A Book Blog Farewell

In consultation with the primary staff reviewers, we have decided to discontinue the InfoSoup reading blogs. Since 2008, InfoSoup users and staff have posted over 3000 reviews to Books to Hoot About!, the book blog, & Books R Us. It has been a fun ride, but now seems the right time to bring the blogs to an end.

We would like to thank all the users who participated in our reading challenge in 2013 and 2014, all the kids and teens who posted summer library program reviews, and the InfoSoup library staff who gave their time and shared their insight.

We will keep the reviews up for the rest of the year and, relaunch the site in in the new year with more of a focus on booklists and other resources for readers.

Thanks, and happy reading!

Author: Lita Judge

This delightful book lets the pictures tell the story. The reader laughs as more and more animals find their way on to the little girl's red sled.

Author: Judi K. Beach

This pretty book describes some of the many ways we can view snow. It captures all the loveliness and variety of the season.

Title: El Deafo
Author: Cece Bell

This graphic novel is the autobiographical story of a young girl left with severe hearing loss after an illness.  Learning to make friends while managing this different way of communicating is real, heartfelt and at times hilarious.  Readers who enjoyed Smile by Raina Telgemeier will enjoy this book.  I particularly loved the way she coped by imagining herself as a super hero.  Perfect for Every Hero Has a Story - the 2015 summer library theme.

Title: Horseplay
Author: Karma Wilson

Poor farmer! Try as he might, he cannot get the horses to stop their horseplay! Fun book.


Author: Chris Haughton

Ready one, ready two, ready three, what will these 4 ninja-like friends catch in the dark forest?  Will they be surprised at what they find? Great book for storytime.

Author: Todd Parr

This  is a great book for Thanksgiving or any day. There are a few allusions to Thanksgiving but this book is really about being thankful every day! (Mentioning the library made me happy!)

Title: Ferry Tail
Author: Katharine Kenah

Ride along with Walter the ferry dog and see what happens when he misses the ferry! ( A cat named Cupcake plays an unexpected role!) Learn about ferries and islands and how they all work together.

Author: Bonnie Christensen

This book shows the planting life cycle in a way that lets the reader know the harvest celebrations at this time of year are the fruits of labor.

Author: Chris Gall

Dog and Cat do not like living in the same house but they find some fun ways to cope (including deciding whose space is whose). Sometimes they fight. Sometimes they get along. When new baby moves in, though, dog and cat find that their friendship is important.

Author: Sophie Blackall

A little boy finds out that there is going to be a new baby at his house. He starts to ask around about where babies come from. He asks his babysitter, his teacher, his grandpa and the mailman. They all have a different part of the answer. At last, he finds out from his parents.