Reviews and Blog Posts: family

Grimpow [the invisible road]

by Rafael Ábalos

DPL Rating:
4

Running away from his abusive uncle's tavern with a known thief and con artist named Durlib, Grimpow now leads the life of a vagabond. They travel from place to place, but have taken shelter for the winter in a cabin in the mountains of France. The year is 1313.  Coming back...

Full body burden growing up in the nuclear shadow of Rocky Flats

by Kristen Iversen

DPL Rating:
3

Moving to Colorado only a decade ago, I knew very little about Rocky Flats before reading this book.  The last of the (accounted for) plutonium had been shipped out and the name was something I would see in headlines regarding the legal suits but I didn’t know the history.  Iverson’s...

To kill a mockingbird

by Harper Lee

DPL Rating:
5

According to Merriam Webster, a classic is defined as serving as a standard of excellence :  of recognized value <classic literary works>

Always a witch

by Carolyn MacCullough

DPL Rating:
4

Life is merely a series of choices. It's unfortunate that some of the decisions Tamsin Greene has made so far could jeopardize the very existence of her family, the entire Greene lineage.  The story that began in Once a Witch is continued in Always a Witch.  As Tamsin trails Alistair Knight...

Once a witch

by Carolyn MacCullough

DPL Rating:
4

Being a teenager is pretty rough, but try to imagine how much worse it would be if you were born into a family of witches who each possess a particular talent and you have, well...absolutely nothing.  On the day of her birth, Tamsin Greene's grandmother prophesied that she would be a...

Madeleine L'Engle's A wrinkle in time : the graphic novel

by Hope Larson

DPL Rating:
4

L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time has always been a fascinating book to me.  Full of adventure, spacetime physics, and allegory, the story is rich, but I especially love how the characters, specifically Meg, learn that their weakness can be their biggest strengths.  In her graphic adaption, Larson does a great job...

How sweet it is

by Melissa Brayden

DPL Rating:
4

Molly's partner since high school, Cassie, died in a plane crash over 4 years ago. She still can't quite picture her life moving forward without Cassie. Jordan, Cassie's younger sister, took Cassie's death hard, too. They were best friends, and Cassie was Jordan's only ally against her parents' wish that...

Dad is fat

by Jim Gaffigan

DPL Rating:
5

Jim Gaffigan is currently raising five children under the age of eight in a miniscule two-bedroom Manhattan apartment.  This hilarious book chronicles the experience.  From always being his kids' second choice: "Let's see, the crabby guy with the scratchy beard or that warm soft lady that tells us stories for...

Someone could get hurt : a memoir of twenty-first-century parenthood

by Drew Magary

DPL Rating:
4

I teared up both from Magary's hilarious storytelling and his ability to convey the sincere love and fear that comes with parenting.  Magary captures what it feels like to be a parent of young children with brutal honesty and humility.  His stories about sleep-deprived delirium, secret parenting competitions, the ridiculous things you...

Zeke Meeks vs. the horrifying TV-turnoff week

by D. L. (Debra L.) Green

DPL Rating:
3

I learned about the Zeke Meeks series when a second grade boy came to the library asking for as many Zeke Meek books as he could find.  This second grader loved the Zeke Meeks series.  His enthusiasm prompted me to try one in the series.

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