All book recommendations are labeled with one of the following tags:

Book - Personal Copy – Most of the recommendations come from my personal collection, and if it’s good enough to buy, it’s usually good enough to recommend.

Book - Library Copy – A good number of books come from either a local public library or my school’s library.

Book - Advance Readers Copy – These are usually picked up by me at a reading or teachers’ convention, but authors and publishers will occasionally send me one. 

Book - Free Copy – These are books submitted to me by authors or publishers.


  1. Brian do you have a list of books that your are currently recommending?

  2. I haven't put many book recommendations on this site in a while. Best to check my Twitter at or, for now, check for books I choose for read alouds.


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