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Mermaid Mystery

Hello again, fellow Bookworms!

“I’m on the toilet at the 9:30 Club, and I’m wondering how mermaids pee.”

Isn’t that a brilliant opening line?! People get drawn to books because of their covers (we know we shouldn’t judge books by their covers, but we still do, lol), and often because of the blurb, but a good opening line can do it for you as well! 1,023 more words

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Strega Nona

Obviously there can never be too many good things said about the books of Tomie DePaola, but I have a soft spot for Strega Nona… 113 more words

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Perverse and foolish

I was a voracious reader as a child; I read all the book sin our house, and all the books in the children’s library, before borrowing my mum’s library tickets and having a go at the adult section. 307 more words

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Let's scramble some eggs ... not our kids!

I saw familiar truck in traffic recently, and a had a good giggle. Every time I see a UPS truck it reminds me of  a precious four year old boy in one of my Pre-K classes. 857 more words

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Tiddler by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler


Once there was a fish and his name was Tiddler…

And so begins this wonderful rhyming picture book from the author and illustrator combination that gave us The Gruffalo. 171 more words

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Dr. White

We’ve all heard of the miraculous ways animals can help sick people get well, but I was surprised to find I had a book about it at school. 225 more words

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Author Spotlight: Sara Varon

This has gone on long enough. It is high time we discussed Sara Varon.

Last year, Varon released a collection of short stories, comics, and journal entries that discuss her creative process called… 847 more words

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