Driving Toward a Dream

Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck Dial Books, 2006 145 pages Think back to your teen years, to the times when you sought advice on friendship, dating, college, even choosing your path in life.  Maybe you confided in a favorite teacher, picked up a teen-oriented magazine, or even asked your parents for input. How … Continue reading Driving Toward a Dream

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Life in the Active Lane

Olivia by Ian Falconer Atheneum BFYR, 2000 40 pages I first encountered Olivia in a bookstore, where an employee had singled her out for display.  I couldn't resist--she was a pig in a sailor dress, after all. I loved the book so much that I got my own copy.  Over the years, I've read Olivia … Continue reading Life in the Active Lane