Book Review: As Bright As Heaven By Susan Meissner

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Book Review: As Bright As Heaven By Susan Meissner

AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN By: Susan Meissner Published: February 6, 2018 Publisher: Berkley Books Fiction/Historical Fiction As a fan of Susan Meissner, I had no doubt that her tale of WWI and the crippling Spanish Flu would be a page-turning tale. I was not disappointed. Even though this tale of a family in Philadephia suffers…

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Children’s Book Review: Ellie, Engineer By Jackson Pearce

ELLIE, ENGINEER By: Jackson Pearce Published: January 16, 2018 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens Fiction/Middle-Grade Ellie is a smart, young girl who likes “boy stuff” and “girl stuff”. She likes to build and create things, play soccer, get dirty, wear pretty skirts (with her tool belt, of course), and have tea parties with her best friend,…

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Children’s Book Review: Our Story Begins By Elissa Brent Weissman

OUR STORY BEGINS Your Favorite Authors and Illustrators Share Fun, Inspiring, and Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote and Drew as Kids Edited by: Elissa Brent Weissman Published: July 4, 2017 Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Non-Fiction I have a daughter who loves to write. In fact, just a few weeks ago, she showed me…

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Books that Came in January 2018

Well, it has been so good to get back to regular reading. I have been making the time to read whether I am at home in my favorite chair, riding in the van to a ball game, waiting for an appointment, or during my lunch. I always have a book going on my phone, on…

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Children’s Book Review: Somebunny Loves Me By Parry Gripp

SOMEBUNNY LOVES ME By: Parry Gripp Published: December 26, 2017 Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books Non-Fiction I have never heard of Parry Gripp before but I have heard of his “Raining Tacos” song. Gripp writes this sweet story for kids about loving our pets and how to care for them. His poems share the love…

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What’s Saving My Life Right Now

Even in winter, we still get glorious sunsets out our back door. I just don’t always step out in the cold to take a photo. This one was from October.  Tomorrow is the half-way point of winter. I’m joining with other bloggers to knock out those winter doldrums and share what is helping me get…

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