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    Reads of January 2019

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links I thought I might start writing a post at the end of every month for the year of 2019, sharing with you the books I read in that month. I find that in the month of January I always read lots of books, because it’s so cold outside it the perfect reading weather. Autumn Street by Lois Lowry is the first book I finished this year. I wrote of review of it, which you can read here. The next book I finished was Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. I wrote of review of it which…

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    Why Dads Should Read to The Kids at Bedtime

    There are many reasons to be found, why dads should read to their kids. A Study was conducted by Harvard University a number of years ago, looking into the benefits of Dads reading bedtime stories to their children. The results were surprising. They found that children were more likely to listen to their Dad reading, than their mom. They also found that the children remembered the story better when dad read it. Studies also showed that dads tended to ask less factual questions about the books than mom, and dads where more likely to spark imaginative conversations Another thing they found was that moms tended…

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    Book Review | Inside Out and Back Again

    I just recently finished reading Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. It was pretty amazing! It is a story inspired by the author’s own childhood memories of fleeing Vietnam, after the fall of Saigon and coming to Alabama. A Brief Summary of Inside Out & Back Again Young Hà and her family have always lived in Saigon. Suddenly the terror of war is practically on her doorstep. Hà and her family embark on a journey heading to somewhere safe. Where should they flee to? Canada where their Uncle lives? France? Or the United States of America? They choose to go to the United…

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    Book Review| Autumn Street

    “It was a long time ago.“Though it seems, sometimes, that most things that matter happened a long time ago, that is not really true. What is true is this: bu the time you realize how much something mattered, time has passed; by the time it stops hurting enough that you can tell about it, first to yourself, and finally to someone else, more time has passed; then, when you sit down to begin the telling, you have to begin this way:“It was a long time ago.” ~ Lois Lowry, Autumn Street Autumn Street by Lois Lowry Autumn Street by Lois Lowry is the first book…

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    Why Reading is So Important for Kids

    I’m sure if you are a parent then you probably heard from somewhere that it is important for your children to read. I myself am quite intrigued by the the subject, so I went and did some research and now I will present you with 10 reasons why reading is so important for your children. – 1. Expands Vocabulary Reading can greatly improve a child’s vocabulary. When they are reading they will come across words that are new to them. They might ask you what they mean, or look them up in a dictionary. Pretty soon you will hear your kids using words that you…

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    Book Review | The Secret Keepers

    “The ocean was the greatest secret keeper of all. Some of its secrets, like the hidden shoals, could be discovered, but most would never be known. Thousands upon thousands might be revealed, yet there would always be more that remained hidden. The ocean was probably the most mysterious thing in the world, Reuben thought, except for a person.” ~ Trenton Lee Stewart, The Secret Keepers The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart is fairly new book, having been published in 2016. In the creation of The Secret Keepers, the author of The Mysterious Benedict Society has worked his…

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    Book Review| Bud, Not Buddy

    “There comes a time when you’re losing a fight that it just doesn’t make sense to keep on fighting. It’s not that you’re being a quitter, it’s just that you’ve got the sense to know when enough is enough.” ~ Christopher Paul Curtis, Bud, Not Buddy Brief Summary of Bud, Not Buddy Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis takes place during the Great Depression of the 1930’s in Flint, Michigan. It is the story of a young boy named Bud Caldwell, who goes out into the big world to find his father. He no longer has a mother, and his mother never told him…