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My Favourite Books of 2015

Every time I start a year in review list I am overwhelmed by the number of amazing books out there. I always intend to pick one or two books per category but it is much, much too difficult. What follows is a mere sliver of the fabulous books I read and loved this year, which… Continue reading My Favourite Books of 2015

American contemporary

Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie

What a title! Original, a little bit gross, and evokes instant emotional connection. This is an example of how a title will pull kids in. Covers are important, but so are titles. If you can get a kid to giggle, gasp, or go "Huh?" then you have a winning title. Author Julie Sternberg definitely has… Continue reading Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie