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Children’s Book Review: 20 Recipes Kids Should Know By Esme Washburn and Calista Washburn

20 RECIPES KIDS SHOULD KNOW By: Esme Washburn Photography by: Calista Washburn Published: April 2, 2019 Publisher: Prestel Junior Non-Fiction/Cookbook Esme and Calista Washburn are sisters. Esme is a middle schooler and amateur chef who learned everything she knows from her grandmother. Calista recently graduated from high school and is a budding photographer and is…
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Book Review: The Way of Lessons By Michelle Schlicher

THE WAY OF LESSONS By: Michelle Schlicher Published: March 14, 2019 Publisher: Michelle Schlicher Fiction Imagine finding out that your child’s elementary school is closing at the end of the year. Try to explain to your child that the friends and teachers they have now will likely not be at their new school next year.…
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Children’s Book Review: National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2020 Published: May 7, 2019 Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books Non-Fiction National Geographic has been making almanacs for ten years and amazing non-fiction books for as long as I can remember. I loved them when our kids were younger and I still love reading them. I always learn something and the…
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Book Review/Author Interview: The Most Fun We Ever Had By Claire Lombardo

THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD By: Claire Lombardo Published: June 25, 2019 Publisher: Doubleday Books Fiction We all have that family that we idolize. There is that idyllic family that is always happy, always seems to have everything fall into place, and their kids are successful and beautiful. In Lombardo’s debut novel, that family…
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Children’s Book Review: Bucketloads of Friends By Mia Cassany

BUCKETLOADS OF FRIENDS A Look and Find Book By: Mia Cassany Illustrated by: Miguel Bustos Published: October 2, 2018 Publisher: Prestel Junior Non-Fiction Our kids loved all kind of seek and find books as kids. They were the perfect books to take along on car rides and keep the kids busy. It seemed there was…
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Children’s Book Review: Great Ports of the World By Mia Cassany and Victor Medina

GREAT PORTS OF THE WORLD From New York to Hong Kong By: Mia Cassany Illustrated By: Victor Medina Published: October 2, 2018 Publisher: Prestel Junior Non-Fiction Since we live smack dab in the middle of the country, I have a pretty limited knowledge about port cities. We have traveled to some and watched the ships…
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Books that Came My Way in June 2019

Ah, it is finally SUMMER! I’ve spent many blissful mornings and evenings on the porch listening to the birds and reading. It’s been wonderful. I’ve also tackled some organizing projects and done lots of laundry. My son and I returned from a fun week in Orlando with our school’s band and choir kids. We had…
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Book Review: I Ain’t Doin’ It By Heather Land

I AIN’T DOIN’ IT Unfiltered Thoughts from A Sarcastic Southern Sweetheart By: Heather Land Published: May 7, 2019 Publisher: Howard Books Non-Fiction I hadn’t heard of Heather Land until I was offered a copy of her book. So, I started following her on social media. The short videos that she posts on Instagram and Facebook…
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Children’s Book Review: The Story of Rock and The Story of Rap By Nicola Edwards

THE STORY OF ROCK By: Nicola Edwards Illustrated by: Lindsey Sagar Published: May 7, 2019 Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books Non-Fiction When our kids were little we loved sharing our favorite music with them whether it was during bath time or in the van. It didn’t matter if it was Frank Sinatra or Motley Crue or…
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Children’s Book Review: Who Is Afraid of Little Wolf? By Yayo Kawamura

WHO IS AFRAID OF LITTLE WOLF? By: Yayo Kawamura Published: April 16, 2019 Publisher: Prestel Junior Fiction This is an adorable board book about friendship. Little Wolf is sad because he wants to play in the forest and no one is willing to play with him. He asks the squirrel, the rabbit, and the fox…
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