Monthly Archives: January 2019

Eat This by Andrea Curtis (125)

This is a book for kids about how fast-food marketing gets you to buy junk and how each of us can fight back and be as healthy as we can be. There are so many untruths out there about junk … Continue reading

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Letters to a Young Writer by Colum McCann (124)

I picked up this book over the Christmas Holiday. It was again among the new books at my local library. And the title intrigued me. The book was a bit surprising in that I expected to read a book that … Continue reading

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Bloom by Elsa Schiaparelli (123)

I have read books by this author before. All her books are vibrant and inspiring, and this one is no exception. This picture book also has a few important lessons contained in it. I will discuss them below in turn. … Continue reading

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The Night Before Christmas by Troy Townsin (122)

This is the last Christmas book that I am posting. I know that most of our Christmas’ are long gone, but the Orthodox Christmas just ended on the weekend with the epiphany. This book brought back memories to cold Christmases … Continue reading

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Christmas by Jill Foran (121)

This is another book for the December mini-challenge that has passed already. But I will post the reviews anyways. I really enjoyed the book and I was surprised by how much I learned as a result of reading it. The … Continue reading

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The Christmas Wind by Stephanie Simpson McLellan (120)

This is a Christmas story with serious overtones. It is a story that celebrates the goodwill of people in times of need. Jo is a young girl who helps her mother and baby brother on a cold Christmas Eve. She … Continue reading

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Broken Pieces by Allison Lawlor (119)

This is a book about an orphan of the Halifax Explosion. Nothing seems sadder than being the only person who survives, especially if you are young and your parents and siblings are killed and you are left alone. One hundred … Continue reading

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Stories in the Sky by Joan Marie Galat and Georgina Graham (118)

This is a book about weather-science and mythology from around the world. It is an unforgettable book. I just love the bold and brilliant illustrations too. Each of them can become a painting. I have always been fascinated and intrigued … Continue reading

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Raven’s Feast by Kung Jaadee (Roberta Kennedy) (117)

This is a most unique picture book. It’s about loving ourselves and accepting ourselves. These are great themes for kids of all ages, especially given our fragmented culture who keeps telling us that there is something wrong with us. This … Continue reading

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The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad (116)

This is a very touching and sad story. It’s a story that will be read and re-read by kids of all ages because of the powerful message contained therein. The story is about Phyllis. She has to go off to … Continue reading

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