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Alysa Stewart
Mother, Reader, Book Blogger, Mormon
Mother, Reader, Book Blogger, Mormon

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Recent Picture Books: Good, Better, Best
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat - This book just won the Caldecott Medal last week. I noticed it on our library shelf today and snagged it. I liked it alright, it's a picture book biography of an artist from the 80's, a contemp...

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2017 Newbery Winner review: The Girl Who Drank The Moon
The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill I hadn't heard much about this book until it won the Newbery award. (This just goes to show that I'm reading fewer middle grade novels and reading about fewer middle grade novels than I once was). I put it on ho...

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Benjamin's latest read
The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart Amazon has been recommending the book to me, and I did so love The Mysterious Benedict Society books by the same author. So when I saw this one at the library I grabbed it. I started it, but Benjamin snagged it and ...

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Congratulations are in order!
Cybils winners have been announced! Yippee! The full list is here .Congratulations! Congrats to the authors and illustrators and publishers for making such good books and earning honors. Congrats to the Cybils panels for choosing good ones for us. For Young...

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Review and Giveaway: March trilogy by John Lewis
January 23 was the big day for ALA award announcements this year. The Newbery is usually the most talked-about book, but this year the big surprise was that  March: Book Three set a new record by winning FOUR of the awards. Affiliate link to the March Trilo...

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Making Sick Days Better with Audible
This week has been a rough one in the Stewart household. Jacob came home from work on Monday and went right to bed. He started running a temperature and a couple of days later he was diagnosed with Influenza B. When the doc let us know that it was officiall...

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From Bunny Babies to Evil Queens: 6 books I've Been Wanting to Tell You About
Hi guys! I've been reading loads of good books lately, and I wanted to tell you about 'em. Some I've read for the Cybils Graphic Novels judging, others I've just read in the last while. I'll put a star (*) by the books that made a Cybils shortlist. It is al...

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A Gold Star to These Four Websites
Hello again! I hope your holiday break was wonderful. Mine was — I had a lovely, warm time in AZ with family. We did some campfire cooking, just for fun. There are about a billion things I've been wanting to tell you about. Ok, I counted and there are actua...

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Cybils Progress
Hello! I am coming to you from the other side of Thanksgiving. I hope yours was wonderful. Our celebration felt very festive because we had some guests -- enough guests that we could set up a puzzle. I think that's the measure of a holiday gathering in my m...

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Telling Stories Together This Thanksgiving
Hello, friends! This last week I quietly launched Story Club, my quick-start guide to storytelling with kids ebook. Because families are coming together this weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving, I wanted to tell you more about it. Story Club is literally the ...
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