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A Kid's Book A Day

Reviewing a children's book from 2018 every day

Discover new titles for your library.

We're lucky to live in a world where fantastic children's books are published every week.  Every day I review a book published this year.  Although I may mention things about books that I don't like ("Cons"), I only choose books for which I feel I can give a mostly positive review
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I try to find books that would appeal to kids and/or fit in well with the elementary school curriculum.  All books come from my local public library, and I do not benefit in any way from my reviews (except for the warm, fuzzy feeling of sharing good books with readers)​.


How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature

 is about effectively communicating

John Green kicks off the Crash Course Literature mini series with a reasonable set of questions. Why do we read? What's the point of reading critically. John will argue that reading is about effectively communicating with other people. Unlike a direct communication though, the writer has to communicate with a stranger, through time and space, with only "dry dead words on a page." 


Amazing Works Of Art Made From Books

​Books transformed​

​What to do with those deselected books?​ These images show how an artistic mind can turn those "MUSTY" tomes into eye catching creations.