Date: November 2016

Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas

November 30, 2016 |
Jane discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide revelers dies in a tragic accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane’s Keep Reading »

“Scribble, scribble, mix, dance, and wiggle”

November 25, 2016 |
What does a white rabbit, a dog with one black dot on his ear and many monsters have in common? They are all characters in some of the best color recognition books for children! Take home this Keep Reading »

Coming back soon — Gilmore Girls!

November 21, 2016 |
If you’re a fan, you’ll be thrilled by the news that Netflix is bringing out a new Gilmore Girls series! (And if you’re not a fan, please ignore my drivel and I’ll see you next Keep Reading »

Holiday Romance

November 19, 2016 |
    From Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, comes a holiday romance that will break your heart, but soon have you believing in love again. . . .When Sierra Keep Reading »

Mars Evacuees

November 18, 2016 |
Mars Evacuees  by Sophia McDougall Alice Dare’s mother is a hero in the war against the Morrors, aliens who have invaded Earth and are freezing the planet solid. Alice is sent with a select group Keep Reading »

The Bee-Friendly Garden by Kate Frey and Gretchen LeBuhn

November 17, 2016 |
In The Bee-Friendly Garden, award-winning garden designer Kate Frey and bee expert Gretchen LeBuhn provide everything you need to know to create a dazzling garden that helps both the threatened honeybee and our own native Keep Reading »

Paint Yourself Calm

November 16, 2016 |
“…..when I paint, I feel different.  ….I can change my mood or feel calm simply by moving a brush. Over the years I have learnt that painting is therapeutic.  It calms the soul.”  ~ Jean Keep Reading »


November 15, 2016 |
Among my family’s favorite youth authors is Sharon Creech, whose best-known work is Newberry Medal-winner “Walk Two Moons.” My son and I snuggled up with her latest book, “Moo,” during his recent bout with pneumonia. Keep Reading »

Books Are the Best Gifts, Tween Edition

November 10, 2016 |
One of my favorite gifts to both give and receive is books. If you are looking to share your love of books with a middle grade reader this season, these are some books you might Keep Reading »

Rutabagas, turnips, parsnips, oh my!

November 9, 2016 |
A collection of root vegetables is growing in my refrigerator. This calls for immediate action! Hooray for the library’s cookbook collection. Specifically, I made amazing root veggie chips from The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook by Mickey Keep Reading »