Happiness is a Penderwicks Novel: The Penderwicks in Spring Review

How can a book that is ultimately about an eleven year old's belief that she is responsible for the death of those she has loved be so funny and charming? Such is the magic of The Penderwicks in Spring, the fourth in the truly classic and heartwarming Penderwicks series. We throw words like "modern classic" … Continue reading Happiness is a Penderwicks Novel: The Penderwicks in Spring Review

Have Book, Will Travel: Kids and Teen Summer Reading Selections 2011

Summer is finally upon us and in celebration I have compiled mini reading lists. You may notice an absence of series books (Hunger Games, 39 Clues, Harry Potter, etc). This was intentional, as the summer is the perfect time to dig up hidden stand alone gems. Some of these books in fact ARE in series (Looking at the … Continue reading Have Book, Will Travel: Kids and Teen Summer Reading Selections 2011