Monthly Archives: October 2008

review of middle-grade novel Sister Magic: Violet Takes the Cake by Anne Mazer

Sister Magic: Violet Takes The Cake by Anne Mazer, illustrated by Bill Brown Scholastic (November 2008) ISBN-10: 0439872502, ISBN-13: 978-0439872508 Ages 8-12 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars “What about this one?” Violet yanked at one of the wedding … Continue reading

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Harry Potter License Plates

Did you know that people have Harry Potter license plates? I mean, a LOT of people have Harry Potter license plates. Now that shows incredible enthusiasm for the books, and is really kind of cool, I think. I counted 106 … Continue reading

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Jonas Brothers to star in Walter the Farting Dog movie

The picture book series Walter the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray will be made into a move, with filming starting in the spring of 2009. The Jonas Brothers have signed on with Fox, and will feature Nick, … Continue reading

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How much do writers earn?

You’ve heard the stories about amazing book deals, and think the writing life could be cushy, right? Or you think about J K Rowling, and think you could be like that. Or maybe you know better. Writers who make a … Continue reading

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Winners of October Book Giveaway – Dog Lost

I’m sorry I was late on this, everyone. I’ve had a few hard days and a bunch of crazy ones, and time just got away from me. I used the Random Integer Generator, and the winners are… Ruby, Nichole, Karen, … Continue reading

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Introducing the book – funny book video

I love funny or entertaining videos, especially book- or writing-related videos. I think the video below is pretty funny–perhaps especially for people who’ve experienced computer problems, and can see the relation. I hope you enjoy it. Do you have a … Continue reading

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Picture books can inspire fantasy play

One thing I love about books is how they can inspire fantasy play and the use of imagination in children. Books help children dream and think in a way that’s different than TV. I remember wishing and wishing for the … Continue reading

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Favorite picture books as audio books at great prices

I love children’s audio books. There’s something so pleasing about being read to, especially when the person narrating is a great reader. Sometimes, though, audio books are expensive–even downloadable audio books. So I was excited to find some audio books … Continue reading

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review of YA fantasy How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

I enjoyed reading How to Ditch Your Fairy so much, I didn’t want the book to end. If you like fantasy or magic realism, you’ll want to pick up this book. It has the things that make a great read–a … Continue reading

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Enter to win 1 of 2 picture books by Robie H Harris

Like picture books? Enter to win 1 of 2 different new picture books, both written by Robie H Harris, over at Charlotte’s Library. The books are Mail Harry to the Moon, which Charlotte reviewed, and The Day Leo Said I … Continue reading

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