Bailey’s Story: Second in the series “New Books for Boys”

baileys-storyAnd here is the second “new books for boys” I read and enjoyed ’cause I love dogs…
Bailey’s Story, by W. Bruce Cameron

This book was told from the perspective of the dog, Bailey – as the book’s front cover reads “An Irresistible Tale of a Dog and His Boy”.  The reader will follow Bailey, from his earliest puppyhood memories in a puppy mill, to his rescue and new home which includes Bailey’s boy, Ethan, and their growing up years. Continue reading Bailey’s Story: Second in the series “New Books for Boys”

Meet Dog Man, Literary Character for the Ages


Love him or barely tolerate him, Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants has been one of the most successful children’s book characters of the past several years.  Last month saw the release of a spin-off of the highly popular series, this time focusing on a character known affectionately as Dog Man.

So just who is Dog Man?  A half-cop, half-dog mix with a penchant for potty jokes, crime fighting and immature humor.  These qualities are sure to make him a hit with fans of the genre.  To check out Dog Man for yourself, place a hold here.

New Books for Boys

Boy in libraryJust read an article in the Denver Post that began by saying “Coloradans watch movies, visit art galleries, see plays and read books more than almost any other state in the U.S., according to a wide-ranging study released from the National Endowment for the Arts.”
This study noted that Coloradoans are third in reading literature with 59% of our population.

So, in the interest of reading more and keeping up our percentage…I recently read four books which were all published this year and are excellent reading for boys.  I cover the first book here; stay tuned for more “boy book” reports. Continue reading New Books for Boys

Llama Llama Misses Mama

Anna Dewdney and books

Remembering Anna Dewdney, Her Llamas, and the Love She Shared
Anna Dewdney, author and child literacy advocate, died in her home this past month, at the age of 50.

Moms and kids will miss her delightful books. According to our friends at Brightly, She “didn’t just write good stories with clever rhymes and pretty pictures; she created subtle mirrors that reflected the push and pull of parenting and childhood. She had the rare talent of writing for both adults and children, and so deftly that both groups could claim her work for themselves. ” Continue reading Llama Llama Misses Mama