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3 Questions for Kathryn Lasky, Author of The Escape (Horses of the Dawn Book 1)

It’s a brand new year and we have a brand new book from the bestselling and award-winning author, Kathryn Lasky. Horses of the Dawn: The Escape by Kathryn Lasky Here’s the synopsis from publisher: The horses are in danger. They … Continue reading

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MG Book Review: The Dirt Diary by Anna Staniszewski

I was having kind of a bad day, and this book cheered me right up! The premise is what drew me to the novel: Eighth-grader Rachel Lee helps her mother with her housecleaning business, only to find out that she … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Author Anna Staniszewski: Top Five Favorite Fairy Tales

  Today on the blog, I’m excited to have a guest post by Anna Staniszewski, author of the hilarious My Very Unfairy Tale Life series. The last book in the series, My Sort of Fairy Tale Ending, comes out on November 5th, so … Continue reading

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3 Questions for Kathryn Lasky, Author of The Extra

I’m very excited to have Kathryn Lasky on my blog today! Kathryn Lasky is a prolific author, having written everything from fiction to nonfiction for people of all ages. She has won numerous awards and has even had a book … Continue reading

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Photos from my visit to the Boston Athenæum

The Boston Athenæum is a gorgeous historic library on Beacon Hill with a large collection of original artwork, manuscripts, and maps (they also have a children’s section). Here are some photos from my visit there this past week.  

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Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne

Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne This is an e-book by my very talented writer buddy, Livia Blackburne. I was lucky enough to see early versions of this novella and was very excited to see how well the final version turned out. … Continue reading

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My O-Word Conundrum

Before you get any weird ideas, let me clarify that the word I’m talking about is the word “oriental,” and at the outset I want to admit that I used to use this word. My excuse is that I grew … Continue reading

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Picture Book Review: A Tale From the Pound by Sandy Throne

A Tale from the Pound by Sandy Throne is a sweet little picture book about a couple who want to adopt a cat, and end up choosing one that looks a little different from the rest. Toddler Monkey liked this … Continue reading

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Picture Book Review: Dangerously Ever After by Dashka Slater

[2013 Update: (see original review below) Now that this book is age-appropriate for my daughter (she's now almost 4) she loves this book! My minor quibbles about the book are now gone. Clearly, she was just a little bit too … Continue reading

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YA Book Review: Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield is an incredibly powerful story about self-harm, rape, abuse, and homophobia written in a completely authentic and compelling (and non-overwhelming!) way. Never did I question the author’s “teen voice” or authority to tell this story. When … Continue reading

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