See Mom Run: Side Splitting Essays from the World’s Most Harried Moms by Beth Feldman

Stars: ★★★★☆ Summary: Get ready for heartfelt belly laughs with a collection of essays by the nation’s most talented authors, mom bloggers, television producers, parenting experts, entrepreneurs, grandmothers and even a retired senator! From labor pains to potty disasters, weight gain, holiday mayhem, teen angst, empty nest syndrome, home renovations and even colonoscopy exams, See… Read More »

The Road to Oz by Kathleen Krull

Subtitle: Twists, Turns, Bumps, and Triumphs in the Life of L. Frank BaumStars: **** Summary: The biography of the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz books, in illustrated format, meant for children but enjoyable by adults as well. With beautiful illustrations by Kevin Hawkes that compliment the story and make you feel like you… Read More »

My Little Red Book by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff

  Stars: *****   Summary: My Little Red Book is an anthology of stories about first periods, collected from women of all ages from around the world. The accounts range from light-hearted (the editor got hers while water skiing in a yellow bathing suit) to heart-stopping (a first period discovered just as one girl was… Read More »

First Times Compiled by Marthe Jocelyn

Stars: *** I received this book from Tundra Books for review and read it during the Read-a-thon. I also read it for the Baby Steps challenge. First Times is a collection of stories about “first times” but not the usual ones you read about, with a few exceptions. First time falling for pervert’s trick, first… Read More »

911: The Book of Help by Michael Cart, Marc Aronson and Marianne Carus

Stars: ****1/2 When I first saw this book I thought it was about calling 911 but it’s about 9/11 as in September 11, 2001. Indeed the authors explain: “One of the awful ironies of the attacks is that they occurred on a date, 9/11, that is the same as the telephone number we are accustomed… Read More »

Family Matters by Judith Timson

Stars: ***1/2 It’s a collection of parenting and family stories culled from Chatelaine, Macleans and some are original to this book. The stories were funny and interesting but could have been written better. A few times words were used that I’d never heard of before but it was written like you should have known what… Read More »

The Canine Connection by Betsy Hearne

Stars: **** The subtitle reads Stories About Dogs and People. It is marketed as a book for ages 10-14 but I do not agree with that. I’d say 15 and up. The stories are not all happy endings, some are quite sad and upsetting. I was shocked to discover at the end of the book… Read More »