The Bookworm Files

A Series of Seuss

On the one hand, Dr. Seuss might seem like a strange choice for a book review series. His work hardly needs recommendation. He’s beloved by parents and children alike. But … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Once A Shepherd by Glenda Millard

“He wept ten thousand footsteps while a million raindrops fell. Once he marched right into hell.” Beautiful and poignant, Once a Shepherd is the story of Tom Shepherd, who goes … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

Princess Magnolia has a big secret—she’s actually the Princess in Black, defender of the kingdom. When the monster alarm goes off, she rushes to the rescue. But today Princess Magnolia … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hide and Seek Harry by Kenny Harrison

Harry loves to play Hide and Seek, but he’s not very good at it. After all, it’s not easy to find a spot big enough for a hippo! In these … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lady Liberty: A Biography by Doreen Rappaport

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me: I lift my … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Boundaries: How the Mason-Dixon Line Settled a Family Feud and Divided a Nation by Sally M. Walker

Travel any highway or medium-sized road across the border between Maryland and Pennsylvania, and you’re likely to see a sign denoting the Mason-Dixon Line. The line is popularly known as … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Where Babies Come From: The Baby Tree and What’s In There?

Eventually, most curious children are going to ask about where babies come from. It’s a straightforward question, but it’s not always the most comfortable one for a parent to answer. … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment