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Children’s Book Review: Count to 10 With A Mouse By Margaret Wise Brown

COUNT TO 10 WITH A MOUSE By: Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated by: Kirsten Richards Published: March 19, 2019 Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books Fiction The beloved Margaret Wise Brown, author of GOODNIGHT MOON and THE RUNAWAY BUNNY has a new line of classics including seventeen new books that will be published in 2019. Author, Amy Gary,…
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Books that Came My Way in July 2019

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. I have been LOVING summer. Many days spent on the porch and hanging out with the kids as they come and go from…
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Children’s Book Review: From an Idea to Disney By Lowey Bundy Sichol

FROM AN IDEA TO DISNEY How Imagination Built A World of Magic By: Lowey Bundy Sichol Illustrated by: C.S. Jennings Published: February 12, 2019 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Non-Fiction This new series, FROM AN IDEA, features the histories of companies and how they became the billion-dollar companies they are now. These chapter books…
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Book Review: Save Me the Plums By Ruth Reichl

SAVE ME THE PLUMS By: Ruth Reichl Published: April 2, 2019 Publisher: Random House Non-Fiction/Memoir I wish this memoir of Reichl’s time at Gourmet magazine would have come out before her book, MY KITCHEN YEAR. I think I would have been more sympathetic and understanding of her deep sadness and regrets about the loss of…
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Children’s Book Review: Make This! by Ella Schwartz

MAKE THIS! Building, Thinking, and Tinkering Projects for the Amazing Maker in You By: Ella Schwartz Photos by: Matthew Rakola Published: February 5, 2019 Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books Non-Fiction Slow down that summer slide by keeping your kids learning and thinking and creating. Each chapter focuses on a part of science including simple machines,…
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Children’s Book Review: A Gnome Story By Michelle Schlicher

A GNOME STORY Adventures with Murphy McWoo By: Michelle Schlicher Illustrated by: Hanna Piepel Published: February 26, 2019 Publisher: Michelle Schlicher Fiction Summer is the perfect time to share a story of a garden gnome. Two sisters lay in bed at night and imagine all the trouble their garden gnome could get into. He only…
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Children’s Book Review: How to Draw Cute Stuff By Angela Nguyen

HOW TO DRAW CUTE STUFF Draw Anything and Everything in the Cutest Style Ever! By: Angela Nguyen Published: June 13, 2017 Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books Non-Fiction I was not born with artistic talent. I have many talents but drawing and creating is not one of them. Many other people in my family have some amazing…
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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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