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    Book Review | Anne Arrives|A Sweet Retelling of the Classic

    Anne Arrives Adapted by Kallie George Anne Arrives adapted by Kallie George is a sweet retelling of Anne of Green Gables intended for young readers. This is the first book of a series by Kallie George. The second book is this series is called Anne’s Kindred Spirits. Anne Arrives starts at the very beginning with Mrs. Rachel Lynde spying out of her window, only to discover her neighbor, the quiet Mr. Matthew Cuthbert riding by in his buggy. This is very unusual for him. He never goes anywhere without Mrs. Lynde knowing about it! She must go over and visit Marilla Cuthbert, Matthew’s sister, and find out…

  • Beautiful Gifts for Bookworms That Aren’t Books

    Great Gifts for Bookworms It can sometimes be hard finding gifts for avid readers. Obviously, your first impulse lies with buying them books, but it can be difficult picking out which ones to get for them, especially if they are picky about which books they will read, in which case it is better to leave the book buying to them. If they have given you a solid list of all the titles they are interested in, great! Then buy them any of the books on that list. If not, however, here are some alternative gift ideas. The suggestions below are perfect for any gift-giving occasion. …

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    3 Brand New Children’s Books to Add to Your Collection

    Who Doesn’t Love New Books? Over the past two months, three books came out that I am very excited to get my hands on. I also can’t wait for some of the new kids books coming out next month, one of  which I will mention later on in this post. But first, I will share with you the 3 brand new releases I am referring to. 1. Just Like Beverly by Viki Conrad Just Like Beverly by Viki Conrad is a picture book biography of Beverly Cleary, intended for children of all ages. I have had the privilege of reading this one already, as it came…

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    6 Effective Ways to Keep Kids Reading the Whole Year Round

    Let’s keep kids reading It occured to me recently, that only time of year you see people really emphasising the importance of kids reading books, is just before, or right at the beginning of summer. You go the library and you see all their summer reading contests and challenges. On social media, you see countless articles about how important it is for your kids to read during the summer, you see ton of book lists, and more. Now, don’t me get wrong, I agree. It is very important to keep kids reading during the summer. I fully support and promote this idea. I even created…

  • Song for a Whale Review: One of the Best Books I've Read Lately 92

    Song for a Whale Review: One of the Best Books I’ve Read Lately

    This book is amazing “He keeps singing this song, and everything in the ocean swims by him, as if he’s not there. He thinks no one understands him. I want to let him know he’s wrong about that.”  – Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly has been one of the best books I’ve read in a while. It was just one of those books that moves you in some way. It had the ability to play with the heart stings. It made you feel what the characters are going through, and give you a different perspective. It…

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    Perfect Picture Books for July

    The summer is finally here and July has just started. I have compiled a list of picture books that are perfect to read in the summer, especially in July. I will put the entire list at the bottom of this post for quick reference. July picture books… Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens is another family favorite. Hare solves his family’s problems by tricking rich and lazy Bear in this funny, energetic version of an old slave story. With roots in American slave tales,  Tops and Bottoms celebrates the trickster tradition of using one’s wits to overcome hardship. The Gobble Gobble Moo Tractor Book by…

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    Book Review | E. Nesbit’s Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare

    Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare by E. Nesbit I have noticed that there is some controversy about E. Nesbit’s Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare. There seems to be two popular opinions.  It is  one of the greatest retelling of Shakespeare’s plays ever written! When she wrote it, Edith Nesbit left out too much of the original plays. It seems that people are either all for it, or not for it at all. E. Nesbit always felt that children should be introduced to Shakespeare in an easier and more enjoyable way. She thoughtfully included a glossary of difficult names in the plays and a guide on how to…