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a congregation of alligators...five toothy books full of 'em!

We’re all aware that mice star in oodles of kids’ books…

…as well as bunnies…



Recently I’ve recognized the sizable number of alligators and crocodiles lurking there as well. 1,045 more words


Yak and Gnu by Juliette MacIver, Illus. Cat Chapman.

Yak and Gnu by Juliette MacIver, Illus. Cat Chapman. Pub. Walker Books, 2015.

This rhyming picture book is a beauty that demands to be read aloud. 185 more words

Junior Fiction

The girl who saved the King of Sweden

An intriguing title by Jonas Jonasson, who wrote the “The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared” (it’s probably shorter in his native Swedish), which was made into a film of course. 85 more words


Book review: Telephone, by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jen Corace

Barnett, Mac. Telephone. Illustrated by Jen Corace. Chronicle Books, 2014. unp. $16.99      ISBN:978-1-4521-1023-3 Gr. All. P8Q9

Many birds are sitting on a telephone wire when a mother bird asks one of them to tell Peter to come home. 94 more words

Book Reviews

Book review: The Big Blue Thing on the Hill, by Yuval Zommer

Zommer, Yuval. The Big Blue Thing on the Hill. Templar Books, Candlewick Press, 2014. $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-7403-8. 28 pages. Ages 3-7. P7Q8

The forest is peaceful with all of the animals minding their own business until one day when a terrifying blue thing shows up! 70 more words

Book Reviews

Johnny Danger D.I.Y. Spy by Peter Millett.

Johnny Danger D.I.Y. Spy by Peter Millett. Pub. Puffin Books, 2015.

This new series for reluctant readers, boys in particular is one of the craziest novels I have ever read ranking with Paul Jennings and Andy Griffith and commanding the same reader group. 168 more words

Intermediate Fiction

29 failed first dates! What would you do?

I tend to avoid chicklit fiction, but “Love Hacked” by Penny Reid caught my eye (yes, it was the cover).   The main character is Dr Sandra Fielding, a pediatric psychotherapist who has had 29 first dates over the last two years, that all end in tears. 173 more words