Lamar’s bad prank made good

How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen Balzer+Bray (imprint HarperCollins), 2011. 283 pages, hardcover Pulled from my Concenter List. Thirteen-year-old Lamar Washington is the maddest, baddest, most spectacular bowler at Striker’s Bowling Paradise. But while Lamar’s a whiz at rolling strikes, he always strikes out with girls. And his brother, XavierContinue reading “Lamar’s bad prank made good”

geeks + grieving = fantastic read

Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze written and illustrated by Alan Silberberg Aladdin (Simon & Schuster Children’s), 2010. (hardback) 275 pages. Loveable geek Milo Cruikshank finds reasons for frustration at every turn, like people who carve Halloween pumpkins way too soon (the pumpkins just rot and get lopsided) or the fact that the girl ofContinue reading “geeks + grieving = fantastic read”