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JANUARY Dotters Daughters Pick

JANUARY Dotters Daughters Pick
Pax by Sara Pennypacker, Illustrated by Jon Klassen The last time I read middle-grade fiction I was in elementary school. I loved it then, and it t...

Elizabeth's JANUARY Dotters Pick

Elizabeth's JANUARY Dotters Pick
Draw Your Weapons by Sarah Sentilles Refugees perish when a ship sinks, animals are coated in oil after a spill, cousins are killed in a drone str...

Margaret's JANUARY Dotters Pick

Margaret's JANUARY Dotters Pick
Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young AND The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin I’ve...

Favorite Children's Books of 2017

Favorite Children's Books of 2017
I became a mom in 2016. This has changed my relationship with coffee and hand sanitizer, but also with children’s books. Now I see them through my ...

Margaret's Favorite Reads of 2017

Margaret's Favorite Reads of 2017
It has long been my habit to give books as Christmas presents. Books, to me, are the greatest gift you can give (and receive, for that matter). The...

Elizabeth's Favorite Reads of 2017

Elizabeth's Favorite Reads of 2017
When someone--an individual or the culture en masse--insists I have to read a certain book, because you’re just gonna love it, I often avoid it. It...

Jill's NOVEMBER Dotters Daughters Pick

Jill's NOVEMBER Dotters Daughters Pick
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Lately we have been the lucky recipient ...

Elizabeth's NOVEMBER Dotters Daughters Pick

Elizabeth's NOVEMBER Dotters Daughters Pick
When I was in high school, I cleaned summer rental homes alongside my aunt. She lived on an island off the coast of Portland, Maine, only reachable...

Margaret's NOVEMBER Dotters Daughters Pick

Margaret's NOVEMBER Dotters Daughters Pick
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch Last Christmas, my friend Ashlee gave my daughter The Paper Bag Princess. Her inscription explained it was...

2017 Book Club Guide

2017 Book Club Guide
Dear Book Club, As Thanksgiving approaches, we feel grateful to have met you. It's hard to believe that a year ago this book club was just a pipe ...

Jill's OCTOBER Dotters Pick

Jill's OCTOBER Dotters Pick
Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon I've admired Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth since I was a pre-teen, when all I wanted was to be a girl in a band, ...

Elizabeths' OCTOBER Dotters Pick

Elizabeths' OCTOBER Dotters Pick
This month I chose a book and read it (twice) but I can’t write about it and I can’t tell you why (for at least two months). Sorry to be co...