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Amsterdam, Mushrooms, and Jesus too.

Stepping into The Royalty was like going into down-town Bangkok. It was full of Thai women, pimps and old ravers left over from the nineties. The music was Asian High-Tec Disco House and slapped me round the face as I entered the bar. 1,868 more words

Short Stories

Book review: Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn, story by Dav Pilkey, art by Dan Santat

Pilkey, Dav. Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn. (Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot series, #6.) Santat, Dan, ill. Scholastic, 2015. $5.99. ISBN 978-0-545-63014-6. 188 more words

Book Reviews

Book review: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Schook by Davide Cali, illustrated by Benjamin Chaud

Cali, Davide. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School. Chaud, Benjamin, ill. Chronicle Books, LLC 2015. $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4521-3168-9. Unpaged. Ages 6-8. P9Q7. 157 more words

Book Reviews

Book Review: President Taft is Stuck in the Bath

President Taft is Stuck in the Bath by BARNETT, Mac. illus. by Chris Van Dusen.  Candlewick Press.   2014.  ISBN: 9780763663179.  LC 2013943103.

Summary

It can be rare for children to get a comedic look at one of our nation’s presidents. 312 more words

Review

Kuwi's First Egg by Kat Merewether.

Kuwi’s First Egg by Kat Merewether. Pub. Illustrated publishing 2014.

Kuwi is having her first egg. She is eating gherkins and chocolate, she cannot get comfortable and when it arrives she doesn’t quite know what to do. 166 more words

Junior Fiction

fiction favorites...Terrible, Horrible Edie

Terrible, Horrible Edie, by E.C. Spkyman
originally published in 1960;
reissued in 2010 by the New York Review Children’s Collection

I’ve recently met a heroine who easily makes it into my List of Favorite Epic Girl Characters along with the likes of Titty Walker, Scout Finch, Permanent Rose, Mary Lennox, and others. 389 more words

Fiction

Book review: Spots in a Box, by Helen Ward

Ward, Helen. Spots in a Box. Templar/Candlewick,2015. Unpaged. $16.99. ISBN 9780763675974 Ages 3-6. P8Q9

A guinea fowl, born without the spots common to other birds in the flock, tries to order spots by mail. 75 more words

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