Tag Archives: @bearsbookshelf

April 02

Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance by Birgitta Sif – Reviewed by Christine Bennett

Every once in a while, you meet a character in a book that you would absolutely be best friends with if they stepped out of their book. Frances Dean, of Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance (by Birgitta Sif, 2014, Candlewick Press) is one such individual. You know from the minute you read […]

December 24

Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon – Review by Christine Bennett

When our UPS man delivers a box of new releases, I try to spend the next few hours reading (between customers). I start with picture books, then skim the early readers and middle grade, scribbling little lists of opinions the whole time. Most rarely the new releases earn notes like this:  *unable to speak because I’m […]