Review: The Tale of Despereaux

If your child reads just one book this summer, let it be this one. Let it be¬†The Tale of Despereaux¬†by Kate DiCamillo. This tale of an unlikely hero's quest is told in the style of a classic adventure story. It takes place in a castle, as all good adventures should. The hero is a very…

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Series Review: Bear and Mouse

I look forward to kicking off each month with a review of a series, collection, or list of related titles. Think of it as a package deal for my fellow readers. I'll begin with a favorite in our family: the Bear and Mouse books, written by Bonny Becker and illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton. The…