it’s like jet lag, or something

It’s been an eventful time here. Our tech wrangler said we had to move to a different back end, so depending on when you read this you may not see all our old posts here.  He is working to bring them all over, though. We’ve been posting over on...

ralph tells a story

Writer’s block is never fun, and “Ralph Tells a Story” captures it perfectly. We will have to remember Ralph’s tips on how to beat it. We especially like number four — eat chocolate! Yum!! We checked this out from the library after hearing great things about “Dory Fantasmagory” which...

minnie and moo: hooves of fire

Happy Halloween! Zero and I have been reading lots of great books (most checked out from the library thanks to our stellar use of the hold system), but not writing down our reviews. We plan to remedy that pronto! There are just too many wonderful reads out there not...

froodle

Wow! It has been a long time since we last posted. We have been busy reading! We figured out the hold systems at the local libraries (well sort of — there are still a few kinks to work out, but … we are now checking out books from three...

mr. peabody’s apples

You have probably heard of Madonna. She is a very famous singer and songwriter. About 10 years ago she wrote several books for children. Initially she was going to write five books, but it looks like she turned her first book into a series that has at least 12...

big bad bunny

Happy November! My birthday is now one month away (and someone better order my cupcakes from Chicago already). November is NaBloPoMo, which essentially means we will be posting a lot in this month, which is good, because we are behind in our reviews. We checked this book out on...

new york times picks 10 best illustrated books of 2013

The New York Times Book Review has announced its 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2013. The honorees are: ● My Brother’s Book by Maurice Sendak (HarperCollins/di Capua) ● Ballad by Blexbolex, trans. from the French by Claudia Z. Bedrick (Enchanted Lion) ● Jemmy Button by Jennifer Uman and...

flora and the flamingo

Noticed today that Chronicle Books suggested Flora’s outfit as a costume for Halloween. All you need is a pink leotard, a yellow swim cap (with floral pattern), and a pair of flippers. That could make trick-or-treating a bit difficult. Not to mention chilly. I fear I may just get...

october is almost over

Halloween is finally less than 10 days away. We are officially at 134 books read according to Goodreads. We have been slowly but surely catching up thanks in part to a 31 in 31 challenge hosted by Kathy Ellen Davis. Our goal is to begin November at 150 books...

the black dog

I still have no idea what to be for Halloween. My old standby is a princess, but that is so obvious. Meanwhile, we have been reading books to get us in the Halloween spirit. Just looking at the cover of The Black Dog makes me think of Jack-o-lanterns and...