Once Upon a Biblio

  • My First Blog Post

    September 22, 2019 by

    Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind from scratching itself raw. — Unknown Hello, my name is De and I created ‘Once Upon a Biblio’ back in 2017. It started out as a mere bookstagram account that evolved into a multi-platform kingdom that showcases my love for the books I read.… Read more

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  • Mooncakes

    October 12, 2019 by

    By Suzanne Walker **I received this from NetGalley for an honest review. ** Illustrations:★★★★★Extraordinary. Great job ladies! You brought to life a story that I will love to add to my personal library as I am sure many others will. Character Development: ★★★★★I could write a very lengthy reply. Tat is by far my favorite… Read more

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  • There’s Room for Everyone

    October 7, 2019 by

    By Anahita Teymorian **I received this from NetGalley for an honest review. ** Character Development:★★★☆☆Not much was put into character development, but the main character was the little boy who was the voice of the story. Flow of the Story:★★★★★Not at all confusing with a good flow for a bed time book. Illustrations: ★★★★★I am… Read more

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  • Stolen Words

    October 5, 2019 by

    By Melanie Florence & Gabrielle Grimard **I received this from NetGalley for an honest review. ** Character Development:★★★★★The two main characters are the granddaughter and the grandpa. This book didn’t need more characters as the subject of the story hit home perfectly. Flow of the Story:★★★★★Perfection. Illustrations: ★★★★★Beautifully crafted to compliment storyline. Overall:★★★★★This children’s book… Read more

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  • Help Wanted, Must Love Books

    October 3, 2019 by

    By Janet Sumner & Courtney Dawson **I received this from NetGalley for an honest review. ** Illustrations: ★★★★★I adore the cover so much! And the illustrations of the book really displayed the best colors and style to compliment the book. Character Development:★★★★★It did not go unnoticed that there were characters from the classic fairy tales… Read more

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  • Matriarch

    October 2, 2019 by

    By J.M. Davis **I received this from NetGalley for an honest review. ** Originality: ★★★★☆ I felt like the plot wasn’t something that was done time-and-again. Character Development:★★★★★ I found myself falling in love with all the characters! My favorite is the best friend Gwen who I would love to read a book that showcased… Read more

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  • The Perfect Birthday Recipe

    September 30, 2019 by

    By Katy Hudson **I received this from NetGalley for an honest review. ** Character Development:★★★☆☆ Beautifully crafted, but characters I’ve seen plenty of times as the message of this book is very repetitive in children’s books. Flow of the Story:★★★★☆ Nice flow that children would be able to follow easily. Illustrations: ★★★★★ Loved how the… Read more

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  • Magic Words

    September 28, 2019 by

    By Mike Blanc **I received this from NetGalley for an honest review. ** Illustrations:★★★★★I fell in love with the color and the illustrations. It gave the story the most power to captivate me. Flow of the Story:★★★☆☆I felt that the ending of this story was very abrupt and didn’t feel like much of an ending.… Read more

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  • A Map into the World

    September 25, 2019 by

    By Kao Kalia Yang & Seo Kim **I received this from NetGalley for an honest review. ** Character Development:★★★★☆This book was beautiful crafted with Hmong culture and relatable characters. My favorite was the Bob. Flow of the Story:★★★★★Perfect. Illustrations: ★★★★☆Loved how this story book was crafted. Call me a NW tree hugger but my favorite… Read more

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  • A Little Bit Different

    September 24, 2019 by

    By Claire Alexander **I received this from NetGalley for an honest review. ** Character Development:★★★☆☆Since this was such a simple but beautifully written children’s story it does not take the reader too in-depth of any of the characters. Flow of the Story:★★★★★Easy to follow. Illustrations: ★★★★☆So cute I want to hug the small creatures of… Read more

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  • The Elephant

    September 24, 2019 by

    By Peter Carnavas **I received this from NetGalley for an honest review. ** Character Development:★★★★☆My favorite character was the grandfather. In the story you notice that he really stepped up after the death of Olive’s mother. Alongside the human characters there were of course the animal characters that really made a huge play in the… Read more

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  • Fowl Language Winging It: The Art of Imperfect Parenting

    September 23, 2019 by

    By Brian Gordon **I received this from NetGalley for an honest review. ** Illustrations: ★★★★☆What pulled me in was the cover art. I noticed the ducks and it struck me as a familiar character. The colors and style of drawing meshed really well together. Character Development: ★★★☆☆The primary focus was father duck and his relationship… Read more

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