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Category Archives: writing
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
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
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.
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
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
[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
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