Category Archives: kidlit

I Judge You

… well maybe not you.  But I am an official judge for the 2009 Cybils, Easy Readers and Short Chapter Books category.  I look forward to reading the 10 final books (5 for Easy readers and 5 for Short Chapter books) … Continue reading

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SLOB by Ellen Potter

Who stole Owen’s Oreos?  Owen is really smart and really fat, 57% fat; and the three Oreos his mom puts in his lunch sack are the one good thing about his day.   The day the Oreos are stolen gets worse when … Continue reading

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Final Stats

Hours in challenge so far: 25.25 Books Read:5 Pages Read:~1536 Blog posts: 14 Reviews: five, two pending  I just finished The Beef Princess of Practical County by Mihelle Houts but I’m beat and I’m takig my husband to dinner, he’s … Continue reading

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The Teashop Girls by Laura Schaefer

Genna, Zoe and Annie have been best friends since third grade when they created the Tea Shop Girls. Annie’s grandmother, Louisa owns the Steeping Leaf in Madison Wisconsin but a Starbucks-like coffee shop opened up across the street. It’s hard … Continue reading

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My 48-Hour Reading Challenge

So, Mother Reader has challenged children’s lit bloggers to a reading challenge… how many books can you read in 48 hours? My colleague did this challenge last year and encouraged me to try it this year. So I am. My … Continue reading

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