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Kid Lit Review of “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth” by Oliver Jeffers

I love the dedication of this book: “To my son, Harland: This book was written in the first two months of your life as I tried to make sense of it all for you. These are the things I think … Continue reading

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Review of The “Weregirl” Trilogy by C.D. Bell

Here was my dilemma. I wanted some respite from the horrible news in real life, so what to read? No non-fiction obviously, and no fiction involving missing children, racial discord, corruption, thievery, or vampires (too close to politicians). I practically … Continue reading

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Review of “Victory: 1918” by Alan Palmer

Note: This review is by my husband Jim. In contradistinction to many other histories of World War I, historian Alan Palmer shifts the focus away from the Western Front. Other fields of battle became more salient as the war wound … Continue reading

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Review of “The Washington Decree” by Jussi Adler-Olsen

It would have been much more pleasant to read this newly translated book when it was originally published in Denmark in 2006, so I could have tut-tut-ed over how ridiculous the plot was. Now, it seems all too realistic, depressing … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “”Good Rosie!” By Kate DiCamillo

Rosie, the adorable companion of her owner George, sometimes gets lonely. George comes up with the idea of taking her to the dog park. At first she is afraid and doesn’t like it. She doesn’t even know how to make … Continue reading

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