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Oh, no, not again!

February 25, 2015

Jack’s scatterbrained parents did it – again. Hilarious action and dangerous rapids rule the day in Jack at the Helm (Darby Creek Publishing) by Lisa Doan, the third and final book in the Berenson Schemes Series. The Berenson’s high hopes to make their fortune while not losing Jack – once again – to fend for himself […]

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Dooby Dooby Moo…Shh!

February 22, 2015

DOOBY DOOBY MOO by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006) When farm animals make their way into a picture book, you can usually be certain that good fun’s ahead. When those animals happen to be the notorious Duck, Sheep, and Cows from Cronin and Lewin’s CLICK, CLACK, MOO: Cows That Type, you can be assured […]

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TERRIBLE TOADS? GOOD NIGHT LOON! TO MARKET … Really?

February 18, 2015

A new, wonderfully silly, hot-off the award lists picture book is KID SHERIFF AND THE TERRIBLE TOADS, written by Bob Shea and Lane Smith. Toad problems in Drywater Gulch! Serious toad problems: “thievin’, lootin’, and hollerin/, steal-your-gold never-say –thank you outlaw toad problem.” Hope for Dry Gulch arrives in the boots of Sheriff Ryan, a […]

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Librarian’s Corner: More Hijinks With Author Lisa Doan, Part 2

February 10, 2015

We’re back with Lisa Doan, author of the hilarious middle grade series The Berenson Schemes: Jack the Castaway, Jack and The Wild Life, and coming in March, Jack at the Helm. In case you missed it, this is the first part of Lisa’s interview. Berenson Schemes Book Giveaway! Leave a comment and you could win […]

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Librarian’s Corner: Laugh Out Loud Hijinks, Shenanigans, and Global Adventures with Children’s Book Author Lisa Doan

February 8, 2015

Lisa Doan knows funny! She’s been in a few funny situations herself, being an avid traveller. She’s the author of the hilarious middle grade series The Berenson Schemes: Jack the Castaway, Jack and The Wild Life, and coming in March, Jack at the Helm. The books feature the ever-responsible and practical Jack, and his globetrotting […]

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Dinosaur Boy by Cory Putman Oakes

February 4, 2015

It was inevitable. The dinosaur gene skips a generation. Sawyer’s grandfather had transformed into a stegosaurus, and Sawyer would be next. It was just a matter of time before Sawyer would sprout plates down his back and drag a heavy tail tipped with dangerous sharp bones behind him. And that moment eventually arrived during the […]

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Let’s Laugh! Fun and Funny Times with Books

February 1, 2015

Let’s Laugh! Fun and funny times with friends, brothers and sisters. AL and TEDDY, written and illustrated by Neil Waldman, captures the up-and-down relationship between big brother Al and little brother Teddy. Anyone who has grown up with a sibling or is parent to siblings knows the good times, fun times, and frustrating times shared […]

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