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Kids on Bikes: Ghost Squad and Ways to Make Sunshine

Here are two books for the younger middle grade set that are just coming out in April of 2020, both featuring girls on bikes  These are both from my Cybils Awards ReadDown TBR pile. Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Ramen with Magic Ramen and Let’s Make Ramen

My daughter and my love bond over a shared love of ramen.  Here are two books to celebrate it!  Magic Ramen: the Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang and Kana Urbanowica. Little Bee Books, 2019. 9781499807035 This picture book … Continue reading

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A Baker’s Half Dozen of Gluten Free Cookbooks

I was diagnosed with celiac disease just before Christmas last year, so as a break from my usual fiction, here are some of the cookbooks I’ve been reading. The first one arrived in the mail as a gift, and all … Continue reading

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My Top Nonfiction Read in 2018

I don’t often get around to writing full-on reviews of the nonfiction I read, especially if it’s for adults.  Here’s a selection of my favorites from last year, handily separated into knitting and non-knitting books.   Faerie Knitting by Alice … Continue reading

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Julia Child: an Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures

Julia Child: an Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures by Erin Hagar and Joanna Gorham. Duo Press, 2015. It’s true: I was convinced to read this book by chatting with the author at Kidlitcon in October, after which I asked … Continue reading

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Cupcake Cousins

I won Cupcake Cousins from the 48 Hour Book Challenge – many thanks to Kate Hannigan, and to Tiffany Gholar, the artist who designed the tote bag that was also part of the prize package. I read Cupcake Cousins almost … Continue reading

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3 Multicultural Picture Books

Hooray for multicultural children’s books! I checked out several in preparation for Multicultural Children’s Book Day, and put more on my list from books that I found out about then. Here are three of our favorite recently found multicultural picture … Continue reading

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One Bowl Baking

I asked the librarian who runs our cookbook collection to buy this so I could read it. She did, but I still had to wait in line because I was far from the only one who found the concept appealing! … Continue reading

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Cinnamon and Gunpowder

A tale of pirates told by a chef? How could I resist? Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown. Owen Wedgewood was chef to the head of the Pendleton Company, which seems to be a fictional relative of the East India … Continue reading

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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley. Lucy Knisley (French Milk) loves food. In this book, she shares stories of food in her life, with particular episodes linked to food and recipes to go with each. She writes … Continue reading

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