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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Shannon's Review - Belinda Bear's Special Talent by Amy Best





Title: Belinda Bear’s Special Talent
Series: (Hopper & Friends #2)
Author: Amy Best
Genre: Fiction, Childrens, Picture Book, Animal
Publisher: The Essential Library
Received: Bought
Release Date: March 2016
Pages: 66
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Belinda Bear tries to find her talent for the local talent show.  All her friends have great talents to display at the show but it seems like Belinda does not.  Even though she does not have a talent to present at the show she continues to encourage her friends.

Belinda Bear is a very sweet and kind animal.  She cheers on her friends as they practice with words and baked goods. She learns that even though she doesn’t have a talent for the show her friends show her what her talent really is. The art is cute and the story flows very nicely. I love the different names and talents of the animals.

Although the art is cute I find the cover not as nice because of the red frame it reminds me of generic cereal box.   It feels like the art, on the cover, is trying to be a really good cover but cheaper version.

Even as I wish for a better book cover I still really like the message and characters of the story.  I just feel with a different cover there may be more readers.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Shannon's Review - If You Were Me And Lived On ...Mars by Carole P. Roman





Title: If You Were Me And Lived On ...Mars
Series: If You Were Me And Lived
Author: Carole P. Roman
Genre: Fiction, Children, Picture Book, Science
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Received: From Author For Review
Release Date: January 2017
Pages: 43
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Part of the “If You Were Me” series by Carole P. Roman but this one is a little different. Most of the books in the series are places were people actually live and this one is ahead of its time.  If You Were Me And Lived In Mars gives the info we know about Mars and imagines if humans were to live there.

I learned so much about Mars from this book. Some stuff is a little scary to think of, especially if we actually live there someday.  The air, and the land are not really setup for humans yet but scientist have plans on what we could do to live there.

There is something unnerving about the facts.  It part of the reason I have had hard time writing the review.   That is the only negative to the book for me, the fear of the unknown I guess. People have not made it to Mars...I don’t think?  I don’t think they will in my lifetime but boy what a day it will be when or if it does.

I definitely applaud the originality for this book. I did not expect it in this series. I intend to read the rest of the series as Ms. Roman has been teaching me so much.  If only I had had these books when I was a child.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Celebrate Everyday With Books 2/19/2018 - 2/25/2018

Celebrate Everyday With Books 2/19/2018 - 2/25/2018

It seems like everyday has some new theme to celebrate so I thought it might be fun to see what kind of interesting books I can find  (new, old, or coming soon) for everyday holiday.  In fact most days have more than one holiday!

Just so you know I have not read most of these but the ones I pick seem the most interesting.  You can probably find tons more books for each holiday but I am only going to pick two books for every holiday.

Let me know what you think.  Do any of them seem interesting to you? Is there another book you think would be a better choice?



MONDAY FEBRUARY 19TH 2018


President’s Day

Title: Action Presidents: #1 George Washington by Fred Van Lente
Genre: Non-Fiction, Juvenile, Biography, Memoir, Graphic Novel
What It Is About?: Wimpy Kid meets the Who Was … series in these hilarious new graphic novels.
Available: IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!


Title: William Howard Taft by Jeffrey Rosen
Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography, Memoir,
What It Is About?:  The only man to serve as president and chief justice, who approached every decision in constitutional terms, defending the Founders' vision against new populist threats to American democracy.
Available: AVAILABLE MARCH 20TH 2018



TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20TH 2018


Cherry Pie Day

Title: A Slice Of Cherry Pie by Julia Parsons
Genre: Non-Fiction, Cooking,
What It Is About?: The first major food blog to book from this side of the Atlantic. It's a faithful reworking of all the elements of a blog which have brought Julia a large and loyal following.
Available: IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!


Title: Cherry Pie by Leigh Redhead
Genre: Fiction, Mystery
What It Is About?:  
Available:  IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!



Hoodie-Hoo Day

Title: Winter Blues Survival Guide by Norman E. Rosenthal
Genre: Non-Fiction, Psychology, Depression, Workbook
What It Is About?:  A range of effective treatments and preventive measures can help you feel healthy and productive, even on the darkest days.
Available: IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!


Title: Don’t Be Sad by Celeste A. Peters
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help, Depression
What It Is About?: Take a self-test to determine if you have seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and if so, to what degree. Discover how you can banish the winter blues and lighten SADness.
Available:  IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!



Love Your Pet Day

Title: Pet Prayers by Susan I. Bubbers
Genre: Non-Fiction, Religion, Prayers, Christian
What It Is About?:  A range of effective treatments and preventive measures can help you feel healthy and productive, even on the darkest days.This book is full of prayers for pets with colorful photos.
Available: IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!


Title: DIY Dog Portraits by Walter Foster Jr. Creative Team
Genre: Non-Fiction, Juvenile, Art,
What It Is About?: Take a self-test to determine if you have seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and if so, to what degree. Discover how you can banish the winter blues and lighten SADness.
Available:  IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!



WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21ST 2018


Card Reading Day

Title: The Tarot Companion by Liz Dean
Genre: Non-Fiction, New Age, Tarot, Divination
What It Is About?:  A full-color quick-reference guide to reading and understanding the Tarot!
Available: JUNE 19TH 2018


Title: Tarot Reversals For Beginners by Leeza Robertson
Genre: Non-Fiction, New Age, Tarot, Divination
What It Is About?: Many people don't know what to do when a card appears upside down in a tarot spread. This book helps you become more comfortable and confident when these topsy-turvy cards dance into your readings
Available: MAY 8TH 2018



THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22ND 2018


George Washington’s Birthday

Title: George Washington Military Genius by Dave R. Palmer
Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography, Military
What It Is About?:  Breaks down the American Revolution into four phases and analyzes Washington's strategy during each phrase.
Available: IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!


Title: George Washington’s Washington by Adam Costanzo
Genre: Non-Fiction, History, United States, 19th Century
What It Is About?: This book traces the history of the development, abandonment, and eventual revival of George Washington's original vision for a grand national capital on the Potomac.
Available: APRIL 1ST 2018



Be Humble Day

Genre: Fiction, Juvenile, Religious, Christian
What It Is About?: When their out-of-control boasting begins to stir up trouble at every turn, will these energetic almost ten-year-olds learn the value of humility before it’s too late?
Available: IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!


Title: Humble Leadership by Edgar H. Schein
Genre: Non-Fiction,Business, Economics, Management
What It Is About?:  A creative perspective on leadership that encourages vulnerability and empathy as a form of strength.
Available: AUGUST 14TH  2018



International World Thinking Day

Title: Beautifully Said by Quotabelle
Genre: Non-Fiction, Social Science, Woman Studies
What It Is About?: Looking for a quote by a woman to inspire your daughter, sister, mother, or friend? This is the book for you.
Available: IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!


Title: Bare Your Soul by Angela Watrous
Genre: Non-Fiction, Spiritual, Writing, Essays
What It Is About?: A handbook for the soul that offers the wisdom and validation of how a variety of women negotiate an empowering spiritual existence in a pop-culture world.
Available: IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!



National Margarita Day

Title: Mean Margaritas b y Ben Reed
Genre: Non-Fiction, Cooking, Drinks
What It Is About?: With over 50 vibrant recipes this book celebrates the cocktail that so captures the spirit of fiesta.
Available: IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!



Title: Margaritas by Cider Mill Press
Genre: Non-Fiction, Cooking, Drinks
What It Is About?: Add a citrusy twist to your gatherings and parties with over 101 Margarita recipes!
Available: JUNE 5TH 2018!



Walking The Dog Day

Genre: Fiction, Juvenile
What It Is About?: Billy decides to spend some time with the dogs down at the local pound. But he soon learns that walking dogs is no picnic.
Available: IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!



Genre: Non-Fiction, Animals,
What It Is About?: Guide readers through the decision-making process with this simple title that shows possible outcomes for common pet-related choices.
Available:  IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23RD 2018


International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

Genre: Fiction, Juvenile, Chapter Book
What It Is About?: Danny knows his friend Calvin has crazy ideas, so he's not surprised when Calvin suggests they start a Rent-a-Pet business.
Available: IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!


Title: Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook by Jessica Disbrow Talley
Genre: Non-Fiction, Cooking, For Dog
What It Is About?: Featuring three adorable cookie cutters in dog-friendly shapes and a delightful recipe book full of organic dog treats, this is the perfect gift for any dog lover!
Available:  IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!




Play Tennis Day

Title: Ode To Tennis by Barbara Wyatt
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
What It Is About?: Delightful rhyming poem of a player in a tennis lesson. Perfect little gift book for tennis players.
Available: IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!


Genre: Non-Fiction, Sports, Tennis
What It Is About?: Full of facts and stats, players and personalities, this is tennis as you have never seen it before.
Available:  JUNE 14TH 2018!


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24TH 2018


National Tortilla Chip Day


Title: Corn Chip Greats by Jo Franks
Genre: Non-Fiction, Cooking, Mexican
What It Is About?: Corn Chip Greats: Delicious Corn Chip Recipes, The Top 78 Corn Chip Recipes
Available: IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!


Title: Guido And The Corn Chip by Joanne Meier
Genre: Fiction, Juvenile, Picture Book
What It Is About?: Have you ever loved something so much you would do anything to save it?
Available:  IN STORES OR ON E-BOOKS NOW!



Open That Bottle Night

Genre: Non-Fiction, Reference, Handbook/ Manual
What It Is About?: Olympic-class bottle opener Brett Stern introduces devotees of the suds to a world that is veritably pulsing with potential openers.
Available: IN STORES NOW!


Title: Corkscrews by Fred O’Leary
Genre: Non-Fiction, Reference, Handbook/Manual
What It Is About?: The evolution of corkscrew design is clearly presented in extensive text and displayed in over 500 photographs - over 450 in beautiful color - and 1000 U.S. patent drawings dating from 1851 to 1994.
Available:  IN STORES NOW!



SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25TH 2018


Pistol Patent Day

Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Cozy
What It Is About?: When Haley discovers former Holt’s employee Asha McLean shot dead behind the store during orientation training, it turns out there’s more to die for than hot designer deals.
Available: IN STORES NOW!


Title: Pistols And Politics by Samuel C. Hyde, Jr.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History, Untied States
What It Is About?: Originally published in 1998, Samuel Hyde's Pistols and Politicsreveals the reasons behind the remarkable levels of violence in Louisiana's Florida parishes in the nineteenth century.
Available:  JUNE 16TH 2018!