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Travel Far And Wide With Gannon & Wyatt PLUS A Giveaway
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Travel Far And Wide With Gannon & Wyatt PLUS A Giveaway

A new middle grade adventure book series should be a hit with girls and boys alike, and you can win all three books (including the newest not in stores until 2014) right now! Hello, holiday gift!

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Growing A Picture Book

Something beautiful happened here the other week. And I’m going to tell you about it now. But first, some background. I am writing, among other things, a children’s picture book. This process is about a year old now, maybe a bit more actually, and there is no end in sight. […]

Man of Steel Day Is Approaching Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
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Man of Steel Day Is Approaching Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

DC Comics has declared June 12 to be Man of Steel Day!  Superman and comic lovers should plan a trip to their local comic book shop to pick up a free copy of ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION comic on Man of Steel Day. Extra goodies will be in […]

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The Queen of Random is Still Curious

My youngest daughter is nicknamed The Mouse, but she is also the Queen of Random. Spouting bizarre bits of nonsense is her trademarked move. She is a positively absurd little girl. Last week, the Queen said to me: “I am still curious about a lot of things.” She couldn’t name […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2013

The first Saturday in May is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing: Free Comic Book Day! Find your local participating comic shop and make plans to attend Free Comic Book Day on May 4th to score cool free stuff from all the major comic publishers, including DC who […]

Picture Book Review: Penguin And Pinecone
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Picture Book Review: Penguin And Pinecone

At their very best, picture books are capable of instilling in the reader a certain kind of warmth, and in the listener, a not-insignificant amount of joy. That is the aim, I think, for most all of them. Well, the ones not trying to cash in on the success of […]

A Tasty Ghost Story for All Ages
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A Tasty Ghost Story for All Ages

The Bake Shop Ghost by Jacqueline K. Ogburn Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman A heartwarming tale of a sly, cantankerous old ghost, a fiery young female baker (an African-American one at that!), a few authentic Italian cannolis, some puff pastry, and a bit of marzipan, that may pull out a few […]

Kid’s Book Greatness: Ivy & Bean Make The Rules
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Kid’s Book Greatness: Ivy & Bean Make The Rules

Ivy and Bean Make the Rules (Book 9) by Annie Barrows + Sophie Blackall Maybe it is because my girls are older than when we first read Book 8 (and, naturally, the previous seven) and, therefore, understand the social/sisterly dynamic of Ivy & Bean more than they ever could before.  […]

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