Bookworm’s Beach Books: Summer 2013

Some bloggers post wish lists for their house or wardrobe – well, Bookworm is posting her beach book “wish list”. Summertime and vacations make me look forward to beach, pool, and lake time.  Lounging with a great “beach book” and cold drink next to the water is the always relaxing  However, moms like me, we… Continue reading Bookworm’s Beach Books: Summer 2013

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Al Capone Does My Shirts Goodreads says: A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards’ families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister. Today I moved to a twelve-acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd… Continue reading Al Capone Does My Shirts

Recent Reads: Spring 2013

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit (1906) A charming classic about the adventures of three siblings: Phyllis, Roberta, and Peter who move to the country with their mother.  Their father is gone on a mysterious trip and their mother is preoccupied with managing a home and finances.  Thus, the children often end up on their own… Continue reading Recent Reads: Spring 2013

The Devil’s Arithmetic

The Devil’s Arithmetic was written by Jane Yolen in 1988 and winner of the National Jewish Book Award.  Teaching the Holocaust to any adult is difficult and far more for young adults and children.  Many authors use fiction as a way to teach and create a lasting impression.  I vividly remember reading the book in elementary… Continue reading The Devil’s Arithmetic