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Michelle Anne Schingler, Book Reviewer

Ever since a kind librarian gifted a discarded board book to a very young Michelle, she’s regarded books as transformational. Her transition from divinity school into library work and book reviewing felt like a natural one. She likes books that surprise her by making her laugh out loud, that make her feel new and widening feelings, and that brim with quirkiness, and she still cannot resist the magic of a free book. She is the managing editor of Foreword Reviews.

Book Review

Rascal on the Run

by Michelle Anne Schingler

"Rascal on the Run" is a drawling Southern legal tale from an impressive new talent. Howard Tate Scott’s Southern crime novel "Rascal on the Run" moves, with charm and swagger, through generations of crime and justice in a North... Read More

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Town Crier

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Filled with reminders of human fragility, but still exalting life in vigorous tones, Sarah Matthes’s debut poetry collection, "Town Crier", is a momentous introduction to a sensitive voice. Dedicated to a friend and fellow poet who... Read More

Book Review

The Thingity-Jig

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Though all of his forest friends are deep in dreams, little bear is wide awake and restless. He decides to wander into town, where, in an alleyway, he discovers a thingity-jig. Though others might dismiss his find as just a couch, he... Read More

Book Review

Vanilla Bean

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Bean is a picky puppy. He resists most dishes, and is sure that the only ice cream he appreciates is vanilla, in this peppy picture book that nonetheless encourages trying out new tastes. At the local ice cream parlor, Bean is encouraged... Read More

Book Review

Eat Up, Bear!

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Autumn campers and hikers peaceably coexist with hungry bears in this board book with a lesson for little nature-goers: all are kept safe when people remember to properly lock up, and dispose of, their foods in the wild. Bright scenes,... Read More

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