Children’s Book Review: Delivery Bear By Laura Gehl

Delivery Bear

DELIVERY BEAR By: Laura Gehl Illustrated by: Paco Sordo Published: September 1, 2018 Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Fiction   All Zogby has dreamed of doing is being a delivery bear. When he finally sees his dream job posted at the local Fluffy Tail Cookies shop, he can’t wait to apply. The problem is, he…

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Book Review: The Storyteller’s Secret By Sejal Badani

The Storyteller's Secret

THE STORYTELLER’S SECRET A Novel By: Sejal Badani Published: September 1, 2018 Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Fiction – Historical Fiction After suffering from her third miscarriage, Jaya realizes her heart is empty and her marriage is likely over. When her own mother refuses to return to India at the request of her dying father, Jaya…

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Banned Books Week 2018

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Today is the beginning of Banned Books Week. The purpose of this week is to bring together librarians, publishers, booksellers, authors, teachers, journalists, and readers to support the freedom of seeking and expressing ideas no matter how unpopular those ideas may be. The books that have been banned are books that have been asked to…

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Children’s Book Review: Eraser By Anna Kang

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ERASER By: Anna Kang Illustrated by: Christopher Weyant Published: August 1, 2018 Publisher: Two Lions Fiction   Eraser is tired of being the clean-up crew at school. Pencil is so sharp. Cobalt is cool. Everyone loves Tape and Glue because they can make anything stick. Then Marker tells Eraser she can’t come to the science…

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Book Review and Author Interview: Good Apples By Susan Futrell

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GOOD APPLES: Behind Every Bite By: Susan Futrell Published: September 1, 2017 Publisher: University of Iowa Press Non-Fiction Do you have a favorite apple? Have you ever thought of the work and care that goes into the planting, harvesting, and selling of the apples? Susan Futrell’s book takes readers through the history of the very…

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Children’s Book Review: Eppie the Elephant By Livingstone Crouse

Eppie the Elephant

EPPIE THE ELEPHANT (Who Was Allergic to Peanuts) By: Livingstone Crouse Illustrated by: Steve Brown Published: August 7, 2018 Publisher: Silver Dolphin Fiction   Food allergies are becoming more and more common and schools are making accommodations to make sure children with allergies are safe. Some schools are going completely “nut free” like our school or…

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Books that Came My Way in August 2018

New Books This Month

This is my monthly roundup of books that arrived on my shelves in August. I also share a bit of what’s been going on in our family’s lives as well. We have officially had two weeks of school. Patrick is all settled in at college and the homework has begun. We are already in the…

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