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Children’s Book Review: Books by Iowa Author Terri Nekvinda

PEPPER’S DELIGHTFUL DISCOVERY By: Terri Nekvinda Published: 2016 Fiction   Pepper is a porcupine and in his first book, he is an unhappy porcupine. Pepper is awake in the dark and due to his spines, no one wants to play with him. He is also slow and can’t keep up with the other animals in…
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Books that Came My Way in October 2018

  This is my monthly roundup of books that were added to my shelves in the last month. I also share an update with you on other things going on in my life.   Marching band and cross country (HS and college) have ended. The musical just finished this last weekend. “Catch Me If You…
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Children’s Book review: Lulu the Broadway Mouse By Jenna Gavigan

LULU THE BROADWAY MOUSE By: Jenna Gavigan Published: October 9, 2018 Publisher: Running Press Kids Fiction   Get a peek at what it’s like to be on the Broadway stage from an author who grew up as a child actress on Broadway. In LULU THE BROADWAY MOUSE Gavigan gives middle-grade readers a backstage pass on…
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Children’s Book Review: Fire Truck Dreams By Sharon Chriscoe

FIRE TRUCK DREAMS By: Sharon Chriscoe Illustrated by: Dave Mottram Published: October 9, 2018 Publisher: Running Press Kids Fiction   Fire Truck has had a big day and he is ready to tuck in the for the night. After putting out fires and even rescuing a kitten, he is ready to go back to the…
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Book Review: 30 Days to Understanding the Bible By Max Anders

30 DAYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE Unlock the Scriptures in 15 Minutes a Day By: Max Anders Published: October 23, 2018 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Non-Fiction     I feel like I have a pretty good understanding of the Bible. I have taught numerous Bible stories to children over the years and attended Bible Study Fellowship…
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Children’s Book Review: Food Fight! By Tanya Steel

FOOD FIGHT! A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through the Ages By: Tanya Steel Published: September 11, 2018 Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books Non-Fiction   By taking various eras of history and learning about the food the people ate, there is much to be learned about where our food comes from. Each…
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Children’s Book Review: Eduardo Guadardo, Elite Sheep By Anthony Pearson

EDUARDO GUADARDO, ELITE SHEEP By: Anthony Pearson Illustrated by: Jennifer E. Morris Published: October 1, 2018 Publisher: Two Lions Fiction Eduardo wants to be part of the FBI, the Fairy-Tale Bureau of Investigations. He is hoping to become an Elite Sheep after he is given his first case, protecting Mary from the troll, witch, and…
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Book Spotlight: Seven Days of Us By Francesca Hornak

  Available today in paperback is the book everyone will be talking about this holiday season. SEVEN DAYS OF US is the perfect read to appreciate your holiday craziness and that maybe you don’t have it so bad! It’s Christmas, and the Birch family is gathering for the first time in years. Emma is elated…
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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – October Edition

  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…
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Children’s Book Review: Bone Soup By Alyssa Capucilli

BONE SOUP A Spooky Tasty Tale By: Alyssa Satin Capucilli Illustrated by: Tom Knight Published: July 24, 2018 Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books Fiction   The beloved fable STONE SOUP is retold with a Halloween twist. Share the story of a community of witches, ghouls, ghosts, and monsters coming together to make a soup…
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