Monthly Archives: August 2007

review of The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster now on my site

I’ve just posted a review of The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster (Hougton Mifflin, September 2007, ISBN-13: 978-0618556441 ) on my site. The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster is a funny, entertaining fantasy. If you ever hated a … Continue reading

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Edible Books – Books as Art and Food

Edible books? Did you read that correctly? Yep. You did. Pancake Book by Odine Lang, Germany, 2007 Every year, on or around April 1, artists and book lovers around the world create edible books for The International Edible Book Festival. … Continue reading

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NetLibrary–download ebooks and audiobooks through your library

Netlibrary is a true modern-day digital library–it allows you to download and read or listen to ebooks and audiobooks through your library system. If your library system has this, you’re all set to borrow books online. To access NetLibrary, you … Continue reading

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my ongoing search for the perfect book light

I have been searching for the perfect book light for years. Why a book light? I like to be able to read anywhere I go–on the bus, in a not-well-lit waiting room, in line ups, late at night, or even–yes, … Continue reading

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Book bindings can be art

I’ve never liked to cover my books. I just want to read them. But if I had a book binding like this one created by Jan Bohuslav Sobota, I might change my mind. This book binding looks like a work … Continue reading

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Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature

The Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature (DAWCL) looks like a great place to find new books you might be interested in, and revisit ones you’ve loved. You can search by subject/keyword, and/or narrow your search by age, setting, historical period, … Continue reading

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new independent children’s bookstore online

There’s a new children’s independent bookstore online: Through the Magic Door. When so many small independent children’s bookstores are disappearing, it’s nice to see one emerging, even if it only exists online. (If you have a local independent bookstore, it’s … Continue reading

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Review of Pssst! by Adam Rex now on my site

I’ve just posted a review of Pssst! by Adam Rex (Harcourt, September 2007, ISBN-13: 9780152058173) on my site. Pssst! is a wonderful picture book–so full of humor and delight, and a wonderful sense of fun. The text and illustrations work … Continue reading

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a book service I wish existed.

I don’t know about you, but when I discover a new favorite author, I try to buy or read all her or his other titles–which is made much, much easier by used/out-of-print online sites that bring together millions of book … Continue reading

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Cynsations is back from summer holiday

Cynsations–children’s writer Cynthia Leitich Smith’s blog–is steadily reemerging from its summer break. There’s a new long post with kidlitoshpere related news and lots of links.

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