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This post is part of a sponsored program with Scholastic, but Jennifer D. loves to encourage reading, so her thoughts are her own. Summer is here for us in Texas, evidenced by the heat and […]

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Things aren’t so great in 11-year-old Michael Murray’s life at the moment. His dad has been out of work for a while, which makes things strained between him and his mom. And then one night, […]

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The Search for WondLa is a 3-book series by Tony DiTerlizzi (author of The Spiderwick Chronicles). A Hero for WondLa is the finale in the trilogy and has just been published and released on audiobook. […]

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Jane Green has covered many issues that women can relate to, from mother-in-law problems to blended families, and in Tempting Fate, she tackles infidelity. But unlike most novels in that area, the main character is […]

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I don’t know if everyone else is as familiar with all the hype around The Fault in Our Stars. I reviewed the book way back in 2012 and loved it. My daughter read it shortly […]

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It’s a universal experience for parents, the first time your child asks the classic question: Where do babies come from? In the new, absolutely adorable picture book by Sophie Blackall, The Baby Tree, a young […]

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I enjoyed this novel Hannah, Delivered. Elizabeth Jarret Andrew’s writing was spare but so evocative and lovely. Hannah works as support staff in a hospital in Minnesota. When she sees the birth of a baby, […]

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Marya Mesa is here to share everything she never expected about being a mom. This is the fourth and final post in a series inspired and sponsored by the new memoir from Lisa-Jo Baker, Surprised by Motherhood: […]

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“Seawater begs the pearl/To break its shell,” reads a line from the poem Some Kiss We Want, written by a 13th-century Persian poet. But in the novel The Pearl that Broke Its Shell, pearls break […]

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theothertypist

Rose Baker is an upright, prudish young woman who works as a typist in a police precinct in 1920s New York, where she fastidiously types out even the most sordid confessions. She lives in a […]

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