Category Archives: children

Graphic Novels and Comics for Kids

Getting books in the hands of kids, especially reluctant readers, is something I am very passionate about. So I outwardly cringe when I hear an adult tell a child that a graphic novel or comic book is just a bunch of … Continue reading

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Children’s December Reads: Stinky chores go away!

Jingle Bells, Homework Smells by Diane De Groat (age range: 4-8) Christmas time is near and Gilbert can’t wait! In Jingle Bells, Homework Smells, the main character, Gilbert, is given a homework assignment over the weekend but he can’t seem to focus … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Scary Stories for Kids

It’s no secret: Kids love scary stories. With Halloween right around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year for a good fright! Recently, I listened to some spooky audiobooks to get ready for the season; Doll Bones by Holly … Continue reading

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Picture Book Reviews: Uncharacteristic Superheroes

The Forgetful Knight, by Michelle Robinson ; illustrated by Fred Blunt.    (age range: 4-8) The Forgetful Knight has some of the classic elements of a knight-and-dragon story, but it’s the twists that make you laugh and keep you guessing how it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

When my thirteen-year-old son told me this month that Old Yeller is “one of the best books” he has ever read, I knew I had to look at that classic work of fiction. Fred Gipson sets this story in 1860s … Continue reading

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