About Me…..

fancy nancy posh puppy   I am a librarian at a small charter school in Fairview OR.  I am also a library assistant at the public library system in Portland OR.  This is my first blog, and be forewarned, I am not a very creative writer. Nor am I the type of person that will analyze what is happening in a particular book. I love all kinds of kids books with rhyming picture books and teen dystopian at the top of my list.  I don’t read adult fiction with the exception of Lisa Lutz (http://lisalutz.com/) and Jen Lancaster (www.jennsylvania.com).  My 5 favorite series are:  Harry Potter, The Lunar Chronicles, Sisters Grimm, Fablehaven and the Legend series.  What you will get from me is an honest of review of the books I read, silliness and the guarantee that I am not wearing matching sox:-)



16 comments on “About Me…..

  • Hello Nanci!

    I found you on the Book Bloggers List website and I was hoping that you might be interested in either posting about or reviewing The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric.

    Please see details below.

    Thank you,


    Book Blitz May 20th
    Easy Post – HTML Provided

    Options: Promo Only, Review (.mobi format), Guest Post, Author Interview
    Genre: Children’s Book Series
    Participants’ social media pages will be added to the Rafflecopter Giveaway
    Book #1 – The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric: Amazing Apples!

    Celia is bored. And with everyone in her family busy she doesn’t know what to do…until her dad gives her a task that leads to her best day ever; the day she meets Cedric and their yummy adventures begin!

    Book #2 – The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric: Eat Dirt Balls!

    After a rainy night Celia had a fun idea as usual. Who knew that what started out as mud and grass clippings would turn out to be the most delicious, delectable snack they or anyone else had tasted…yes, even her teenage brother, Jake.

    Book #3 – The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric: Little Green Dragon

    Celia and Cedric meet a new friend! In this new adventure, they meet the little green dragon who becomes a fun playmate and an inspiration for a yummy new recipe. Celia and Cedric enjoy the Little Green Dragon’s smoothie and you can too!

    Each book contains a Special Recipe for you to try at home!

    Here is the link to sign up:


  • Hi, I am enjoying your blog as an adult who reads kids’ books 🙂 I know of a few authors who may interest you for review. Are you accepting children’s books from writers and publicists for inclusion in your blog? Please feel free to let me know as I have a couple I could send you. Thanks!

  • Wonderful, thank you very much! Here are short descriptions of the children’s and teen books we have available, please let me know which interest you and contact me at cedeptula@sbcglobal.net so I can send e-copies your way. The authors can also send paperbacks if you prefer.

    Linda Baron-Katz’ Peter and Lisa. Illustrated book for school-aged kids about coping with a parent’s mental illness. The child protagonists here watch as adults around them get depressed and manic and take medicine and spend time in the hospital. Book is upbeat and gentle and not depressing, but there are no magic cures either, the kids’ parents learn to manage their conditions with treatment and therapy. Kids learn not to be scared of mental illness.

    Pam Saxelby’s Max and Bear. Colorful book that’s great for reading to a toddler or preschooler. About a boy who comes to love a plain, ordinary teddy bear when he gets sick and none of his other shiny, glowing toys can comfort him.

    Louis Piechota’s YA fantasy The Rose in the Desert. Betrayed and disgraced prince leaves his kingdom and ventures into the wild, where he befriends and rescues a slave girl, Nuara. She ends up protecting him through the rest of their adventures and the two become true partners.

    Amanda Clay’s Rebel Song. YA realistic-fiction tale of a princess in an Eastern European nation who falls for the rebel leader’s son, who hates the way the royals treat the poor and ordinary people of the war-torn nation. Not a fantasy, a modern tale of intrigue and diplomacy.

    Nicole Quinn’s It’s a Nightmare. YA dystopian fantasy set in the far future. Mina, the last of the good DreamWeavers, must save the planet from the control of the demonic NightMare. The NightMare, a female with a child of her own, has set up a totalitarian society where all are oppressed, especially human women, who are kept as slaves or domestic pets. Compared to Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale.

    Patty Lesser’s That Truthful Place. Middle grade novel, story of a group of thirteen year olds who find each other and realize they share a common experience: falling into an unexplained coma and then developing the ability to hear others’ thoughts. They discover they have a special destiny, which they work together to achieve.

    Thank you again!


  • Also, Karolina Simos has created the YA Ambrosia Chronicles, a trilogy where an ordinary young female law student grapples with all the ordinary insecurities about her schoolwork, friends, family, romance, body image. But then, after reuniting with her high school crush, ends up fleeing for her life and part of a supernatural adventure inspired by Greek mythology. Author is a Greek national who wanted to celebrate the beaut of her country’s heritage.

  • Hi Nanci,

    I wonder if you might be interested in reviewing an action and adventure ebook for readers aged 8-14 called The Secret of Sinbad’s Cave. Here’s a quick synopsis:

    Nat Sheppard’s world is turned upside down on the first day of the school holidays by the discovery of a secret room containing cave maps with clues to an ancient treasure. But Nat and her friends soon discover they’re not the only ones chasing the jewels. Professional treasure hunters are on the trail – and they’re prepared to eliminate anyone in their way.

    I’m happy to send you a PDF of the book.

    Thank you so much for your time.

    Warm regards,

    Brydie Walker Bain
    Waitomo Caves
    New Zealand

    PS My socks are matching – I’m feeling a little left out!

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