the door at the end of the day.  At my next job my...

Leggo my Legos! By: Connie Boomer We all love those colorful little bricks called Legos. Well, maybe not so much when you find them with your bare feet in the middle of the night! I learned from the Lego website that Lego toys were invented by a carpenter...

Zamboni Tales By: Connie Boomer I was talking with a friend of mine a while back about doing something we had always wanted to do.  Some might say they wished to go on a safari, or maybe jump from an airplane.  But not my friend, oh...

The War that Saved My Life By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley "Don't you be talkin' to nobody!"Mam said. "Jamie's out there" I mumbled. "And why shouldn't her be?" Mam said.  "He ain't a cripple.  Not like you." So begins the story of Ada Smith, a young girl that lives in London...

I Funny: School of Laughs By: James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein School of Laughs is the fifth book in the I Funny series by James Patterson.  While this series is very popular with kids, I was not thrilled with the book.  Maybe that's because it is the fifth book...

The Best Man By: Richard Peck Disclaimer:  Richard Peck is one of my favorite children's authors.  I was introduced to Richard Peck when I happened to pick up a copy of "A Long Way from Chicago".  I fell in love with his writing style and characterizations right away.  That happy coincidence has led...

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier By: Jonathan Auxier If you are looking for a book to read during the Halloween season, this book has it all!  Two Irish orphans, Kip and Molly, arrive in 
England searching for work.  They take a position in a crumbling manor house...

The Rookie Bookie By: Jon Wertheim & Tobias Moskowitz The Rookie Bookie was written by two men who are Indiana natives and childhood friends. Added to that, the setting of the book is in Indiana. What more could you ask for in a Young Hoosier Book Award nominee! You...

The Heartbreak Messenger By: Alexander Vance This book is a Young Hoosier Book Award nominee for the current school year. The story begins with Quentin, our hero, stumbling into a unique money-making business - delivering breakup messages. For a small fee he will deliver a message to...

El Deafo By: Cece Bell El Deafo is an autobiographical non-fiction book about the experience of becoming deaf as a young child.  The author contracted meningitis at the age of four, which resulted in her becoming profoundly deaf.  El Deafo describes the author's life after becoming ill through...