Book Review

Children’s Book Review: Maria Mariposa by Karla Arenas Valenti

Maria is adjusting to a new country and a new school. A surprise visit from a butterfly brings her joy and courage to start her day.
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Summer Read-to-Learn: Green by Nicola Davies

Green teaches kids about photosynthesis and respiration while reminding us that we need green plants to live and they need us too.
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Summer Read-to-Learn: How to Be Brave by Karl Newson

How to Be Brave encourages kids through gorgeous illlustartions of animals and landscapes to try new adventures.
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Book Review: The Last Twelve Miles by Erika Robuck

In the last twelve miles before reaching the US Coast, the rumrunner must make sure the codes aren't broken and they can make it without being caught. Don't miss this story of two women in history from both sides of the law.
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Books Added to My Shelves in June 2024

All the new books added to my shelves in June 2024 including fiction, nonfiction, and children's books.
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Children’s Book Review: Camouflage Mom by Sarah Hovorka

Camouflage Mom is the author's own story of growing up with a mom in the military. Sarah's tip for coping with separation are helpful as well as her story.
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Summer Read-to-Learn: The Mighty Pollinators

The Mighty Pollinators work all summer by visiting flowers to carry pollen and drink their sweet nectar. Check out the amazing closeup images of pollinators at work.
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Children’s Book Review: The Digger and the Dark by Joseph Keufler

After a long day, Digger and the crew are ready for bed, but a couple of raccoons have a different idea.
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Summer Read-to-Learn: Hello Hello Board Books

In this Summer Read to Learn feature, the Hello Hello Board Books teach kids about shapes, colors, and endangered animals.
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Summer Read-to-Learn: Books Make Good Friends Activity Book

The companion activity book to Books Make Good Friends will make the perfect summer reading incentive for kids.
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Stacie's bookshelf: read-in-2023

The Lazy Genius Kitchen: Have What You Need, Use What You Have, and Enjoy It Like Never Before
Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maître D'
The Royal Governess: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth II's Childhood
Food Fight
This Time Tomorrow
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge: Intimate Confessions from a Happy Marriage
Save What's Left
Remarkably Bright Creatures
The Galveston Diet: The Doctor-Developed, Patient-Proven Plan to Burn Fat and Tame Your Hormonal Symptoms
Golden Hills
The Girl with the Louding Voice
The Favor
Small Things Like These
This Is How I Lied
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Audrey L and Audrey W: Best Friends-ish: Book 1
Audrey L and Audrey W: True Creative Talents: Book 2
Chasing Giants: In Search of the World's Largest Freshwater Fish
The Puzzler: One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
It Is Well With My Soul: My Story
Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember
Book Lovers
A Girl Called Samson
Finn and the Feline Frenemy
The Levee
The Golden Spoon
Only the Beautiful
Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories
The Sisters Sweet
Fish in a Tree
This Tender Land
Intermittent Fasting Transformation: The 45-Day Program for Women to Lose Stubborn Weight, Improve Hormonal Health, and Slow Aging
The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice from Dear Sugar
Ben Y and the Ghost in the Machine
The Great Gilly Hopkins
BenBee and the Teacher Griefer
We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship
Blue Highways: A Journey into America
Beyond the Point
The Family
The Bookstore Sisters
And Finally: Matters of Life and Death
The Cactus
Black Cake
Ban This Book
I'm Glad My Mom Died
These Precious Days: Essays
Evidence of the Affair
The Night Travelers
Out of the Corner
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
One Day in December