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: All Summer Long by Hope Larson

Tweet Thirteen-year-old Bina can’t wait for school to be over and summer to start. But when she finds out her next-door-neighbor and best friend Austin is spending a month at soccer camp, she realizes she won’t be having her usual … Continue reading

Book Review: What Do They Do With All That Poo by Jane Kurtz

Tweet What Do They Do With All That Poo? by Jane Kurtz taps into the fascination most kids have with the concept that everything poops. On a tour of zoo animals Kurtz talks sneaks in education about what animals eat … Continue reading

Book Review: What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee

Tweet When Will needs time to think he walks. And he has a lot to think about: his dad’s suicide, his best friend’s rape at a party after he left early, his boss at the Dollar Only store where he … Continue reading

Book Review: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

Tweet In a future world where a new Ice Age has sent humans onto spaceships orbiting Earth, Stella Ainsley is an orphan looking for a better life. Part-time teacher, part-time engineer, she finds employment as a governess to one child … Continue reading

Book Review: The Vietnam War by Barbara Diggs

Tweet The involvement of U.S. military in Vietnam is a complicated story that took place during a complicated time. American presidents, their advisors, and the military escalated involvement even after they believed they could not win, for reasons related more … Continue reading

Book Review: The Space Race by Matthew Brenden Wood

Tweet With space travel becoming more common and private companies promising to one day send tourists into orbit, it’s easy to assume that travel to the moon and beyond was a goal much supported by Americans. But the drive to … Continue reading

Book Review: Fairy Spell by Marc Tyler Nobleman

Tweet In 1917 two girls in Cottingley, England convinced the world that fairies lived at the creek on their property. They even took photos to prove they were telling the truth. Experts examined the photos and declared them to be … Continue reading

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