Tag: reading

Confessions (and Reviews) of a Teenage Readaholic, part 3

Teen reviewer Maris Dyer reviews Mara Dyer…wait—what? Confession:  When I first received this book, I was terrified to read it. Not because it was a horror story or because of comments from other people who had read it, but because of the title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. My name is Maris Dyer. Music from… Read more »

No More Picture Books? You might as well not believe in Santa!

Season’s Greetings! Last fall, when the New York Times declared picture books were “so unpopular these days,” I was surrounded by eager readers at the Oakland Parents Literacy Project’s Family Night where, after teachers and volunteers read aloud to different age-groups, each child received an age appropriate, NEW book. Yes there were chapter books and… Read more »