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A Year Down Yonder - Remarkable Grandma

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck has been one of my favorites from the Newbery list so far.  Set in Illinois, in 1937, it is a city-girl-goes-to-the-country story on the outside, but at the heart, it is the revelation of the remarkable person of Mary Alice’s grandmother. 208 more words

Newbery Books

The Magic of "GREAT!" Beginnings

Spellbinding Firsts

What is it about one book that you can’t put down once you start reading, and another that you can’t get past the first few pages? 803 more words

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Ghomeshi v Bryant

After the trial and acquittal of Jian Ghomeshi much has been written and spoken regarding his lawyer Marie Henein and her work with another famous client, former Ontario Attorney General, Michael Bryant. 2,028 more words

Five More for the Future

Earlier this year I added five anticipated MG novels to my sky high future read list. In just four months I’ve reduced that list to… 847 more words

Book Lists

Twenty Minutes a Day

by Richard Peck

Read to your children
Twenty minutes a day;
You have the time,
And so do they.
Read while the laundry is in the machine;

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How THE BEST MAN Came to Be by Richard Peck

The book was born, or at least begun, on the June day in 2014 when Illinois state legislation implemented same-sex marriage.  I hoped that by the time the book was finished, same-sex marriage would be the law of the land.  354 more words

Author Posts

Young Adult Books

My son gave me a copy of his book, Divergent, by Veronica Roth, copyrighted in 2011, and published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins Books, New York, NY to read. 310 more words