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Kid’s Book Review (Summer Reading Edition): The Hero’s Guide To Saving Your Kingdom
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Kid’s Book Review (Summer Reading Edition): The Hero’s Guide To Saving Your Kingdom

While it doesn’t pervade every morsel of my writing on OWTK, I make it no secret here: I dislike capital P princess culture. A lot. So when I heard of a three book series based on, or at least incorporating, the princess big 4 (Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rapunzel), […]

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Waiting With My Milk Toof At The Dentist

What do I get for being early? An extra long wait, that’s what. And me doesn’t like any waits, let alone those of the elongated variety. Yet there we were, in the lobby of the dentist at 5:50pm for dual 6:00pm appointments. While we waited, until 6:25pm I should add […]

RIP Maurice Sendak
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RIP Maurice Sendak

Legendary children’s author & illustrator Maurice Sendak has died. As a hopeful kid’s book author myself and as a fan of the outlandish in what we read together as a family, a hearty thank you from me to you, Mr. Sendak.  You pushed boundaries and shattered expectations with your work […]

Mr. Putter & Tabby – An Early Reader Chapter Book Series To Grow Old With
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Mr. Putter & Tabby – An Early Reader Chapter Book Series To Grow Old With

It’ll help if you and/or your kids have or have had a memorable grandpa and/or if you and/or your kids have or have had a meaningful relationship with a feline. If one or more of those scenarios are true then you and your kids are going to fall right in love […]

Kid’s Book Review: Chloe, Instead by Micah Player
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Kid’s Book Review: Chloe, Instead by Micah Player

CHLOE, INSTEAD by MICAH PLAYER Those with younger sibling experience have all been there – getting all fingers-cross-y that the round mound inside mummy’s tummy is a carbon copy to share in all that you yourself find fanciful.  But a funny thing happened on the way home from the hospital; […]

iPad App For Kids Review: Millie and The Lost Key & Mille Was Here
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iPad App For Kids Review: Millie and The Lost Key & Mille Was Here

Millie and the Lost Key and Millie Was Here are the digital equivalents of those always-enjoyable Highlights for Kids Magazines; a diverse entertainment bonanza in a tightly wrapped, colorful package. Equal parts story, You Tube animal-videos-gone-viral, and a mini-arcade, the Millie ebooks are so much more than books. The abundant […]

iPhone App Review: Tales2Go Happy Holidays Edition
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iPhone App Review: Tales2Go Happy Holidays Edition

We’re already huge Tales2Go fans here in OWTK-land, having enjoyed hearing American Girl stories, Clifford, Ivy & Bean, and Clementine books, as well as Henry & Mudge tales during our many road trip adventures. Now, just in time for the grueling Holiday travel season, comes the brand new, stand-alone Tales2Go […]

Kid’s Book Review: Ivy & Bean Book 8 “No News Is Good News”
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Kid’s Book Review: Ivy & Bean Book 8 “No News Is Good News”

IVY & BEAN “NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS” (BOOK 8) by Annie Barrows + Sophie Blackall The latest installment in Barrows’ + Blackall’s whip smart chapter book series for girls 6-10 is a cautionary tale…for dads everywhere.  “No News Is Good News”, an entertaining romp for young readers, doubles as […]

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