Picture Books Supporting the Girl Scout Daisy Global Action Award

C has been working on earning the Global Action Award for Girl Scout Daisies, which uses the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) “to…

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Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto

Narrated by Em’s son, Em and the Big Hoom offers far more than his perspective alone. As the son informally interviews members of his family about…

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in defense of food

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” This is the main theme throughout and a good summary of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food;…

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The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

  Naoki Higashida is thirteen years old and severely autistic, “a writer still with one foot in childhood,” as described in the introduction by…

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The Remedy by Thomas Goetz

  The Remedy takes you through medical and literary history, right around the time the foundation was laid for modern medicine. Handwashing was controversial….

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The Lost Art of Feeding Kids by Jeannie Marshall

Title: The Lost Art of Feeding Kids: What Italy Taught Me About Why Children Need Real FoodAuthor: Jeannie MarshallPublisher: Beacon PressExpected Release: January 14,…

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Non-Fiction November Week 3: Book Pairing

This week’s Non-Fiction November prompt was fun. I was stumped at first, but after some thinking, I came up with three pairings. Really enjoyed…

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Top Ten Books I Recommend To Preemie Parents

  Top Ten Books I Recommend To Preemie Parents Although this post is intended for a narrow readership, it is one close to my…

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Review: Mind Without a Home by Kristina Morgan

I’m part of the blog tour for Kristina Morgan’s Mind Without a Home: A Memoir of Schizophrenia. Thanks to TLC Book Tours for supplying me with…

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Kidlit Review: Nowhere Hair by Sue Glader (e-book)

My mom is undergoing chemotherapy and has lost all of her hair. We’ve been talking to C (who turns 4 this month) about it,…

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