This Week’s Music-CD-Mishmash Archive #1 Featuring Big Beat & European Folk

Before we start, let me mention that I’m a news junky to the point of near panic attacks after morning and evening doses. It’s like a drug, and I need a break/support group. So, I’m turning to music for needed therapy because there’s no chance I’ll stop traumatizing myself with the political horrors of the day. Sad to say music’s a lost love of mine over the last 8+ years. While many authors have their … Read more

Book Review: Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton

Today’s holiday book review is Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton. Here’s what it’s about: A delightful Christmas picture book filled with hilarious characters and dynamic art from the one and only Sandra Boynton! This is a bright and colorful rhyming book for very young ones. The book has animals and instruments to teach kids about music. I found it very cute! My Grade: C+

Book Review: The Twelve Days of Christmas in Colorado by Linda Ashman

Today’s Christmas book review is The Twelve Days of Christmas in Colorado by Linda Ashman. Here’s what it’s about. Come spend Christmas in Colorado with Sophie, where she’ll see bustling cities, sprawling ranches, ancient ruins, ghost towns, and even giant sand dunes. Oh, and lots of mountains–big ones! From a bunting in a spruce tree to 5 golden nuggets to 12 skiers swooshing, it’s a mile-high spirited visit. This book mixes the familiar Christmas carol … Read more

Book Review: Over the River a Turkey’s Tale by Derek Anderson

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is Over the River a Turkey’s Tale by Derek Anderson. Here’s what it’s about: Over the river Mama, Papa, and Baby Turkey embark for their vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast. But when a hungry boy and his dog start sniffing around, the turkeys have got to think fast before they become the main course! Acclaimed artist Derek Anderson’s glorious autumn artwork adds heaps of holiday humor to Lydia Maria Child’s classic Thanksgiving song. … Read more

Book Review: Shake Dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-Lisa

Today’s Halloween book review is Shake Dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-Lisa. Here’s what it’s about: It’s Halloween night. The city is quiet. The city is still. But as the lights go down, the music comes up – and the guests start to arrive at the hip-hop Halloween ball! And oh, what a party it is. Told in hip-hop rhyming text, L’il Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Tom Thumb, and all of their fairy-tale friends come … Read more