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National Winnie-the-Pooh Day, 2021

Good morning, everyone! Today is the birthday of author Alan Alexander (A. A.) Milne, the creator of one of the most beloved characters in children's literature, Winnie-the-Pooh. I decided to begin my celebration of National Winnie-the-Pooh Day a bit early this year, starting over the weekend with a re-read of A. A. Milne's The World… Continue reading National Winnie-the-Pooh Day, 2021

Book Reviews · Children's Books · Historical Fiction · Non-fiction

Talk Like A Pirate Day 2020

Argh! It do be Talk Like A Pirate Day, mateys! Okay, that's quite enough of that, but the statement still stands. Today is Talk Like A Pirate Day, which makes this a perfect time to discuss books about pirates. It's really not surprising that people find pirates fascinating. Not only are they part of world… Continue reading Talk Like A Pirate Day 2020

Book Reviews · Children's Books · Fantasy · Horror · Mystery · POPSUGAR Reading Challenge · Science Fiction

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Six

Hello everyone! I hope that the first full week of February has been a good one. Most of my week has been spent working on a short story entry for a local writing contest, but I've also been able to complete a few more reading prompts for this year's POPSUGAR Reading Challenge. It's been good… Continue reading POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Six

Banned Books Week · Children's Books

“The Boy Who Lived” to be Challenged and Banned

The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling, has been around for just over twenty years. While the series has won numerous awards, and is loved by both children and adults, it has also been subject to a tremendous number of banning attempts. Unlike many of my peers, I actually did not read the books when… Continue reading “The Boy Who Lived” to be Challenged and Banned

Authors · Book Reviews · Children's Books

Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Like so many of my peers, I was introduced to the writing of children's author Roald Dahl when I entered elementary school. He was a popular author for teachers during read-alouds, mostly because the characters and worlds he created were so appealing to us as kids. I can remember classmates begging our teachers for "just… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl!