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Summer Reading - Fiction

Yesterday I posted this summer’s non-fiction reads. Today, the fiction. Three just for me and two I shared with Tween, since reading aloud with my kiddo remains one of my all-time favorite activities. 516 more words

Seven (Groups of) Questions for JK Rowling

I’ve been on a binge of watching any and all interviews with author JK – Jo – Rowling on YouTube. Why? Hard to say. Of all the writing projects I have in the works* it is the children’s story that engages my interest most at this time. 589 more words


Mission Unstoppable

Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman

Back when the Beaverton School District employed certified librarians in every school and I was just a mom with a son excited about participating in something called OBOB, the inaugural year of a state-wide Battle of the Books in Oregon, the first thing that sold me on the program was the quality of the literature. 297 more words

Grades 3-5 Book Review

Shakespeare Is Everywhere: The Bard vs The Beach

This comes from a book Little Fickle has been reading: Mr. Sunny Is Funny!, by Dan Gutman. Note how Shakespeare is defined as the antithesis of everything fun about summer vacation: 168 more words


What We're Reading This Week


Sewing Basics: All You Need to Know About Machine and Hand Sewing by Sandra Bardwell

Not so fast, said the craft gods when I bought my first sewing machine thinking I’d have a designer knockoff finished in less than a month. 644 more words

What We're Reading This Week

Willie & Me by Dan Gutman (2015)

Willie & Me
by Dan Gutman
HarperCollins, 2015
176 pages

Most baseball fans are familiar with “the shot heard ’round the world.” Bobby Thomson… 294 more words


Fiction Fridays

          If you have read any of my previous Weekend Book Reviews, then you know that I’m an avid reader. I love books and often, if not always, have multiple books open at once. 1,227 more words

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