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Go the Way of the Warrior Kid And Win An Awesome $200 Giveaway
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Go the Way of the Warrior Kid And Win An Awesome $200 Giveaway

It was an ever present threat levied during my lazy, underachieving childhood. My dad would never have done it. I think. At the very least, my mom wouldn’t have let him send her baby away, but I heard the foreboding words ‘Valley Forge Military Academy’ a whole awful lot as […]

These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Dads
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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Dads

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Reading books on the Kindle app on iPads These are a few of our favorite dads. My sincerest apologies to both Rodgers and Hammerstein for the musical theater crimes I’ve just committed, but the opportunity to […]

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!

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.  […]

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), […]

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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The New Favorite Thing

Yeah, yeah.  So it might be narcissistic of her but the Bear’s new favorite pre-bedtime ritual is hearing me read aloud from the book I am writing about, well, her. And her sister. You see, I offer something Steig, Sendak, Yolen, and Krosoczka don’t and can’t.  Sure, they’ve got talent […]

Kid’s Book Review: Marty McGuire
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Kid’s Book Review: Marty McGuire

MARTY MCGUIRE by Kate Messner Illustrations by Brian Floca It’s no secret I’m not into princess culture.  Neither is the precocious 3rd grade girl Marty McGuire.  But when Annie, her best crayfish-catching bud, strays to the dark, er, pink side and when her confidence, energy, and strong voice lands her […]

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