About Me & Review Policy for Reading Rumpus

If you are here to learn about me: Welcome.

I have a doctorate degree in Curriculum, Teaching & Teacher Education, a master's degree in Reading Education and a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. But mostly, I simply have an all-encompassing love of books. I hold teaching certifications in reading K-12, English 6-12, media specialist PK-12, and elementary K-6 as well as an ESOL endorsement. I have been a teacher in grades 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10, a reading specialist and instructional coach in both middle and elementary schools, and a media specialist in a middle school. I am currently an adjunct professor, teaching preservice educators.

I live in Florida with my husband. He is a pilot and loves to make artistic things out of wood. We have been together since we met in high school band, which is way too long ago to disclose. Our three children are now grown. I am proud to say that they are all readers.

If you are here to send me a book: 
I love you.

I post children’s reviews here and on Library Thing, Twitter, GoodReads , FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn.

This site is a labor of love. I make no money from these reviews and have grown more selective in the titles I read. Most days, due to a lack of time, I begin by just quoting the publisher's synopsis and then give my two cents on how a book best fits into a classroom, library or school setting. I try to add resources and teaching ideas when I can. I don't do contests or giveaways or any of that promotional stuff. I just talk about books with teachers and parents in mind. Those are my peeps.

Disclosure: I receive no monetary compensation for this site, but some links are part of the Amazon Associates program. Buying from them earns me money to buy more books! If I receive a book for possible review, I disclose that within the review post.
Disclaimer #1: It's important to note that the opinions & commentary published here have nothing to do with my employer. They are my own :-)
Disclaimer #2:  I have created the little buttons on this site using various photos/illustrations from children's literature. I do not claim to own these photos/illustrations, but seek to share them with fellow children's literature aficionados. If there is a copyright issue, please contact me and I will remove the offender. 
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