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Book Review: Pregnancy Day By Day

Pregnancy Day By Day, edited by Paula Amato and Maggie Blott This was an uncomfortable book to read, and it seems deliberately so.  In reading this book I had all kinds of questions, and they were not necessarily the right … Continue reading

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Book Review: What To Expect When You’re Expecting

What To Expect When You’re Expecting, by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel One of the hazards of choosing certain book reading challenges to do is that one ends up reading the sort of books that lead people to ask questions … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cribsheet

Cribsheet:  A Data-Driven Guide To Better, More Relaxed Parenting, From Birth To Preschool, by Emily Oster One of the most notable things that this book reveals, perhaps to the disadvantage of the author, is that in many aspects of parenting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Songs In The Shade Of The Flamboyant Tree

Songs In The Shade Of The Flamboyant Tree:  French Creole Lullabies And Nursery Rhymes, collected by Chantal Grosléziat, arranged by Paul Mindy, and illustrated by Laurent Corvasier I have to admit that I found this collection of materials pretty pleasing … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor:  The Life And Work Of Fred Rogers, by Maxwell King I have to admit that this book made me like Mister Rogers and his show a lot less.  That was probably not the intention of this particular … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson & The Olympians #3)

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson & The Olympians #3), by Rick Riordan When ordering this book and a couple of others from the library, I was unaware that this book was out of sequence from the first book of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lightning Thief (Percy & The Olympians #1)

The Lightning Thief (Percy & The Olympians #1), by Rick Riordan, illutrated by John Rocco It’s hard to see why this book got enough hype in order to have a failed movie series based on it.  This is not a … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy

What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy, by James Paul Gee Sometimes attempting to do more than one has to do leaves one achieving less than one would have by being more modest, and such is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soldiers Of The Civil War

Soldiers Of The Civil War, by Tim Roche This particular book is an example of the trend for historians (sometimes even academic historians) to write and consult on books on the Civil War aimed at young readers.  To be sure, … Continue reading

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The Right To Refuse

Over the past few months Oregon has gotten in the news for a variety of reasons relating to the highly contested boundaries between the state’s right to enforce its own views of public health and the right of parents to … Continue reading

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