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The Imaginary by A. F. Harrold, Illustrated by Emily Gravett

After the end of the semester, I wanted to read something that did not require a lot of thinking. I really didn’t think that The Imaginary… 130 more words


Lego: Legends of Chima Gift Guide over at WhatchaReading!

I’ve been in gift guide mode these days, as I’ve been getting a lot of my holiday shopping done thanks to the Internet (which helps save my sanity and avoid crowds). 171 more words

A short winter's read

While I spend much of my time giving each reader the right book, sometimes I’m given the right book at the right time. A recent class assignment on fairy tales had my daughter placing  205 more words

Leslie Zampetti

The Soldier - Bravery takes many forms.

 The Soldier, by M.G. Higgins (2014, Saddleback Educational Publishing), $7.95, ISBN: 978-1-62250-901-0

Recommended for ages 8-12

Leyla is a 12 year-old girl living in a war-torn area. 225 more words

Tween Reads

Lists, lists, and more lists

No, I’m not talking about Santa’s naughty and nice lists. I’m talking reading lists. These days, everyone’s got lists of the best books of 2014… 448 more words

Musings On Writing

Introducing the fairy tale...Vines

Magic and mystery captivate in this fairy tale of enchantment in the Forbidden Forest. Vera, an enchantress, and Manix, a sardonic wizard, control the forest capturing lost souls. 430 more words