Category Archives: book reviews

My Best To You From 2015….

It’s time again for the endless “best of the year” lists we all love, maybe. So here’s my contribution: in no particular order, these are some of the best books I was fortunate enough to experience in 2015. Dear Committee … 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 Boxer, by Reinhard Kleist

There are many stories of Holocaust survivors, but one that you may not have heard of is the story of Jewish boxing champ, Hertzko “Harry” Haft. In World War II Poland 16-year-old Harry is imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey, by Herman Parish

It is Thanksgiving week, and what better time to re-visit a classic character from American children’s literature.  Twenty years ago, author Herman Parish skillfully took over the writing of children’s books based upon his Aunt Peggy Parish’s original character Amelia Bedelia … Continue reading

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Read It Again, And Again, And Again…..

Once people know I’m a librarian, I brace myself for the inevitable question, “What’s your favorite book?” My slightly ungrammatical answer, paraphrasing Lay’s Potato Chips—-I can’t only pick just one! I actually have several that I revisit every few years. … Continue reading

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