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I enjoy the occasional historical fiction novel, and am a fan of Jane Austen’s wit and characters. Julie Klassen is too, and her novel The Dancing Master perfectly fits this genre. Fans of the Jane […]

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Does a feather remember it once was a bird? Does a book remember it once was a word? I’m fascinated about how short a child’s memory can be. My son is 9 1/2. While he […]

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We’re nearing the end of the year, during which “best of” lists are inevitable. The contributors at 5 Minutes for Books wanted to do our list a bit early, because we want to make sure […]

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A mix-match of bright colors and simple people and animal figures (sometimes, even aliens!) outlined in black placed in stories about joy, acceptance, and love= Todd Parr. His style is immediately recognizable, and children are […]

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sense and sensibility

I love Joanna Trollope’s books. She’s insightful and accurate in her views of modern family life, and writes enjoyable stories filled with realistic characters. So I was intrigued when I saw she’d written a new […]

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I Even Funnier

Michelle of Honest & Truly!, a 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, shares her thoughts on I Even Funnier by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein in this video book review.  She was compensated for this article. I remember […]

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21-year-old Shandi Pierce is on her way to Atlanta with her 3 year old son, Natty, whose conception she believes was a miracle since she was a virgin until a full year after his birth, […]

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Music Together, the acclaimed international early childhood music education program for children birth through second grade, has enriched the musical lives of families around the world. Since its founding in 1987, Music Together has offered […]

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When the young Taliban swung himself up over the tailboard of the school bus and leaned in to the terrified school girls, he demanded “Who is Malala?” No one said anything, although there were inevitably […]

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This post has been written by contributor Julia. We were compensated to share this post with you, however all opinions remain our own. I wrote my first book when I was a little girl. I […]

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