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Two Feel-Good Picture Books: Good News, Bad News and Snippet The Early Riser

I think picture books can bring a lot of good feeling–for children, and also for adults. I struggle with a lot of depression (a result of childhood abuse), and one of the things I turn to when I’m depressed that … Continue reading

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Review of I Want To Do It Myself! by Tony Ross

I Want to Do It Myself!: A Little Princess Story by Tony Ross Reading Level: Ages 3 and up Publisher: Andersen Press/Lerner USA (January 2011) ISBN-13: 978-0761374121 Source: Review copy from publisher My rating: 4/5 stars If you have kids, … Continue reading

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Review of Picture Book Three By The Sea by Mini Grey

Three by the Sea by Mini Grey Reading Level: Ages 4 and up Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (April 5, 2011) ISBN-13: 978-0375867842 My Rating: 4/5 stars Source: Review copy from publisher You know when you read a picture … Continue reading

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mini YA review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe by Beth Revis Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin, Jan 2011 ISBN: ISBN-10: 1595143971, ISBN-13: 978-1595143976 My Rating: 5/5 Source: I bought my copy Across the Universe is a gripping novel that won’t let you go until after you’ve finished the … Continue reading

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review of YA novel Flip by Martyn Bedford

Flip by Martyn Bedford Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books, Random House: April 5, 2011 ASIN: B004FGLXQK My rating: 5/5 stars source: library copy Whenever I read a book that grips me so much that I don’t want to put it down, … Continue reading

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picture book review: Ladder to the Moon

Ladder to the Moon written by Maya Soetoro-Ng illustrated by Yuyi Morales Publisher: Candlewick (April 2011) ISBN-10: 9780763645700, ISBN-13: 978-0763645700 Reading level: Ages 4-8 (and up) My rating: 5/5 stars Ladder to the Moon is such a rich, warm book … Continue reading

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book review: Red Hot Internet Publicity: An Insider’s Guide to Marketing Your Book on the Internet

RED HOT INTERNET PUBLICITY: An Insider’s Guide to Promoting Your Book on the Internet by Penny C. Sansevieri Cosimo Books; Revised edition (Sept 2009) ISBN-10: 1605207241, ISBN-13: 978-1605207247 Source: Author-donated copy for an unbiased review. My rating: 5 out of … Continue reading

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children’s book review – Xtreme Art: Ultimate Book of Trace-and-Draw Manga

What do you think of when you hear Manga? I think of fun, comics, and large-eyed, cute characters. The Ultimate Book of Trace-and-Draw Manga by Christopher Hart has all of that. The book is an instruction book for kids on … Continue reading

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review of picture book A Friend by Anette Bley

Friends are so important–they can help bring comfort, laughter, understanding, and joy. I love finding books about friends that feel celebratory and affirming. A Friend by Anette Bley is all of that. A Friend by Anette Bley Kane/Miller (March 2009) … Continue reading

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review of YA book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is one of those books that is so powerful and moving, it feels like a treasure, a reminder of the reason we read. It is near perfect–and I don’t say that about many books. You won’t want … Continue reading

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