Review: The Pirate Pig

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If you have been reading my posts on Books in Bloom for a while, you have read about my daughter as a pre-schooler and as a kindergartener. Well, she is now a second… Continue reading

All Dogs Go to Heaven

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I am a dog person (check out my other doggy posts here and here). No apologies, no regrets—well, except maybe for the “lived-on” look of my couch. And while I love the look… Continue reading

Review: Burning Midnight

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Burning Midnight has been my latest book that I have brought with me everywhere to read whenever I have time. This book has an intriguing premise about the near future where colored spheres… Continue reading

Ferris Wheel Day

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February 14th is not just a day for love; it’s also a day to celebrate Ferris Wheels!  This date in February marks the birthday of George Washington Ferris, engineer and designer of the… Continue reading

Series Review: Weird America

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I have always been fascinated with the odd, the weird, and the bizarre. I was the kid that could be found scouring the Guinness Book of World Records for interesting minutiae, reading Ripley’s… Continue reading

Tale of Rescue Giveaway — Contest Closed

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A cold and snowy winter may be keeping many of us indoors, but if your young readers are still craving adventure despite the weather, hand them The Tale of Rescue. This adventure story… Continue reading

Another’s Point of View: A Guest Post by Michael Rosen

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The latest post in our series of author guest posts will appeal to dog lovers, poetry lovers, or anyone curious about where stories come from. In this post, Michael Rosen shares how his… Continue reading

Review: Watch Out for Flying Kids!

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Young performers of Circus Harmony in St. Louis, Missouri and the Galilee Circus in Israel pushed the boundaries of working together. Since  many of us have been in awe of the acrobatic feats… Continue reading

The Greatest

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  Yesterday, Muhammad Ali turned 74 years old.  Known simply as “The Greatest”, Ali transcended boxing to become an important social, cultural, political, and religious figure over the past 50 years. Growing up… Continue reading

More Picture Books to Make You Look Closely

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Once again I can’t help but be charmed by picture books that make readers look closely at the illustrations to get the full story. Last fall I shared Sam and Dave Dig a… Continue reading