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The Gentle Barn

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014

THE GENTLE BARN, Ellie Laks' memoir, is in part a story of overcoming a difficult childhood through her positive relationship to animals. As an adult, she felt called to rescue animals she found in...

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014

A crackling, marvelous voice in young adult fiction appears in Katherine Rundell's book CARTWHEELING IN THUNDERSTORMS. The wilds of Africa seem made for young Wilhelmina who roams her widowed father...

Does Santa Exist: A Philosophical Investigation

Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2014

Here's a terrific gift for the philosopher in your life. Executive producer and writer for THE BIG BANG THEORY and THE LATE SHOW, Eric Kaplan explores the ultimate questions of how we mere mortals...

Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards

Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Otherwise known as Julie Andrews the singer, Julie Andrews Edwards is also a terrific writer. When I was a pre-teen, I read this book about Mandy, a plucky ten-year-old who discovers a "home...

What There Is to Say We Have Said

Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

STAFF REVIEW: I loved WHAT THERE IS TO SAY WE HAVE SAID, a collection of letters between Southern novelist Eudora Welty and her editor William Maxwell. The two had honed the art of letter writing to...

Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper

Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014

STAFF REVIEW: Susan Cooper, Newbery Award-winning author of the Dark is Rising trilogy, has ventured into Native American folklore. When Little Hawk goes into the woods for 3 months to survive on his...

Cat Sense by John Bradshaw

Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014

STAFF REVIEW: Hey all you cat lovers out there. Feline scientist John Bradshaw's book CAT SENSE offers not only intriguing new insights into little understood behavior but also excellent natural...

Good Night Songs by Margaret Wise Brown

Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2014

For all those lovers of Goodnight Moon, here is a cache of poetry by Margaret Wise Brown discovered just recently. The poems have been set to music (CD included) and illustrated by 12 award-winning...

Is Nothing Something?: Kids' Questions and Zen Answers about Life, Death, Family, Friendship, and Everything in Between by Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted on Friday, August 22, 2014

He's been writing "self help" books for adults for years.  Now he speaks to children answering questions such as "What do you do when you're scared?" A comforting book with solid...

Between Friends by Amos Oz

Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014

Compelling stories about the intersecting lives of men and women living on a kibbutz. In some ways its a short novel with the narrative changing from one protagonist to another, but with most of the...

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