5 Minutes for Books

first impressions

First Impressions is a novel of a romantic love triangle, a mystery that is centuries old, a murder that is fresh, book collecting, and Jane Austen. The story goes back and forth from the early […]

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At 5 Minutes for Books we are fortunate to not only be able to read amazing books, but we are especially thrilled when an author offers to contribute to our site. Here are five posts […]

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You’re likely familiar with Brandon Stanton’s incredible project, Humans of New York, and if not, then please stop what you’re doing right now and head over to his blog or his Facebook page for a […]

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Though most children don’t have the luxury of traveling the world, they do need to be educated about the lands beyond their own. Most atlases are informative, but dry, and not likely something children would […]

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Little kids and imagination go together perfectly, and with the new picture book by Jamie A. Swenson, children can pretend while they read along. If You Were a Dog, with Chris Raschka’s signature whimsical watercolors, is […]

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When we were little and I needed Warren, I would rub my earlobe. And perhaps it was the alchemy of childhood, a magic that happened because I believed it could, but I swear it worked. […]

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early decision

Those of you who have little children under your feet every minute or perhaps have just sent your oldest off to school for the first have heard the platitudes about them growing up so fast, […]

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When selecting books for the toddlers in my care, I try to find books with easy-to-follow story lines, attractive and inviting illustrations, and concepts with which the kids can relate or that I know will […]

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the scavengers

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feast of thieves

Rowdy Slater was the most incorrigible paratrooper in the 101st Airborne division during WW2, which meant that not only was he awarded for bravery but he also was rewarded for busting in a guy’s head […]

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