Category Archives: children

Book Review: The Woman Who Lived with Wolves & Other Stories from the Tipi by Paul Goble

Award-winning artist and storyteller Paul Goble, whom I first discovered 24 years ago when I bought my daughter her first “Iktomi” story, is quite prolific in his dedication to the retelling of traditional myths and legends of the Great Plains and the … Continue reading

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Book Reviews for Children and Middle Grades

Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson Astrid is sure that the summer before middle school is going to be great, especially since she and her best friend Nicole are going to attend roller derby camp. When Nicole decides she would rather … Continue reading

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Book Review: Merry Christmas, Squirrels!, by Nancy Rose

Every fall I see squirrels scurry around gathering acorns for the winter.  Did you know that some squirrels make other preparations too? In Nancy Rose‘s newly-published book, Merry Christmas, Squirrels!, she tells the story of Mr. Peanuts, a squirrel who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Adventures of Beekle, by Dan Santat

Dan Santat, author of The Adventures of Beekle: the Unimaginary Friend, is the 2015 recipient of the Caldecott Medal awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artists of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marco Polo, by Demi

In this children’s book entitled Marco Polo, Demi presents beautifully “gilded” illustrations and a captivating 50-page biography of Marco Polo’s 24 years of world travel and unbelievable adventure.   Polo begins his travels as a teenager, setting out with his … Continue reading

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