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Book Review: Claude on the Big Screen by Alex T. Smith

Another Claude adventure! Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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

Book Review: Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions (Kopp Sisters #3)

This series both fascinates and frustrates me. Impeccably researched and presenting as true a portrait as possible of what life was like for the very real Kopp sisters in the nineteen-tens, this series bring social issues to the forefront in a way few other mystery series do. Continue reading

New Releases: Books Published October 10, 2017 for Children + Teens

Another Tuesday, another round of new releases! Children’s picture books, middle grade novels, and teen reads released 10/10/17. Continue reading

New Releases: Books Published October 3, 2017 for Children + Teens

Another Tuesday, another round of new releases!
Here are brief blurbs about some of my new favorite children’s picture books, middle grade novels, and teen reads that released today. Continue reading

New Releases: Books Published September 26, 2017 for Children + Teens

Including Humpty Dumpty, Virginia Lee Burton, Sherman Alexie, Mark Twain, and more! Continue reading

Talk Like a Pirate Day Recommendations

Avast ye readers! What better way to celebrate this (unofficial) world-wide holiday than to read some books? Here are some favorites from your wordy shi Continue reading

Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916, and in addition to being “a spy, an ace fighter pilot, a chocolate historian, and a medical inventor,” he became one of the most beloved children’s authors of all time. Continue reading

New Releases: Books Published September 5, 2017 for Children + Teens

Another Tuesday, another round of new releases! Here are brief blurbs about some of my new favorite children’s picture books, middle grade novels, and teen reads that released today. Continue reading

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Car book! We always keep a non-fiction book in the car to read on the way to the grocery or if we get stuck in a traffic jam or if we find a park somewhere. Our current book is SUDDEN SEA: THE GREAT HURRICANE OF 1938 by R.A. Scotti. She writes surprisingly lyrically about a hellish event that took the inhabitants of the NE coast almost entirely by surprise, despite the awareness of some officials. Fascinating in the wake of Hurricanes Irma & Maria.
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Gorgeous illustrations pop with foil pieces that highlight the words of this simple book, perfect for even the youngest reader. The sweetly lyrical text leads the reader from one - a tree - to many - the forest - and beyond, with each turn of the page showing more and more complex scenes through fall, winter, spring, summer, country, city, morning, and night, until we reach the end where the whole world is shining. I immediately wanted to read it again. For all ages, but especially 1-3-year-olds.
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DARK IN DEATH by JD ROBB

Does not disappoint! Another solid read in the In Death series by JD Robb. I've been reading this series since 2013, since before she came out as Nora Roberts, and I keep expecting the next book and then the next book and then the next book to dip in terms of quality of style and content and originality, but it just doesn't (thank goodness!). In #46, Dark in Death, JD ROBB almost makes a play on her own life in ways, as Eve is after a murderer who finds inspiration in a specific author's murder mysteries. Robb literally pays homage to the master of the meta, Hitchcock, with mentions of Psycho and Dial M for Murder, and I'm pretty sure the author she describes is modeled after Robb herself (physically). The plot is pretty tight and focused, but we still get glimpses of Peabody & McNab; Leonardo, Mavis, & Bella; Somerset is still off on holiday; and there is just a peek at the growing romantic interest in Nadine's life, as well as a preview of Nadine's next best-seller based on Eve's police work. I'm looking forward to a future book of Robb's that I'm sure will go into further detail either about Nadine's upcoming Oscar nomination for the first book/movie or the publication and what I'm sure will be subsequent movie of the second book. Enjoy!

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