Family’s Family For All That

With the holidays now in full swing, there's lots of talk about the wonders of family, with the side dish of toxic relationships, broken...

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Tech

What About Time Travel?

Time travel is nothing really new for modern readers. H.G. Wells' 1895 novel, The Time Machine, is one of the most famous (and recognizable)...

Quotes

Within and Without – ‘The Great Gatsby’

With The Great Gatsby and other works, F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicled the Jazz Age of the 1920's. But, he also lived the life. He...

Why Reluctant Readers?

We've all heard the laments from parents and teachers as they try to get their students to read more books, and improve their reading...

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ #Banned

The Fault in Our Stars is arguably one of the most popular books right now. It's been read (and enjoyed by readers of all...
Girl Dancing

‘Princess Lemonella’ – The Grump Story

It starts out like any other fairy tale, but (of course) offers the expected twist. A young child, named Ella, is born to a dotting...

If you want to be happy… pancakes

Celebrate Pancake Day! (That's today!) Why do I say that pancakes are such an essential part of happiness? Perhaps it's because some of my fondest...

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A Pirate's Quest

‘A Pirate’s Quest – Celebrating Reading Month

You don't usually expect a Senator to select a story about a pirate losing his leg, when he's reading to a bunch of first-grade...

Books Are Deadly …

You've probably heard about the power of the written word, that a pen is like a sword, and that books can change lives. But,...

Top Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Thanksgiving is such a fun time for family and friends to get together, share food and memories, and also enjoy fun and storytelling. Of...

Banned Books

Missing Malcolm X Writings Surface Again

It's the stuff of recent Malcolm X legend! Born with the name "Malcolm Little," he was a Muslim minister and human rights activist. He...