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Book Review – “Dark Life”

On a recommendation from a friend, I took Dark Life by Kat Falls home to read.  I was pleased that Sunday proved to be rainy and dreary.  Indeed, a perfect day for a good read, and I thought Dark Life was better than a “good read”.  Ty is a young boy who lives with his [...]

Read More » | April 4, 2011 | Category: book-reviews | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Sick Day for Amos McGee

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Amos McGee is a very kind zookeeper who takes time with the animal friends that he has.  His sick day at home, proves to be quite interesting.  My sick days aren’t as fun as this one was.  ~ Amy * “A Sick Day for Amos McGee” is also a winner of The Caldecott Medal

Read More » | March 19, 2011 | Category: book-reviews | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

Scaredy-Cat, Splat! Written by Rob Scotton This Halloween, Splat the cat is hoping to win the title of the scariest cat in his class. However, he is sure his chances are low after being scared by a tiny spider and told that his costume and jack-o’-lantern are not that scary. Will Splat go home disappointed, [...]

Read More » | October 23, 2010 | Category: book-reviews, Uncategorized | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Dragonwings Bookstore Fun for Kids Waupaca, WI Spells

Spells By Aprilynne Pike Laurel has been summoned to the Academy of Avalon, a place that had once been her home but which she no longer remembers. She’s been happy to live with her human parents, but after the last troll attacks and the looming threat of more, the time has come to learn more [...]

Araminta Spookie series

Araminta Spookie: My Haunted Houseby Angie Sage Araminta Spookie is a nice young girl who lives in a wonderful old house. In fact, she loves her home; it’s haunted and that’s just the way she likes it! She enjoys the haunted suit of armor known as Sir Horace, and she is fond of her Uncle [...]

Read More » | March 11, 2010 | Category: book-reviews | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Caldecott Honor Book: Marshmallow

MarshmallowWritten and Illustrated by Clare Turlay NewberryOliver the cat has a simple, easy life, and that is just the way he likes it. So what is he suppose to do when his human, Miss Tilly brings home a baby rabbit! While Miss Tilly writes in her first rabbit poem that, “No home’s complete without a [...]

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman

It’s true that Alison Goodman’s new book may be labeled as “fantasy” but Eon: Dragoneye Reborn gives the reader so much more than just a fantasy story. As someone who likes historical fiction, I greatly enjoyed the historical flavor of this book. Goodman notes that Empire of this book is not based on any certain [...]

Our Favorite New Books for All Ages

Louise the Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo and Harry Bliss Talk about adventures! Louise leaves the farm to find excitement and soon meets up with pirates, gets shipwrecked, joins the circus, is chased by a lion, gets kidnapped and imprisoned in a foreign bazaar and survives to tell the tale back on the [...]