Category Archives: Adventure

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail Written & Illustrated by: Jennifer Thermes Publisher: Abrans Books for Young Readers, 2018 Ages: 5-11 Themes: hiking, mighty women, Appalachian Trail Genre: biography   Opening: Between eleven children, the clothes to wash, the cow to milk, the garden … Continue reading

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Garbage Island Blog Tour – Middle Grade Recommendation & Giveaway

I love being part of a book tour, and even more so when it is a friend whose work you have seen evolve, deepen and knock-socks-off for a number of years. This is Fred’s début middle grade, and I am … Continue reading

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Wildcat Island – Books and Places Part 2

I have already blogged about my hero, Nancy, from Swallows and Amazons here. In many ways for me this may be the ultimate children’s adventure: Pirates, natives (adults), exploration, tension, treasure, scary moments, sailing, camping, humiliation, exhilaration, excitement, conflict, peace-making, … Continue reading

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