Jackie Humphrey Tag

Funny Picture Books Perfect for Guest Readers By: Jackie Humphrey I think all parents at one time or another are asked by their child’s teacher to volunteer to come into the classroom and be a guest reader.  Usually your child gets to sit next to you in...

Teen Romance Novels that Won't Make you Blush By: Jackie Humphrey Happy Valentine's Day!  There are many legends that surround St. Valentine.  My favorite story of him is that he was a priest who secretly married couples against the wishes of Emperor Claudius II.  The emperor thought...

There's Someone Inside Your House By: Stephanie Perkins Stephanie Perkins is one of my favorite rom-com authors so I was a little surprised when I found out she's calling her newest novel a horror story.  There's Someone Inside Your House is a classic teen slasher story that takes place in Nebraska and follows...

I Am The Messenger By: Markus Zusak If you’re a fan of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief and his wonderful style of writing, try I Am The Messenger.  It’s funny, poignant and suspenseful and that’s not easy to do.  Ed Kennedy is an average 19 year old...

Wax By: Gina Damico The storyline for Wax is a hilariously sarcastic version of the horror movie House of Wax and the sci-fi movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  Poppy Palladino is a disgraced reality star who just wants to put that embarrassing national singing competition behind her.  She lives in...

We Are All Made of Molecules By: Susin Nielson Nerds unite!  Stewart is one of my favorite Settlers of Catan loving, Doctor Who watching, 13 year old “gifted” nerd.  He’s a good guy who is stuck living with his monstrous, almost step-sister Ashley.  Fourteen year old Ashley is a...

Fake ID By: Lamar Giles His name is Nick now and his family just moved to Virginia but don’t ask from where.  He won’t answer truthfully anyway because he and his family are in the Witness Protection Program.  Nick’s dad was a bookkeeper for the mob and...

A Girl Named Zippy By: Haven Kimmel So funny and entertaining that I read it in one weekend!  Haven Kimmel was born in Mooreland, Indiana, a very small town where they claim the population has been exactly 300 people for decades. Her parents called her Zippy after seeing a bike...

Illuminae By: Amie Kaufman This is a book that you'll either love or hate. It's told entirely in emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports and interviews. It takes a little getting used to but the story really won me over. It's an action-packed, sci-fi, thriller with a...

Wolf by Wolf By: Ryan Graudin This book begins with two big "what ifs". What if Germany and Japan won WW2? What if the horrible experiments the Nazis conducted on concentration camp inmates actually resulted in giving these prisoners powers? Useful powers. Yael is one of those prisoners who...

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