Category Archives: Not Just For Kids

Gawgon and the Boy

By now you are probably well aware that I occasionally read children’s books for pleasure.  Sometimes I read old favorites, and other times I find new (to me) books.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I grew up reading … Continue reading

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Have You Met The Great Brain?

When I was growing up I was an insatiable reader.  One of the books that I remember with great fondness is The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald.  When my son expressed interest in finding some new books to read … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs to Read Mitchell Goes Bowling

Mitchell Goes Bowling is one of the best children’s books that I have recently read.  I laugh and smile every time I read it, and I will admit that I have read it several times and checked it out twice. … Continue reading

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Insurgent is an Improvement

When I read Veronica Roth’s Divergent I was not overly impressed by several elements of her story.  I didn’t care for the tattooing, the over abundance of kissing, or the drunkenness portrayed in the story.  The plot itself was good … Continue reading

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Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

I know I put this on my Christmas list for tweens and kids without reading it, but I was positive it was worth the read.  My thirteen year-old daughter was horrified that I would recommend a book without reading it. … Continue reading

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Mrs. Noodlekugel and Four Blind Mice

This book just begged to be read with a title like Mrs. Noodlekugel and Four Blind Mice.  Written by Daniel Pinkwater and illustrated by Adam Stower, this story is a cute recounting of Nick and Maxine’s babysitter Mrs. Noodlekugel. Mrs. … Continue reading

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The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail

When I was a kid I read a lot of books by Richard Peck.  The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp had to be one of my favorites.  I know I read it many times.  So it was really a no … Continue reading

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