Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel Grace Lancaster is a sixteen year old medical miracle.  Her death was delayed by a drug that slowed the growth of the cancerous tumors which had taken residence in her lungs.  Since she is terminal, death is inevitable.  And, Hazel’s mother forces her into a cancer kids support group to help her overcome depression… Continue reading John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars

News & Updates, The Writer's Life

Writer’s Update From 2013 to 2014

As I look back on the past year, I see some goals not quite reached and a few accomplishments that make me proud.  And, I begin the New Year creating new goals while finishing up old ones. I began the year in full force; eager to beat the 14 books I read in 2012 in… Continue reading Writer’s Update From 2013 to 2014

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Sesame Street Beginnings’ So Big!

Baby Elmo takes the reader on a journey of how big he is getting and what he can do now that he is growing.  Such things like walking and talking are featured in this book.  And, at the end of the book, the child gets a BIG surprise as Baby Elmo “pops” out of the… Continue reading Sesame Street Beginnings’ So Big!

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Dr. Seuss’ There’s A Wocket In My Pocket

In this classic book, Dr. Seuss uses rhyming couplets and nonsensical situations to engage children, and adults, into an adventurous read.  Children learn the value of poetic license by made up words that rhyme with existing words to create a unique story.  In the meantime, adults are given a fun way to read to their… Continue reading Dr. Seuss’ There’s A Wocket In My Pocket

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What Is In a People House?

In this delightful book, In a People House by Theo. Le Sieg and Roy McKie, Mouse takes Mr. Bird on a tour of a people house.  Mouse points to things and names each one.  Sometimes, he may even find these things useful and entertaining… until the people return to their house! In a People House is a great… Continue reading What Is In a People House?

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P.D. Eastman’s Are You My Mother?

In this adorable little book, a baby bird is about to hatch from his egg.  Thinking that her child will be hungry once he escapes from his shell, the mother bird flies off to find food for her hatchling.  But, alas, baby bird hatches before his mother returns which unleashes a series of events for… Continue reading P.D. Eastman’s Are You My Mother?

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Children’s Book: Guess How Much I Love You

In this cute little book, parent and child compete in declaring their love for each other.  Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram create a bunny family who love each other so much that they are willing to out-do the other on their affections. Any parent, aunt, uncle, or grandparent has found themselves locked into this game… Continue reading Children’s Book: Guess How Much I Love You