Book Reviews

There’s Always Money for Books

Submitted by: Garrett Lenderman I’ve read books my entire life, and I have my parents to thank for that. My mother was an avid reader of “grocery store” novels growing up, and encouraged me to read books with her on Sunday afternoons. And my father, whenever he would catch me ...
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Because we couldn’t narrow it down to just one book – My girls’ two favorite books

Submitted by: Katie Phillips We read to my three year old twin girls every day. While there are many books that they love to read, their two favorites - one for each - are quite unique. Lester's Dreadful Sweaters by K.G. Campbell The first exposure we had to this book ...
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Where the Wild Things Are

Submitted by: Jay Papasan Sendak’s 1963 classic about the night Max is sent to his room is just 338 words. But those words have sold more than 19 million books, inspired an animated movie, a live action film, and even an opera. What can’t be counted is how many times ...
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Our Favorite Classics: A Mom and Daughter Interview

A Keller Williams Red Day Interview We were lucky enough to spend a few minutes with Jenny and her two-year-old daughter, Sadie, at Half Price Books to find out what they are currently reading. What did we learn? The classics rule the roost in their household. Sadie, the youngest in ...
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Staff Picks: Tuesday by David Wiesner

Submitted by: Shelley Renee, Read-A-Thon Program Manager This book starts on a Tuesday evening around 8 when it appears that a number of frogs have suddenly discovered they can fly. It is a surreal and almost wordless Caldecott Medal-winning illustrated story with fantastic realistic images of frogs flying on lily ...
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Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Submitted by: Executive Director Joan Wabschall There is no shortage of children’s books that have Art as the subject matter. The book that I believe is the essence of ‘Inspire Your Heart with Art” day is the first children’s book written by Michael Hall, My Heart is Like a Zoo ...
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