Summer Read-to-Learn

Smithsonian Exploration Station Kits for Kids – Books as Gifts

Books make the best gifts. I may be a little biased, but I love giving books as gifts. I think they offer a personal connection. You are either saying, I loved this book and I think you will too. Or, I know you love cats, science, history, etc so I thought this would be a…
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Children’s Book Review: StarTalk By Neil deGrasse Tyson

STAR TALK Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond By: Neil deGrasse Tyson Published: September 13, 2016 – Paperback on February 19, 2019 Publisher: National Geographic Non-Fiction   Well, I am embarrassed to admit, I had no idea who Neil deGrasse Tyson was before picking…
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Children’s Book Review: National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2019 Published: May 8, 2018 Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books Non-Fiction   My eight-year-old self would have never believed that I would get National Geographic books sent to me in the mail for free and I get to read and review them, telling other kids about them. I loved reading these…
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Children’s Book Review: Animals and The Human Body – Lens Books

ANIMALS A Lens Book By: Valentina Facci Translated by: Sally-Ann Delvino Illustrated by: Alberto Borgo Published: May 1, 2018 Publisher: Running Press Kids Non-Fiction   See inside the animals with a unique 3D lens. Each color of the lens shows a different perspective of the workings inside our favorite animals including vertebrates and invertebrates, mammals,…
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Children’s Book Review: Adventures in Science – The Human Body By Courtney Acampora

ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE The Human Body By: Courtney Acampora Published: December 12, 2017 Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books Non-Fiction/Activity Kit Stop the summer slide and keep kids excited to learn about science by teaching them about our amazing human body. This kit is more than just a boring book. Besides the book, there is a poster…
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Book Review: The Girls’ Guide to Conquering Life by Erica and Jonathan Catherman

THE GIRLS’ GUIDE TO CONQUERING LIFE How to Ace an Interview, Change a Tire, Talk to a Guy and 97 Other Skills You Need to Thrive By: Erica and Jonathan Catherman Published: May 15, 2018 Publisher: Revell Non-Fiction As a parent, I hope that I send our kids off into the world as fully capable adults…
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Children’s Book Review: History’s Mysteries By Kitson Jazynka – Summer Read-to-Learn Series

HISTORY’S MYSTERIES Curious Clues, Cold Cases, and Puzzles from the Past By: Kitson Jazynka Published: October 17, 2017 Publisher: National Geographic Kis Non-Fiction National Geographic has taken some of the biggest mysteries in the history of our world and dug deeper into what may or may not have happened. Think Stonehenge, Amelia Earhart, the Yeti, and…
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Children’s Book Review: Pink is for Boys By Robb Pearlman – Summer Read-to-Learn Series

PINK IS FOR BOYS By: Robb Pearlman Illustrated by: Eda Kaban Published: June 5, 2016 Publisher: Running Press Kids Fiction Your gender doesn’t have to dictate what colors you like. Both of our sons enjoy wearing pink dress shirts or vibrant colored ties. Girls are allowed to choose any color as a favorite, but if…
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Children’s Book Review: Colorama By Cruschiform – Summer Read-to-Learn Series

COLORAMA From Fuchsia to Midnight Blue By: Cruschiform Published: March 20, 2018 Publisher: Prestel Non-Fiction One of the first things you teach a young child is color. You point out the grass and the sky and the ball explaining the color and asking your child to then define items by color. This thick book takes…
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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
Spare
Foster
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
Hamnet
The Bookstore Sisters
And Finally: Matters of Life and Death
The Cactus
Black Cake
Ban This Book
Passing
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

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