Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: The Castle in the Attic

The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop From Miss Sheri at Plymouth and Crestview Can you imagine saying good-bye to a friend who is moving that you have known your whole life?  Would it be easier if that friend … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Family Hitchcock

The Family Hitchcock by Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett From Miss Sheri at Plymouth and Crestview A story of mistaken identity leads to a series of hilarious twists and turns for one family on vacation. Despite the objections from his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Turtle in Paradise

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm From Miss Melia at Main In 1935, money is tight and mothers do what they have to do to make ends meet. For Turtle’s mother, that means sending her child away to live … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jules Feiffer!

Today we celebrate the birthday of Jules Feiffer! This extraordinary author has not only written and illustrated numerous books for children, but he has also illustrated comics, written novels, plays and screenplays, and has garnered many awards for his body … Continue reading

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It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Take a moment today and reflect on one of the greatest Americans this country has ever known.  A man of humility and quiet dignity, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on because of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bottle Houses

Bottle Houses: The Creative World of Grandma Prisbrey by Melissa Eskridge Slaymaker From Miss Melia at Main Have you ever heard of a bottle village? While it could represent many things, the bottle village in Bottle Houses: The Creative World … Continue reading

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New Year–New Books

Happy New Year!  We highlighted the best gift books and holiday books last month, and hopefully you got lots of new things to read for the new year!  But if you didn’t, you can come check out all the shiny … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Bad Kitty Christmas

A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel From Miss Abby at Madison Bad Kitty is at it again, only now it is Christmas time. In alphabetical order, you learn all the naughty things that Bad Kitty did to the Christmas … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Borrowers

The Borrowers by Mary Norton From Miss Abby at Madison Have you ever wondered where all those little lost things go to in a house? All the safety pins and needles and string and little boxes and thread and a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Marc Brown!

Today is Marc Brown‘s birthday! Best known for his Arthur the Aardvark series, Mr. Brown has made a career out of writing and illustrating children’s books. He grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art. It … Continue reading

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