My Day, Monday: The Power of the Graphic Novel

Growing up I had an older brother (still do, actually) who did NOT like to read books. Picking up a book for fun was absolutely unimaginable for him. And then make it a book that was REQUIRED for school? Torture. But it doesn't mean he didn't read. His lifeline was comic books. He collected comic …

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Guest Review: “Book Scavenger”

In less than a week the second book in the "Book Scavenger" series, "The Unbreakable Code," will be released. In honor of the occasion I'm turning the blog over today to my 12-year-old son/guest blogger. He is a kid who was practically born with a book in his hand, who, as I've mentioned before, exchanges …

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Friday Flicks: Series of Unfortunate Events

I wouldn't normally do this, but I must advise that you close this browser window immediately and begin watching "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" on Netflix right now. Go ahead. I'll wait. It will only take you eight hours or so to get through it. I will confess that I have only read …

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Picture Book Weekends: Sit-In

It's Black History Month and I am fortunate that our local library is full of engaged, enthusiastic librarians who curate amazing collections. I wish I had taken a picture of their Black History Month display. I think my favorite part was the biography of Beyonce that was next to the biography of Maya Angelou. That …

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