Category Archives: children

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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Diverse Books for Kids – Books with Transgender Leads

I am a huge proponent for books with diverse characters. I believe kids should have the opportunity to read about other kids that look, sound, and feel like they do. Recently, I listened to George by Alex Gino and read Gracefully … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pickle-The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker

Pickle-The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker and illustrated by Tim Probert Pickle is a story about a club that forms with mischief in mind but along the way becomes more about friendship and … Continue reading

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Children’s Books: Three New Adventures

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead Bridge and her best friends Emily and Tab have been through a lot together, including a horrific accident that Bridge barely survived. When 7th grade begins, Bridge’s world is turned upside down. Emily has a … Continue reading

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