Reach & Read: Hu Wan and the Sleeping Dragon

Hu Wan and the Sleeping Dragon by Judy Young, illustrated by Jordi Solano Young and Solano have created a cohesive story, highlighting several key lessons and providing opportunity to learn more about a different time and culture, 16th Century Beijing. Solano’s detailed illustrations capture the seasons, spirit and tenor of the story’s setting. Young’s words […]

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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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Bee is for Books – instilling right (pint)-sized philanthropy in children

The What: Join Bee in his first philanthropic event! So what if he as been on this planet only a handful of Mercury Sun orbits? This is just a pint sized event he really can sink his teeth into… literally and figuratively (we do need to keep working on not chewing on books). Bee is for […]

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Christmas Book Countdown Calendar

Hurry up! Christmas is coming! Yep, or Hanukkah or Kwanza or New Year or a birthday or …… Here is a simple idea to infuse the holiday spirit by slowing down and adding new story every night until the Big Day. Add in books about the story of Christmas, nativity to match Advent or have […]

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Reach & Read: In the Time of the Butterflies

Book Review: In the Time of the Butterflies By Julia Alvarez This novel was consumed upon recommendation by a bookie co-worker. Little did I know, this novel, published in 1994 (Wow!), has ties to Cuba. I read this shortly after returning from our eye-opening tour this fall, with imagery and stories still fresh in my […]

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Reach & Read: The Sweet Life in Paris

The Sweet Life in Paris – David Lebovitz There is a theme of late with books I am selecting: food. Not all have yet been posted but I am finding a strange attraction to audiobooks about food being read to me. Who would have thought listening to recipes and gory food details would be so […]

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