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National Poetry Month Kid Lit Review of “Science Verse” by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

This book teaches science while at the same time is full of fun, providing lots of laughs. Many of the rhymes are take-offs of common songs and poems kids may recognize, such as “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening” … Continue reading

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Review of “Ancillary Mercy” by Ann Leckie

Note: There will necessarily be spoilers for Book One and Book Two in this series, but none for this book. This is Book Three of a series which began with Ancillary Justice, a book that won just about every big … Continue reading

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Review of “Hide and Seek” by Jane Casey

It’s so fun for me to read this YA series by Jane Casey, because it really does seem like these books are written by a totally different author than that of her adult series about Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan. This … Continue reading

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Review of “The Glittering Court” by Richelle Mead

The book opens with the sentence: “I’d never planned on stealing someone else’s life.” If I were the snarky type, I would add to that: “Plot lines, on the other hand, that’s a different story!” This book is a mash-up … Continue reading

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Review of “The Vulture: An Ike Schwartz Mystery” by Frederick Ramsay

This is the tenth book in Ramsay’s series featuring Ike Schwartz, the sheriff of fictional Picketsville, Virginia, a small town some three hours southwest of Washington, D.C. Ike is a former CIA agent, and recently married to Ruth, the wise-cracking … Continue reading

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