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Children’s Book Review: Wild Bios: William Sheepspeare and Amelia Harehart

WILD BIOS: WILLIAM SHEEPSPEARE By: Courtney Acampora and Maggie Fischer Illustrated by: Benedetta Capriotti Published: April 9, 2019 Publisher: Silver Dolphin Non-Fiction/Board Book Introduce your youngest readers to the creator of plays and much of our language with a hilarious twist. Children learn that William “Sheepspeare” was a poet and playwright and then became an…
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Book Review: A Shift A Day for Your Best Year Yet By Dean Del Sesto

A SHIFT A DAY FOR YOUR BEST YEAR YET 365 Ways to Improve Your Life, Career, and Relationships By: Dean Del Sesto Published: March 5, 2019 Publisher: Revell Books Non-Fiction What started out as personal development emails sent out to various clients and vendors has turned into Dean Del Sesto becoming an author. His “Shift…
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Children’s Book Review: Vacation for Dexter! By Lindsay Ward

VACATION FOR DEXTER! A Dexter T. Rexter Book By: Lindsay Ward Published: April 16, 2019 Publisher: Two Lions Fiction Dexter the Dinosaur is leaving with the family to go to Florida. He assumes it will be the road trip of a lifetime…until they arrive at the airport. Dexter has never flown before and is quite…
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Children’s Book Review: Our Great Big Backyard By Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager

OUR GREAT BIG BACKYARD By: Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager Illustrated by: Jacqueline Rogers Published: May 10, 2016 Publisher: Harper – HarperCollins Publishers Non-Fiction Summer is here and many families are planning out their road trips whether it is to visit family members or for a family vacation. Our family has taken many road…
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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – June 2019 Edition

I’ve returned from two trips, one to Minnesota and the other to Florida. I haven’t done a lot of reading since I was busy with graduation and preparing for these trips. But I do have a —– to tell you about. I’m trying to read more books that I choose for my own reading enjoyment.…
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Children’s Book Review: Amazing Nature Books from Prestel Publishing

WONDERS OF NATURE Explorations in the World of Birds, Insects, and Fish By: Florence Guiraud Published: October 2, 2018 Publisher: Prestel Junior Non-Fiction Author Florence Guiraud has a love for the beauty of insects, birds, and fish. In this book, she chose the most fascinating from the species and cataloged them here to not only…
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Book Review: The Next Right Thing By Emily P. Freeman

THE NEXT RIGHT THING A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions By: Emily P. Freeman Published: April 2, 2019 Publisher: Revell Non-Fiction/Christian Three summers ago we started an addition on our home. The work started while we were on vacation and continued into the fall. It was hard because it was during the summer…
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My Summer Reading List

Summer is here….even if the weather doesn’t make it feel like it. Of course we haven’t had the “official” first day of summer, but in our house, when school is over, summer begins. Today is our daughter’s last day of school. I’m still riding a charter bus across the country to Florida with the high…
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Books that Came My Way in April and May 2019

First of all, thanks to all of you for understanding my need to step back for a time. Thanks to the publishers, the publicists, and the authors for supporting my decision and giving me the time I needed to focus on other things. My dad is home and is improving more than we dreamed to…
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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – April and May 2019 Edition

I wanted to briefly pop in and update you on what I’ve been reading. Some of these were review books and others are some oldies that have been on my list for awhile. Between visiting and caring for my parents and preparing for graduation, I’ve found reading to be an important escape. I’ve enjoyed every…
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