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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays

by Louise December 1st, 2016
Over the past few years, Ree Drummond steadily gained recognition in her many roles: award-winning blogger, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, food writer, photographer, and television personality (not to mentioned mother of four home-schooled children). It all started with a transition from city girl to country wife.
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Book Review – Killing Patton

by T Akery November 3rd, 2016
World War II was one of America's most difficult wars. Dragged into the war on the large scale of the attack on Pearl Harbor, America was not ready for war. Yet, it was under General Patton's command in which the war began to change course to victory. While he inspired the troops with his speeches, it was his determination that helped America win the war. While he was the remarkable figure in history, it was not a bullet that
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The Maccabee on the Mantel

by R. Carnavale October 6th, 2016
For Jewish families who are trying to make Hanukkah encompass more than dreidels, gelt and latkes, The Maccabee on the Mantel book is a short, delightful book designed to accompany The Maccabee on the Mantel plush soldier doll and both are guaranteed to help make the month of Kislev much more festive for children.

This beautifully written and illustrated book tells the story of Hanukkah and will help families
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  • Book Review – Museum of Extraordinary Things

    by Elizabeth Gunto September 1st, 2016
    Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things follows a young girl raised in strange circumstances and a young immigrant man trying to make his way in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. The history behind the novel is both tragic and fascinating, but the story's clunky writing drags it down.

    Coralie Sardie lives with her widower father above the his 'museum of extraordinary things,' a collection of curiosities that includes an infant born without
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  • P.S. I Hate It Here

    by Donella Crigger August 4th, 2016
    Summer camp is a rite of passage for millions of kids and young adults each year. Whether attending as a camper or a camp counselor, summer camp is filled with memories and experiences that will last a lifetime. It’s not all s’mores and campfire songs for everyone, though. Some kids have a hard time adjusting without the comforts of home. Diane Falanga explores this in her two books about
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  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    by Ronald A. Rowe July 7th, 2016
    How I Spent My Summer Vacation is a children’s picture book by writer and illustrator Mark Teague.  Teague is perhaps most known as the illustrator of Cythia Rylant’s Poppleton series of books or as the artist in Jane Yolen’s How Do Dinosaurs series but he has 15 books under his belt as a writer, including 1995’s How I Spent My Summer Vacation.

    In How I Spent My Summer, children can
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