Posts by Becca


Anyone else love to eat? Yes?? I will admit I spend a lot of time thinking about food and what I want to eat or make. This meant I totally understood Mr. Raccoon wanting to mix up his diet with some better quality food in Anderson Atlas’s book Rascal Farms. Mr. Raccoon observes his surroundings and eventually comes upon a farm that seems to have an abundance of food. He figures no one will miss the food he takes and brings to his...

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Okay so I know I am late to the game as this book has been out since 2000 and has received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the PEN/Hemingway Award, The New Yorker Debut of the Year award, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Addison Metcalf Award, and a nomination for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. So why hadn’t I read it? In part because I just hadn’t heard of Interpreter of Maladies, I was in middle school when it came out,...

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A, B, C, D, E, F, G….how many times do we hear this song as a little one? How many books are out there to help us learn our ABCs? I wish I had the answer because I’ve read the ABCs a lot and certainly sing the ABC song often to my little one, as I have over the years to kids I have babysat. There are some great book versions out there and one that I have been enjoying is B is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet by Marie and Roland Smith....

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One of the joys of growing up is you get to decide what to eat…or maybe that’s just me because I love food. I have been working to expand the types of food I eat and the ingredients that I use. Admittedly, this is easier said than done when there are some foods that just make you feel like you are home. I dream of living in a place where a garden could be a reality and I could grow fresh fruits and veggies, be cool enough to can...

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Are you up to reading a book about a wrong turn, a moving library, a zoo, and animals who become authors? If so, Wild About Books by Judy Sierra with pictures by Marc Brown is the book for you! This was another gift for Jumping Bean from a family I babysat for in California, who lovingly gifted us some of their favorite books. My little man loves to read and this book is a winner in his eyes! This book is such an easy and fun read;...

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