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Book Reviews

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Engaging with authors

Posted about 4 days ago by Natalie Draper
I admit it, I am the sort of person who shares YouTube videos of favorite authors talking and reading at university lecterns, or hanging out in nice chairs on stages […]
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Cooking (and eating!) in November

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
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Long Live the Pond Scum

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Jonah Butler
We can all agree, the world is a pretty fascinating place comprised of the tiniest microbes to the tallest mountains and deepest oceans. But beyond the grandeur sits a more […]
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Read Harder Challenge #17: Girl Mogul, Read Harder Challenge #18: The Lost Coast & Read Harder Challenge #19: Hole in My Life

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Prompt #17: A business book Girl Mogul, by Tiffany Pham (founder and CEO of Mogul), is a must read for all teen girls who are destined for greatness! In Girl Mogul, […]
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Cowboy Fiction

Posted about 1 month ago by Meg Raymond
The westward expansion of America was untamed, uncivilized, and lawless.  Yet there were unwritten rules in the “wild west” that were sometimes as strict as any actual law.  Zane Grey’s […]
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Read Harder Challenge #15: Zahrah the Windseeker & Read Harder Challenge #16: A Study in Charlotte

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Prompt #15: A book of mythology or folklore Zahrah the Windseeker, by Nnedi Okorafor, is a fantasy novel rooted in West African folklore.  Thirteen year-old Zahrah lives in northern Ooni […]
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September is all about YOU

Posted about 2 months ago by Meg Raymond
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September is both Self-Improvement Month and Self-Care Awareness Month, so make this month all about you. Self-care advocates often suggest visualizing a “happy place” to relieve stress and induce relaxation.  My imaginary […]
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Strange and Silly Schools

Posted about 2 months ago by Naomi D'Archangel
Starting a new school year can be stressful for kiddos. Maybe they went from elementary to middle school. Maybe there's a new teacher. Or maybe their best friend is no longer in class with them. Whatever the case, laughter and humor are always good medicine for some school-time blues.
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All Kinds of Families

Posted about 3 months ago by Meg Raymond
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“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” –Tolstoy   I grew up in a neighborhood of not-big houses on small lots. Most of […]
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Read Harder Challenge #13: Kids Like Us & Read Harder Challenge #14: A Study in Charlotte

Posted about 3 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Prompt #13: A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse I was super pumped to complete this prompt.  Writing about characters who identify as neurodiverse is definitely trending […]
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