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FLEMINGTON, NJ — There’s a Chinese superstition that says if it rains on your wedding day it’s a sign of a prosperous life ahead. I chuckled at that thought two weeks ago while driving through a torrential rain to a school visit more than 50 miles from my home. I wondered what the Chinese would say about a blinding downpour on Author’s Day? Surely it was a sign of imminent death on the clogged New Jersey roadways where more than 600 people die in the nearly 300,000 crashes that occur every year!

TGIMI. Thank God I Made It, or I would have missed this handsome librarian waiting for me under his umbrella: IMG_6292 Continue reading

Styling Librarian #TreatTuesday

Many thanks to Debbie Alvarez, a k a The Styling Librarian, a k a the librarian at Bradbury School, Hong Kong, for blogging about my newest Alvin book! And with a Twix bar! Yummy!

The Styling Librarian


Thanks to Twitter Friends for creating a delicious meme.

Especially thanks to Niki Barnes at Daydream Reader 

and  Shannon Houghton at Ms. Houghton’s Class.

Treat Tuesday.


Alvin Ho Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and other Bumps in the Night
by Lenore Look, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

I’m quite excited about finally reading Lenore Look’s new book!

My review: Alvin Ho Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night by Lenore Look, illustrated by LeUyen Pham – 1st grade and up! How fantastic was this Alvin Ho? I really do believe Lenore Look outdoes herself with every new Alvin Ho book she writes! I’ve been obsessed with Rube Goldberg for quite a while… what do you know? Lenore incorporated his creations into her story, in the most fitting way! Sympathetic pregnancy? Why yes, Alvin suddenly thinks he’s pregnant as well as his mom… Accidentally losing your entire savings and…

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