About me

As the blog title indicates, I’m a teacher of sorts – I work with gifted elementary students.   They are definitely an interesting bunch with their own unique set of challenges.  And that is what makes my job so much fun!  I love teaching and I can’t imagine doing anything else.

As a teacher, I love to read.  There is so much to learn, to experience, from reading.  I read across a variety of genres and mediums.  My reviews will tend toward children’s and young adult literature, since they’re quick(er) reads, but expect random books thrown in for good measure.  I don’t follow a format for reviews and I can’t pretend to make good literary comments.  I like what I like, see what I see in books, and write a little something about it.  That’s all.



  1. Hi, Teacher Girl!
    For your summer reading pleasure, I’d like to send you a freebie copy of Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When, the first book in my Snipesville Chronicles series (honestly, in hopes of getting you hooked!) If you’ve already read it, I’ll send Book 2 instead. They’re about the adventures of Hannah, Alex, and Brandon, three kids from the most boring town in the South, who time-travel in British and American history.

    I’m also a Brit who lives in the States. Does that help?


  2. Annette,
    Wow, thanks for the offer! I would love to add your book to my summer reading. I love history, and throw some time travel in there and it sounds very intriguing. I’ve contacted you using the form on your website.

    Teacher Girl

  3. Hello,
    My name is Christy and I work for Premier Digital Publishing. I wanted to send you an email regarding the launch of our YA series Avalon. Could you please email me at: christy@premierdigitalpublishing.com so that I can share it with you?

    Thank you

  4. Dear Annette,
    Your consideration to review my just-released book, DOG AND BUTTERFLY letters home (Indie, June, 2013) , a mainstream YA fiction, would be most appreciated. Below you can read a short blurb or, if you wish, you can visit my website to read the first chapter. Upon request, I can forward a pdf or ebook copy for your perusal, along with a cover photo and a photo of myself as well.
    This book deals with the loss of a loved one, the loss of a love, and the horror of war, all, unfortunately, part of the human experience. Fortunately, D&B concerns itself with how these oftentimes tragic events shape our lives and actually must occur, “just so the next thing can,” as main character Cameron Freeland so often stated. This is a story of fate and how our lives can be touched by one simple, seemingly insignificant event. I am quite proud of this achievement, and I hope that you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. It was truly a labor of love.
    Thanking you in advance for your consideration, I remain
    Respectfully yours,

    John Riffice

    After his brother’s untimely passing, Cam Freeland takes in his sister-in-law and four year-old nephew, Charlotte and Jimmy, just until they get on their feet and find a place of their own. But that day never comes. Cam enjoys having them in his life, and they enjoy being there. Cam raises Jimmy almost as though the boy were his son, forming a bond of love, respect, and friendship that will last beyond a lifetime. In doing so, young Jimmy slowly discovers that his uncle Cam is far nobler than he could have ever imagined, a star athlete, a decorated war hero, a stand-up guy in every respect.
    Except one. Cam has a skeleton in his closet, one which shames him terribly, a nearly criminal product of his time in the service during the Second World War. Fate calls on Jimmy to investigate further. He does, and the secret Cam kept for so long surprises him. And so does the next. And the next after that. But the biggest revelation of all lies in Jimmy’s discovery that fate controls every aspect of Cam’s life and his life and that there are no accidents and there are no coincidences, just as Uncle Cam had always told him.

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