About Cindy Hudson

Cindy Hudson is the author of Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother Daughter Book Clubs (Seal Press 2009) and creator of Mother Daughter Book Club.com. She also writes about family literacy issues.

Book Review: The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo and Dice TsuTsumi

Tweet The dam is the only thing that keeps the deadly fog from rolling into Sunrise Valley. Pig’s father built it before he disappeared into the void. Now Pig is responsible for keeping the fog at bay by tending the … Continue reading

Book Review: Longburrow: Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood

Tweet A storyteller arrives at a cozy warren on a blustery holiday eve. As he warms himself by the fire, little ones and adults gather around to hear his tale. It’s a story of an ordinary rabbit who achieves great … Continue reading

Book Review: Castle in the Stars by Alex Alice

Tweet The time is the late 1800s. The place is Europe. Scientists want to find the mysterious element that will let man travel to space. Governments want to control it so they have power over others. One boy wants to … Continue reading

Discussing Alan Alda’s If I Understood You Would I Have This Look on My Face

Tweet A couple of months ago I posted a review of Alan Alda’s book, If I Understood You Would I Have This Look on My Face: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Communicating. (See my review.)I chose that … Continue reading

Book Review: Older Than Dirt by Don Brown and Dr. Mike Perfit

Tweet The story of Earth is a story of geology — continents shifting, volcanoes erupting, plates shifting, rocks forming, and more. That story comes alive for young readers in Older Than Dirt: A Wild But True History of Earth by … Continue reading

Book Review: Survivor Diaries: Overboard by Terry Lynn Johnson

Tweet L ots of kids love stories based on true events, especially when those events happened to kids like them. That’s the appeal of the Survivor Diaries series by Terry Lynn Johnson. I read Overboard! for review. It’s the story … Continue reading

Book Review: Code 7 by Bryan R. Johnson

Tweet Code 7 by Bryan R. Johnson tells the experiences of seven students at Flint Hill Elementary School as they learn about friendship, responsibility, integrity and how to make a difference in the lives of others. Seven chapters tell seven … Continue reading

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