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Book Review: Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Fortunately, the Milk

By: Neil Gaiman (Illustrations by Skottie Young)

Publisher: HarperCollins (September 2013)

Reading Level: Ages 8-12

Book Blurb

“I bought the milk,” said my father. 343 more words

Book Reviews

Year One Re-Post #12: Alvin Ho

Originally published in November 2013. There are very few chapter books with Asian protagonists, so Alvin is a welcome young man in the chapter book genre.  403 more words

Marty Mokler Banks

#NationalDogDay Reading Activity

When I found out it was National Dog Day, I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea to mention it to my kids. After all, they’ve been begging for a dog for several years now – to no avail. 377 more words


Year One Re-Post #11: The Year of Billy Miller

Originally published in April 2014. Definitely one of my favorites and a breakthrough for chapter books: this award winner caught the eye of more than the chapter book crowd. 399 more words

Marty Mokler Banks

Taking Your Time

Mom has to take her time when she makes a story. It’s OK to write it quickly, but then comes the hard work, which is revising, and that part is slow. 204 more words

Children's Literature

The World's Crummiest Umbrella

Good evening folks!

I couldn’t be more pleased to announce the official release of my first picture book, The World’s Crummiest Umbrella! This is a story I have wanted to share for some time and I am finally able to thanks to the fantastic folks over at… 347 more words