Sad and Happy Combined for Kids


Today I have a book with elements of sad and happy combined for kids.  I know that my daughter loves books with a few tears but that also represent the joy and resilience of life and this story is right up her alley. I adored Stevie and while she certainly has her share of tough breaks, she is also able…

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Silly Book for Kids


Do not get this story unless you want a silly book for kids!  Written by an English author, his books are finally making the trek to the US where they just may usher in an era of excessive frivolity.  Badgers posing as lemurs, a never ending song about jam, and the evil mustache are just the tip of the iceberg…

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Mystery Wrapped in Magic


The book I am sharing today is a mystery wrapped in magic.  This one sucked me in right away and I was completely drawn into the puzzle of Emily’s disappearance.  The main character Raine is dealing with bullies and issues of growing up, but this book is also steeped in adventure and edge of your seat moments so it isn’t…

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Book to Encourage Summer Entrepreneurs


Now who doesn’t want a book to encourage summer entrepreneurs?  Why not get your kids off their phones and computers and have them hit the streets to set up a lemonade stand.  Warren Buffet used to have his own lemonade business as a kid, and his new worth didn’t turn out to be too shabby.  So get your kids reading…

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Delightful Book for Father’s Day


Today I have a delightful book for Father’s Day.  This picture book shows the stoic life of “dad” as he takes on his daily chores and supplements it with his son’s take on what his dad does all day. The irony is funny and the best part of the day remains when father and son can spend time together! Don’t…

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Illustrated Novel with Heart and Baseball


Today I have an illustrated novel with heart and baseball.  When your position on the team is bench warmer, you have to posses a certain realistic attitude about life.  Steve is self effacing and funny and the bumbling antics of the adults around him only add to the fun.  Some slapstick and some honest analysis make this a book with…

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Adult Books to Watch


Since I have been off at Book Expo I thought I would do something for the parents who read and support this blog. I frequently get asked for adult book recommendations to supplement my kid picks, but I frankly just don’t have time to read that much and still function.  However, this trip I made sure to find out the adult…

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Hilarious Picture Book for Kids


Today I have a hilarious picture book for kids.  This “wordless” picture book is indeed filled with words, much to chagrin of Rupert the Mouse who is producing said book.  All he wants is a little quiet, along with some visually stimulating illustrations, but instead he gets Nibbs and Thistle.  These two well meaning mice are full of great ideas…

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Graphic Novel About Managing Friendships


I think everyone one of us needs a graphic novel about managing friendships.  Fortunately for our girls, Shannon Hale has shared her experiences when writing the wonderful book Real Friends.  Hey, elementary school can be tough and girls can get their feelings hurt easily.  It is just nice to know that so many other people are feeling the same way and…

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