Best Book I Have Not Read

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Snow Day Reading February 9, 2010

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Yeah for snow!
Yeah for Snow Day Reading!
I’m reading A Million Shades of Gray by Cynthia Kadohata, Newbery award winning author for Kira-Kira

Those boxes can just wait.


Yeah-a book give-away July 5, 2009

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Check out the Sluggers Giveaway at The Children’s Book Review! I found it in a Tweet-

I LOVE Loren Long’s books, especially the redone The Little Engine That Could

You have until July 12th to enter.


Hotel for Dogs-A Childhood Favorite that didn’t disappoint March 2, 2009

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I loved the book Hotel for Dogs as a child and read everything by Lois Duncan. I was a little worried the movie would be a big bore, but the kids could hardly wait to see it. They haven’t both wanted to go to the same movie in a long time. 

Not only was the movie entertaining, but from a parenthood standpoint, it was very touching to look over to see both my son and daughter snuffling when the siblings were separated through foster care. See they do love each other! 

I’m not a big fan of books turned into movies, but this one is worth seeing with your kiddos!


New Books to blast me out of the blahs February 16, 2009

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Ron’s Big Mission by Rosa Blue and Corinne J. Naden

Illustrated by Dan Tate 











The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers










Bye-Bye Crib by Alison McGhee, Illlustrated by Ross MacDonald



Inkheart October 27, 2008

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Seems like it’s a year of making books into movies. I found this preview of Inkheart, another book I’ve enjoyed that I hope they don’t mess up by making a book that is not true to the original story.


How does a hurricane hit Ohio? September 16, 2008

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Here we are in central Ohio. Day 3 of no power, no water, and no great news from AEP. I’m not a pessimist but I do not think we’ll get it back until after the weekend. I’ve never actually seen anything like it even with that big ice storm several years ago. I think part of it was that it wasn’t expected. I certainly would not have let my daughter go horseback riding in dangerous winds or have set out to take a friend’s son to choir practice. It seemed a little windy but when we got into the village, there was already a huge tree down in town and the power was out. No school again tomorrow as there are electric lines down all over near the elementary school and no power to much of the county. No ice or bottled water or D batteries to be had. I’m going to try to upload a photo and have figured out how to type one-fingered on my husband’s iphone.


Helping children or friends with grief September 11, 2008

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Griefwatch has a website that goes along with the book Tear Soup. It is definitely worth checking out. A video for Tear Soup was also just released.