Audiobook Review: The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Russell Brand

Russell Brand puts his own spin on the Pied Piper story in The Pied Piper of Hamelin, the first installment of The Trickster Tales. The Pied Piper story, like many fables, has always been a bit creepy to me. You know the story: the pied piper is called to town to deal with a rat […]

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Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord Audiobook Review

In Half a Chance, New Hampshire newcomer Lucy gets the lay of the land by participating in a photo scavenger hunt competition. Her hobby helps her make friends and gets her interested in loon preservation. But she also learns that pictures are powerful and reveal hard truths. I’m familiar with Cynthia Lord’s RULES, which I […]

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Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata Audiobook Review

Half a World Away is the latest book from 2013 National Book Award winner Cynthia Kadohata, and it’s new to audio format. In this book, an American couple adopts a Romanian-born 8-year-old named Jaden. Now twelve, Jaden is highly intelligent but he acts out. His abandonment issues intensify when his parents decide to adopt another […]

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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl Dreaming is author Jacqueline Woodson’s childhood memoir, as told in verse. Brown Girl Dreaming chronicles Jacqueline’s family life growing up in the 60s and 70s in South Carolina and New York, and how she got interested in writing. This book has been getting a lot of positive attention, and I have to add […]

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September’s Most Sought-After Books

September is almost here, hopefully bringing some fall-like weather to some of you. (Here we are having the hottest days of the year)  Hooray, the fall reading season is upon us! There’s so many tempting books hitting shelves this month, and went through the new releases list with a fine-toothed comb to find September’s Most […]

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Blog Tour: All Four Stars by Tara Dairman Author Q&A and Giveaway

I’m so thrilled to be the next stop on the All Four Stars blog tour! This middle grade debut from author Tara Dairman is completely charming and delectable. It features a precocious young chef and budding restaurant critic, some mouthwatering meals, New York City, and lots of fun, humor and adventure. Find out more about […]

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