Author Archives: Mrs.N

January – Little One’s Favorites!

Since starting this blog, I have often started the year sharing some of my own childhood favorites, sometimes while wincing and hoping they held up. But this year I’m doing it a bit differently. This year, I’ll be featuring some … Continue reading

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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser  Interior Illustrations by Karina Yan Glaser Jacket Illustration by Karl James Mountford Adorable Map Endpapers by Jennifer Thermes Only a few days before Christmas the Vanderbeeker parents must give their children … Continue reading

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December: A Call to Action

This time of year libraries, books stores, newspapers, EVERYONE is putting out lists. Best of 2017! Holiday Gift Ideas! So many lists of books. It is wonderful and also, sometimes, overwhelming. But this year, I have a request to make. This … Continue reading

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Around America To Win The Vote

Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles by Mara Rockcliff, Illustrated by Hadley Hooper In 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke took to the streets championing voting rights for women. Not ones to be … Continue reading

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When Penny Met POTUS

When Penny Met POTUS by Rachel Ruiz, Illustrated by Melissa Manwill Penny’s mother works for POTUS in a big white house. Since Penny has never met this mysterious POTUS, her imagination runs wild, envisioning an exuberant blue furry monster, complete with … Continue reading

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Elections Ahoy!

For many of us, our level of political engagement increased exponentially following the inauguration of the 45th president. We went from reading Facebook, watching the news and chatting with friends to organizing, making daily calls to our elected officials and … Continue reading

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Coming Soon…

It has been over a year since this blog went on hiatus due to the impending arrival of my second child. So needless to say, it has been a busy year, despite the quiet here. But it has a been … Continue reading

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Usually May is reserved for miscellany.  Any books that I didn’t quite finish in time for their monthly post, things that didn’t quite match up with their intended theme and of course, things I’d been dying to read and review … Continue reading

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Rickshaw Girl

Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins When I first read Rickshaw Girl years ago, I loved it for the message it sent: that there is something intrinsically valuable in being a girl and that it is possible for girls to achieve … Continue reading

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Honor Girl

Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash Maggie Thrash is not afraid to bring on the awkward in her graphic memoir, Honor Girl.  There is so much angst here, as there should be when you have a fifteen year … Continue reading

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