Tag Archives: Harry Potter

Pokemon, Harry Potter, Stranger Things … oh my

When Pokemon Go was released in early July, my Facebook feed of twenty- and thirty-somethings was filled with cellphone shots of Rattata, Squirtle, Pidgie, Bulbasaur, and Charmander sitting on their kitchen tables, in their yards, on their work desks. At … Continue reading

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BRB; I have to finish sniffling over this Harry Potter thread

I came across this exchange this afternoon while wasting time online (be warned that the image below contains a curse word): My first reaction to this thread was to tear up a little. Like most Harry Potter fans, Rubeus Hagrid … Continue reading

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A to Z: 5 favorite fantasy books for young readers

Throughout April, I’ll be tackling 26 A to Z topics related to children’s literature. Today’s F theme has a bit of alliteration: Here are five of my favorite fantasy novels (and series) for young readers. Dragons. Magic. Princesses (preferably the … Continue reading

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Looking at kid lit through adult eyes

About a year ago, I was lounging around the periodicals section of Sterling Public Library, awaiting a mechanic down the road to finish replacing at oil gasket on my car. I plucked magazines from the rack like apples, examining them … Continue reading

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6 literary dads whose kids we’d love to be

In honor of Father’s Day coming on Sunday, I’m jumping on the literature blogging bandwagon and sharing a list of the best father figures novels have to offer. Which of these awesome characters would you love to call Dad? 1. … Continue reading

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The most important books we’ll ever read

Earlier this month I rated a book with 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. When the review auto-posted to Facebook, a friend expressed surprise at the low rating. I was quick to reply that a 3-star ratings indicate an … Continue reading

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