Children’s Book Review: The Battle of Junk Mountain By Lauren Abbey Greenberg

Archive for July 2018

Children’s Book Review: National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2019 Published: May 8, 2018 Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books Non-Fiction   My eight-year-old self would have never believed that I would get National Geographic books sent to me in the mail for free and I get to read and review them, telling other kids about them. I loved reading these…

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Book Review: The Lost Family By Jenna Blum

THE LOST FAMILY By: Jenna Blum Published: June 5, 2018 Publisher: Harper Fiction/Historical Fiction   Heartache, even decades later, can still feel like it just happened yesterday. Even though Peter survived WWII and brutal treatment by the Nazis, his wife and twin toddler daughters did not. He came to America to start over and as…

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Book Review and Author Interview: Heart Land By Kimberly Stuart

  HEART LAND By: Kimberly Stuart Published: July 17, 2018 Publisher: Howard Books – Simon & Schuster Fiction/Women’s Fiction   * This article first appeared in The Cedar Rapids Gazette on Sunday, July 15, 2018. * Returning home to Iowa is not exactly what Grace Kleran had in mind. She never looked back after high…

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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – July Edition

Quick Lit

I’m trying to read more books that I choose for my own reading enjoyment. Not for review, but because I’ve been wanting to read them or they caught my attention. Most of them have been talked about ad nauseam or have been on my to-read list for a long time so they don’t really need…

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Children’s Book Review: Animals and The Human Body – Lens Books

ANIMALS A Lens Book By: Valentina Facci Translated by: Sally-Ann Delvino Illustrated by: Alberto Borgo Published: May 1, 2018 Publisher: Running Press Kids Non-Fiction   See inside the animals with a unique 3D lens. Each color of the lens shows a different perspective of the workings inside our favorite animals including vertebrates and invertebrates, mammals,…

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Books that Came My Way in June 2018

New Books This Month

  This is my monthly roundup of books that arrived on my shelves in June. I also share a bit of what’s been going on in our family’s lives as well. I can’t believe we are in the month of July already. 2018 is half over and summer will be gone in a blink of…

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