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Potty Training Books for a Diaper-Free Existence

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Potty Training Books for a Diaper-Free Existence

And then there’s potty training. It’s a world unto itself, with special videos, portable potties, stickers, colorful underwear, and, of course, books. But the pay-off is huge: a diaper-free existence. We’re big readers in our household, so why not read about it, too?

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Earth Day Reading | Board Books and Picture Books

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Earth Day Reading | Board Books and Picture Books

I just love that Earth Day is in spring! It makes perfect sense to capture everyone’s attention when they are ready to get back into the great outdoors after winter. Below you’ll discover just a couple of the books that have caught my attention because of their appreciation of gardens, plants, and even weeds.

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5 Baseball Themed Books for Young Fans and Readers

| April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
5 Baseball Themed Books for Young Fans and Readers

Among scores of spring themed picture books, families with young fans can celebrate the season with this diverse selection of 5 baseball inspired books.

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Meet a New YA Star, Tora From “Burn Out”

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Meet a New YA Star, Tora From “Burn Out”

Seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds is one of the last survivors on Earth when the sun starts to burn out way ahead of schedule. She is tough and sarcastic which has helped her to survive, yet she also has a vulnerable side that comes out when she comes across fellow survivors.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Soman Chainani

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Soman Chainani

Soman Chainani’s debut novel, The School for Good and Evil, debuted on The New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion film from Universal Pictures.

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On the Shelf with Librarian Jessica Lee

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
On the Shelf with Librarian Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee is a teacher librarian at Willard Middle School in Berkeley, California. She has also been an English teacher, a public librarian, and a waitress, but her favorite terrible-teen job was selling snacks at Six Flags Magic Mountain. She is the mom of two boys who are also students at her school, fully integrating the work-life experience.

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The Overending, by Rick Johnson | Dedicated Review

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Overending, by Rick Johnson | Dedicated Review

In the Overending (the second book in the Wood Cow chronicles), author Rick Johnson continues his story of an intricately detailed world where danger and mystery lurk.

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2 Must Read Spring Junior Novels with Wonderful Girl Protagonists

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
2 Must Read Spring Junior Novels with Wonderful Girl Protagonists

If your young independent reader is looking for a great read with a wonderful girl protagonist, or maybe she’s looking for a new series to latch onto, you can’t go wrong with either of these two books or their prequels.

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Bunny Books: A Round-Up of Rabbit Books

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bunny Books: A Round-Up of Rabbit Books

Move over doggy and kitty books (unless you’re a book about a cat that wants to be a bunny), adorable bunny books are in abundance and multiplying all of the time. Whether you’re looking for an Easter basket filler, a simply sweet tale or something classic like The Velveteen Rabbit, we’ve got you covered—and twice on the “Velveteen” front.

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Chinese Fables: The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom | Book Review

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Chinese Fables: The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom | Book Review

This collection of pithy tales is multi-layered. The stories linger in the mind the way a good poem resonates. They are ancient Chinese fables Shiho S. Nunes has expanded into longer tales.

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