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Chinese New Year Chapter Books for Older Kids

There are many lists about Chinese New Year books for preschoolers and young elementary students, but very few highlight chapter books for middle graders and tweens. There aren't many out there, but they DO exist. Here are a few of the Tongginator's...
by Our Little Tongginator on Feb 3, 2016

5 Books I’ve Read plus 5 Books I’m Gonna Read.Part IV

It’s been a year since we last talked about books.  Looking back on the 5 books I had to look forward to reading at that time I can say I wish I could read 4 of them all over again.  I guess I […]...
by The Art of Doing Stuff on Nov 3, 2015

50 Books About Being Different

I've been on a bit of a book kick this past year, probably because I got all riled up at our county library this past summer.  It seems our library's "Summer Reading Program" isn't actually as advertized, and is instead a "...
by Our Little Tongginator on Jan 22, 2014

Judge a book from its cover

They did it better than they do it now. This had been exactly what it crossed my mind when visiting…...
by Momographica on Feb 7, 2013

A Graphic Designer letter to Santa Klaus

Dear Santa Klaus, you don’t even exist where I live because we have a Christmas contract with Baby Jesus. Still…...
by Momographica on Dec 18, 2012

The birth of a book

I am pretty busy tonight but I wanted to drop by and tell you I am alive, well and with…...
by Momographica on Dec 10, 2012

Fashion Photography 101 by Lara Jade

My birthday is on the way (this Thursday! this Thursday!) and this morning I got an early gift from the…...
by Momographica on Sep 25, 2012

A Little Woman: A book about dolls for dolls

I had been talking about this project quite a lot and here it comes.I got the books this morning and…...
by Momographica on Aug 6, 2012

A Little Woman: A book about dolls for dolls

I had been talking about this project quite a lot and here it comes.I got the books this morning and let me tell you, when I got the package, I had been jumping with joy. I could hardly believe we were near the end of an anguished path,finally. This...
by Momographica on Aug 6, 2012

Another Invisible Gaze Photo Book

This morning I had been able to get my hands on the fabulous photo book I recently ordered from Japan. Published by Kadokawa , It's is collection of photographs of the female characters and other significant stuff from the upcoming Japanese horror li...
by Momographica on Aug 2, 2012

From the Photography Side with love

Few days ago  I did something pretty crazy for my standards but I was feeling I was in for some changes: I ordered my hair stylist to dye wisps of my ever boring chestnut head of hair with streaks of pinkish purple or so called magenta. For some...
by Momographica on Jul 30, 2012

Fifty Shades of Wasted Metaphors

Posted in The Books I ReadFifty Shades, the trilogy, has become a worldwide phenomenon. With over 30 million copies sold in more than 30 countries, what started as an independent publication on a small Australian editorial has turned into a sales rec...

Fifty Shades Of Grey, My Opinions On The Book Everyone Has An Opinion About

Posted in The Books I ReadFifty Shades of Grey, really? Yes, really, and I don’t really see the big deal about whether you’ve read it or not, but here are some of my thoughts. How I got hooked on Fifty Shades Of Grey One morning I decided...

Great Board Books for Speech-Delayed Children (and why they are so very awesome)

A great number of children adopted internationally experience speech and language delays, and not simply because of the switch in languages.  It's quite mind-boggling to consider how many things can hinder speech and language development, includ...
by Our Little Tongginator on May 11, 2012

Mei-Li and the Wise LaoShi

 Several months ago I received a copy of the children's adoption book Mei-Li and the Wise LaoShi by Kay Bratt.  I felt really excited because, like many of y'all, I loved her book Silent Tears.  I started to sketch out a review, but the To...
by Our Little Tongginator on Apr 24, 2012

What's a flash mob ?

From Wiki: A flash mob (or flashmob)is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression...
by Momographica on Mar 21, 2012


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