Ten Fairytale Retellings I Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week we are talking about our Ten Fairytale Retellings We’ve read or Want to Read. I was not going to participate in this topic because I don’t read a lot of fairytale retellings, being such a contemporary fan myself. But there are actually several […]

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Blog Tour: The Stars of Summer by Tara Dairman

New York’s youngest food critic, All Four Stars’ Gladys Gatsby, is back in Tara Dairman’s THE STARS OF SUMMER! This charming middle grade series is perfect for foodies- Gladys has a sophisticated palate and her creations and restaurant finds will have your mouth watering. In this book Gladys is tasked with finding the best hot […]

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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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