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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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Children’s Book Review: Bucketloads of Friends By Mia Cassany

BUCKETLOADS OF FRIENDS A Look and Find Book By: Mia Cassany Illustrated by: Miguel Bustos Published: October 2, 2018 Publisher: Prestel Junior Non-Fiction Our kids loved all kind of seek and find books as kids. They were the perfect books to take along on car rides and keep the kids busy. It seemed there was…
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Children’s Book Review: Great Ports of the World By Mia Cassany and Victor Medina

GREAT PORTS OF THE WORLD From New York to Hong Kong By: Mia Cassany Illustrated By: Victor Medina Published: October 2, 2018 Publisher: Prestel Junior Non-Fiction Since we live smack dab in the middle of the country, I have a pretty limited knowledge about port cities. We have traveled to some and watched the ships…
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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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Book Review: I Ain’t Doin’ It By Heather Land

I AIN’T DOIN’ IT Unfiltered Thoughts from A Sarcastic Southern Sweetheart By: Heather Land Published: May 7, 2019 Publisher: Howard Books Non-Fiction I hadn’t heard of Heather Land until I was offered a copy of her book. So, I started following her on social media. The short videos that she posts on Instagram and Facebook…
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Children’s Book Review: The Story of Rock and The Story of Rap By Nicola Edwards

THE STORY OF ROCK By: Nicola Edwards Illustrated by: Lindsey Sagar Published: May 7, 2019 Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books Non-Fiction When our kids were little we loved sharing our favorite music with them whether it was during bath time or in the van. It didn’t matter if it was Frank Sinatra or Motley Crue or…
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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: 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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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
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