Kid Lit: Don’t Forget Dexter!

Don't Forget Dexter! by Lindsay Ward

Don’t Forget Dexter! by Lindsay Ward is a terrific new picture book that checks all the boxes. It’s funny. It’s emotional. It’s relatable (for kids and adults). And it breaks the fourth wall by addressing the reader directly. The text is written in different font sizes to indicate Dexter’s voice volume. And the illustrations are super […]

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So…where have I been?

Basketball Christopher

Life has gotten busy lately, so blogging has taken a back seat. I am really going to try to change that. I miss writing. I miss chatting with people online. I’m still here – reading, parenting, and living my life. There are some things that are eating into my time lately. Parent Organizing at School […]

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Migrating to WordPress

I’ve been wanting to change this site over to WordPress since I started my other blog, Opinionated Book Lover, in August 2016. Since I haven’t been posting lately, I figured now would be a good time to do it. My goal is to complete the transfer by the end of January. What that means… I […]

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Juvenile Pile: Series and Seeking

As usual I have a combination of independent reads and read aloud books to share with you this month. We’re still struggling to get through Christopher’s assigned 20 minutes of reading, and we skip it at least a couple of times a week. We’re back to reading at bedtime because life is too busy, but […]

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Kid Lit: When a Wolf Is Hungry

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  When a Wolf Is Hungry by Christine Naumann-Villemin Published August 7, 2017. Goodreads Summary: A darkly humorous tale with a twist ending   Edmond Bigsnout, lone wolf that he is, loves his solitary cabin in the woods. But lately […]

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Great Reads – October 2017

I only have three books to share this month. I’ve read a couple of other good ones lately, but I’m a little behind on posting reviews. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Viv’s mom was a […]

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Kid Lit: Priscilla Pack Rat

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  Priscilla Pack Rat: Making Room for Friendship by Claudine Crangle Published on March 13, 2017. Goodreads Summary: Priscilla has a knack for finding the best and prettiest things. But when tasked with choosing a birthday gift for her friends, she finds it […]

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Happy Halloween!

So I kind of forgot that it was Halloween today because we had trick or treating on Sunday. I thought it would be fun to share Halloween pictures from the last 7 years. 2017 – Charizard (Pokemon) 2016 – Squirtle (Pokemon) 2015 – Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) 2014 – Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) […]

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