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Book Review : Wild Sea Creatures by Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt

“Go, Creature Powers!”  Readers may recognize the authors, Martin and Chris Kratt, from the PBS television show Wild Kratts, in which the Kratt brothers inform children about animals in a hands-on way.  Wild Sea Creatures: sharks, whales, and dolphins! is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

For Black History Month, I want to highlight a novel written by one of my favorite children’s fiction authors. Christopher Curtis is the winner of numerous book awards including the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author award.  In … Continue reading

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Book Review: Every Breath by Ellie Marney

What if Sherlock Holmes was the boy next door? In Every Breath, Australian young adult writer Ellie Marney’s  first U.S. release, readers meet Rachel Watts. Rachel is an outback girl stuck in the big city of Melbourne whose best friend is … Continue reading

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When They Weren’t Shooting, They Were Reading…..

One of the best non-fiction titles I read in 2014 illuminated for me a 20th-century U.S. governmental activity about which I had been totally unaware. Knowing about it now makes me proud yet again to belong to the “book profession”. In … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Double Bind by Christopher A. Bohjalian

“Double bind: A psychological predicament in which a person receives from a single source conflicting messages that allow no appropriate response to be made.” — Merriam Webster online. “The Double bind occurs when the person cannot confront the inherent dilemma, … Continue reading

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