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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Recently, I have had a lot of requests for recommendations for mystery books for kids.  Most of what I read when I was younger did not fall into the mystery category, and a lot of what I have been reading is either coming of age or fantasy/sci-fi.  I downloaded a list of mystery books for… Continue reading Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

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Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl

Most people think of Roald Dahl as the famous author of wonderful children's books.  Several of those books have been made into rather famous movies.  Dahl also has several collections of short stories written for adults.  This morning I finally had the opportunity to finish the short stories in the collection named Skin and Other Stories.… Continue reading Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl

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The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Last night I finished a re-read of The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke.  It has been years since I read it last, and I had forgotten most of what happened in the book.  It is still a fun, but somewhat sad read. The story follows two brothers - Prosper and Bo - who have recently lost… Continue reading The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

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Ruffleclaw by Cornelia Funke

I managed to fit in one more book before the end of the day.  I read another book by one of my favorite authors - Ruffleclaw by Cornelia Funke.  I remember the day that I first discovered Cornelia Funke and her books.  I was at this neat bookstore in Beaufort, South Carolina.  I do not know… Continue reading Ruffleclaw by Cornelia Funke

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Wings of Fire: The Hidden Kingdom by Tui T. Sutherland

The other day, I recommended the Wings of Fire series by Tui T. Sutherland to a young man.  Two days later he found me and told me he had just bought the second book and couldn't wait to go home and read it.  The day before, his parents had told me that he wasn't really a… Continue reading Wings of Fire: The Hidden Kingdom by Tui T. Sutherland

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George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl

As I continue my day of reading and relaxation, I decided to shift back to another Roald Dahl.  I had never read George's Marvelous Medicine before, and I was not disappointed.  It was a quick but fun read. George is left at home while his mother runs errands.  He is to take care of his grandmother… Continue reading George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl

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Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

We have a lovely independent bookstore downtown, and they have a decent children's book section.  It is not quite what I would want to have if I opened my own bookstore, but it is pretty close.  The other day, I was browsing in that bookstore and found a copy of one of my favorite books… Continue reading Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren