Putting an end to Book Deserts

I haven't completely disappeared from the blogging world. The last number of weeks have been very busy with book fairs and other responsibilities. But I'm trying to get this back to normal. While I've been away, in addition to reading great books, my mind continues to be on getting great books into the hands of … Continue reading Putting an end to Book Deserts

Returning to the World of The Uglies

Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . but very few people have ever seen them together. This is because Frey is Rafi’s double, raised in the shadows of their rich father’s fortress. While Rafi has been taught to charm, Frey has been taught to kill. Frey only exists to protect her sister. There is … Continue reading Returning to the World of The Uglies

Little People, BIG DREAMS

When I first saw the series Little People, BIG DREAMS on Netgalley.com, I wasn't all that interested as I thought that the books looked like they were aimed towards really young children. I was wrong. Today I finally downloaded one of them and was quite impressed by the content. Haven't heard of them? You should … Continue reading Little People, BIG DREAMS

Villians….which side are you on?

Most kids read fairy tales and fall in love with the princesses and the heroes. They are the main characters after all. So I have found it comical that my younger daughter has a complete fascination with the villains. She wants to learn all about them. She wants to hear their stories from the other … Continue reading Villians….which side are you on?

Absolutely Everything – A Truly Readable History Book

When I was younger, I recall that a lot of history was taught as memorizing dates and very specific events. That never captured my attention. I realized early on that if I was to get into history, it had to be more anthropological or social. So when I opened Christopher Lloyd's brand new book,  Absolutely … Continue reading Absolutely Everything – A Truly Readable History Book

Seeing Something New in The Third Mushroom

Life isn't a Hollywood movie. That's one of the many things that Ellie learns in The Third Mushroom, an incredibly satisfying sequel to The Fourteenth Goldfish. In this book, which I finished in under 24 hours, we watch as Ellie experiments with her first romantic relationship, works on a science fair project with her grandfather, … Continue reading Seeing Something New in The Third Mushroom

A Hide-and-Seek book, Paris Style

My younger daughter is obsessed with all things Paris. I am not sure how this love affair started, but it is fun to watch it grow.  At some point, we were given the book Paris Hide-And-Seek: For Readers with Sharp Eyes! and it has become one of our absolute favorites! The book is simple enough, … Continue reading A Hide-and-Seek book, Paris Style