Entertaining Chapter Book


Today I have an entertaining chapter book that kids will have no problem picking up and reading.  It has a charismatic main character and antics galore to keep readers amused.  Of course if your kids like Escape from Mr. Lemencello’s Library they will be anxious to read this new offering from the same author.  This book is a lighthearted escape…

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Stunning Picture Book About Martin Luther King


With Matin Luther King, Jr. Day just around the corner, I thought I would take a moment to share a picture book that I love dedicated to this American hero.  I recommend it year after year because it remains a stunning picture book about Martin Luther King, Jr.  The paintings in this offering are absolutely remarkable and done by an artist…

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Wonderful Interactive Picture Book


With fresh powder on the mountains here in California, now seems the perfect time to introduce you to a new title, Bunny Slopes.    This is a story that needs the reader to help the narrator by actually shaking the book to get things going.  It is a wonderful interactive picture book that will have your kids tilting and turning with delight.…

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Kids Will Clamor for This Early Reader


It is so much fun when you find a book and know that it will be a hit with your kids.  The Bad Guys is that book.  Kids will clamor for this early reader because it is funny, sarcastic, full of slapstick humor and it has some well timed fart jokes.  Even the adults will catch themselves giggling a time…

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Brilliant Mystery for Kids


Today I have a brilliant mystery for kids.  It shows the reader how the main character is able to discover clues about a scene and make accurate forecasts about what transpired.  The best part is that your child will learn the tools to make those same observations themselves.  Now your kids will have the ability to become keen detectives. Don’t forget to follow One…

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Picture Book That Makes Its Mark


Today I have a wonderful picture book that makes its mark showing kids the determination of a young woman who would become the first female Jewish member of the Supreme Court.  It highlights her fight for equality and her spirit of perseverance.  This book is not political and in fact includes a lovely section on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s friendship with Antonin…

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Newbery Picks for 2017


Well, the time has come to reveal my Newbery picks for 2017.  The actual announcement will be on the 23rd of January, but half the fun is guessing how things will turn out.  The Newbery committee changes every year, so past selections are not an indicator of future winners, making this a hard one to call.  But my track record is…

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Award Worthy Children’s Book


Newbery week continues with an award worthy children’s book.  This one is a beautiful story that weaves Chinese folklore into a narrative that includes danger, adventure and a heroic rescue.  It absolutely amazed me in its intricacy and its ability to pull me into the story.  I must confess that I never expected a page turner with this one. Don’t…

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A Realistic, Modern and Funny Book for Kids


Well the countdown to my Friday Newbery reveal continues with a story that is a realistic, modern and funny book for kids.  This one sat on my TBR pile for way too long so don’t make the same mistake I did.  Get out there and read a book that will actually have your kids laughing out loud! Don’t forget to…

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Great Story for Kids


After a hiatus necessitated by a computer network that went down over the holidays and some family emergencies, I am back with a normal schedule of posting in the new year.  2016 was a doozy and I can only hope that 2017 is a whole lot better.  The one thing that always improves my mood is a great story for…

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