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As a writer, a mother, and a children`s book reviewer for Family Fun magazine, I can answer questions or give advice on good books for kids of all ages. Although I have some familiarity with picture books, I specialize in chapter books for school-age kids, including adolescents. My husband and I and our two boys, ages 10 and 14, are all avid readers. We also love to read books aloud and listen to audio books. You can read some of my book reviews at www.bookbybook.blogspot.com. PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME QUESTIONS ABOUT OLDER BOOKS OR COLLECTIBLES. THESE ARE NOT MY AREAS OF EXPERTISE. TRY www.librarything.com/groups/namethatbook OR http://loganberrybooks.com/stump.html IF YOU'RE SEARCHING FOR THE TITLE OF AN OLDER BOOK YOU REMEMBER.

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I write reviews of books and other media for Family Fun magazine.
Read some of my reviews at my blog, www.bookbybook.blogspot.com.
I have 2 boys, ages 10 and 14, who love to read a wide variety of books.


Family Fun magazine.
Mothering magazine.

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2011-06-01 Book lists for children in 1960's (UK):

Dear Janet -     I am unfamiliar with specifically UK authors from that time period, though I found a few "best of" lists that might help you.    These two were published in The Guardian:    http://www

2010-11-03 sports:

Hi, Ron -     You don't mention age range, but I'm assuming you're looking for chapter books for a child reading on his own?    I know of two excellent writers who've written lots of sports fiction for

2010-07-12 Meowout to StarClan!:

Hi, Amber -     We are big fans of the Warriors series here at our house, too, so I know just what you mean!  I planned to just read the first book so I could write a review of it for a magazine I write

2009-11-04 70's pre-teen book series:

Dear Chris -     The book you described is not familiar to me, and finding older books is not my area of expertise.  I review current children's books.  It's almost impossible to find a book without additional

2009-10-20 janet and john books:

Dear Paula -     The best places online to buy older, original books are resale or auction sites, like ebay.com, half.com, and alibris.com (for books only).  Try searching these sites to see if anyone


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