Take Action Tuesday: Environment

I got this book as a Christmas gift last year. I honestly didn't even know what the topic was when I picked up the book. I began reading and realized this one was hitting close to home. Jennifer Haigh's book "Heat and Light," takes place in a town called Bakerton which had been built on …

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Picture Book Weekends: The Gigantic Turnip

I have now been without my computer for four days. It has seemed to make every single task just that much more excruciatingly painful. Even things I would normally just check on my phone made me pause, as I thought about how nice it would be to see it on a bigger screen. I am …

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Picture Book Weekend: 365 Penguins

The picture book is one of my favorite art forms. A good picture book has breath-taking text, the kind that you savor, word by word. Each and every word is carefully chosen and placed on the page. And the pictures. There are far too many picture book illustrations that I'd like to frame and put …

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Throw Back Thursday: Cherry Ames

I'm kind of a sucker for throw back Thursday. I love looking at old photos, funny memories, sweet moments. In deciding my Thursday theme, I thought this would be a good chance to look back at some older books. Some will be classics. Some, like today's, will be decidedly not classics. Some will just evoke …

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Take Action Tuesday: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

One of the things I love about books is the worlds they can introduce you to. I am someone who swan dives fully into a book, swimming through its pages, coming up for air only when I necessary. I am fortunate that my son is the same way and I have to say that it …

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My Day, Monday: Eighty Days

My Day, Monday is my chance to let you know what I'm reading, writing, thinking about or...pretty much whatever is in my brain. I'm just getting started on "Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World" by Matthew Goodman. This adult, non-fiction offering looking back at a breathtaking around the world …

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