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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein | Book Review

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein | Book Review

In Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, author Chris Grabenstein cleverly captures reader’s imaginations by combining the suspense of a thrilling game with the majestic nostalgia of great libraries, librarians, books and authors of past and present.

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Illustration Inspiration: Jeffrey Brown

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey’s Darth Vader series was originally geared towards adults as it was about the experience of being a parent; however, parents shared it with their kids and now both adults & kids love the series. Goodnight Darth Vader was created with both audiences in mind.

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Daddy Wrong Legs, by Nina Laden | Book Review

| August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Daddy Wrong Legs, by Nina Laden | Book Review

Daddy Wrong Legs, by Nina Laden, is a colorful board book split down the middle and offers a top and bottom page turn.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Mary G. Thompson

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Mary G. Thompson

Evil Fairies Love Hair is Mary G. Thompson’s third novel. She was a practicing attorney for more than seven years, before she moved to New York to write.

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The Art of Recommending Books

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Art of Recommending Books

Because I’m an author as well as a writing instructor and a reader, I’m often asked for book recommendations. Sometimes I’m asked to suggest books that are like my books, while other times I might need to think of titles that are good for a certain age range or in a specific genre.

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Illustration Inspiration: Bob Shea

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Bob Shea

Bob Shea has written and illustrated over a dozen picture books including the popular Dinosaur vs. Bedtime and the cult favorite Big Plans illustrated by Lane Smith.

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The Art of Adding Humor. Even When You Probably Shouldn’t.

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Art of Adding Humor. Even When You Probably Shouldn’t.

We owe the same kind of hilarious grace to our characters and our young readers. We ask so much of them and it’s only right to give them every emotion in equal measure.

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The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf | Book Review

The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf | Book Review

A funny reimagining of the Three Little Pigs story, where the wolf isn’t so much big and bad but just hungry … and a bit grouchy.

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Carnivores, by Aaron Reynolds & Dan Santat | Book Review

| April 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
Carnivores, by Aaron Reynolds & Dan Santat | Book Review

A funny story about the (almost) soft side of nature’s predators, and the prey who don’t want to be friends with them anymore.

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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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