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Children’s Book Review: The Diggers by Margaret Wise Brown

New children's material from Margaret Wise Brown for kids who love machines that dig.
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Cookbook Review: The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook By Tiffany La Forge

Tips for care and use of your cast iron skillet as well as many delicious recipes to cover all meals and tastes.
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Children’s Book Review: Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Nation’s Capital By Charlotte Pence

MARLON BUNDO’S A DAY IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL By: Charlotte Pence Illustrated by: Karen Pence Published: April 9, 2019 Publisher: Regnery Kids Non-Fiction Marlon Bundo is the Bunny of the United States, otherwise known as BOTUS. He lives with the Vice-President and the Second Lady, Mike and Karen Pence, his “grandparents”. Their daughter, Charlotte, is…
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Children’s Book Review: A Tiger Like Me By Michael Engler

A TIGER LIKE ME By: Michael Engler Illustrated by: Joelle Tourlonias Translated by: Laura Watkinson Published: August 1, 2019 Publisher: Amazon Crossing Fiction Originally published in Germany, this translated children’s story shares a day in a little boy/tiger’s life. As the tiger wakes up and gives a ROAR! he starts his day as any tiger…
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Children’s Book Review: Awesome Achievers in Technology/Awesome Achievers in Science By Alan Katz

AWESOME ACHIEVERS IN TECHNOLOGY Super and Strange Facts about 12 Almost Famous History Makers By: Alan Katz Illustrated by: Chris Judge Published: August 6, 2019 Publisher: Running Press Kids Non-Fiction This new series by Alan Katz makes learning fun. He uses humor kids will find hilarious alongside factual stories about the people behind some really…
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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – July/August 2019 Edition

Today is one of our very last days of summer around here. Patrick leaves Sunday to head back to college and then leave with his cross-country team for a quick camp before school starts. Bennett moves into to his dorm on Wednesday. Reagan starts her freshman year of high school on Friday. This next week…
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Children’s Book Review: What If Everybody Thought That? By Ellen Javernick

WHAT IF EVERYBODY THOUGHT THAT? By: Ellen Javernick Illustrated by: Colleen Madden Published: August 27, 2019 Publisher: Two Lions Non-Fiction There are all kinds of different abilities in school and it’s easy for kids to make assumptions about the kids with those abilities. Javernick takes all kinds of situations and proves our prejudices wrong and…
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Children’s Book Review: From an Idea to Nike By Lowey Bundy Sichol

FROM AN IDEA TO NIKE How Marketing Made Nike a Global Success By: Lowey Bundy Sichol Illustrated by: C.S. Jennings Published: February 12, 2019 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Non-Fiction I would be shocked if at some point in your life you didn’t have a pair of Nike shoes in your house. I can’t…
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Children’s Book Review: Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten By Lisa Robinson

PIRATES DON’T GO TO KINDERGARTEN By: Lisa Robinson Illustrated by: Eda Kaban Published: July 1, 2019 Publisher: Two Lions Fiction It’s time for Pirate Emma to start kindergarten. She has her treasure map and spy glass and she is ready to set sail with her favorite captain, Cap’n Chu. Cap’n Chu is really Ms. Chu,…
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Children’s Book Review: A Brief History of Life on Earth By Clemence Dupont

A BRIEF HISTORY OF LIFE ON EARTH By: Clemence Dupont Published: April 9, 2019 Publisher: Prestel Junior Non-Fiction This unique book begins at the very beginning of Earth, over 4 billion years ago. The opening picture shows the earth as an ocean of lava with volcanos all around. This age is aptly named the Hadean…
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