Book Review: The Great Alone By Kristin Hannah

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Book Review: The Great Alone By Kristin Hannah

THE GREAT ALONE By: Kristin Hannah Published: February 6, 2018 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Fiction After reading my seventh Kristin Hannah novel, I think she just keeps getting better. I didn’t think she could top her latest best-selling historical fiction novel, THE NIGHTINGALE, but I think she has. Hannah has a family connection and great…

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Children’s Book Review: I Am Famous By Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie

I AM FAMOUS By: Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie Illustrated by: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff Published: March 1, 2018 Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Fiction In our era of smartphones, tablets and social media it seems even the youngest of toddlers knows how to take a “selfie”. Parents are posting videos of their children being silly and…

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Children’s Book Review: Bet You Didn’t Know! From National Geographic Kids

BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW! Fascinating, Far-out, Fun-tastic Facts Published: August 8, 2017 Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books Non-Fiction I’ve been subbing in the elementary classrooms long enough now that the students know I usually have a few fun books to share in my teaching bag. I recently taught remedial readers in fourth and fifth grades and their…

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Children’s Book Review: The World of the Bible By Jill Rubalcaba

THE WORLD OF THE BIBLE Biblical Stories and The Archaeology Behind Them By: Jill Rubalcaba Published: November 7, 2017 Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books Non-Fiction/Religion/Reference Are your children intimidated by reading the Bible, yet you still want them to know the stories and lessons from it? This book tells the important stories from the Bible…

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Book Review: The French Girl By Lexie Elliott

THE FRENCH GIRL A Novel  By: Lexie Elliott Published: February 20, 2018 Publisher: Berkley Books Fiction/Suspense/Mystery Debut novelist, Lexie Elliott always wanted to be a writer. Thinking back on a summer vacation with her friends to a farmhouse in France, the idea for this novel was formed. Kate Channing, along with her boyfriend Seb, and…

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Books that Came in March 2018

Our family took a somewhat spontaneous Spring Break trip to Oklahoma and Texas.We stopped in Oklahoma City and toured the Bombing Memorial (heartbreaking, peaceful, and humbling), a car show, went to an Oklahoma Thunder NBA game, and the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Then on to Dallas to see the George W Bush Presidential Library, The 6th…

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Product Review: Derma-E Scar Gel from Natural Healthy Concepts

I tend to accidentally burn myself whether I am cooking or doing my hair. I have several scars on each hand and I can tell you exactly where each of them came from… an oven rack, the curling iron, the straightener, a baking sheet, etc. A few of them are more noticeable than others and I wouldn’t…

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