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The Best Books I Read This Year (2014 edition)

This has been a great year for kid’s books and as usual I was completely conflicted about which books to choose! I’m at the point in my writing career where I’ve met some very spectacular published authors, soon-to-be authors, as … Continue reading






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MG Book Review: A Hitch at the Fairmont by Jim Averbeck

A Hitch at the Fairmont by Jim Averbeck is a middle grade mystery that takes place at San Francisco’s Fairmont hotel in the 1950s. The creepy, mysterious tone of the book is established right from the very first chapter where our main … Continue reading






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Picture Book Review: The Market Bowl by Jim Averbeck

Another great book from Jim Averbeck. The Market Bowl is about a little girl named Yoyo living in modern day Cameroon. Everyday, Yoyo and Mama Cécile make ndolé –bitterleaf stew–for the market. But when Yoyo demands an unfair price for … Continue reading






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Picture Book Review: OH NO, Little Dragon! and Except If by Jim Averbeck

“Phooosh! Phooosh!” (My daughter after reading OH NO, Little Dragon! by Jim Averbeck) OH NO, Little Dragon! is an adorable and colorful picture book by Jim Averbeck (see his guest post). The story is about a young dragon who loses his “spark” … 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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