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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 →

One True Way

The year is 1977 and Allie has just moved from New Jersey to North Carolina. Her parents are divorcing and her brother recently died in an accident. Life definitely isn't easy. As she starts her first day at school she has two goals - make a friend and join the newspaper staff. Fortunately, Allie meets... Continue Reading →

The Bake Shop Ghost

This is the time of year of giving and of bestowing acts of love and kindness on those around us. I recently discovered The Bake Shop Ghost, by Jacqueline K. Ogburn. This delicious book reminds us that it is the little acts that can often mean the most. Miss Cora Lee Merriweather ran the best... Continue Reading →

Heroes and Heroines

As J gets older, she loves to find out more and more about real people and the things that they have done. I think it is due, in part, to the fact that as kids get older, they truly become more aware about the world around them and learning about people who have made a... Continue Reading →

The hiatus is over

Hello my amazing readers, November was a blur and, because of that, I went on an unexpected hiatus. But I'm back! I've been writing a ton of things by hand and am finally getting my act together to type them up and bring them to you. One other big thing that has happened in the... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk About Banned Books

It is banned books week and that got me thinking about Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics. This book has never been on the banned book list, but it is a great way to get kids to understand the concept and to start up a conversation about banned books. J and I eagerly read Mr. Lemoncello's Library... Continue Reading →

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