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June 26, 2020

After I watched Bambi as I child, I had nightmares about fires for years. Sweat drenching, scream inducing nightmares. I never remembered the actual nightmare, as much as the terror I felt and the need to hug my mom.

A small, deeply hidden, part of me was concerned when I first looked at t...

March 8, 2019

We've come to expect amazing, touching books from Pat Zietlow Miller. Her newest one is no exception. Written, as she told me in Monday's interview, as "the book that [she] needed most as a kid. . . and a bit of a pep talk to [herself] when [she] was going through a rough spot in [her] li...

February 10, 2017

What a crazy week. In addition to biggest snow storm in Western Washington, since 2012 and of course politics, two of my favorite bookstore branches closed. I loved these stores. My family loved these stores. One had a beautiful fireplace and held wonderful author events, both individual...

December 16, 2016

Ever wonder how many different rhyming ways an alligator can say goodbye, besides "after a while crocodile." What about rhyming ways to say hello? 

Later, Gator!

Author & Illustrator:  Erik Brooks

Publisher:  Sterling Children's Books, 2016

Ages 3-6

Fiction

Themes:

Moving, loneliness,...

November 18, 2016

Sometimes an unexpected friend can make all the difference.

 A Dot in the Snow

Written by: Corrinne Averiss

Illustrator: Fiona Woodcock

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books 2016

Age: 3-7

Fiction

Theme:

Friendship, bravery, winter, curiosity

Synopsis (From Amazon):

As Miki the polar bear romps in th...

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