Kid Lit: Fantastic Flowers

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Fantastic Flowers by Susan Stockdale To be published on March 1, 2017. Goodreads Summary: It’s hard to believe that these flowers are real, but they are! With engaging rhymes and bright, bold images, award-winning author and illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces […]

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Kid Lit: To Burp or Not To Burp

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space by Dr. Dave Williams and Loredana Cunti Published on October 11, 2016 Goodreads Summary: Of all the questions astronauts are asked by kids, the most frequent […]

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Political Wake Up Call

I haven’t been blogging as much lately as I’m sure you’ve noticed. I’ve had sort of a political wake up call since Trump’s inauguration. Jim and I protested that night, and we hosted a letter writing party a couple of weeks later, but since then I’ve shifted my energies into local politics. I realized that […]

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Great Reads from January 2017

I should really title this series “Great Reviews from January 2017” since I didn’t actually read all of these books in January, but “Great Reads” sounds better. Regardless, I read these books, and I rated them all 4-stars, so it still works. Click on the book title to open my full review from Opinionated Book Lover. […]

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Review: Paint by Sticker Kids

Paint by Sticker Kids by Workman Publishing I first saw Paint by Sticker at BEA in May 2016. I brought home a sample for Christopher, and he enjoyed putting together the bird using 20 or so stickers. I kept this idea in the back of my mind, and come Christmas, I bought a book for Christopher, […]

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Book Review: The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling Goodreads Summary: The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers’ attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger’s new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, […]

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