Young readers have a new heroine
Jennifer Minicus | Jan 9 2017 | comment  
A bright new series for beginner readers

I have nothing to wear!
Jennifer Minicus | Oct 18 2016 | comment  
A picture book for budding fashion designers

Young girl wants to fit in with her peers
Jane Fagan | Jan 4 2016 | comment  
Cleo is going to a birthday party.

Best books for girls ages 10-12
Jocelyne Freundorfer | Oct 27 2015 | comment  
A school librarian provides a list of suggested titles.

Family feud
Tim Golden | Jan 4 2014 | comment  
Copper has never met her family.

A story that touched millions
Jane Fagan | Dec 31 2013 | comment  
Not your typical inspirational story.

Reverse discrimination evident in children’s book
Jane Fagan | Nov 21 2013 | comment  
A terrible mixture of animals and feminism.

Beholding Bee
Jennifer Minicus | Apr 18 2013 | comment  
Being an orphan is never easy.

This Author Should Be Compulsory Reading
Clare Cannon | Mar 28 2013 | comment  
Not just this one, but all of Spinelli's entertaining books should be compulsory character-development reading.

A Book That Has It All
Clare Cannon | Mar 19 2013 | comment  
Historical Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Family, Music, Art, Culture...

The Silver Nutmeg
Jennifer Minicus | Mar 15 2013 | comment  
Some books beg to be read aloud.

Cam Jansen Mysteries
Emily Castilla | Feb 26 2013 | comment  
Three titles from a mystery series for beginner readers.

Bright Island
Jennifer Minicus | Feb 11 2013 | comment  
A coming of age story for young teen girls.

Alchemy and Meggy Swann
Margaret Hannon | Oct 25 2012 | comment  
An enthusiastic thumbs up

Thimble Summer
Jennifer Minicus | Oct 3 2012 | comment  
Garnet Linden loves life on a Wisconsin farm.

The Midwife’s Apprentice
Margaret Hannon | Sep 25 2012 | comment  
I like to think that a Newbery award winning book is a sure bet.

Jennifer Minicus | Sep 18 2012 | comment  
Everyone knows the key to a great pie is the crust.

The Secret Garden
Tim Golden | Sep 4 2012 | comment  
A timeless classic

Beginning Readers
Jennifer Minicus | Aug 26 2012 | comment  
Parents of avid young readers often ask me for new titles of basic chapter books.

The 100 Cupboards Series
Jennifer Minicus | Jul 15 2012 | comment  
I do not usually enjoy creepy stories, but

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