Category Archives: children

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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Book Review: Oh, nuts! by Tammi Sauer

How do chipmunks gain spotlight attention from zoo visitors?  This is the question for Cutesy, Blinky, and Bob, three chipmunks at the City Zoo. In Tammi Sauer’s book, Oh, nuts!, three chipmunks do what they do best, scurrying around the … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata

The 2014 Newbery Award has been announced!  The committee chose Flora and Ulysses: an illuminated adventure by Kate DiCamillo, a delightfully silly story with lots of cartoon illustrations that will keep young children giggling ‘til the very last page.   If … Continue reading

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