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A Series of Unfortunate Events: Books vs. Netflix Series

(This post contains spoilers of the book series, film and TV series, so if you would like to avoid these, please read on only after watching/reading A Series of Unfortunate Events.) 1,280 more words


Get Ready for Guardians of the Galaxy with a Little Groot Craft Project

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is almost here! It hits theaters next week, and the geeklings and I are so excited!

We have been reading our Guardians of the Galaxy books and channeling our excitement into themed craft projects. 705 more words

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To Read or Not to Read: A Goosebumps Dilemma

The Goosebumps craze begun in 1992 when American author R. L. Stine published the first book of the Goosebumps series, Welcome to Dead House. Loved by children, frowned upon by adults and to be found in nearly every single charity shop you enter for a pound or two. 1,197 more words


Jenna the elephant was so proud by Michael Healy

Jenna the elephant was so proud.

Jenna was an elephant, who came with Royal blood.

His father was so stately, the massive Arjuna was so good. 326 more words


Book review: Pen Pals, by Alexandra Pichard

Pichard, Alexandra. Pen Pals.  Aladdin, 2017. unp.  $17.99. ISBN: 978-1-4814-7247-0. Gr. 2+. P8 Q8

Despite their differences, an ant and an octopus become friends while writing letters back and forth to each other. 121 more words

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Book review: A horse named Steve, by Kelly Collier

Collier, Kelly. A horse named Steve. Kids Can Press, 2017. unp. $16.95. ISBN: 978-1-77138-736-1. Gr. K +. P10 Q8

Steve is a high stepping horse who dreams of being exceptional. 112 more words

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Book review: The secret of the kelpie, by Lari Don, illustrated by Philip Longson

Don, Lari. The secret of the kelpie. Illustrated by Philip Longson.  Picture Kelpies/Floris Books, 2016. Unpaged. $17.95. ISBN 9781782502531. Ages 5-8. P8Q8

In this retelling of a traditional Scottish folk tale, Lari Don gives us the story of brothers and sisters who find a beautiful stray horse and are captured by the kelpie, a fairy shapeshifter, bent on drowning them in the loch.  69 more words

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