Monthly Archives: May 2014

Picture Book Recommendation: Grandma and the Great Gourd by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale Retold by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Illustrated by Susy Pilgrim Waters This is a retelling of a traditional folktale about a crafty grandma who uses a giant gourd to outwit the wild jungle animals who … Continue reading

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YA Book Review: The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi

The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi This is a touching look at how an unusual mental illness affects one teenager’s family. High schooler Alex’s mom believes she is Amelia Earhart, and meanwhile Alex herself is too terrified to even drive … Continue reading

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My personal #weneeddiversebooks story

I attended a CBC Diversity event last night where a recurring theme seemed to be fear. People are afraid to publish books in case they get things wrong and there is a backlash or they draw criticism. And it led … Continue reading

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Princess Book Recommendation: The Princess Knight by Cornelia Funke

The Princess Knight  by Cornelia Funke  (Author), Kerstin Meyer (Illustrator) I chose this book after looking for some alternative princess stories for my princess-obsessed pre-schooler monkey. Princess Violetta has grown up with several older brothers and when she is unable to match them in … Continue reading

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Secrets of Moon at Nine Blog Tour and Giveaway(s)

I’m excited to be a part of the Moon at Nine blog tour (see my review)!  At the bottom you will find not one, but two separate giveaways: one giveaway exclusive to Monkey Poop, and one grand prize giveaway. Welcome … Continue reading

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Mommy Read It Again: Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell

The Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell We were browsing at a local bookstore, and even though it’s not even close to Halloween, this book caught my eye. The story is about three little monsters who decide to create their own … Continue reading

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