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review of YA fantasy The Glass Swallow by Julia Golding

The Glass Swallow Julia Golding Marshall Cavendish (October 2011) (pre-order) ISBN-10: 0761459790 ISBN-13: 978-0761459798 My review: 5/5 stars I have found another YA fantasy author who has quickly become a favorite of mine–Julia Golding. (You can bet I’m going to … Continue reading

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Inspiring picture books make wonderful gifts

Picture books can make wonderful gifts–and not just for children. When a picture book is inspiring or has a positive message without being preachy, and at the same time is an entertaining story, well-written, and has beautiful artwork, it can … Continue reading

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Friendly Monsters, Dragons, and more–Children’s books that bring good feeling

I have an incredible dislike of Hallowe’en. I know that it can be fun for many kids–at least the candy part. But the gruesome decorations in stores, the violent and bloody movies and tv shows, and some of the costumes–they … Continue reading

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What were your favorite books as a teenager?

Susan over at WizardWireless just tagged me for a meme: What were your favorite books as a teenager? I can always talk about books–especially my favorite ones! So. These are some of my favorite books from when I was a … Continue reading

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my review of picture book The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers Penguin Group (April 2007) ISBN-10: 0399247491, ISBN-13: 978-0399247491 (In Canada: HarperCollins Canada ISBN-10: 0007182279, ISBN-13: 978-0007182275 In the UK: HarperCollins Children’s Books ISBN-10: 0007182279, ISBN-13: 978-0007182275) My rating: 5/5 Henry loved books. But … Continue reading

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what were your favorite picture books as a child? Here are some of mine….

There’s something wonderful about the books I loved as a child. I can still pick up my favorite books and feel that rush of happiness, of pleasure, feel delight in the words and illustrations, feel that comfort. Those books from … Continue reading

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