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#618 - Paris-Chien: Adventures of an Ex-Pat Dog by Jackie Clark Mancuso

#618 – Paris-Chien: Adventures of an Ex-Pat Dog by Jackie Clark Mancuso

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Paris-Chien: Adventures of an Ex-Pat Dog

written & illustrated by Jackie Clark Mancuso

presenting Hudson

distributed by Small Press United         6/05//2013

978-0-615-54542-4

Age 4 to 8     36 pages

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“When Hudson, an adventurous Norwich Terrier, moves to Paris, he loves the new sights and smells. But when he tries to make friends, he is surprised to discover that the dogs only speak French.…

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Persnickety Computer Temporarily Ruling KLR — Darn It!

Persnickety Computer Temporarily Ruling KLR — Darn It!

Aw, Gee! My computer is actually not completely fixed. Who would have thought. Please enjoy Howard B. Wigglebottomfor one more day. I am working on getting a late review out for tomorrow. If not, relax, enjoy your time away from the comment boxes—thank you all for your comments, I love them—read a book, paint a picture, bake some brownies, or just have fun in the summer sun (unless you are here…

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#617 - Howard B. Wigglebottom and Manners Matter Howard Binkow & Reverend Ana and Taillefer Long

#617 – Howard B. Wigglebottom and Manners Matter Howard Binkow & Reverend Ana and Taillefer Long

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coverHoward B. Wigglebottom and Manners Matters

written by Howard Binkow & Reverend Ana

illustrated by Taillefer Long

Thunderbolt Publishing          1/01/2013

978-0-9826165-9-8

Age 4 to 8                 32 pages

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“Using humor and a light approach this book introduces to 5 to 8 year olds the concept “to have good manners is to do and say only what makes people feel good and comfortable.” The…

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All is Back to Normal — Or Will Be Tomorrow!

All is Back to Normal — Or Will Be Tomorrow!

Great News! The faulty computer has returned home good as new. Literally. It is just as it was when I bought it. Now, I need to program in all the things I use and an anti-virus that I hope does its job. That is my evening plans. Now, with a new motherboard, the computer should be in tip-top condition. If not … but, let’s not go there.

Tomorrow, I will pick up where I had to stop and bring…

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#616 - Cousins and Robbers: Tales of Black Jack Jetty by Michael A. Carestio

#616 – Cousins and Robbers: Tales of Black Jack Jetty by Michael A. Carestio

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Virtual Book Blog Tour — Cousins and Robbers: Tales of Black Jack Jetty by Michael A. Carestio

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Cousins and Robbers: Tales of Black Jack Jetty

written by Michael A. Carestio

published by Michael A. Carestio         7/15/2013

978-1-49090934-9

Age 8 to 12

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“The Great Recession is punishing families across the land: lost jobs, lost dreams, lost hope. Tough times bring out the best, and worst in…

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#615 - Planet Kindergarten by Sue Ganz-Schmitt & Shane Prigmore

#615 – Planet Kindergarten by Sue Ganz-Schmitt & Shane Prigmore

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Planet Kindergarten

written by Sue Ganz-Schmitt

illustrated by Shane Prigmore

Chronicle Books          7/01/2014

978-1-4521-1893-2

Age 4 to 8        32 pages

“Today is liftoff.  ‘You are well prepared,’ says Dad. Mom counts down. Into the rocket ship … the boosters fire, and we launch. I’m off to PLANET KINDERGARTEN. Suit up for a daring adventure as our hero navigates the unknown reaches…

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#614 - Planes Go by Steve Light

#614 – Planes Go by Steve Light

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written & illustrated by Steve Light

Chronicle Books      8/12/2014

978-1-4521-2899-3

Age infant to 2     16 pages

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“The helicopter goes, ‘PITTATATATA PITTATATATA PITTATATATATA.’ The jumbo jet goes, ‘Wheeeeeeeee VRRRRRRRRRRUUUHHHHHHHHHMMM.’ The propeller plane goes, ‘HUK HUK HUK WHIRRRRRRR WHIRRRRRR.’ Prepare for liftoff with 8 exiting aircraft and the noises they make in this…

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#612-613 - Monster Knows I’m Sorry and Eddie and Ellie’s Opposites

#612-613 – Monster Knows I’m Sorry and Eddie and Ellie’s Opposites

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Here are two wonderful board books for the youngest kids out there ready to open a book or two. Both are colorful and made me laugh. First up, an appropriate book for the mess my shotty computer has caused.

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Monster Knows I’m Sorry

written by Connie Colwell Miller

illustrated by Maira Chiodi

Picture Window Books          3/06/2014

978-1-4795-2964-3

8 x 8 18 pages

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“Monsters are at Plooble…

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#611 - SLAM! A Tale of Consequences by Adam Stower

#611 – SLAM! A Tale of Consequences by Adam Stower

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Slam!: A Tale of Consequences

written and illustrated by Adam Stower

Owlkids Books 3/15/2014

978-1-77147-007-0

Age 3 to 7 32 pages

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A boy heads to the store with his dog to buy some candy. On his way out, the door slams behind him. Oops. What starts off innocently builds into a contagious, calamitous, cacophony of crashing cars, flopping fish, wobbly workers, not to mention dogs, cats,…

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Win a Doodle! Win a Doodle! Win a Doodle!

Win a Doodle! Win a Doodle! Win a Doodle!

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Join Mike’s contest for a doodle of anything you want. A real doodle from a real writer

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Who will be the lucky winner?

Who will be the lucky winner?

In March, I hosted a contest. The grand (and only) prize was an official, original, custom-made Mike Allegra doodle.

Despite my doodling ability, the number of people who entered this contest was pretty large. This…

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