Coretta Scott King Honor Book recipient Jewell Parker Rhodes has spun an amazing midgrade novel emanating from her love of Louisiana. After four sisters have spent summers in the bayou with Grandmere, it is finally Maddie’s turn. Unlike her sisters

  February is American Heart Month. The American Heart Association devotes this month to the education, and prevention, of heart health issues. The proper amount of sleep, a healthy diet and physical activity are all factors in good heart health.

Take Me with You by Carolyn Marsden In a post WWII orphanage in Italy, Istituto di Gesu Bambino, two little girls, Pina and Susanna, best friends, wonder if they will ever have a real family. Having believed they were orphans,  they

The Meow Mix by Dee Brown Meet Comedian/Magician/Hypnotist Michael Night Michael Night is the real deal. Not only is he a Magician, he is also a comedian and a Hypnotist too. Michael has traveled all over the United Stated with

Purr-son of the Month: Rose Letherby This month I would like to introduce you to an artist that has been on my radar for a little while, Rose Letherby. I’ve always appreciated her whimsical, fun pieces when I’ve seen them

February 19-21: Winterfest 2016 @ Levis Commons & Downtown Perrysburg Ice carvings will be on display throughout the weekend for the U.S. National Ice Carving Championships. There will also be a variety of children’s activities in downtown Perrysburg and Levis

I’m starting this month, featuring stories honoring African Americans, both fictional and real-life heroes. But let’s begin with some wonderful “heartfelt” picture books for the Itty Bitty Kitties. Mewly Reading Kitties will enjoy the repetitive phrases and likely wish to

I hope you were able to find time to join me in January’s read, Ranson Riggs’ debut novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.This month’s reads definintely fell under the genre of YA horror, psy-fi, chillers. Miss Perregrine’s Home for