Book Review: Horrid Henry’s Joke Book by Francesca Simon

Tweet Horrid Henry is at it again, although this time he’s really trying to make us laugh. Horrid Henry’s Joke Book, which is written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross is the latest in the series of stories … Continue reading

Book Review: The Tighty Whitey Spider by Kenn Nesbitt

Tweet Just in time for National Poetry Month, beloved children’s poet Kenn Nesbitt has a new collection of poems called The Tighty Whitey Spider and More Wacky Animal Poems I Totally Made Up. Perfect to read out loud with your … Continue reading

Book Review: Still Life with Chickens by Catherine Goldhammer

Tweet Author Christina Hamlett sent in this review for one of her favorite books: There are numerous self-help books on the market that enable people to cope with major life transitions—divorce, the death of a spouse, the move to a … Continue reading

Book Review: Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Tweet After we read Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce with our mother-daughter book club, my daughter Madeleine wrote this review. What would you do if you found nearly 1 million English pounds, and had only a little while in which … 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

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