Top Ten Books Featuring Death

Once I'd thought up ten titles in this category - featuring in some way the Grim Reaper, Death itself, or death rituals - without breaking a sweat, it seemed too funny and frankly interesting to not share it.

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Book Review: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

An exciting new sleuth thwarts cranky Englishman, abduction attempts, and life-threatening maneuvers while searching for clues to who she is and why someone is causing all this fuss over a simple, independently-minded, refreshingly modern, lady butterfly hunter.

Deliciously Long and Delightful Titles of Intriguing Children’s Novels

I began collecting deliciously long and delightful titles of children's books that I just knew I had to love based soley on that one distinguishing characteristic. Here are a few that I recommend primarily for readers who are between the ages of 8 and 12 and love to read about girls doing and learning and having adventures.

Book Review: The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer

Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead.

Book Review: We’re Going to Be Friends by Jack White, illustrated by Elinor Blake

I dare you to read this without singing it out loud. I know I couldn't! There's a YouTube video to prove it.

Book Review: The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

This book, while set in a charming Irish village, with a charming plot about a mobile library van, was difficult to love - at first.

Book Review: The Ultimatum (The Guardian #1) by Karen Robards

Bianca St. Ives was fierce, sexy, smart, and alluring.

Book Review: The World Shines For You by Jeffrey Burton, illustrated by Don Clark

Gorgeous illustrations pop with foil pieces that highlight the words of this simple book, perfect for even the youngest reader.

Favorite Fall Picture Books

Seasonal Favorites for Fall  Click on each book cover to find out more. Autumn Story   by Jill Barklem (HarperCollins, $9.99) The very definition of charming, the Brambly Hedge series will remind you of Beatrix Potter. In this Fall story, the mice hurry to finish the harvest before the fall rains begin, but it's Primrose, Lord … Continue reading Favorite Fall Picture Books