Treasures from Barefoot Books

Posted by Sherry on 4/24/2017 in Around the World, Kenya, Korea, Spain |

Barefoot Books, a publisher and bookseller dedicated to producing inclusive and diverse books, sent me a selection of lovely books that I can’t wait to write about. Their website says, “At Barefoot Books, our mission is to share stories, connect families and inspire children.” I’m impressed with the quality and diversity of the books I […]


Baker’s Dozen: Books to Read for my Around the World Project

I’m planning a new project for 2016, an expansion of my Africa Project. This one is an around the world project in which I hope to read at least one children’s book from or related to each nation of the world. Some countries are easier than others to find books, available in English and written […]


Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in Time by James Dashner

Posted by Sherry on 11/20/2012 in 2012, Children's Fiction, Cybil Awards, Fantasy Fiction, General, Spain |

Dak Smythe and Sera Froste are geniuses and friends who live in an alternate version of our own time. Unfortunately, their world is falling apart: high crime, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, forest fires, blizzards, storms, a dictatorship police government, and general unrest and confusion. It’s all because of disruptions in time, perpetrated long ago at several […]


Happy Birthday: Celebrating Elizabeth Borton de Trevino

Elizabeth Borton de Trevino, whose historical fiction book I, Juan de Pareja, won the Newbery Medal in 1966, was born on this date in 1904 in Bakersfield, California. She died at the age of 97 on December 2, 2001. Ms. Borton de Trevino was not Hispanic, but she married a Mexican man and moved with […]

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