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Best Books, Lately (Part 2)

The very best book I read this summer was It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, by Firoozeh Dumas. It’s a semi-autobiographical, but fictional story about a preteen Iranian girl in the late ’70s. 589 more words

Wednesday Writers' Cafe: what's your tune?

Last week Bri posted a Dragon Cloud on something that’s entirely familiar to us all, and yet effects each one of us in different, wonderful ways. 235 more words


Birthday Shopping for My 'Tween Bookworm

I love buying books as gifts. What else can provide so much joy for so little money? Okay, the best things in life are free, as they say. 372 more words

Book Recommendations

Me—Smiling At My Book Display At Book Revue, Huntington Village, NY!

What a wonderful day! I got to see my paperbacks on display at Book Revue, Huntington Village, NY. If you haven’t been there yet, check it out. 35 more words

Book Revue

New School Year!

Hello, Sweeteas,

Happy first day of school!

Lots of new and not-so-new awesome books are waiting for you in our lovely library. Here are links to sites you  should become acquainted with this year (if you haven’t done so already) so you can find books you’ll love: 234 more words

Book Recommendations

Five Star Publication Fall Reading Guide & Bumbling Bea!

Lookie here folks!

Contact me at dhcbaldwin@gmail.com or Bumblingbea.com

The Magic's in the Details

When it comes to kids books, or kids for that matter, it truly is the simple things that count.

This week has been one great big crash course in remembering what it’s like to be a kid — an essential exercise for anyone so fool-hardy as to write for kids as her primary audience. 604 more words