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Words Do Matter—Just Ask Alexander

If you’ve ever been a child, had a child, or visited someone else’s child, you’ve probably heard of Alexander and his Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. 1,653 more words

Ramblings & Reverie

Quick Quotes #103

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands — and then eat just one of the pieces.  – Judith Viorst

In English- Please.


I read this poem at the Sophisticated Boom Boom last week.

The Pleasures of Ordinary Life

I’ve had my share of necessary losses,
Of dreams I know no longer can come true. 201 more words


The Tenth Good Thing About Barney

Author: Judith Viorst

Illustrator: Erik Blegvad

My rating: 3.5 of 5

Barney, the boy’s cat, just died, and the boy is very sad. His mom suggested that he think up ten good things about Barney to say at the funeral. 261 more words

Book Review

Book review: And Two Boys Booed, by Judith Viorst, pictures by Sophie Blackall

Viorst, Judith. Pictures by Sophie Blackall. And Two Boys Booed. Margaret Ferguson Books, 2014. 978-0-374-30302-0. 4-8 yrs. $16.99. P.9, Q. 9.

Sweater inching ever higher to cover his face as it gets closer to his turn to sing at the talent shows the boy isn’t one bit scared. 57 more words

Book Reviews

Lulu's Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Kevin Cornell

Lulu’s Mysterious Mission
by Judith Viorst
illustrated by Kevin Cornell

If you’re looking for a chapter book with a spunky heroine, Lulu is the character for you.   415 more words

Book review: Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever, by Judith Viorst

Viorst, Judith. Alexander, Who’s Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever. Illustrated by Isidre Monés. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014. $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4814-2353-3. 36 pages. Ages 4-8. P7Q8

Book Reviews