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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Read & Read: Book Review Round Up for May and June

Whoops! 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…. Some of what have I been reading (besides Good Night Construction Site, work journals and a bunch of ‘why is my toddler insane’ type books…) I Would Tuck […]

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Reach & Read: January’s Book Reviews

Lesser Spotted Animals by Martin Brown Click link for full review: Now! Don’t be a Numbat (a ‘toothy termite-eater of the Australian west’ and pouchless marsupial) and miss out on this book. It will be on my shelves for a long time and gifted to others for sure. People of a Second Chance In line […]

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Reach & Read: Bears, Whales and All the other Noisy Animals

Three book reviews lumped into one post – made for a fun day Sunday. Want to Know. Whales by Barbara van Rheenen is a lovely book to introduce a young child to these amazing marine mammals and maybe inspire a future biologist? Geared towards older toddlers to early readers, the book is set up to be […]

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Reach & Read: Cleared for Takeoff!

Cleared for Takeoff: The Ultimate Book of Flight by Rowland White Yankee – Echo – Sierra! I recommend this book. Note that I am not an aviation expert, aficionado, hobbyist but I have flown in a few different kinds of planes, use aviation examples/learnings in my professional work with healthcare quality and safety, and appreciate a well written […]

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Reach & Read:Ticktock Banneker’s Clock

A biography of a pretty amazing man, Benjamin Banneker. Never heard of him? Me neither until I read this book with my son. Ticktock Banneker’s Clock is a illustrated children’s book telling the story of Benjamin Banneker, who all things consider, is an unlikely, but very welcome, character to be showcased for science and innovation. Benjamin, […]

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