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Archive for ‘September, 2013’

Duck on a Bike: It’s Impossible to Resist this Ride

There are some books best read at bedtime. Others in the morning, over breakfast. There are books for thunderstorms, books for sick days, books for reading…


Baby Bear is Back!

Baby Bear Counts One by Ashley Wolff (Beach Lane Books, 2013) was released this week, and I found the copy I had ordered online tucked inside…


A Short Story: Finding I Am Bunny

About a year ago, an older man pulled up to our driveway while I was outside playing with my kids and said, “Excuse me. Do you…


The (Breakfast) Table is Turned in Monster, Be Good! Monsters, Part II

Speaking of monsters… We’ve invited them to breakfast! Monster, Be Good!, by Natalie Marshall (Blue Apple Books, 2013) is short, interactive, and fun; the perfect addition…


The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot: Monsters Part I

Last spring, when the buzz about The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot by Scott Magoon (Simon & Schuster, 2013) was buzziest, I bought it. But then, because the…


Early Fall Favorite: Sophie’s Squash

Our Cottonwood leaves are turning brown and crinkly. There are splashes of yellow on the Ash. This morning the air was cool enough we needed sweaters…