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Chicken Spaghetti

Books for children and the rest of us, too

Updated: 2017-12-26T17:33:25-05:00


Reading 2017: Fiction Recommendations (Most for Grown-Ups, Some for Kids)


A shout-out to the fiction that kept me sane this year. I am especially happy that four of 2017's best are by writers from Mississippi, my home state. They are Always Happy Hour: Stories, by Mary Miller (Liveright, 2017) The...

Reading 2017: Nonfiction Recommendations (For Grown-Ups)


What a year! Thank goodness for books. A shout-out to the following: The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart, by Emily Nunn (Atria, 2017). The author and Mary Norris (Between You &...

Favorite Picture Books, 1st and 2nd Grade Edition, Fall 2017


I love being a volunteer reader, and have the good fortunate to stop in weekly at a couple of first- and second-grade classes in a nearby city. At its heart, literacy is about connection. "They're reading a book, and so...

1, 2 Read


This year I am a weekly volunteer reader in two first-grade classes in addition to my usual second-grade gig. All three classes of eager learners bring joy to my morning. The city where I read offers a well-organized program for...

Norman's Best Books of 2016


Since 2009, my husband, Norman Trepner, has been compiling his favorite books of the year. Here is his list for 2016. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to read as much as I would have liked to have this year (do any...

Favorite Books I Read in 2016


After a fun trip to Mexico City, I am ushering out 2016 reading Roberto Bolaño's novel The Savage Detectives, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer and partially set in the Ciudad de México. A wild ride of a book,...

Largehearted Boy's "Best of 2016" Book Lists


Over at the blog Largehearted Boy, you'll find a ginormous list of all the online "best books of 2016" lists. It's a terrific resource for all of us list aficionados. I am taking the year off of compiling here, but...

Norman's Best Books of 2015


My husband, Norman, reads up a storm, so I am handing over the blog today for his annual Best Books list. You can find good reading in his selections from previous years, too: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014....

2015 Best Children's Books of the Year: A List of Lists and Awards


It's raining books, hallelujah! The holiday season means an abundance of online "best books" lists, and here on Chicken Spaghetti I collect the ones for kids' books. The focus is on material published in 2015, although you'll find that a...

Lynda Barry on Fairy Tales


They can't transform your actual situation, but they can transform your experience of it. We don't create a fantasy world to escape reality, we create it to be able to stay. So wise. This is from the cartoonist Lynda Barry's...

Reading Aloud, or Yay for Second Graders!


Good morning! Sheesh, Chicken Spaghetti is pretty dusty, and needs some tidying up. But before I do that, let's talk books. I had a really fun year reading to second graders at a nearby city school. I visit the class...

Norman's Best Books of 2014


It's a New Year's tradition to hand over the blog to my husband, Norman, for his annual list! Thanks, Susan, for once again letting me tell your readers about the books I’ve enjoyed this past year. My favorite fiction books...

My Favorite Books of 2014


My New Year's resolution is always Read More Books, and usually I end it there. In 2014 I was able to do a lot of reading. Yay! Meanwhile, Norman is working on his great list. Stay tuned. In 2015 I...

Brown Girl Dreaming


I usually have a couple of books going at once, and I love it when they talk to each other. Virginia Woolf asks, in Hours in a Library, a series of questions about contemporary authors’ works, issues that make their...

The Best Children's Books of 2014: A List of Lists and Awards


A roundup of the year-end "best of" lists and children's literature prizes. Most of the books on these lists were published in 2014; a few lists include titles from prior years, too. I will update this page regularly, so if...