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2015 Penguin Random House Children’s Books

In looking over the Penguin Random House list of children’s books published in 2015, I came across some online that I’ve not encountered in real life. Here are the titles that got me most excited. I’ll be hunting these down from my local bookstore or library very soon. This is Sadie Sara O’Leary, illustrated by … Continue reading

Magic, Princess, Fairy, + Other Girly Books (that don’t make you gag)

By a show of hands, who is tired of reading books where everything is pink and sparkly and lacy and fairy-y and princess-y and magic-y but have absolutely no real substance of any kind in them? (This is where I imagine all of your hands being raised). Here is a list of books that talk … Continue reading

Funny + Charming Books for Children Age 6-10

Today, I had the pleasure of reading Neil Gaiman‘s Fortunately, The Milk for the first time and laughed out loud, particularly at this line: “We have spoons. Spoons are excellent. Sort of like forks, only not as stabby.” -pg. 6 It reminded me of a whole host of books that are equally delightful in their … Continue reading

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Book review time! 
The Story of Diva and Flea
By Mo Willems + Tony DiTerlizzi
Loved this as a read-aloud for little ones that can sit still for longer picture books, or, as it's a beginning chapter book, great for ages 6-8 who are learning how to read more confidently by themselves.
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