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My daughter, 7 (and quickly approaching 8) is at that age where she needs a bit more from a book.  This week I spent some time sorting through her over-flowing bookshelf, pulling out books that are suddenly too babyish for her (and tucking them away for her little brother).  She

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  Let’s start with a 2014 Caldecott Honor Winner titled Journey by Aaron Becker.  This incredibly imaginative book, with no words, is a whimsical tale of a loney girl with a red marker.  She draws a magic door and enters a beautifully illustrated world where she embarks upon an adventurous

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the egg tree book
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The tulips are bursting, the eggs are on sale, time to break out the Easter books, moms!  Here are a few of my favorite picks this year, perfect to buy now and read for bedtime or put in the Easter basket: Ollie’s Easter Eggs by Oliver Dunrea Gossie, Gertie, BooBoo,

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Goldy Luck and the three pandas review
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Have you ever been in China during Chinese New Year?  Me neither, but it is on my bucket list.  This most important holiday is celebrated for 15 days, beginning the first day of the lunar calendar.  This year, January 31st.  I’m big on holiday books for my daughter, as they are

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i promise not to suffer review in_the_know_mom
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I often write for cathartic reasons.  Without this way of releasing my life details and feelings, the possibility of a self implosion is great.  I got the impression that Gail Storey writes for the same reason.  This memoir, I Promise Not To Suffer, tracks the 2,663 miles Storey and her

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bookboard review
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This post is sponsored by Bookboard; all opinions are 100% my own. Being a writer and lifelong bookworm, I love paper books.  After experiencing bookcases overflowing, I made a rule to donate each book I read, if I can rule out re-reading them, which is most of the time.  When

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The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep review
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There are so many books out there on how to raise children from newborn to adulthood.  I find most of them unnecessary or unreadable.  All except those from Dr. Harvey Karp, America’s favorite pediatrician.  You probably have heard of The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on

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goldilocks and just one bear
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There is a delightful sequel of sorts to the Goldilocks story, did you hear?  The tale is spun by a very creative author and illustrator, Leigh Hodgkinson.  Have you have ever wondered what happened to Goldilocks? Why she is living it up in a posh NYC condo with her loving

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Andrew Beckham’s magical story, “The Lost Christmas Gift” is the perfect addition to any family’s traditional Christmas book collection. This beautifully written book starts off with Emerson Johansson receiving a package that has been lost in the mail for seventy years. The package contains a book that was handmade by his father,

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the little red elf book
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Once upon a time, there was a reindeer, a penguin, a hare, and a little red elf. I will be the first to admit the adorable cover of this book initially roped me in.  A little red elf? How I want to gobble it up cute.  I will also be

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