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Book Review: Hanukkah at Valley Forge by Stephen Krensky, Illustrated by Greg Harlin

A Polish-born solider in General Washington's army shares the story, miracle, and meaning of Hanukkah with his Commander-in-Chief. Read More »

Children’s Book Review: Walter, the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray, Illustrated by Audrey Colman

An old, somewhat odd looking, flatuent mutt saves the day, teaching his family an important lesson in tolerance and acceptance. Read More »

Miranda on the Veranda: A Memoir of Appreciation

A little rhyme, a little reason... so begins my lifelong love affair with reading, and it all began at the Massapequa Public Library. Read More »

Children’s Book Review: Rebecca’s Journey Home by Brynn Olenburg Sugarman

A sweetly told and illustrated children's picture book about the Stein Family's new baby daughter from Vietnam Read More »

Book Review – Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die by Michael Largo

Fun facts about the American way of death and dying. Read More »

Children’s Book Review: The Family Book by Todd Parr

Celebrating all families everywhere with wit, style and loopy little smiles. Read More »

Book Review: Two Little Girls, A Memoir of Adoption by Theresa Reid

A beautifully crafted, surprisingly and sometimes astonishingly candid memoir of an American couple's journey to parenthood via Russia and Ukraine. Read More »

Children’s Book Review: The Legend of Hong Kil Dong, The Robin Hood of Korea, by Anne Sibley O’Brien

Why not a Korean version of Robin Hood? Read More »

Children’s Book Review: Little Lost Bat by Sandra Markle

An unlikely adoption story, for children ages 6-9. Read More »

4th of July Parade in My New Hometown

Musings on a hot summer red, white, and blue morning. Read More »