Come One, Come All Readers!  New book reviews!

Browse through the different sections to look for new books to read. Book reviews include all age groups - adults, too!


The three Bed and Biscuit  books feature a blended family: a bossy mynah bird named Gabby—an earnest, managerial mini-pig called Ernest—a loving teenage pussycat known as Milly—and the new baby, Sir Walter the Scottie.  They help Grampa Adam Bender, a retired vet, run his animal boardinghouse in the country.  Like so many of us, Dr. Bender would be lost without his feisty, independent, and loving family.

These books demonstrate what I value most in children’s books:  great stories told with humor, warmth, and meaning.  The best children’s books are all about meaning, without being preachy.  Remember learning about friendship from Winnie The Pooh? The importance of family from Anne of Green Gables? The value of being true to yourself from The Story of Ferdinand?

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