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The Jungle of Jojee

In my humble opinion, when you’re reviewing a children’s book, it doesn’t matter how you feel about it. Success of the book is based solely on its reception with children. That’s the premise behind this report on The Jungle of … Continue reading

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We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

I received an advance an advance reading copy of We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast through Goodreads’ Giveaways, and my review is based on an uncorrected proof. We Are the Weather will be available in bookstores … Continue reading

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PTSD and the Holidays

I’ve been sitting on this review for awhile, but the holidays are creeping up. Summer fun in the blink of an eye will give way to school days, fall activities and right into the holiday season. I am not a … Continue reading

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Shouting into the Mist

I don’t know how well Stephen James Kinkade’s Shouting into the Mist is selling, but I empathize with him. The collection of disparate narratives and poems don’t really fit into a marketable Amazon niche — much like my collection of … Continue reading

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The Five-Minute Writing Prompt Journal

I’ve been teaching a writing class, Taking the Fear Out of Writing. As a weekly¬† assignment, I asked the students to write for just five minutes on a specific prompt word. Yes, I used prompts from my Five Minute Friday … Continue reading

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Something Told

I started reading Salted with Fire by Nancy LaRonda Johnson. I stopped quickly … not because Johnson didn’t have a lyrical, descriptive style but because it was a combination of poetry and prose. I just can’t get into poetry. I … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want To Be Like You

Bullying. It’s a popular topic these days … sometimes leading to tragic consequences. I came across a book recently that deals first-hand with bullying, although set back in the 1970s. I Don’t Want To Be Like You by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta … Continue reading

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