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Jeanne Birdsall, Author of My Favorite Pets | My Writing and Reading Life

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Jeanne Birdsall, Author of My Favorite Pets | My Writing and Reading Life

Jeanne Birdsall is the author of The Penderwicks, which won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. My Favorite Pets: by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski’s Class is her hilarious new picture book.

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Old MacDonald Had a Truck, by Steve Goetz | Book Review

| July 16, 2016 | 1 Comment
Old MacDonald Had a Truck, by Steve Goetz | Book Review

Old MacDonald Had a Truck, written by Steve Goetz and illustrated by Eda Kaban, is all about putting a new twist on the beloved, playing with expectations to step things up a notch.

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A Tale of Two Beasts, by Fiona Roberton | Book Review

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
A Tale of Two Beasts, by Fiona Roberton | Book Review

Told in two perspectives, one from the adorable little girl, and one from the even more adorable little animal, we see that there are truly two sides to every story.

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Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier, by Michelle Cuevas | Book Review

| March 24, 2016 | 1 Comment
Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier, by Michelle Cuevas | Book Review

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier will appeal to young people who have ever felt unnoticeable and left out of things. It will also appeal to young people who like witty humor and to anyone of a philosophical bent.

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Join Tara Lazar and S.britt Bantering About Normal Norman

| March 10, 2016 | 1 Comment
Join Tara Lazar and S.britt Bantering About Normal Norman

Picture book extraordinaire Tara Lazar and the frightfully creative S. Britt interview each other about Normal Norman (Sterling Children’s Books, 2016), a laugh-out-loud book that explores the meaning of normal through the study of an exceptionally strange orangutan.

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The Little Mouse Santi, by David Eugene Ray | Dedicated Review

| February 22, 2016 | 1 Comment
The Little Mouse Santi, by David Eugene Ray | Dedicated Review

The Little Mouse Santi is an inspiring tale that teaches us that, with a little courage, we can all be whoever we want to be. It’s definitely the cat’s meow!

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My Adventures in Sillyville, by Richard Klein | Dedicated Review

| January 29, 2016 | 2 Comments
My Adventures in Sillyville, by Richard Klein | Dedicated Review

My Adventures in Sillyville is a zippy tale written in rhyme about a young boy’s daydream. Reminiscent of Dr. Seuss’s Wacky Wednesday, many things are topsy-turvy in Sillyville.

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Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh | Book Review

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh | Book Review

Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh, is an incredibly funny book—anyone who has ever felt like an outsider will certainly relate to Harriet.

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Five Family Favorites with Linda Ashman, Author of Over the River & Through the Wood

| November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Five Family Favorites with Linda Ashman, Author of Over the River & Through the Wood

In looking at the list, the common themes seem to be naughtiness and humor—especially of the silly, slapstick variety. So here goes:

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Emma Shevah, the author of Dream on, Amber | Speed Interview

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Emma Shevah, the author of Dream on, Amber | Speed Interview

Which five words best describe Dream On, Amber?

Oh boy. That’s tricky. How about warm, witty, heartbreaking, upbeat and booyakasha.

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