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Monday, January 22, 2018

Celebrate Everyday With Books 1/22/2018 - 1/28/2018

Celebrate Everyday With Books 1/22/2018 - 1/28/2018

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.  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?


National Blonde Brownie Day

N/A (could not find anything for this day)


National Pie Day

Genre: Fiction,Childrens, Picture book
What It Is About?: Theodore likes to play superhero and after smelling mom’s pie baking he hopes his superpower will help him sneak a taste.
Available: IN STORES NOW!

Title: Pie Is For Sharing by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard
Genre: Fiction,Childrens, Picture book
What It Is About?: Sharing a pie and other things with friends on a picnic
Available: ON MAY 15TH 2018

National Handwriting Day

Title: Written By Hand by Erica Tighe
Genre: Non-Fiction, Reference, Writing
What It Is About?: How to turn mundane writing, like shopping lists, into art.
Available: IN STORES NOW!

Genre: Fiction, Juvenile, Social Themes, Self Help
What It Is About?: Follow Stacey’s story and practice writing cursive along with her.
Available: ON MAY 1ST 2018


Beer Can Appreciation Day

Title: Canned! By Russ Philips
Genre: Non-Fiction, Reference, Design, Graphic Arts
What It Is About?: Stories about many beer names and can designs.
Available: IN STORES NOW!

Compliment Day

Title: Crazy Is A Compliment by Linda Rottenberg
Genre: Non-Fiction, Business
What It Is About?: Author shares her expertise on taking a risk and starting a business with success.
Available: IN STORES NOW!

Title: Take A Compliment by Anna Segeeva
Genre: Non-Fiction, Art
What It Is About?: 50 tear away posters with compliment to raise your self esteem.
Available: ON FEBRUARY 6TH 2018


Opposite Day

Title: Opposite Land by Charlotte Rose Hamlyn
Genre: Fiction, Juvenile, Fantasy
What It Is About?: 9 year old Steve receive a magical backwards book from his mom.  It falls open in front of a mirror and when he is able to read it takes him to a land where everything is backwards.
Available: IN STORES NOW!

Genre: Non-Fiction, Science, Psychology,
What It Is About?: Discusses the theory that what our brain wants use to do may not be the best choice. Updated version.
Available: ON FEBRUARY 13TH 2018


Australia Day

Title: Insight Guides Australia Pocket Guide by Insight Guides
Genre: Non-Fiction,Travel, Australia
What It Is About?: Photos and list of key sight attraction on what to do, what to eat and photos on traveling in Australia.
Available: IN STORES NOW!

Title: Art Museums In Australia by Katarzyna Jagodzińska
Genre: Non-Fiction, Australia, Art
What It Is About?:  Discusses the challenges Australian museums and there relationship with history and politics.
Available: ON MAY 1ST 2018

Spouse’s Day

Title: Spouse On Haunted Hill by E.J. Copperman
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Cozy
What It Is About?: Book 8 in the Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series. Alison Kerby’s ex-husband is in trouble and it is up to her to save him with help from some ghosts.
Available: IN STORES NOW!

Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help, Relationships
What It Is About?:  Learn how to turn your unhappy marriage around with teaching from experienced marriage counselor.
Available: ON MARCH 6TH 2018


Chocolate Cake Day

Title: The Day The Calf Ate The Chocolate Cake by Rachel Campbell Deddens
Genre: Fiction, Juvenile, Animals
What It Is About?: A family with hardships on a farm and there little girl helps them in any way she can.  
Available: IN STORES NOW!


Fun At Work Day

Title: 301 More Ways To Have Fun At Work by Dave Hemsath
Genre: Non-Fiction, Business, Motivational
What It Is About?:  Each chapter has at least 40 to 60 examples for readers to learn about useful sources that can help enhance workplace.
Available: IN STORES NOW!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Shannon's Review - Alphabet All-Stars: Where Does Panda Fit In? by Scott Gordon

Title: Alphabet All Stars: Where Does Panda Fit In?
Series: Alphabet All Stars
Author: Scott Gordon
Genre: Fiction, Childrens, Picture Book, Animals
Publisher: S.E. Gordon
Received: From Author/Publisher For Review
Release Date: February 2015
Pages: 56

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Shannon’s Thoughts:

Sofie the Squirrel needs help finishing her alphabet so she asks Panda, who does not feel he fits anywhere, to help her.

A cute way to for a child to learn alphabet and animals. In fact there are some animals I had to look up because I had never seen or heard of them. I really enjoyed the art and cheerfulness of Sofie and Panda learning together and finding their place.

I am not giving 5 stars because I wanted more story so I was sad to see the book end.  I just really like the characters and art. Maybe even if the story was stretched more but it was pretty stretched out for a book on learning your alphabet.

Author Scott Gordon has written many children books and seems to have a real feel for it.  This is the second book I have read by him and I would encourage if you have young children to try his books. This one is especially cute.