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A Single Shard - Shaping a Life

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park chronicles the inspirational life of an orphan boy in 12th Century Korea.  His life is shaped not by a single person or event; it is a process that involves influences, circumstances, and desires of course – but also many difficult choices. 167 more words

Newbery Books

A Scream in the Night

After a long day of caring for three of my grandsons and helping my ailing daughter-in-law, I spent some time reading before going to bed last night. 373 more words


Poetry Friday: "Stanzas for a Sierra Morning"

Sometimes when we read a poem there’s an instant connection between us and the poet. Someone we’ve never met, maybe even never heard of, has managed a magical transformation of words into phrases into stanzas that reach into our heart, like the first rays of sunlight bathing the tips of tree branches in its yellow glow. 246 more words


Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs by Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt

Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs
by Linda Sue Park
illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt
Clarion Books

Do you have a young reader who likes to play with words?   278 more words

Book review: Forest of Wonders, by Linda Sue Park

Park, Linda Sue. Forest of Wonders. (Wing and Claw series, book 1.) HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.  $16.99.  ISBN 9780062327383.  343p.  Ages 8 – 12.  Q8P8

Finally a fantasy book based on the art of the apothecary!  136 more words

Book Reviews



My kids have been crazy about Adele for the last few months and singing her hits including, “Hello” non stop. So, “Hello? Can you hear me?” 470 more words


May's Reading Recap

As happens every month, I’ve read a lot of books. Some of them have been for pleasure, and others have been more work based. I want to share with you what I’ve read, and I’d love to hear what you’ve been reading! 85 more words