{picture book} wonder-full

Just in time for a baby shower gift, one of my favorites (I have a print on my wall) came out with a new book: not that I wouldn’t have gifted the recently released board book version of Dream Animals (my review). The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin  Random House, 2015.Continue reading “{picture book} wonder-full”

{book} not in the least beastly or dreadful

Months later (deep, regret-filled sigh) a post on one of my favorite new books. “A marvelously funny mystery that feels refreshingly original while yet channeling the best of Dahl’s characters and Grimm in storytelling.”-my staff rec at work. The League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant Random House, 2015. Hardcover, 294. Wondering what could possiblyContinue reading “{book} not in the least beastly or dreadful”

when you haven’t Peter Pan…

Day Thirty: Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey by Emily Winfield Martin Random House, 2013. Furred, finned, or feathered, your dream animal is waiting. Snuggle up. Open this book. And get ready to go to your dreams. (jacket copy) I own two of Emily Winfield Martin’s art prints (so far) from her TheBlackApple shop on Etsy,Continue reading “when you haven’t Peter Pan…”

{book} penguin’s hidden talent

DAY 19 Penguin’s Hidden Talent by Alex Latimer Peachtree, 2012 (originally published in GB w/ Random House, 2012). ages 4-8. I promised it would only take a few minutes in the Picture Book section of the Children’s Library…This one was face-out atop a shelf and I thought it looked fun. It does doesn’t it? IContinue reading “{book} penguin’s hidden talent”

{book} seraphina

Seraphina (bk 1) by Rachel Hartman Random House, 2012. hardcover, 451 pages + “cast” & “glossary”. own copy.   Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical mindsContinue reading “{book} seraphina”

{book} Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, & Other Fatal Circumstances

A cure for those hours steeped in academia ala textbooks and essays? Lenore Look’s Alvin Ho. I’ve been intrigued by the title for awhile, Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances, so when I saw it face-out on the Library shelf I brought it home. This is the fourth book inContinue reading “{book} Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, & Other Fatal Circumstances”

city of lies

City of Lies (Book 2: The Keepers Trilogy) by Lian Tanner w/ Illustrations (inside) by Sebastian Ciaffaglione Delacorte Press (Random House), 2011 Hardcover, 278 pages. Juvenile Fiction 12-year-old Goldie, impulsive and bold, relies on her skills as a liar and a thief to try to rescue her captured friends from the child-stealers running rampant inContinue reading “city of lies”

N.D. Wilson’s Leepike Ridge

Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson Random House, 2007. 224 pages, hardcover. was face out at the Library & remembered I meant to read this, as I had read and enjoyed the 100 Cupboards series. ************ Have you (or yours) read a book by N.D. Wilson? He is one of the juvenile fiction authors I wouldContinue reading “N.D. Wilson’s Leepike Ridge”