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Reading Aloud Should Not be Just for Children

Michelle Anya Anjirbag is a first year PhD student at the Children’s Literature Centre at Cambridge University.

I don’t remember why it happened, but about a week ago, I ended up sitting on the carpet in my living room while my roommate read to me sections as she browsed the last chapter of a critical text on touch. 759 more words

Children's Literature

Strange Star by Emma Carroll

Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

It was Felix’s job to deliver the invitation.


Switzerland, 1816. On a stormy summer night, Lord Byron and his guests are gathered round the fire.

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#ARC #Review: Big Nate - Silent But Deadly by Lincoln Pierce #graphicnovel #childrenslit

The kids at my school are absolutely nuts about the Big Nate series, I struggle to keep them on the shelves! Not that this is a bad problem for a library, but seeing as I have about 40 copies amongst 300 students and only two that haven’t been checked out I  figured that I should give one a read and see what all the hype is about. 794 more words

Book Review

The Stories We Tell

This time of year (in the Seattle area, at least) I notice a greater representation of multicultural book selections all around me; featured in bookstores, libraries, my child’s scholastic order form from school. 1,650 more words


Is it possible to be addicted to nostalgia?

A little before Christmas I remembered The Box of Delights. I’d only known it as a TV show, on air in 1984 (when I was eight, so I remember the special effects as utterly magical, and viewing it now would likely be crushingly disappointing) but found the book on the library list, and ordered it. 339 more words


The 101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith

“Like many other much-loved humans, they believed that they owned their dogs, instead of realizing that their dogs owned them.”

In order to start off my 2018 reading goal of reading 101 books, I thought it would be appropriate to read Dodie Smith’s…

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Books Into Movies

Day 15 - The Flying Bath

I’m sure anyone reading this blog will recognise the name Julia Donaldson, which is why I was really surprised to find today’s choice, with illustration by David Roberts (who drew our favourite dinosaur!), in Poundland. 297 more words