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Picture Books, 6/18

I read some today (…like every day?). Here are some highlights. The Big Angry Roar by Jonny Lambert, 2019 A cute, simple book with a variety of animal characters which shows children different ways they can express their anger and frustration, and which ways ultimately work best. The Curly Hair Club by Saccheen Laing, 2017 … Continue reading

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Review: Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker

I received a digital galley of Scary Stories for Young Foxes from Netgalley and read it on a camping trip this weekend. Here are some of my thoughts. What is “scary”? The story is terrifying at times, but does not feel “scary” in overall tone, which some middle-grade readers may be looking for in particular, … Continue reading

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Video Games, Literature, and Libraries

This evening/morning I began reading Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics. It has been an unnecessary secret shame of mine that although I spend much of my time in and around comics, I had not read this important text. Something about how McCloud begins by creating a broad but clear definition of what comics are, including questioning the … Continue reading