Entries Tagged as 'Books'

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo

December 12th, 2016 · No Comments · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD Putting an active spin on the Monster-In-The-Closet story, The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo, written and illustrated by Drew Weing, humanizes monsters and presents kids with challenging and irresistible adventures. Readers follow Charles, a reluctant transplant to Echo City, as he grumbles about his new home while discovering local secrets even longtime residents don’t […]

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

November 13th, 2016 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER KALI My mom’s favorite movie is “The Wizard of Oz,” so I’ve seen it dozens of times, but I’ve never read the book. I was happy to come across a copy of it in the Little Free Library on my street. My seven-year-old daughter and I read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz […]

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Santa’s First Vegan Christmas

November 11th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By DIANE VUKOVIC When I read the title Santa’s First Vegan Christmas, I thought that this was going to be a kids’ book about leaving Santa plant milk and vegan cookies under the tree.  Boy was I wrong! This cute, rhyming kid’s story actually tackles the very serious theme of animal labor. Specifically, it deals with […]

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Mighty Jack

September 14th, 2016 · No Comments · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD As big fans of the Zita the Spacegirl series, as well as Little Robot, our entire family was excited to receive Ben Hatke’s new graphic novel, Mighty Jack. I’d read that it was loosely based on Jack & The Beanstalk, but from the first page it was clear the story had a life of its own. […]

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