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This is the second graphic novel adaptation of a young adult novel that I've read recently. The first was Artemis Fowl which I liked and now this one. ...more
Jul 20, 2008
Jul 20, 2008
Staying Pure (Payton Skky, #1)
This evening I've been reading steadily about a high school senior who wants to stay pure and not have sex with her boyfriend. He isn't as into his fa ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 18, 2007
Sing You Home
To be honest I've only read one other Jodi Picoult book, "My Sister's Keeper" but she is WILDLY popular with readers at the library where I work so I ...more
Jan 31, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
Creepy Carrots!
Update: read this to kids during storytimes this week and it's a lot of fun! Not only for kids but their grown-ups appreciate it even more! One of the ...more
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
Teenage Love Affair
This was the second time I tried reading this book. The first time, during the summer, a teen patron asked for the book and rather than put it on hold ...more
Oct 19, 2010
Oct 19, 2010
Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History
Wow. This is an amazing story that I first learned about watching the documentary entitled "Traces of the Trade" which was brought to my attention bec ...more
Feb 12, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
A Snowy Owl Story
What a cool story! The illustrations are top-notch and this title proves that the format does not define content: this is a board book that can be enj ...more
Apr 03, 2015
Apr 03, 2015
The Good House
In my ongoing efforts to switch things up and read from all sorts of genres as well as for adults and kids, I picked up this book from the free table ...more
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
This another book that I received after subscribing to the online newsletter, Shelf Awareness. It's designed for booksellers but I know of at least on ...more
Jul 2008
Jun 01, 2008
My African Horse Problem
When my book group met last month one of our members proposed two books (almost three, to be honest) all with the same theme: she personally knew the ...more
Apr 12, 2009
Apr 11, 2009
The Mapmaker's Children
Despite the frustration of my trip to Florida being delayed last week, I was VERY happy to get this book in the mail so I could read it while travelin ...more
Mar 10, 2015
Mar 13, 2015
The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the People Who Raised Them
This shouldn't come as a surprise that Amy Dickinson, the woman who "replaced" Ann Landers as the advice columnist for the Chicago Tribune, has a flai ...more
Dec 31, 2008
Dec 22, 2008
Old Salty Dog
It's really easy to justify looking at children's picture books when you are a children's librarian. Add to that the fact that I am a grandmother (gra ...more
Sep 20, 2014
Sep 20, 2014
Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing
Although this is presented as a children's biography with its picture book size format and copious illustrations, I'm sure that a LOT of librarians ar ...more
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
Darth Vader and Son
It might go without saying but I do believe that if you're not a fan of the Star Wars movies, you may not appreciate this book. But, then again, if yo ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
Daddy Sat on a Duck
Despite having chosen this book for the collection myself, I hesitated for a moment when it arrived, this just another book about bodily ...more
Apr 28, 2015
Apr 28, 2015
Laura Rider's Masterpiece
What can I say? I was excited to read the ARC of Jane Hamilton's newest book because I've read her fiction before and liked it but nowadays I'm just n ...more
Jan 03, 2009
Jan 01, 2009
When Wanderers Cease to Roam: A Traveler's Journal of Staying Put
WOW! What a cool book this is and what a great pick-me-up it was on a gray November Monday when I peered into my work mailbox and saw a padded envelop ...more
Nov 11, 2008
Nov 12, 2008
Ninja Red Riding Hood
A re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood, told in verse and with ninja-skills?! Excellent! Would love to read this one at a storytime. In the meantime, ...more
Dec 17, 2014
Dec 17, 2014
Ava and Pip
Sisters can rush to the others' defense as quickly as they can tease each other. Ava tries to do the right thing and writes a thinly disguised story a ...more
May 14, 2014
May 10, 2014
Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship
An interesting take on a story about an apple. When a worm pokes out of Mac the apple, he is happy to welcome Will as his friend. But other apples mak ...more
Oct 2014
Oct 02, 2014
The Wishing Year: An Experiment in Desire
This is a book that I borrowed from the library and when it came in, I started reading it at dinner even though I had at least three other books alrea ...more
Aug 10, 2008
Aug 06, 2008
All the Light We Cannot See
The highest compliment one can pay to an audiobook is when you stay in your car and continue listening despite being hungry or tired after a day of wo ...more
Jan 23, 2015
Jan 09, 2015
The Tragic Tale of Mr. Moofs
Update: We were eager to read Rick's book, so Tom and I both downloaded it to our Kindle (or app) and read through it back in November. When it came t ...more
Nov 04, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
Bow-Wow's Nightmare Neighbors
This book is truly a cat and mouse game! When the cats next door play a trick on Bow-wow, things go from bad to worse!
Dec 31, 2014
Dec 31, 2014
Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and Baby's First Foods
This may seem a strange book for me to be reading since my youngest son is 17 but my oldest son is 23 and married so I may be a grandmother sometime i ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 22, 2009
How Not to Act Old: 185 Ways to Pass for Phat, Sick, Hot, Dope, Awesome, or at Least Not Totally Lame
Interesting story about this book: I read an excerpt in a major magazine that appeals to women over the age of 40 and I didn't get it. I readily admit ...more
Dec 06, 2009
Dec 07, 2009
Water Baby
This is the most impressive graphic novel that I have read from the Minx imprint. This story about a Florida surfer girl who loses her leg to a shark ...more
Jul 18, 2008
Jul 18, 2008
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
My first introduction to writer Angela Johnsonwas reading her novel for teens The First Part Last. This novel features urban teens with real life prob ...more
Dec 31, 2014
Dec 31, 2014
Getting a copy of this ARC at BEA was the highlight of the day for me! And reading it on a hot June day was the highlight of today. When I was walking ...more
Jun 08, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
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