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19 03, 2017

Those White Folks Can Be Nasty

By | 2017-03-19T18:19:35+00:00 March 19th, 2017|children's books, good fiction|0 Comments

“It is not polite, and it is full of pain.” Author Mildred Taylor grew up on her father’s stories of slavery and “of those who lived still not free.” “I was outraged that one person would treat another person with such inhumanity and disrespect, and I grew from that outrage, determined to pass the stories on.” Holding Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry [...]

30 11, 2015

Children in the Forest

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:18+00:00 November 30th, 2015|children's books, cookies, desserts, good fiction|0 Comments

I stepped outside my usual bailiwick this week and read a middle-grade fantasy novel. In The Warble by Victoria Simcox, (I received a free copy for review purposes) young Kristina comes home from her last day of the school year with a gift from her teacher. It’s a non-descript silver ball, hardly worth the giftwrap. But then it buzzes at night, waking Kristina up. This [...]

8 11, 2015

Mrs. Santa Puts Her Foot Down

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:19+00:00 November 8th, 2015|children's books|0 Comments

Meet my friend, John Graham, an Indianapolis cartoonist who is the mastermind behind a winning little children’s book, “No Sweets for Santa.” You see, Mrs. Santa notices that her man’s getting a little tight in the pants. She advises him to skip the cookies this year. It’s just that it’s hard to go round and round the world fueled only on rabbit food. How will [...]