Monthly Archives: November 2012

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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Guest Post by Jim Averbeck and Dashka Slater: 5 Fun Things about Fire and Top 5 Dangerous Plants

This week I have something a little different: a guest blog post from two amazing picture book authors, Jim Averbeck and Dashka Slater. Jim and Dashka interviewed each other for this post and offered up two lists that pertain to … Continue reading

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MG Book Review: Libby of High Hopes by Elise Primavera

Libby of High Hopes by Elise Primavera This is a totally cute, sweet book about an almost-11-year-old girl named Libby who dreams of riding horses. But real life keeps getting in the way, from a big sister who gets all … Continue reading

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YA Book Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein is YA historical fiction at its very best. The story takes place in World War II and is told from the viewpoint of a female spy who has been captured and tortured for information. … Continue reading

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Random glimpses into my life with Toddler Monkey

This one is from this morning. Toddler Monkey* was jumping around my bedroom, causing havoc while I was getting dressed: Me: Hey! Don’t stomp and jump on that pillow! You’re going to rip it! Toddler Monkey: But I’m sailing! (Meanwhile … Continue reading

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