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Book Reviews – Small Town Life

Those Kids From Fawn Creek by Erin Entrada Kelly (Out 3/8/22) This book, for the middle grade age range, is about a class of twelve in a tiny Louisiana town, and their reactions when a thirteenth class member arrives in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Anybody Here Seen Frenchie?

Anybody Here Seen Frenchie is a wonderful, wholesome, emotion laden story for middle grade readers about a boisterous girl named Aurora and her best friend, a non-verbal child named Frenchie. The two friends have been inseparable all through elementary school … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stolen Focus by Johann Hari

If you’ve been wondering why your ability to focus has been declining over the years, this is the book for you! Hari goes into the many facets of focus, including the fact that there are multiple valuable ways to focus, … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Grand, But Concise, History Of Physics

Recently I have read the brand-new Michio Kaku book, The God Equation. For those unfamiliar with Kaku, he tends to write books about the cutting edge of technology and science, his specialty being physics. This time, he goes back to … Continue reading

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Book Reviews – New & Upcoming Teen Titles

I hope everybody has had a happy and healthy holiday season. I have read a few teen books recently that I found particularly engaging and I would like to share them with you here! The Life I’m In by Sharon … Continue reading

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This One Wild and Precious Life (Book Review)

I’ve been on a mission of self-improvement the past couple of months, and the book This One Wild and Precious Life, by Sarah Wilson, has been congruent with my quest. Part ecology book, part natural history book, part self-help book, … Continue reading

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New Diverse Kids and Teens Lit!

Hello all, I hope you have had a good summer. I have enjoyed catching up with some diverse literature for middle grade kids and teens towards the end of the summer, and I will now share my top five list: … Continue reading

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Garden Photo Contest Winners!

Hello everyone, I’m pleased to announce our winners for the Loganberry Garden Photo Contest! First, in the children’s category, we have Sarah Holbrook with “Coneflowers and a Bee” And in our adult category, our winner is Laura D’Alessandro with “Cleveland … Continue reading

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Children With a Different Point of View

I have read three excellent Teen/Middle Grade novels this summer, that all feature children with an unusual way of looking at the world. Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart, out now. Lily and Dunkin is a charming upper Middle Grade … Continue reading

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Book Reviews – Fierce Young Ladies

I have recently read two very entertaining new and upcoming fiction books, both are great summer reads. The Comeback by Ella Berman, out now: Grace Turner was one of the world’s hottest teenage stars, yet she suddenly went into hiding … Continue reading

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