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Chatting with The Parchment Girl: Over Twenty Book Recommendations
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Chatting with The Parchment Girl: Over Twenty Book Recommendations

Yep, that’s my face over at The Parchment Girl as her monthly Featured Book Blogger. Her interview questions were so good I dropped over twenty book titles that are favorites or recommendations. Plus I admit openly to being a pop culture failure and that despite my mother’s delicious and fantastically creative efforts with homemade icing on cakes, I … Continue reading

Saturday Snuggles (New Release): The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires
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Saturday Snuggles (New Release): The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires

(I received an e-ARC of The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do from the publisher and NetGalley for review consideration.) When you head to the library or bookstore this weekend with the kiddos, keep an eye out for The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do written and illustrated by Ashley Spires. It comes out today! I have two little Lou’s in my … Continue reading

Saturday Snuggles: When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner
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Saturday Snuggles: When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

When you head to the library or bookstore this weekend with the kiddos, keep an eye out for When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner and illustrated by David Catrow. When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner is a recent release. In rhymes of a seussical nature, thought without the made-up words, Turner explores all … Continue reading

Book Note: Counting Descent by Clint Smith
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Book Note: Counting Descent by Clint Smith

Counting Descent by Clint Smith caught my attention on social media when two separate poems were posted at different times. The two poems, “How to Make an Empty Cardboard Box Disappear in Ten Steps” and “Zero Gravity”, have noticeably different tones, subjects, and styles but Smith’s dexterity in each to illustrate significance with simplicity is dramatic. I don’t have the … Continue reading

Saturday Snuggles: One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul
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Saturday Snuggles: One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul

When you head to the library or bookstore this weekend with the kiddos, keep an eye out for One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon.  When Isatou is a young girl in Gambia the basket she is carrying tips and breaks. To replace it … Continue reading

Saturday Snuggles: A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts
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Saturday Snuggles: A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts

When you head to the library or bookstore this weekend with the kiddos, keep an eye out for A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Ruben really, really wants a bike. Then he can ride with his friend Sergio. When Ruben recovers a dropped bill in line at Sonny’s Grocery he … Continue reading