Picture Books

Don’t Dangle Your Participle

By Vanita Oelschlager
Illustrated by Mike Desantis
Published on: May 1, 2014

If you’ve been wondering about what a dangling particle is or need a refresher course then this is the book for you. Plus, unlike college textbooks, this one teaches you how not to dangle those participles in fun and colorful ways.

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Fantasy - General

The Throne of Five Winds – Book Review

Hostage of Empire Book 1 by S.C. Emmett
Published on: October 15, 2019

I absolutely loved this rich, complex story, which is filled with what feels like a multitude of characters that each have their own motives and purpose within the story. The Throne of the Five Winds is simply beautifully written and one I whole-heartedly recommend.

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Middle Grade

[ARC Review] The Math Kids: An Unusual Pattern

by David Cole
Published on: October 7, 2019

I have a young nephew who doesn’t like to read. In fact, he runs away from me when I say the word ‘book.’ The other day I had the Netgalley site open when he peered over and saw this book. He quickly looked at what it was about and said it looked interesting and told me I needed to read it and tell him if it was good. So, I did and I am very thankful that I can tell him that it was good.

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Picture Books

The Awfulizer – Picture Book Review

by Kristin Maher
Illustrated by: Robert Dunn
Published on: August 22, 2019

A picture book that focuses on how to help children address and respond to those negative thoughts that float through the brain when we feel like we’ve done something wrong or don’t live up to our own expectations.

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Fantasy - General

[ARC Review] – The Blacksmith Queen

The Scarred Earth Saga Book 1 by G.A. Aiken
Published on: August 27, 2019

In this new fantasy book series, we get to see the rise of a new queen, who happens to be a blacksmith. However, the rise to the throne isn’t always easy, and along the way we get to meet centaurs, dwarves, elves, barbarians, dragons, and more.

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Picture Books

Meet Me at the Farmers Market – Picture Book Review

by Lisa Pelto
Illustrated by: Paula Wallace
Published on: July 10, 2019 (2nd edition)

Meet Me at the Farmers Market is a delightful picture book about a little girl named Sophia who loves going to the Farmers Market every week. While there we meet her 3 friends who all love coming too. She tells us about all the people she sees and musicians as well as all the vendors and what they sell at their tables. We even get to hear Sophia’s mom make an egg joke that the leads to the vendor replying himself with his own egg joke. After telling us about the vegetables, Sophia also tells us about other things that are at the farmers market too, such as honey, lemonade, and popsicles.

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