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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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Deborah Underwood & Claudia Rueda Discuss “Here Comes the Easter Cat”

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Deborah Underwood & Claudia Rueda Discuss “Here Comes the Easter Cat”

It’s rare that an author and illustrator get to work closely together while creating a picture book—this makes it very fun to get a peek into a conversation between a picture book duo that have been paired together by an editor and live in two different countries. In the case of the adorable Here Comes the Easter Cat, bestselling author Deborah Underwood wanted to know how award-winning illustrator Claudia Rueda managed to capture both Cat’s crankiness and his sweetness.

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Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea | Book Review

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea | Book Review

A beautifully illustrated, sarcastic tale of interspecies rivalry and friendship.

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Z is for Moose, by Kelly Bingham & Paul O. Zelinski | Book Review

| February 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Z is for Moose, by Kelly Bingham & Paul O. Zelinski | Book Review

A fresh and funny twist on alphabet books that will have parents and children laughing.

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Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise, by Susan Blackaby | Review

| January 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise, by Susan Blackaby | Review

If you’re someone who likes the holiday feeling to linger, who doesn’t take down their tree until the last pine needle has dropped, here’s a whimsical, wonderful picture book to add to the spirit, Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise, by Susan Blackaby.

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I Wish Raisins Could Float, by Gerald Walker | Dedicated Review

| December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
I Wish Raisins Could Float, by Gerald Walker | Dedicated Review

I Wish Raisins Could Float is a quirky short story for middle grade readers, which explores the hardship of losing a pet.

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: Dare to Look! | Dedicated Review

| November 1, 2013 | 2 Comments
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: Dare to Look! | Dedicated Review

Looking for a conversation starter? You’ll find something in this book. Not for the faint at heart, but that is definitely the charm of this 10th edition to the bestselling annual series Dare to Look from Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: Fun Facts & Silly Stories | Dedicated Review

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: Fun Facts & Silly Stories | Dedicated Review

Once again, Ripley’s Publishing astonishes young readers with many intriguing facts and anecdotes—many of which are laugh-out-loud funny—in this second installment of the Fun Facts & Silly Stories series.

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Inspiration Behind “Super Schnoz and the Gates of Smell”

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Inspiration Behind “Super Schnoz and the Gates of Smell”

SUPER SCHNOZ AND THE GATES OF SMELL is about a boy with a giant-sized nose who becomes the unlikely hero when a criminal organization plots to destroy his school. The story is a perfect storm of my love of super hero comics and the fact that I was born into a family of big noses.

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Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain: Lunch Lady # 9 by Jarrett J. Krosoczka | Review

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain: Lunch Lady # 9 by Jarrett J. Krosoczka | Review

Big kudos to anyone who makes the common cooking utensil heroic.

Lunch Lady is back, with Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain, #9, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

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