Marty McGuire Digs Worms by Kate Messner

Katie Fitzgerald of Secrets & Sharing Soda is today's featured blogger. She's a Round 1 panelist for Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books, she's a children's librarian by day, and she blogs about a wide range of kidlit-related topics–including regular features called Old School Sunday, in which she reviews books published in the '90s and before. Fun fact: Katie furnished the very first review we posted this Cybils season.

MartyMcGuireWormsOne of the reviews she posted earlier in 2012 described Early Chapter Books finalist Marty McGuire Digs Worms!, written by Kate Messner and illustrated by Brian Floca. The second installment in the Marty McGuire series, this latest novel follows the third-grader's Save-the-Earth exploits. In her review, Katie said:

Marty is science-minded and loves to get her hands dirty, which is
great, and I think kids are certainly drawn to her impatience and her
desire to do the right thing, even if she doesn’t always manage to do

Click here to read the full review.