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a diller, a dollar, a ten o'clock scholar...five books for a new school year

Summer has flown by, hasn’t it?! The school year has begun again for many of you. Today, I’ve got a slate of titles that celebrate the joy of learning and shine a spotlight on the creative, devoted, nurturing teachers who open so many doors for us all. 1,159 more words

Picture Books

Line Up, Please by Tomoko Ohmura.

Line Up, Please by Tomoko Ohmura.Pub. Gecko Press, 2014. 

From award winning author and illustrator Tomoko Ohmura comes this gem about life in a queue. Fifty animals are lining up for the thrill of a life time but you have to read the whole book to find out what it is. 116 more words

Junior Fiction

Confessions of a 4th Grade Athlete - Excerpt

I had to nix the fish and basketball idea.

My science teacher, Mrs. Hudspeth just shook her head no, and that she wanted to be perfectly clear about me considering something truly scientific. 244 more words

Pox & Puss - A podcast review

Recently I’ve started listening to the Pox & Puss podcast. The talk is mostly Appalachian Trail related, but not in a ‘How To’ or Gear related way. 158 more words


Is It Safe to Friend a Dead Guy on Facebook?

Mishawaka, IN, August 14, 2014 (PressReleaseCircle) — No-holds-barred satire pokes fun at society’s widespread digital addiction, raising red flags about its potential destructiveness and offering a poignant commentary on who and what is actually evolving. 517 more words


How to Raise a Good Kid: A Guide to Growing Up for Parents and Children by Starbuck O'Dwyer

I was initially interested in this book because I thought it was an actual how-to guide about raising children.  This is not the case; it is more of a memoir about the author’s own childhood.   184 more words


The Thirty Things Most Likely to Give Me Parent Rage

Obviously, Parent Rage isn’t an official thing. Unlike Road Rage, Trolley Rage, and You’re-Invading-My-Personal-Space-DIE-IN-FIRE irritation (I may have made that last one up, too). But I am convinced it is, in actual fact, a Thing. 663 more words