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Poetry Friday: Shel Silverstein’s ‘He Tried to Hide’

Several weeks back, we did a 2-in-1 Feature of Shel Silverstein‘s Don’t Bump the Glump and his posthumously-published book Every Thing On It. I was happy to note as I was reading through the latter that there were several poems that fit our bimonthly theme on Paranormal Twists. My poetry offering then is something along these […]

List of Novels in Verse and Poetry Books for Children and Round-up for January 2012

List of Novels in Verse and Poetry Books for Children and Round-up for January 2012

Amazingly, the first month of the year is nearly over. Before we know it, December 2012 is upon us! Is it just me or does time seem to be on overdrive lately, zooming and streaking past, leaving specks of dust from unfinished tasks in its wake. Before I get lost in my random ruminations, let […]

Poetry Friday: A Shel Silverstein 2-in-1 Special

We usually have a Featured Poet for Poetry Friday – but this time around, we thought that it would be great to do a 2-in-1 review of the celebrated and much-loved Shel Silverstein – as we explore his very first poetry collection entitled Don’t Bump the Glump! and other Fantasies initially released in 1964, same […]

Susan V. Bosak’s Dream: A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom, and Wishes

“I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.” – Steven Spielberg I discovered Susan V. Bosak’s Dream in a thrift store. The title caught my attention, as well as the promise of seeing artworks by top illustrators. I brought the book home with me out of curiosity. In truth, […]

Thalia Chaltas’ Because I am Furniture

I learned about Thalia Chaltas’ debut novel from our Featured Storyteller last November/December – Holly Thompson. When I found the book in our library, I had some reservations about borrowing it because it was quite thick – and I knew my limitations when it comes to reading, particularly as the semester is also starting in […]