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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My Day, Monday: Youth Media Awards!

This is an exciting day for book lovers. Today the American Library Association announced the Youth Media Awards at their conference in Atlanta. For those of us with To Be Read book stacks that rival the Empire State Building, it can be an unsettling time. How can I add even one more book to my …

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Take Action Tuesday: Environment

I got this book as a Christmas gift last year. I honestly didn't even know what the topic was when I picked up the book. I began reading and realized this one was hitting close to home. Jennifer Haigh's book "Heat and Light," takes place in a town called Bakerton which had been built on …

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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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Take Action Tuesday: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

One of the things I love about books is the worlds they can introduce you to. I am someone who swan dives fully into a book, swimming through its pages, coming up for air only when I necessary. I am fortunate that my son is the same way and I have to say that it …

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