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July 20, 2019

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Slice of moon cake, anyone?

 © Javier Jaén

Before we get into this post, let me recommend that you check out the Google doodle and the narrated story by Mike Collins, the perhaps often overlooked astronaut, who remained in orbit s...

June 14, 2019

Quick announcement - Erik Ammon is the winner of a signed copy of Gayle Krause's Once Upon A Twisted Tale!

While there are a number of ballet picture books on the shelves, I haven't found a book like this one. Sure, it's about a little girl who wants to dance in her school's recital, but i...

June 30, 2017

Sometimes, the littlest things spark memories. Looking at the illustrations in this book took me back to my honeymoon in Italy. My husband and  Ispent a day wandering and admiring art throughout Florence. I distinctly remember many of the statutes, especially David, which Barbara includes...

January 25, 2017

I am participating in the Multicultural Children's Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) and joining numerous reviewers in highlighting books which celebrate diversity.  The copy of this book, sent me from Second Story Press, for purposes of this review, will be donated to a classroom in...

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