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Bookclub Queries and a Shameless Sisterly Plug

Zee fam-o-lee is still in town, so I’ve just a couple choice nuggets for you today: A third grade teacher wrote me the other day with a query that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. We all know those Scholastic book clubs they have in the schools. Perhaps we even have fond […]

Bookclub Queries and a Shameless Sisterly Plug

Zee fam-o-lee is still in town, so I’ve just a couple choice nuggets for you today: A third grade teacher wrote me the other day with a query that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. We all know those Scholastic book clubs they have in the schools. Perhaps we even have fond […]

Review of the Day: With the Light – Raising an Autistic Child, Vol. 1 (Part One)

With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child By Keiko Tobe Yen Press (a Little Brown & Co. imprint) $14.99 ISBN: 978-0759523562 For ages 10 and up On shelves now A show of hands. Don’t be nervous. This is standard operating procedure where I come from. Now, how many of you out there have read a […]

Review of the Day: With the Light – Raising an Autistic Child, Vol. 1 (Part One)

With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child By Keiko Tobe Yen Press (a Little Brown & Co. imprint) $14.99 ISBN: 978-0759523562 For ages 10 and up On shelves now A show of hands. Don’t be nervous. This is standard operating procedure where I come from. Now, how many of you out there have read a […]

Review of the Day: With the Light – Raising an Autistic Child, Vol. 1 (Part Two)

(CONTINUED FROM PART ONE) But enough about format. It’s the content that really matters in these cases anyway, and certainly it was the content that drew me in in the first place. Manga that deals with serious issues is rare enough, but this book certainly goes above and beyond the call of duty. As the […]

Review of the Day: With the Light – Raising an Autistic Child, Vol. 1 (Part Two)

(CONTINUED FROM PART ONE) But enough about format. It’s the content that really matters in these cases anyway, and certainly it was the content that drew me in in the first place. Manga that deals with serious issues is rare enough, but this book certainly goes above and beyond the call of duty. As the […]

Happy Slapsgiving! <—– (How I Met Your Mother Reference)

I’m feasting with the fam in New York, but that’s no reason why I shouldn’t have a blog post or two up today.  My husband informs me that this is crazy talk.  Aw yea.  Crazy like a fox! First, an item (or is it two?) that Leila Roy called "the most amazing thing I have […]

Happy Slapsgiving! <—– (How I Met Your Mother Reference)

I’m feasting with the fam in New York, but that’s no reason why I shouldn’t have a blog post or two up today.  My husband informs me that this is crazy talk.  Aw yea.  Crazy like a fox! First, an item (or is it two?) that Leila Roy called "the most amazing thing I have […]

I’m the Lord of the Flies of Children’s Literary Blogs!

They say that life imitates art.  So what happens when life precedes art by a month or so?  I recently read and greatly enjoyed N.D. Wilson’s upcoming fantasy novel 100 Cupboards, due on shelves everywhere in December.  If Mr. Wilson’s name sounds familiar that may be because I’ve been pumping up his Leepike Ridge with […]

I’m the Lord of the Flies of Children’s Literary Blogs!

They say that life imitates art.  So what happens when life precedes art by a month or so?  I recently read and greatly enjoyed N.D. Wilson’s upcoming fantasy novel 100 Cupboards, due on shelves everywhere in December.  If Mr. Wilson’s name sounds familiar that may be because I’ve been pumping up his Leepike Ridge with […]

Review of the Day: Rex Zero and the End of the World (Part One)

Rex Zero and the End of the World By Tim Wynne-Jones Farrar, Straus & Grioux $16.00 ISBN: 978-0374334673 Ages 9-12 On shelves now You ever read an author, love their work, and then wake up at 2 a.m. with the sneaky suspicion that maybe all their books are good and that you’ve simply been missing […]

Review of the Day: Rex Zero and the End of the World (Part One)

Rex Zero and the End of the World By Tim Wynne-Jones Farrar, Straus & Grioux $16.00 ISBN: 978-0374334673 Ages 9-12 On shelves now You ever read an author, love their work, and then wake up at 2 a.m. with the sneaky suspicion that maybe all their books are good and that you’ve simply been missing […]

Review of the Day: Rex Zero and the End of the World (Part Two)

(CONTINUED FROM PART ONE) I’ve heard some people complain that this book is too blatant with its incomprehensible 1962 references and props. For example, Rex lives in a home that he has named the House of Punch, due to the overabundance of old Punch magazines currently littering the basement below. Or there are his multiple […]

Review of the Day: Rex Zero and the End of the World (Part Two)

(CONTINUED FROM PART ONE) I’ve heard some people complain that this book is too blatant with its incomprehensible 1962 references and props. For example, Rex lives in a home that he has named the House of Punch, due to the overabundance of old Punch magazines currently littering the basement below. Or there are his multiple […]

Candy Houses and Golden Monkies

Tamagotchi meets Philip Pullman? It could happen. With a glance at my favorite fellow children’s literary blog produced by a New York Public librarian, Walter Minkel at The Monkey Speaks has the scoop on F.A.O. Schwarz and their new line of toys. Daemons from the Golden Compass movie! Ever wanted a sadistic golden monkey of […]