Tag Archives: children’s books

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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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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