Children’s Book Review: I Can Open It For You by Shinsuke Yoshitake

A young boy is frustrated because he always has to get help opening things. He dreams of one day being able to open things all by himself.
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Children’s Book Review: Construction Site Taking Flight! by Sherri Duskey Rinker

The Construction Site crew is headed to a new job site, the airport. The airport needs a new road, more runways, and a bigger airport and this crew can do the job.
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Children’s Book Review: The Light Within You by Namita Moolani Mehra

Diya can't wait to return to India to celebrate Diwali with her Nani. But, when it is time to return home, she is reminded she can take some of the sparkle home with her.
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Children’s Book Review: Go-Go Guys by Rowboat Watkins

The Go-Go Guys can't possibly slow down for bedtime. They have too many adventures to take.
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Children’s Book Review: Potatoes for Pirate Pearl by Jennifer Concepcion

Pirate Pearl and her parrot Petunia go in search of food and end up at Farmer Fay's potato farm where they enjoy delicious potato soup and learn how to grow their own potatoes back on the pirate ship.
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Children’s Book Review: Over and Under the Waves by Kate Messner

A family heads out to the ocean in the kayaks and see life above the waves and wonder about the magical life below the waves.
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Quick Lit: September 2023 Edition

Quick Lit is my monthly roundup of books I read in the last month for my own enjoyment with mini reviews.
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Children’s Book Review: Two New Years by Richard Ho

In this family, Two New Years are celebrated, Rosh Hashanah in the fall and Lunar New Year in the spring.
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Children’s Book Review: Memo and the Unexpected Gift by Funda Özlem Şeran and Ezgi Keleş

Memo and the Unexpected Gift shares the joy of a new friendship and the sadness of letting it go.
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Children’s Book Review: Ruby and Lonely By Patrice Karst

Ruby feels alone and ignored at home, at school, and at recess. When she adds Lonely to her life, suddenly everything changes.
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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