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Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, which could not be better timing as far as I’m concerned.  I’ve been avidly following recommendations from Debbie Reese, who writes over at American Indians in Children’s Literature.  Before last month, I had reviewed … Continue reading

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A Curious Tale of the In-Between

A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano Looking for your next stay-up-late, just-a-minute-mom, only-one-more-chapter-I-swear, read?  Look no further. The circumstances of Pram’s birth have left her a bit different. As long as could remember she’s been able to … Continue reading

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Ghosts in the House!

Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara It’s possible that this is the cutest book about ghosts ever made.  If you want to send a little Halloween treat in the mail to a small child you know, this is just … Continue reading

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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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