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Eden’s Escape – Interview with Author M. Tara Crowl

Last June, I interviewed author M. Tara Crowl and hosted a giveaway for her book Eden’s Wish. I welcome her back to chat about her second book, Eden’s Escape. Eden’s Escape is about of Eden’s adventures outside the lamp in New York and Paris, France. In this modern-day fairy tale, the protagonist, Eden, experiences adventures outside the lamp no human […]

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Book Review & Giveaway: Humble Bumble

Recently, we received the book “Humble Bumble,” to review. My friend Evelyn, who I know from Mom’s Group, is friends with Darren Lurie, the author of the book.  About Humble Bumble Humble Bumble is written by by Darren Lurie, and illustrated by Hillary Griffin Published by Silly Monkey Productions Humble Bumble is a sweet, short book about three […]

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FREE Saturday Morning Stories and More at Children’s Book World in West LA

A few weeks ago, I finally had a chance to check out Children’s Book World on Pico Boulevard in West L.A. My daughter Aria and I attended the in-store FREE Saturday Children’s event, where they feature a different storyteller, musician, or other educational entertainment each week. The event I attended was double the fun – […]

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Interview with M. Tara Crowl, author of Eden’s Wish + book giveaway!

Available: September 1, 2015 Publisher: Disney Hyperion Audience: Eden’s Wish is a middle-grade novel, for 8- to 12-year-olds Eden’s Wish is a story about a young genie perusing her wish to escape the lamp and dealing with the consequences of her actions. M. Tara Crowl is the author of Eden’s Wish. She studied film at […]

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On My Nightstand – books I’m reading right now

I have a habit of reading several books at once. I’m not a fast reader, and because I’m taking care of my baby most of the day, the little time I have to read (at night) makes me an even slower reader.  The books I’m reading right now are about parenting. I will write a full […]

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Review for Baby Play Time at Books and Cookies (Santa Monica)

During the first several weeks of first-time parenting, I was more or less home-bound.  My parents stayed for a few weeks to help, but once they left, and it was just the baby and me waiting for Daddy to come home from work or the occasional visitor to see the baby.  I took daily stroller […]

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