Category Archives: book reviews

Graphic Novels and Comics for Kids

Getting books in the hands of kids, especially reluctant readers, is something I am very passionate about. So I outwardly cringe when I hear an adult tell a child that a graphic novel or comic book is just a bunch of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, by A. S. King

Feminism meets magical realism in Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, written by young adult author A.S. King. This ambitious narrative follows recent high school graduate Glory as she struggles to make sense of her place in the world while … Continue reading

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Children’s December Reads: Stinky chores go away!

Jingle Bells, Homework Smells by Diane De Groat (age range: 4-8) Christmas time is near and Gilbert can’t wait! In Jingle Bells, Homework Smells, the main character, Gilbert, is given a homework assignment over the weekend but he can’t seem to focus … Continue reading

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Book Review: This Is Where You Belong, by Melody Warnick

Coming off of a national election you might be, like me, a little exhausted by the stream of constant news and opinion about The Future of the Country. Melody Warnick has an antidote to all that preoccupation with national goings-on: … Continue reading

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Some “Moving” Nonfiction….

I changed apartments recently, and thus faced the challenge of what to “toss,” what to “donate,” and what to bring along with me, no matter what. Into the latter category fell most of the books I’ve accumulated over the years, … Continue reading

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