Glitch is the gift that keeps on giving! An Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel found at Bailiwick Press!

My son & I love the Aldo Zelnick Comic Novels written by Karla Oceanak and Illustrated by Kendra Spanjer. They are available from Bailiwick Press. We’ve read all of them starting with Artsy-Fartsy. Glitch is the seventh title in the award-winning series. [Read more…]

Desert Baths by Darcy Pattison Illustrated by Kathleen Rietz and found at Sylvan Dell Publishing

How do you stay clean without water? Watch the vulture bask in the morning sun, the roadrunner kick up a cloud of dust, the javelina wallow, and the bobcat give her cub a licking with a rough tongue in Desert Baths. As the sun travels across the sky, learn how twelve different desert animals face the difficulties of staying clean in a dry and parched land. Explore the desert habitat trough its animals and their habits of hygiene. Told in lyrical prose, this story is a celebration of the desert lands of the American Southwest. [Read more…]

Southern Living Complete Quick & Easy Cookbook


It’s a fact: carpools, soccer practice, work deadlines, and homework have all cut into the time you have to plan and prepare dinner. Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or a seasoned cook, you need practical and delicious dinnertime solutions for your family, and Southern Living’s Complete Quick & Easy Cookbook (October 9, 2012; Oxmoor House; $24,95/Paperback) has those solutions.

One of the cookbook’s most exciting features is the “make ahead” icon. This book will tell you what can be partially or totally made ahead and how much time is needed to prepare each recipe. There is even a special notation when a recipe can be made in ten, twenty, or 30 minutes or less. In addition to these features, the book includes more than 250 taste-tempting photographs.

This cookbook is just perfect for busy moms! I like this book because there are so many recipes that can be made so fast & easily! Some only take 10-15 minutes from beginning to end! Delicious recipes such as Garlic Fried Chicken breasts and Easy Enchilada Casserole. One of my favorite sections in the book is “Healthy ‘n’ quick” with recipes such as Southwestern Tabbouleh Salad & Roasted Garlic-Potato Soup. There are also delicious and easy Soup recipes such as Caramelized French Onion Soup and Homestyle Potato Soup. This is really a Mom-Must-Have for this Fall! For more information, go to

  We have teamed up with Oxmoor House to offer our readers a Fall giveaway! One winner will win the Southern Living Complete Quick & Easy Cookbook! You must be a subscriber to enter! Next,leave us a comment below telling us the name of your favorite Fall time recipe! Deadline to enter is November 12th, 2012. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries!


The Tree That Bear Climbed Written by Marianne Berkes and Illustrated by Kathleen Rietz. Found at Sylvan Dell Publishing

A Chain of Events Story With A Twist!

The Tree That Bear Climbed is a creative twist on the classic tale, The House that Jack Built. Young listeners and early readers will love the rhythmic repetition as they learn about the many parts of a tree. [Read more…]

Finicky is a treat for even the pickiest readers! Written by Karla Oceanak and Illustrated by Kendra Spanjer

“Is the book here yet?” asked my son at the end of September, and he added, “I really wouldn’t mind getting it for my birthday.” Really? An 8 (almost 9) year old boy saying a book was fine for his birthday? Well, only when it is a book in the Aldo Zelnick series!   [Read more…]

I’m 5 by Alva Sachs Illustrated by Patricia Krebs

Julie is turning “5” and when her birthday party is over, she is ready for school. Julie is 5 so school should start, right? [Read more…]

Kids Book Festival


September 30th, 2012

9:30 am-4:30 pm

Orange Coast College located at 2701 Fairview Road in Costa Mesa!  [Read more…]

Fall into Literacy Wilmington Children's Book Festival

Don’t miss this wonderful Family Event! September 15th, 9am-3 pm. Free Admission! Great Authors! Location: Banning Residence Museum located at 401 E. M Street, Wilmington.  For more information, click here!  [Read more…]