Throw Back Thursday: Cherry Ames

I'm kind of a sucker for throw back Thursday. I love looking at old photos, funny memories, sweet moments. In deciding my Thursday theme, I thought this would be a good chance to look back at some older books. Some will be classics. Some, like today's, will be decidedly not classics. Some will just evoke …

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Reading for the New Year

My life is definitely made up of 10 minute increments of time these days. This is what happens when you have three kids under the age of 12. (For me that involves three different schools, each with a different start and ending time, including one child who is only half day. It's an adventure.) So, …

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Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

I love books that honor and show value to the incredible imagination that kids are born with. "Iggy Peck, Architect" is one of those books. Iggy is a 2nd grader who has, since birth, been enthralled by buildings and construction. Towers built from diapers, castles of chalk, and a sphinx of mud...Iggy can build anything. …

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Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates

As one would expect, each of my three kids has a unique set of talents and interests. It is always fascinating, though, when they combine those talents to create something together. My son is a storyteller. He was a born talker and loves to delve into the world of imagination. I think this is why …

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Bink & Gollie by Kate Camillo and Alison McGhee

My oldest is an enormous fan of comic book stores. It's like he has an internal GPS that enables him to locate any shop within a 3 mile radius. His interest in these stores started with his love of superheroes but has now grown to include graphic novel adapations of books he loves -- classic …

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