Category Archives: children

Book Review: Skunks by Sandra Markle

My son and I recently attended an event at the library where the presenter spoke about a variety of animals including skunks.  This caught my son’s attention immediately, and he wanted to check out books about skunks.   I helped him … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nothing like a puffin by Sue Soltis

In Sue Soltis’ first children’s book, Nothing like a puffin, she compares and contrasts a playful puffin with every day items.  Is a puffin unique?  Is it similar to a ladder, a newspaper, or a shovel?  How about a goldfish, snake, … Continue reading

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Book Review: I am Abraham Lincoln by Brad Meltzer

I am Abraham Lincoln is the second book in Brad Meltzer’s new children’s series, Ordinary People Change the World.  The first book is I am Amelia Earhart.  These books were published in January 2014. Readers may recognize Meltzer from his suspense … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Grimm Tales for Young and Old by: Philip Pullman; read by: Samuel West

Like most of my generation, my idea of fairy tales comes directly from the imagination of Walt Disney.  Beautiful princesses must overcome the obstacles brought upon them by wicked villains.  In the end, they are rescued by a handsome prince … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Verse – A Novel Idea!

During my undergrad and graduate years as an English major, poetry was always my literary “weak link”. While I learned about Keats and Donne, my personal affinity was always for “free verse,” with its unpredictable rhythms and lack of rhyme—a … Continue reading

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