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Spoooooooooky

I DO THIS FOR YOU.  I am easily the most fraidy of fraidy cats but it is October after all, and as much as I would like to indulge my constant and deep longing for all witch books all the … Continue reading

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Just One Day

When I picked up Jennifer E. Smith’s The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, I knew.  September had to be books that take place over the course of a single day. As it turns out, books that use this premise have … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

This month, I mean that quite literally!  Everything I’m reading and reviewing is actually set during summer. Whether you’re in a part of the country with a solid month of summer vacation left or a paltry week or two, what … Continue reading

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Refocus, Renew, READER’S CHOICE!

This July is filled with milestones for me.  My little one turns two, my husband turns 40 and my marriage turns 10.  All of those things deserve more focus and attention than I would be able to give if I … Continue reading

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Remembering D-Day, Reading about the War – 4 Great YA Books!

My grandfather was on the USS Tuscaloosa, a heavy cruiser stationed off Utah beach on June 6, 1944.  By this time, roughly 7 am, they’d already been using heavy guns for over an hour.  The nearby destroyer, USS Corrie was … Continue reading

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In the Search for Diversity, Finding Religion

Islam is the second largest religion in the world and yet so far, in the five years I have been blogging, I have only reviewed two books featuring Muslim characters.  One of these is actually just a single story in … Continue reading

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Four Disgusting Creatures Non-Fiction Books from Elise Gravel

The Rat,  The Slug, The Fly, The Worm by Elise Gravel Gravel’s non-fiction series is almost irresistibly cute.  I picked one up during my hunt for Level M books and my toddler, who is not yet two, insisted that I read it to … Continue reading

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May Miscellany

Every year when May comes around I do some spring cleaning of my unposted drafts and so certainly, I have some reviews that have been skulking about waiting for their time in the sun.  I also have a stack of … Continue reading

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Twittering Away

I just got back from a lovely week long vacation where I did not read one single book intended for children or teens.  It was incredibly restful and a lot of fun.  I have Hidden: A Child’s Story of the … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels and Comic Books

When it comes to graphic novels and comic books I am solidly out of my depth.  I didn’t read them growing up and they weren’t part of any of my Children’s Literature or Literacy Instruction coursework.  When I started teaching, … Continue reading

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