Reach & Read: Rettie and the Ragamuffin Parade-A Thanksgiving Parade

Rettie and the Ragamuffin Parade-A Thanksgiving Parade by Trinka Hakes Noble, illustrated by David C. Gardner This book is set in early 1900’s, near end of World War I. It is not a funny nor overly light-heated story given the state of affairs but at its core is an admirable, warm and kind girl, Rettie, […]

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Reach & Read: Missile Toe A Very Confused Christmas

Missile Toe A Very Confused Christmas by Devin Scillian, illustrated by Marty Kelley This book had me chuckling all the way through! It is punny, clever and a great edition to our Christmas/holiday book selection. It brings back memories of singing alternative versus to classics as a tween.Devin Scillian has created a collection of poems, […]

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Reach & Read: Book Review Round Up for July and August

Whoops – I did it again! Apparently forgot to post the last few book review summaries. I have been reading a lot more but writing fewer reviews. So easy to fall behind…. but not sweatin’ it. Some of what have I been reading (besides Tremendous Tractors Dazzling Diggers, work journals and a bunch of ‘why […]

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Reach & Read: S is for Stanley Cup

S is for Stanley Cup A Hockey Championship Alphabet by Mike Ulmer, Illustrated by Chris Lyons A sporty twist on the classic alphabet book. I certainly learned a fair bit of hockey championship trivia reading this book, but the basic ABC construct was fun and engaging for my little tot as well. Read as much […]

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Reach & Read: Invisible Lizard by Kurt Cyrus

Invisible Lizard by Kurt Cyrus, Illustrated by Andy Atkins is a fun children’s read about Napoleon the Chameleon who just wants to make friends but people struggle to see him because, well, he is really good at the chameleon thing. The story is easy for young ones to follow and features a colorful and determined […]

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Reach & Read: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

I consumed The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald in the ebook format checked out from my public library.  This is a great vacation or casual, fun read but not to say it is light on context. The story centers around Sarah, her love for books, her pen pal (Amy) and desire to […]

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