Book Review: Going Solo

Tweet After our mother-daughter book club read Going Solo by Roald Dahl, my daughter, Madeleine wrote this review. Going Solo is a memoir that picks up where Boy left off. It follows Roald Dahl’s adventures in Africa and around the … Continue reading

Book Review: Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Tweet When my mother-daughter book club with Catherine read Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce, we had a long discussion about the many layers of meaning to be found in this seemingly simple story. Here’s what two of the moms had … Continue reading

Book Review: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Tweet Two girls in mother-daughter book clubs sent in their reviews of Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen. Flipped was a fabulous book that I genuinely enjoyed reading. It was fun, captivating and easy to relate to. Wendelin Van Draanen so … Continue reading

Book Review: Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Tweet My daughters and I all love author Frank Cottrell Boyce’s books for young readers. Here’s a review my daughter Madeleine wrote for Cosmic. An excellent book. I love Cottrell’s writing style, have enjoyed his other works, and am adding … Continue reading

Book Review: Boy by Roald Dahl

Tweet My daughter Catherine wrote this review of Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl; it’s one of her favorite books. I recommend this book for all ages and girls, boys, women and men. In short, it should be a … Continue reading

Book Review: Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Tweet Moose Flanagan left his home, his school and his baseball team behind when his dad was hired as a guard on Alcatraz Island in 1935, prompting a move for the whole family. Moose’s older sister, Natalie, is severely autistic, … Continue reading

Book Review: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Tweet Here’s my review of A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck. While this is a sequel to A Long Way from Chicago, it can easily be read and enjoyed on its own. Richard Peck writes the adventures of Mary … Continue reading

Check Out This Book List for Boys at Pragmatic Mom.com

Tweet I recently discovered a nice site on parenting called Pragmatic Mom.com. The author is a mom of three who lives outside Boston, and she writes about books, schooling, cooking and other issues. I really like her list of books … Continue reading

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