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For the Fan of Fractured Fairytales

At our house, fractured fairytales are the soup d’jour. We eat them like candy, and not the weird kinds left over from Halloween, the good candy, you know, like Twix or Dark Milky Way bars or Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. Yum… Candy… Wait, back on track. Fractured fairytales litter our bookshelves and fill our floor space, so it takes quite a bit to impress us.

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A Must-Read for Every Budding Scientist

This story about a 12 year-old, redheaded, genius girl hit all the right notes for me as a mom and as someone who is trying to teach science to her daughters. Max’s character makes science sound interesting and attainable. More than that, though, Max Einstein is also kind, friendly, and humble about her smarts (unlike other people I could mention - I’m looking at you, Klaus!).

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More Graphic Novels Your Kid Should Read

In my last post I wrote about Real Friends and why you should let your kid read graphic novels. In this post I’m giving you a few of my favorites to get you started.

In children’s literature, a graphic novel is defined as “a book written in the style of a comic book… The format is what makes the story a graphic novel, and usually includes text, images, word balloons, sound effects, and panels.” (Source: Scholastic.com Read the full article HERE.)

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Before We Were Yours

"Before We were Yours" by Lisa Wingate popped up on several of my Facebook reading groups (yes, I belong to several — don’t judge!). So, I did what I usually do in that situation, I put it on hold at the library. Boy, was I shocked to see that I was number 342 in line for the book! A more rational, less stubborn person would have gone out an bought the book, but not me. I settled in for the long wait. My number finally came up and I scooted over to the library before they gave it to someone else.

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Favorites Friday -- Part 7

When I first started Favorites Friday I decided not to break my list down too specifically, but I had a few books that didn’t fit in my chosen categories. So, they were lumped into “Defies Classification.” I know your local bookstore likely has a nice little niche for each of these books, but for our purposes, these ones defy classification.

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