Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Well, would you look at that? It’s a post! And not just any post but a book review post! It’s time to brush off the old keyboard and see  if I can still call myself a reviewer! Whenever somebody that I know offline would ask me what my favorite read of 2010 was (surprisingly a [...]

Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton

Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton is my first introduction to Splat and I found him so cute that I must go seek out Rob Scotton’s other books featuring the same character.  It’s Halloween and Splat is in search of the scariest costume.  But no matter what he does or wear, everybody else is scarier than [...]

Ollie’s Halloween by Oliver Dunrea

Ollie’s Halloween by Oliver Dunrea is just about the cutest Halloween picture book that I have read. Oliver Dunrea’s popular characters Gossie, Gertie, Peedie, BooBoo and Ollie all make an appearance in what can only be called an adorable tale. Gossie is a wizard. Gertie is a chicken. Peedie is a dragon. BooBoo is a [...]

Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott

In Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott, on the night of a full moon just before midnight, the young son of a barber does what he’s never allowed to do:  leave the house by himself. Well, he’s not really alone when he’s accompanied by his friend Vlad the Vampire is he? Together they prepare [...]

The Halloween Kid by Rhode Montijitten

Be sure to add The Halloween Kid by Rhode Montijo to your picture book Halloween reading this month. Trick-or-treating has always been fun and safe especially when the town can count on the mysterious masked boy to wrangle up all the Halloween hoodlums.  In fact, he’s done such a good job keeping Halloween safe that [...]