7Seven Great Storytime Books

Having worked in a bookstore, I was called upon to lead storytime quite often.  I love picture books for many reasons, not only do you get a great story, but picture books are full of beautiful artwork.  When choosing a storytime book it requires more than a great story and artwork, it requires a story…

7Seven Things About Grandma Dowdell

“A Long Way From Chicago” and “A Year Down Yonder” are the books written by Richard Peck that feature the amazing Grandma Dowdell.  These books are set between 1929 and about 1945, they are a series of short stories told by Joey Dowdell in “A Long Way From Chicago” and Mary Alice in “A Year…

7Seven Things to Say About Penny Parker Teen Sleuth

I enjoy a mystery, most mystery fans think of Nancy Drew when thinking teen girl sleuths.   I myself enjoy Nancy Drew, however there is another teen girl sleuth that seems to have been overlooked by most. ” ‘I always thought Penny Parker was a better Nancy Drew than Nancy is,’ Mrs. Benson said in…

Mo and Dale Mysteries

This is probably the best young reader series I have read in a very long time, I absolutely LOVE this series. When I first wrote this blog post I had only read the first 2 books in the series, I have since read the third book.  In two weeks on Tuesday September 11, 2018 the…