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Books that Arrived in June 2017

June began with an amazing trip with the kids to Washington DC and New York City. We soaked up the history of our country, sat in lots of traffic, had fun bartering, loved “Wicked” and “The Lion King” on Broadway, walked numerous miles, laughed, and got very little sleep. But it was a blast! So…
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Children’s Book Review: Two National Geographic Kids Books for Animal Lovers

CAT TALES True Stories of Kindness and Companionship with Kitties By: Aline Alexander Newman Published: April 11, 2017 Publisher: National Geographic Non-Fiction Our family has always been a “cat family”. When I met my husband, he had two cats and I had one. Our children grew up with our cats as pets and then after…
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Children’s Book Review: Animal Ark By Kwame Alexander

ANIMAL ARK Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures By: Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess and Deanna Kikaido Photography by: Joel Sartore Published: February 14, 2017 Publisher: National Geographic Kids Poetry/Education/Photography This amazing book shares the importance of taking care of our world for the animals that live in it. It gives our youngest children an…
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Children’s Book Week – GIVEAWAY – Animal Bites Books By Dorothea DePrisco and Animal Planet

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.  Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!  The 98th anniversary of Children’s…
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Children’s Book Week – Search and Find Animals By Libby Walden

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.  Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!  The 98th anniversary of Children’s…
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New Books in February 2017

Every month I share a post about all the new books that came my way during the past month. You can be sure to see these posts at the beginning of every month. I read nine books in February including three adult fiction, five children’s non-fiction, and a children’s fiction book. I am currently reading…
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Children’s Book Review: Brave Little Finn By John and Jennifer Churchman

BRAVE LITTLE FINN Sweet Pea & Friends By: John and Jennifer Churchman Published: October 4, 2016 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Fiction In October, I reviewed the first book by the Churchman’s titled THE SHEEPOVER. I adored this sweet story of friendship and the amazing photography on each page. To see my review,…
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Children’s Book Review: Rise of the Lioness By Bradley Hague

RISE OF THE LIONESS Restoring A Habitat and its Pride on The Liuwa Plains By: Bradley Hague Published: September 13, 2016 Publisher: National Geographic Kids Non-Fiction In a tiny country in Africa where people live in huts, the population of lions was reduced to just one….a female lion appropriately named, Lady. Through war and severe…
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Children’s Book Review: Animal Planet Strange, Unusual, Gross, & Cool Animals By Charles Ghigna

STRANGE, UNUSUAL, GROSS, & COOL ANIMALS By: Charles Ghigna Published: October 11, 2016 Publisher: Animal Planet Non-Fiction Third graders were BEGGING me to read from this book last time I subbed in their classroom. This is a book every kid will be fascinated with. Animal Planet has brought the strangest and most interesting animals to…
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Children's Book Review: Sweet Pea & Friends The SheepOver By John &Jennifer Churchman

SWEET PEA & FRIENDS:  The SheepOver By: John and Jennifer Churchman Photo Illustrations by: John Churchman Published: December 8, 2015 Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers Fiction I have always been a fan of books about sheep. We raised sheep while I was growing up and my very first pet was Lambie, a sheep…
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