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Let Them Drink Lolly Water

It has become quite the trend of late to YA shame adult readers. Rather than putting myself up for having each and every word I say analysed to the point that the message is lost I have decided to leave it up to the experts. 27 more words

Nuts to You

Title: Nuts to You
Author/Illustrator: Lynne Rae Perkins
ISBN: 9780060092757
Pages: 259 pages
Publisher/Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, c2014.

I was watching the carefree squirrels when, all at once, one of them jumped onto the end of the bench where I was sitting and looked with interest at me, and then, meaningfully, at my sandwich.

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Children's Fiction


Fright Month Post #1: Let’s Get Scared!

In October, we’ll review books and series that ooze with delicious creepy crawlies, heebie geebies and chilly willies. 269 more words

Marty Mokler Banks

A Tuesday Ten: Peculiar Pigs

I’ve done a number of Tuesday Ten  animal lists, but today’s is all about our porcine pals of the speculative fiction world!


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The Censorship of Death in the Lives of Our Children.

One of the biggest challenges I face as a parent is making decisions about when to have those ‘big talks’ about serious issues with my kids. 934 more words

Parental Ramblings

Minor Demons: Frozen's Anna; or, Romanticizing the Optimist

Hi, I know you were all worried that I fell into the abyss of smiley faces and kawaiiiiii and sunshine from that last post. But it’s OK, I didn’t. 963 more words

Minor Demons

Open Sesame: 9 Picture Books Capture the Great Beauty of Fall

Autumn’s Paintbox: Picture Books That Feature Foliage

It’s that time of year when sweaters come out of hiding, and soup bubbles on the stove, when the cold descends and wood smoke rises, when morning fog gives way to crisp afternoons and long, star-filled nights. 1,017 more words

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