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    Book Review | Beyond the Bright Sea

    “I’m just looking at you. Exactly as you are right now. And not because you’ll change, though you will of course. Treasure or not. But because if I could have built a human being, I would have built you. Just so” -Osh” ~ Lauren Wolk, Beyond the Bright Sea Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk “My name is Crow.     When I was a baby, someone tucked me into an old boat and pushed me out to sea.     I washed up on a tiny island, like a seed riding the tide.     It was Osh who found me and took…

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    20 Must Read Children’s Classics

    I have noticed that several of the books I’ve read recently are at least fifty years old if not over a hundred years old. They are all what you might call classics. They are books that every child should read at some point in their childhood. But it’s never too late if you haven’t read them yet either. They are very enjoyable for any age. I have decided to make a list of these books and few more besides. These classics are always worth the read and I am sure the entire family will enjoy them, if they haven’t already. I have selected 15 such…

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    Book Review | Brambleheart

    The Naming Ceremony was the most important day at the Hill. At the end of their Naming Year, every graduating student would be given their final names. The name signified mastery of a subject and would determine what job and status the graduates would have in Hill society. Soon, Twig’s friend would be named Weavers and Metal Crafters and Carvers. Twig hoped he would be named something. ~ Henry Cole, Brambleheart: A Story About Finding Treasure and the Unexpected Magic of Friendship. Brambleheart by Henry Cole I just recently finished reading Brambleheart by Henry Cole. This was such cute little read! I enjoyed reading it immensely. The other…

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    Picture Books for May

    May is here already and to welcome it properly I have created a list of sweet picture books about spring.  [popup_anything id=”1562″] [popup_anything id=”1562″] is a really pretty book. I love all of the Brambly Hedge books but this one has got to be my favorite. This is the story of little Wilfred. It’s his birthday! For his birthday he got lovely presents, but the best present was a surprise. Mr. Apple had organized a secret birthday picnic and all the mice of Brambly Hedge were invited.   [popup_anything id=”1564″] [popup_anything id=”1564″] is a gorgeous children’s book! Mother Earth calls her children to prepare for…