Author Archives: Julie

This One Wild and Precious Life (Book Review)

I’ve been on a mission of self-improvement the past couple of months, and the book This One Wild and Precious Life, by Sarah Wilson, has been congruent with my quest. Part ecology book, part natural history book, part self-help book, … Continue reading

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New Diverse Kids and Teens Lit!

Hello all, I hope you have had a good summer. I have enjoyed catching up with some diverse literature for middle grade kids and teens towards the end of the summer, and I will now share my top five list: … Continue reading

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Garden Photo Contest Winners!

Hello everyone, I’m pleased to announce our winners for the Loganberry Garden Photo Contest! First, in the children’s category, we have Sarah Holbrook with “Coneflowers and a Bee” And in our adult category, our winner is Laura D’Alessandro with “Cleveland … Continue reading

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Children With a Different Point of View

I have read three excellent Teen/Middle Grade novels this summer, that all feature children with an unusual way of looking at the world. Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart, out now. Lily and Dunkin is a charming upper Middle Grade … Continue reading

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Book Reviews – Fierce Young Ladies

I have recently read two very entertaining new and upcoming fiction books, both are great summer reads. The Comeback by Ella Berman, out now: Grace Turner was one of the world’s hottest teenage stars, yet she suddenly went into hiding … Continue reading

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The Bishop’s Bedroom – by Piero Chiara

This classic Italian murder mystery was first published in Italy in 1976. The novel was an instant bestseller and its popularity caught the attention of the Italian film director Dino Risi. Risi created a film script faithful to the novel’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Humans” by Brandon Stanton

Many of you are probably familiar with the website Humans of New York, which was started by Brandon Stanton. For those of you who are not, the basic concept is that he approaches strangers in the street to take their … Continue reading

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Child Imaginary Creatures Contest Winner

We had a great selection of entries from our April creative writing contest. Enjoy our favorite story from the children’s category. Congratulations to Eleanor Lindsay! The One and Only Fire Unicorn By Eleanor Lindsay Once there was a fire unicorn … Continue reading

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Adult Imaginary Creatures Contest Winner

We had a great selection of entries from our April creative writing contest. Enjoy our favorite story from the adult category. Congratulations to Erin Smith! Talons and Tales By Erin Smith Issagoth dreamed, and when it dreamed, it dreamed of … Continue reading

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Taking Care of the Body and the Environment

I have read three books recently that have helped me really think about what I put into my body, and how best to nourish myself while being a good steward of the rest of life on this planet. The first … Continue reading

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