Summer Reading Programs

The last day of school is just around the corner so it’s time to search out some ideas that will keep your child reading through the summer. How about a summer reading program? Many children’s libraries are adopting an “exercise” theme this...

Death Descends on Saturn Villa

Sidney Grice is a quirkier Sherlock Holmes — and his Watson is a young woman who mysteriously became his ward and is an eternal thorn in his side. Not only is she a bit illogical (good heavens!) but she also smokes, drinks and eats meat. Perhaps her only...

Guys Read

Guys read. Of course, when you’re living with a middle school guy you begin to wonder. Choosing a book for a young guy that he’ll like sometimes seems almost as difficult as climbing Mt. Everest. Children’s author Jon Scieszka had experience with the...

Rebel Sisters

I come from an area that takes their ancestry seriously — even though we are generations removed from the “Old Country” our lives are still steeped in our ancestors’ foods, music, traditions and language. So I thought a novel about a key event...