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November 17, 2017

Kids love a good series. If they find one they like, they devour every book, and that means more reading. If your young reader is looking for a new chapter book series, I have a few recommendations (some old, some new), that might grab their attention.

My favorite new s...

November 8, 2017

The holidays are near and there's no better time to indulge in a great book. The Nightingale (for adults) by Kristin Hannah is exceptional. Even if you're not a historical fiction fan, you still need to read it. Kristen Hannah captivates you into a world of pain, sacri...

November 2, 2017

We all know the saying; you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but really? The cover is the first thing we see and triggers the decision process-do I turn it over and read the summary or put it down and move on? In other words, the cover is what grabs us...or doesn't...

October 13, 2017

Is your second or third grade, advanced reader having trouble finding books that keep her interest? Is she asking to read The Hunger Games and you're not sure if kids killing each other is appropriate for an 8-year-old?  It's tough knowing which books are challenging e...

October 11, 2017

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Every month I display new books on a table in the library and observe the kids' responses. There're so many great books available so I'm curious to see which one gets the most fingerprints.  Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynold...

October 9, 2017

Penguin Random House has an awesome parent blog, Brightly, packed with loads of information about books and literacy. Many are subscribers already but if you don't know about it, click the image above to connect to Brightly's newest posts. Remember, these boo...

October 3, 2017

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If you are looking for something fun and engaging for your child, you have to get this book! The author who wrote The Day the Crayons Quit,

Drew Daywalt, expresses his creative version of how the classic game of Paper, Rock, Scissors or...

July 9, 2017

 It was a Thursday evening; the last few minutes of the third and final Family Night Scholastic Book Fair. My middle daughter was turning ten in a week and I was looking for the perfect tween book to read to her out loud during the summer months. As I prepared to close...

May 2, 2017

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I fell in love with Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate last year.  Not because of the vibrant, purple cover and the lure of a ginormous cat, but because this story manifests the one thing that gets us through the tough times...

April 11, 2017

All a character needs is a little family frustration, an open mind to the concept of Panopticon (a circular prison with cells arranged around a central well, from which prisoners could at all times be observed), and a few interactions with a secret society group from a...

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