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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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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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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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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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Children’s Book Review: We are (Not) Friends By Anna Kang

WE ARE (NOT) FRIENDS You Are Not Small #4 By: Anna Kang Illustrated by: Christopher Weyant Published: April 1, 2019 Publisher: Two Lions Fiction This is the fourth book in the You Are Not Small series of children’s book. They feature two friends until a third comes along and wants to play. These two friends…
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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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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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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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