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: An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski

Tweet A chance encounter between a hungry child and a New York City office worker led to a life-long relationship that changed both people. Maurice came from a poor family where the adults assumed he would take care of himself, … Continue reading

Book Review: Before They Were Authors by Elizabeth Haidle

Tweet Some of kids’ favorite writers, people like Roald Dahl, Dr. Seuss, and Madeleine L’Engle, were also young before growing up to become famous. And learning about the lives of these writers-in-the-making can provide inspiration for children, possibly prompting them … Continue reading

Book Review: Camp by Kayla Miller

Tweet Olive and Willow are excited about going away to summer camp together for the first time. As best friends, they imagine doing all their activities together and having nonstop fun. But once at camp, Olive is outgoing and makes … Continue reading

Book Review: The Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline K. Ogburn

Tweet When Eric’s grandma leaves her home for an assisted living facility, her house next door to his is sold to a veterinarian, who turns it into a clinic. Dr. Brancusi hires Eric to help out cleaning stalls and caring … Continue reading

Book Review: We Are the Change

Tweet We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders takes an innovative approach to introducing young readers to important figures in the fight for civil rights. Sixteen award-winning children’s book artists chose quotes from activists who fought … Continue reading

Book Review: Garbage by Donna Latham

Tweet What happens to our garbage after it’s collected from the curb in front of our house? We know it goes away, but where is away and what does that mean? Garbage: Follow the Path of Your Trash by Donna … Continue reading

Guest Post by Kirstin Cronn-Mills—Music is Always the Thing That Saves Me

Tweet Music features prominently in author Kirstin Cronn-Mills’s books. In this guest post she talks about how music and songs can help all of us get through difficult times. To find out more about the author and her books, visit … Continue reading

Book Review: Lottie & Walter by Anna Walker

Tweet Learning to swim can be frightening for young children. The pool water looks deep, lots of other kids may be splashing around, and all kinds of scary things could be hiding beneath the surface. Lottie is convinced a shark … Continue reading

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