5 Minutes for Books

Bailee Cooper’s life is going very well. She is on a successful career path at a growing publishing company, and the boss’s son Mark, who happens to be a really nice guy, would love nothing […]

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I am one of those people who likes to exercise. Honestly, I need to exercise. It lifts my spirits, energizes me, and makes me healthier and happier. Exercise has been a daily part of my […]

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The Family Storybook Treasury is a beautiful treasure to give, receive, and pass down. Each wonderful picture book in The Family Storybook Treasury is followed by a poem, some a few lines, some in unique […]

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In spring 2001, my husband and I and our 3 kids moved from Oregon to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, which is located where the sands of the Sahara meet the waters of the Atlantic. […]

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Amulet is a graphic novel series designed for middle-grade readers. In the prologue for The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1), Emily and her parents are in a terrible car accident while on their way to pick […]

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Author and cook Kathleen Flinn was intrigued one day in a supermarket, as she watched a woman fill her cart entirely with processed food—frozen meals, dinners in a box, etc. She started talking to her […]

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Poor little Llama Llama, he woke up feeling not so good, and has to (gets to?) stay home with Mama Llama until he’s feeling better. Mama takes good care of her little llama, and he’s […]

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It may be September, and fall may be right around the corner, but it’s never too late for a good beach read, and Yankee Doodle Dixie is a fun, easy read that fits the bill. […]

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It’s difficult to believe that the ten year anniversary of 9/11 is approaching. I’m sure that all of us remember the events of that day like they happened yesterday. I was working with a first […]

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I have a type-A personality, and I like being busy. I also appreciate the modern conveniences that make my life easier and keep me connected. But, I admit that busy schedules and fancy gadgets can […]

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