Reach & Read: Around the World Right Now

Around the World Right Now by Gina Cascone and Bryony Williams Sheppard The authors and illustrator, Olivia Beckman, have created a quick trip around the world, visiting twenty-four time zones in locations, one on each page each displaying a quick peak into some unique places. The locales are different, a little off the beaten path […]

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Reach & Read: December’s Book Reviews

I have been reading and reviewing more books than ever so rather than a slew of posts, here is a recap with links. Many more to come. Enjoy!              

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Reach & Read: The Dim Sum Field Guide by Carolyn Phillips

Cute little book that if paired with a gift card or IOU to a tasty local Chinese restaurant or bakery would make a great gift. The content of the book was tested with the hubs and some friends of Asian descent: first we would try to guess based on the illustration which common dim sum item was […]

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Reach & Read: 1492 and 40 Fun Fables

Forty Fun Fables: Tales that Trick, Tickle and Teach by Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton This is an easy to read book of re-told fables, although not ‘fun’ like I hoped given tickle in the title. Content is directed at younger readers, there are some illustrations  and each tale provides the ‘moral of the story’ (pfew!) and […]

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Reach & Read: Six Books of Fable and Folktale for Children of All Ages

I enjoy a good fable, parable, tale or story to help illustrate a lesson, prompt new thinking or reframe a problem. One that comes to mind really quick is the empty boat Tao story….. But in this post I want to share reviews and thoughts on six books gifted to me by August House in exchange […]

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Reach & Read: Joseph’s Big Ride

Joseph’s Big Ride  by Terry Farish, Illustrated by Ken Daley Great story about kindness and acceptance and a little patience. This is the first book I have read featuring refugee children and it does a good job highlighting some of their different cultural elements, how some of ‘ours’ may seem and presents common ground regardless. The […]

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