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“Hey, that’s not like it was in the movie…”

“Hey, that’s not like it was in the movie…”

By Katy Bowman I have to say, I was proud of my son when we took him to see The Hobbit a couple of months ago. “That wasn’t in the book,” he said several times during the movie. My husband had read him the book a few months before, and he is only five, so(…)

Sharon Short, My One Square Inch of Alaska – Author Interview

Sharon Short, My One Square Inch of Alaska – Author Interview

Tell us a bit about your family and growing up in the Dayton area. I’m a native Daytonian, growing up south of town in the suburb of Centerville. I fell in love with books early on; one of the stories my dear dad still loves to tell is of keeping a box in the front seat of his(…)

I Survived – 3rd and 4th Grade Reading Recommendations

I Survived – 3rd and 4th Grade Reading Recommendations

Is your child into historical happenings? Check out the book series by Lauren Tarshis. These are stories with fictional characters set in historical happenings. They are on a 3rd to 4th grade reading level. They have about 86 pages each, some actual photos in the backs of some of the books, an author’s page that(…)

Dog Diaries – A Recommended Read for Kids

Dog Diaries – A Recommended Read for Kids

Looking for a great new book series for the kids, check out this recommendation from a local elementary school librarian. There is a new series out called Dog Diaries!  These are even better than the horse diaries (and I loved the horse diaries)! Dog Diaries (by Beth Klimo) are books told from the dogs view,(…)

The Iddly Widdly Fiddly WHAT?

The Iddly Widdly Fiddly WHAT?

By Darci Jordan I have found the perfect books for little boys (and maybe some little girls, too)! If you enjoy reading with your kids, you aren’t prudish about bodily functions and you enjoy hearing your little ones giggle, then “The Iddly Widdly Fiddly Poo!” (Characteristix) is the book for you! Awarded the Stinkiest Book(…)

Seven Wonders:  Book 1 – The Colossus Rises

Seven Wonders: Book 1 – The Colossus Rises

According to the author, It’s a “combustible mix of ordinary kids thrown into an extraordinary world of mystical settings, history humor, science, odd characters, and a barefoot burping giant named Torquin.”   This fast-paced tween series about four friends on an epic quest to unlock the secrets of an ancient world has already received high praise(…)