IOWA STATE CYCLONES FOOTBALL A TO Z By: Coach Sloth Illustrated by: Adam Schartup Published: February 7, 2017 Publisher: Mascot Books Non-Fiction After seeing a book on Ohio State, Ryan Sloth contacted the publisher to see if they had any similar books about Iowa State. When they said no, he agreed to write one. Sloth’s…

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WOMEN HEROES OF WORLD WAR I 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics By: Kathryn J. Atwood Published: June 1, 2014 Publisher: Chicago Review Press Non-Fiction/Historical Non-Fiction As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I have been thrilled to have the opportunity to read about women who did great things to leave a mark…

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Are you looking for a way to be introduced to new or independent authors? Are you wanting to try a new genre that you’ve never read before? Would you like to find a new author that you can add to your favorites list? All these things can happen if you check out the Navigating Indieworld’s…

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MOTOR GIRLS How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly into the Twentieth Century By: Sue Macy Published: February 7, 2017 Publisher: National Geographic Society Non-Fiction In the late 1800’s, what began as horseless carriages or motor cars that held a driver and maybe one passenger with them exposed to the elements has led to…

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THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing By: Marie Kondo Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller Published: October 14, 2014 Publisher: Ten Speed Press and Tandor Audio for Audiobook I would be shocked to hear if you haven’t heard of this book or the term “kondoing” in the last few years. I am…

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DUCK AND HIPPO IN THE RAINSTORM By: Johnathan London Illustrated by: Andrew Joyner Published: March 1, 2017 Publisher: Two Lions Fiction We loved the Froggy series when our kids were little. The author, Johnathan London, is back with a new series including adorable characters that are the best of friends. Duck and Hippo are friends…

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365 THANK YOUS The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life By: John Kralik Published: December 28, 2010 Publisher: Hachette Books Non-Fiction I was perusing the Audible app looking for my next audiobook. I noticed this book as the Audible Daily Deal and decided it sounded good enough to give it a…

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MAPPING MY DAY By: Julie Dillemuth Illustrated by: Laura Wood Published: March 13, 2017 Publisher: Magination Press Fiction As a child, I loved looking at maps and atlases. We would often go on Sunday drives and trips to visit family and I would love following along on the map, seeing which town would be coming…

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THE NEARNESS OF YOU By: Amanda Eyre Ward Published: February 14, 2017 Publisher: Ballantine Books Fiction Amanda Eyre Ward’s book THE SAME SKY was my favorite book of 2015. Its themes of immigration and poverty gave the reader plenty to think about regarding their views and judgments. In her newest, THE NEARNESS OF YOU, readers…

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Every month I share a post about all the new books that came my way during the past month. You can be sure to see these posts at the beginning of every month. I read nine books in February including three adult fiction, five children’s non-fiction, and a children’s fiction book. I am currently reading…

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