Category: Children’s Fiction

Penguin Books for Every Occasion: Kid Lit with my Kidlet

Penguin Books for Every Occasion: Kid Lit with my Kidlet

Hiya Bookworms! Y’all know by now that I’m an avid penguin enthusiast, and that I shamelessly roped my child into the obsession (check out his first Halloween and nursery if you require proof.) Sammy has a MASSIVE book collection, and a large swath of that is dedicated to our flightless feathered friends. I know what you’re thinking. “How many penguin books can there possibly be? And on how many subjects?… Read more »

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Kidlit with my Kidlet

Kidlit with my Kidlet

Howdy Bookworms! I’ve been reading and listening to oodles of books lately, but oddly, all I want to write about are my favorite books to read with Sam. Since I rarely write anything these days, I thought I’d just run with it. Sammers is 8 months old (already?! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN???) but since he’s still, you know, a baby who can’t actually say intelligible words, I get to choose our… Read more »

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Audio Book Mini Reviews

Audio Book Mini Reviews

Howdy Bookworms! I am the worst lately. I just can’t seem to motivate myself to write thoughtful, interesting reviews. BWAHAHAHAHA. Sorry, sorry. Thoughtful and interesting aren’t really my bag, are they? Ah well. Even when I’m not posting, I’m still devouring books in any number of formats. I’ve got some bite sized tidbits for y’all today on my recent audio book listening. 1. The Magician King by Lev Grossman: This… Read more »

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It’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary: Mary Poppins by PL Travers

It’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary: Mary Poppins by PL Travers

Cheerio Bookworms, I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but you should know before we start that Mary Poppins is my favorite movie of all time. Of course, I used to turn it off right after the crew finishes yucking it up on the ceiling because the whole chimney sweep bit used to frighten me as a kid, but I digress. I think I always knew somewhere in the… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books for my Baby Cousin

Top Ten Tuesday: Books for my Baby Cousin

Hey Bookworms! It’s been a couple of weeks since I participated in the Broke and the Bookish’s weekly extravaganza that is Top Ten Tuesday. Today we’ve been challenged to create a list of recommendations with a specific person in mind. I’ve got me a baby cousin. Well, okay, she’s not really a baby anymore, she’s 12… I’m not really sure when that happened. However, I was wracking my brains and… Read more »

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Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Salutations Bookworms,  I love October. The air is getting crisp and apples are in season. It makes me want to snuggle up and read even more than usual! In continuation of my dark and spooky October reading fest, I decided to pick up Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Coraline is a little girl who is bored out of her mind during a school vacation. Her parents both work from home, but they are… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best and Worst Series Enders

Top Ten Tuesday: Best and Worst Series Enders

Happy Tuesday Bookworms! Anybody else noticed that series are ALL THE RAGE these days? It seems like nobody feels like writing a stand alone book anymore… Or something. I’m a pretty big fan of series on the whole. Sometimes though, the last book in the series is truly a make or break moment. Today, the ladies of The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list out our favorite… Read more »

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Banned Books Week 2013: And Tango Makes Three

Banned Books Week 2013: And Tango Makes Three

Greetings Bookworms! PENGUINS! You all already know that I am a card carrying penguin enthusiast. Actually, I don’t carry a card (though now I really want to MAKE CARDS) but I’m a huge ginormous penguin fan. In honor of Banned Books Week, I thought I could combine two of my obsessions in a review of And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell. This book was released in 2005 and… Read more »

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Peter Pan Brings Out My Inner Cynical Grown Up

Peter Pan Brings Out My Inner Cynical Grown Up

Happy Friday, Bookworms! Have you ever noticed that stories you knew as a child take on a very different meaning as you grow up? I was struck with just such a conundrum this week as I read (for the first time) Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie. That’s not to say I wasn’t familiar with the adventures of the one and only Peter Pan. Far from it. We didn’t own the Disney… Read more »

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