shark girl

Shark Girl: We’re gonna need a bigger boat

My little girl has been consumed by a shark obsession. She is SHARK GIRL. She even has a shark poster on her wall. Those cute little stains around her face are evidence of her other current obsession: frozen blueberries. and what book could consume her attention so completely? eek! how did she get her hands …

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who in this room

Who in this room

I went straight to the bookstore after I got the “I’m sorry it’s cancer” phone call; surely amongst all the wisdom coded into letters and words, pressed to paper, and bound to books, would be some little snippet that would tell me how to move forward.   Since that day I’ve read a lot of books about …

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Book Review: A Good Hard Look by Ann Napolitano

Flannery O’Connor was not kind to the characters she created for her stories; they were deeply flawed, and in need of redemption. Ann Napolitano does not spare Flannery of those characteristics in her own novel, A Good Hard Look. It takes a certain level of confidence to fictionalize the last months of a famous American novelist’s life. Napolitano …

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Why Mommy can’t read

My father built floor to ceiling cupboards along the walls when he closed in the garage of my childhood home.  The top shelf of these storage units was four feet from the ceiling, just enough space for a fourth grader to comfortably nest.  I would climb to that top shelf with a blanket, a pillow, …

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My Little Librarian

This little one loves books

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