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What Would Madame Defarge Knit?
What a great book! Beautiful patterns, fun text, and web extras to boot! It's exactly the high quality I expected from a project put together by Heath ...more
Jun 06, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
What Else Would Madame Defarge Knit
I was so excited when this book arrived in the mail the other day! I sat down and read through it right away, over an evening and the next afternoon. ...more
May 23, 2013
May 24, 2013
The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes: Personalize Your Craft with Organic Colors from Acorns, Blackberries, Coffee, and Other Everyday Ingredients
Good beginner instructions. Includes a supply list, which I found very helpful. Has instructions for using mordants as well as a few recommendations f ...more
Mar 29, 2014
Apr 07, 2014
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Everything I have ever wanted from a modern fairy tale. And if you know me, you know I want a lot.

Beautiful, insightful, and tragic.

There's just some
Jul 2013
Apr 24, 2013
Colors from Nature: Growing, Collecting, and Using Natural Dyes
Good ref chart for what plants give which colors, and another good one for mordants. The charts assume big batches of dye, though, meaning you'll have ...more
Mar 29, 2014
Apr 07, 2014
It's not a perfect book, but I loved it. If magic were real, I believe it would look very much like Agnieszka's does.

I'm sad for it to be done, but I
Jul 10, 2015
Jun 12, 2015
BiblioCraft: The Modern Crafter's Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects
I requested this book from my library, because obviously, but I need to get my own copy. It's fantastic! There is so much information in here about ge ...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Higglety Pigglety Pop!: Or There Must Be More to Life
What a strange story. I'm not sure quite what to make of it. It has Sendak's wonderful rhythms, and of course his amazing illustrations. Jennie is not ...more
Jan 31, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
Terry Jones' Fairy Tales
I wanted to love this book - I grabbed it off of a display shelf in the children's library, and even renewed it once. It's exactly the kind of book I ...more
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 08, 2013
The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name
I loved this book. I'm hugely interested in what antiquarian maps tell us about the cultural context in which they were made. And here, an entire book ...more
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Apr 28, 2011
Gilberto and the Wind
Used for LEAP into Science lesson (2nd grade): Catch the Wind

A completely charming story of a little boy and his friendship with the wind, who is a fi
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Apr 28, 2013
In the Night Kitchen
We borrowed this book from the library so many times, that finally Grandma Bev bought us a copy.

This story has so much charm and magic, and as always
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Feb 01, 2014
Why Birds Sing: A Journey Into the Mystery of Birdsong
After two attempts, I have to put this book down. It promised me science, it promised me music, but all it's delivering, after more than two chapters, ...more
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Apr 29, 2014
The Runaway Beard: A Hairy Tale
I'm not sure I've ever laughed so much during story time as I did while the librarian read this book today. And it comes with a beard to wear! Which s ...more
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Feb 01, 2014
When Elephant met Giraffe
Elephant doesn't always understand Giraffe, but that doesn't mean they can't be friends.
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Mar 01, 2014
The Lottery
Read this in 8th grade - it's one of the books that opened my eyes to what literature can do.
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Apr 12, 2012
Isolde, Queen of the Western Isle (Tristan and Isolde, #1)
"Any rider coming from Ireland had to pass this way." made me raise my eyebrow.

Merlin musing on his lifetimes (plural, of course) of waiting, then say
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Oct 05, 2011
Dragons Love Tacos
A fun, silly story about throwing a taco party for your new dragon friends.
Nov 21, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
Very interesting and engaging. I love to see how scientific knowledge changes and improves over time. With neurosurgery, it's mostly a long tale of un ...more
Jun 10, 2014
May 23, 2014
The Mouse and the Apple
A little mouse's patience is rewarded.
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Sep 21, 2013
House of Leaves
This is one of my very favorite books, an example of postmodern literature at its best. Be warned, this is not a book that can be read casually. As wi ...more
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Apr 21, 2011
How to Shake the Other Man
I won this book from the First Reads program.

What a beautiful novella. Atmospheric and reflective storytelling dealing with the fallout of rejection a
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May 06, 2013
The Steady Running of the Hour
I won a copy of this book from the FirstReads program.

Even though the cover is marked as an Advance Reader's Edition, with a release date of 5/6/14 pr
Jul 13, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
I honestly don't know what to say about this book. I am not good at reading graphic novels. I feel like I missed something vital.

I'll have to give it
Jul 24, 2015
Oct 08, 2014
Hermelin: The Detective Mouse
One of our favorite library finds. I sincerely hope Mini Grey writes more stories about this little mouse detective.
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Jun 20, 2015
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
I LOVE this book. And the sequel. Book 3 just came out, but my library doesn't have it yet.

I love Cat Valente.
Nov 11, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
Etta and Otto and Russell and James
I loved everything about this book. It's soft and quiet, floating, never hurried, and so beautifully sad.
Apr 05, 2015
Feb 04, 2015
The Woman in White
Listened to on CraftLit - various readers, commentary by Heather Ordover.
Oct 06, 2012
May 29, 2011
One Summer: America, 1927
Audio book, read by the author.
Dec 30, 2014
Nov 25, 2013
Chu's Day at the Beach
Just as lovely as I'd hoped!
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Apr 01, 2015
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