The Princess Diaries [Meg Cabot] Middle-Grade Edition

I probably would have been the first person singing major praises for a middle-grade edition of Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries. In fact, when I first found out about this edition, that's precisely what I did! So...why am I now not singing its praises? Well, after reading and extensively comparing this new version to the original, I'm left…

Voting With a Porpoise [Sean Callahan and Russell Glass]

Sean Callahan and Russell Glass' Voting With a Porpoise is probably the most important children's book I've seen published lately. It's filled with clever rhymes and captivating illustrations. The book uses an incredibly clever story to entice children into understanding the importance of voting. And this is all in the hopes that one day, when they're old…