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Picture Book Saturday: Roly Poly Pangolin

The Deets:
Genre: picture book
Pages: 40
Publisher: March 9th 2010 by Viking Juvenile (first published 2010)            
ISBN: 9780670011605
Source: Library copy



Roly Poly, very small, doesn't like new things at all. Meet Roly Poly Pangolin, a little pangolin who'd rather stick close to his mama instead of facing anything unfamiliar. Whether it's a line of ants, a friendly monkey, or a loud noise, Roly Poly runs the other way. Then he hears something that really scares him. So he does what all pangolins do when they're frightened: he rolls up into a tiny ball. But Roly Poly is surprised when he finally peeks out, because another ball is peeking back . . . it's a small pangolin just like him!



Attention all Llama Llama Red Pajama fans: There is another adorable Anna Dewdney book for you! Fans of Llama Llama will instantly fall in love with Roly Poly Pangolin. This little Roly Poly reminded me so much of my beloved Llama.

You will …

Cover Alert: Emerge

Emerge has a new cover! Check it out, y'all...


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A little bit about Emerge:

Laney Walker is a quick witted, athletic, southern tomboy who lets few get too close, using her sarcastic zingers to deflect. She also has no idea how others view her, Evan having protected and coveted her since they were children. But college puts a gap between Laney and Evan that neither of them were prepared for- old relationships are tested, new ones are formed and nothing will ever be the same.

Especially when in walks one Dane Kendrick, not at all the familiar, southern charmer of home, but an animal all his own.

A story of growing up, friendship, loyalty, first love, primal love...and life.


*** There is mature content in this book. It is best suited for mature readers.

Free Book Alert: Chasing Justice by Danielle Stewart

Do you love books? Do you have an e-reader?

How would you like a FREE book for that e-reader? Sounds pretty great, right?

Check out Chasing Justice by Danielle Stewart.

It's currently free on Amazon.



Piper Anderson has been given a fresh start in the picturesque town of Edenville, North Carolina. But her plans of settling into a normal life are derailed when she witnesses a prominent judge in her community committing a violent assault. Running from her own past and fueled by a passion to make the judge answer for his crimes, Piper is forced to decide if she’ll play by the rules or achieve justice in her own way.
Complicating things further, Piper finds herself fighting a powerful attraction to rookie cop, Bobby Wright. Although she’s increasingly enamored with Bobby, his staunch belief in the justice system is in stark contrast to her own. She may not share his opinions about the effectiveness of the law, but she certainly can’t deny how safe she feels when she’s in his arms or…

Review: Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Marjane Satrapi)

The Deets:
Audience: YA
Pages: 192
Publisher: August 2,2005 by Pantheon (first published July 1st 2001)            
ISBN: 9780375714665
Genre: nonfiction, memoir, graphic novel
Source: library copy


In Persepolis, heralded by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the freshest and most original memoirs of our day,” Marjane Satrapi dazzled us with her heartrending memoir-in-comic-strips about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Here is the continuation of her fascinating story. In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in Vienna. Once there, she faces the trials of adolescence far from her friends and family, and while she soon carves out a place for herself among a group of fellow outsiders, she continues to struggle for a sense of belonging.

Finding that she misses her home more than she can stand, Marjane returns to Iran after graduation. Her difficult homecoming forces her to confront the changes both she…

Review: Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi)

The Deets:
Audience: anyone, older readers (due to a few graphic images of mature material)
Pages: 160
Publisher: June 1st 2004 by Pantheon (first published January 1st 2000)            
ISBN: 9780375714573
Genre: memoir, nonfiction, graphic novel
Source: Library copy


Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.

Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions b…