Alan Bradley has created greatness with 11-year-old Flavia de Luce, a sort of 'Harriet the Cyanide Expert.' Imagine Ramona Quimby in a quaint English town, as told by Shirley Jackson. Whip-smart and sweet as an arsenic popsicle, Flavia sets out to solve the mystery of the dead body in her garden, while trying to deal with fearsome librarians, bothersome older sisters, priceless missing stamps, and detestable custard pie along the way. Viva la Flavia!
Goodnight Moon for 2017 This one was read nightly for quite a long time at our house! Wonder what she would have thought of this take on her book on a sign I saw at Denver's Women's March yesterday? "Goodnight Obama, Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Legally Unrestricted Womb. Goodnight Science, Goodnight Facts, Goodnight Corporate Income Tax. Goodnight Water, Goodnight Air, Goodnight Equal Rights Everywhere."