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Children’s Book Review: TOUGH COOKIE by Edward Hemingway -Books as Gifts

Books make the best gifts. I may be a little biased, but I love giving books as gifts. I think they offer a personal connection. You are either saying, I loved this book and I think you will too. Or, I know you love cats, science, history, etc so I thought this would be a…
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Children’s Book Review: Henry is Kind By Linda Ryden

HENRY IS KIND A Story of Mindfulness By: Linda Ryden Illustrated by: Shearry Malone Published: September 4, 2018 Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers Fiction   Henry and his class participate in a mindfulness project. Ms. Snowden has the class close their eyes and think of someone they want to send happy thoughts to. Afterward, she reminded the…
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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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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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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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Children’s Book Review: Disney Villains The Evilest of Them All

DISNEY VILLAINS The Evilest of Them All By: Rachael Upton Illustrated by: The Disney Storybook Art Team Published: July 3, 2017 Publisher: SFI Readerlink Dist   This is THE book for classic Disney movie fans! Rather than focusing on the princesses or heroines in all the favorite Disney movies, this book instead focuses on the villains,…
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