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Book Review: Cowboy Joel And The Wild, Wild West

Cowboy Joel And The Wild Wild West, written by the Gagnon family, illustrated by Seth Yoder [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Sometimes good books come out … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why Are You Barefoot?

Why Are You Barefoot?, by Dr. Jeff Brodsky, illustrated by Ellie Sullivan [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This was another one of those books that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: When A Bully Is President

When A Bully Is President:  Truth And Creativity For Oppressive Times, by Maya Gonzalez If it were possible to give this book negative stars I would.  This book is the sort that honestly should carry with it some sort of … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Have An Idea

I Have An Idea, by Hervé Tullet It is sometimes distressing just how contentious and political it can be just to talk about the nature of creativity.  One would think that it would be a straightforward and uncomplicated to celebrate … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Do You Do With A Chance?

What Do You Do With A Chance?, written by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom The world is full of people looking for the main chance.  When we think even of just music that is devoted to chances and taking … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Do You Do With A Problem?

What Do You Do With A Problem?, written by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom From early childhood, many of us are very familiar with serious problems that can threaten to overwhelm our lives.  Maybe we have some sort of … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Lesson In Creativity From New Jersey 11th Graders

During the spring of 2011, shortly before moving to Thailand, I had a job as a scorer for the written exams of New Jersey 11th graders that year, who all had to answer in essay form a question involving peanut … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rules For Disappearing

The Rules For Disappearing, by Ashley Elston [Warning:  There be spoilers here.] It is hard to overestimate how implausible this plot is.  That is not to say that this book is not enjoyable, after a fashion, but it is certainly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Greetings From Witness Protection

Greetings From Witness Protection, by Jake Burt This is a fantastic middle-grade novel with an immensely relatable heroine, kindly kleptomaniac Nicki Demere.  This is the sort of book that begs for a sequel, although as of yet the author has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deep Zone (Football Genius #5)

Deep Zone (Football Genius #5), by Tim Green One way that you can tell this is a fictional story is that the author has the Falcons winning the Super Bowl.  When I chose this book to read from the library, … Continue reading

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