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Sue Leatherman
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Review Children and Young Adult Books especially those easily available at public libraries. Tapestry artist
Review Children and Young Adult Books especially those easily available at public libraries. Tapestry artist

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Tomorrow is a Chance to Start Over: Bedtime Story and Dream Songs 
written by Hillary Grist.
The Secret Mountain. 2015
ISBN-13:  978-2924217290
Storybook and Music CD set

The book tells a sweet story in rhyming verse form about two young children who have difficulty sleeping in the noisy world of the city.  The children decide to take their boat and sail away to a quieter place.  Floating across the sea, lit by a "moon-kissed sky," they eventually arrive at a special land filled with twisty trails, bubbling rivers, and colorful trees.  It's a dreamlike place where wishes are made and the children take flight.

The music cd which accompanies the story book is remarkable.  It begins with Ms. Grist's narration guided by her wonderful song, "Tomorrow is a Chance to Start Over."  Eight additional songs fill the air with gently floating melodies.

This peaceful bedtime treasure will carry any child and even adults towards a contented and satisfying sleep.

#bedtime   #storybook    #music   #children   #rhymingverse  
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Holy Enchilada! 
#6 in the Hank Zipzer series
written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

I loved reading this book.  It's fun, entertaining, and delicious to read! 

Mr. Winkler and Ms. Oliver tell a delightful story which succeeds in presenting some important issues about learning disabilities, people of other countries, and stereotypes while challenging your senses with a zesty tale.

Here's my review...

#stereotypes   #kidlit   #japanese   #school   #dyslexia  

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Happy National Read a Book Day!
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Just finished reading, Is your Teacher An Alien.  This is a fun little puzzle book with some challenging puzzles. This isn't actually written by Bruce Coville.  It is more like a book which complements the series.   It begins as a challenge from the three characters (Susan, Peter, and Duncan) that are featured in Bruce Coville's alien books.  You have one week to decided if your teacher and even some of your classmates are possibly aliens.  Each day of the week is mapped out with puzzles, codes, and mini mysteries that you need to decipher.  I enjoyed figuring out the puzzles and believe that this book would be a fun extra credit activity to the Coville books if a teacher is reading the series in class. 

#kidlit   #aliens   #puzzle   #teacher   #school  
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Alex has shared a great review of a thought provoking book.  Check out his review...
A young boy wants to find the perfect gift to send his dad, who is away fighting in WWII.  But first, he needs to find the courage to overcome his fear of horses.

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Happy National Dog Day!

Here's our best friends...  Maggie & Ozzie

Check out Chet the Dog and Clifford the Big Red Dog two terrific book series!
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Happy National Dog Day!
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"If you give a kid a library card!"

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Have added a page to my blog called Story Time.  These are videos of children's books that are read by Screen Actors Guild actors, Authors, Librarians, and other terrific people!  Hope you enjoy the page!

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Have added a page to my blog called Story Time.  These are videos of children's books that are read by Screen Actors Guild actors, Authors, Librarians, and other terrific people!  Hope you enjoy the page!
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