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The IF YOU GIVE…. Seri..

The IF YOU GIVE…. Series by Laura Joffe Numeroff- Past Picture Books

Most people born after 1985, the year IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE came out, remember this series fondly. Whether you only read the first book, the first 3, or had them all as a child, these books are still around and in popular memory today. As it stands today, there are somewhere around […]

September 4, 2018
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Pins: Decorating and Mainten..

Pins: Decorating and Maintence. (Or, How to keep Your Pins from Falling Off Your Bag)

  As bookworms we always seem to collect a large amount of swag. One of my favorite types of swag is in the form of pins and buttons. Not only are they fun to decorats your bags with but they are great conversation pieces. “WHERE DID YOU GET THAT PIN?” my coworkers ask. “Oh its […]

August 28, 2018
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Amazon Deals and Recommendat..

Recently I started an influencer page through Amazon. The idea is that any revenue I get can go right back into hosting our site. However for the first few month of having this page up, I’m going to be using the funds to purchase any missing books in series donated to BOOKS FOR KIDS.  However another […]

August 6, 2018
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Recommended Tools for Book C..

Recommended Tools for Book Care

When caring for your own books there’s always certain tools that will help you get the most out of a quality repair. Some brands will do better than others. You don’t need to buy a full kit, just the pieces that you need. Here’s what I recommend.     Book Tape:  I personally like the […]

August 1, 2018
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Resources for Readers- How t..

Resources for Readers- How to Find Free or Cheap Books Legally

  I’ve posted before about places for reviewers to get review copies for free but with the recent discussion of piracy it was brought up that there are few of the opportunities for readers. This is not wholly true. They are difficult to find to be sure, and there are plenty of low cost options […]

July 27, 2018
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Services You Might Find At Y..

Services You Might Find At Your Local Library

  Every library is different. That means that you get a unique experience anytime you walk into one. The budgets, the people, these things all impact the different services available at each library and branch. This list is by no means exhaustive and will by no means apply to every library. If you’re curious about […]

July 25, 2018
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Secrets of Droon- Thumbing T..

Secrets of Droon- Thumbing Through Throwbacks

  By the late 90’s I was quickly running out of early reader chapter books and was reading far above my level. Harry Potter had just come out and I was getting into fantasy and magic books of all sorts. Then Scholastic released Secrets of Droon, a 44 book series that ran for about 12 […]

February 1, 2018
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The Wayside School books by ..

The Wayside School books by Louis Sachar – Thumbing Through Throwbacks

  Louis Sachar was The Man when I was a kid. While HOLES is one of his most popular books and spawned its own movie, I knew him first from The Wayside School trilogy. I have a vivid memory from the third grade, sitting in the unairconditioned third floor room of my ancient elementary school […]

January 31, 2018
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The Magic Treehouse- Thumbin..

The Magic Treehouse- Thumbing Through Throwbacks

  What was it with me and book series that turned into monsters after I stopped reading? The Magic Treehouse was a series I read when I was fairly young for early chapter book readers. I probably read the first 10-15 books in the set. Little did I know that there would be 56 books […]

January 30, 2018
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Thumbing Through Throwbacks:..

Thumbing Through Throwbacks: Boxcar Children

  From a young age I was a big fan of mystery novels and TV shows. Maybe it was watching Murder She Wrote and CSI with my grandma or maybe it was because of a popular children’s series known as The Boxcar Children. Raise your hand if you’re old enough to remember these books. I […]

January 28, 2018
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