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This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel
review by happyhealthyhip
I've heard a lot about this book, and the author, for quite some time, but I finally picked up a copy of "This is Where I Leave You" last month.Nearing the final chapters, I am in total a...
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The Best Banned Books
article by happyhealthyhip
These books have been banned at some point in time and yet include some essential stories that I think make them extremely noteworthy. I own many of these and plan to encourage my kids to read at s...
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Pride Month
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article by Lea
Education and equality. Things this country needs much more of. Start here.                    
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Corduroy - Don Freeman Review
review by kakjan
Absolutely loved this book as a kiddo. I'm 34 now and still love this book lol I bought it for my kids last Christmas bc I couldn't find my copy I had when I was little.  I think they love it as mu...
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Fairy Tales with a Modern Twist
article by happyhealthyhip
It's so fun to disappear into another world when turning the pages of a good book. From wicked witches, to Prince Charmings - these books include the characters and heroes you grew up with, but wit...
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Humorous Books
article by Sondra
These laugh out loud funny books and humorous memoirs will definitely keep you smiling. Of course, I wouldn't recommend you read these on the plane because you will for sure have everyone asking wh...
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Hillary Clinton's Award-Winning Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
article by happyhealthyhip
I make these cookies for special occasions and my kids devour them when we have them at home. Everyone who has tried them has been surprised when I tell them the secret ingredient (old-fashioned ro...
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My Favorite Book Quotes from Epically Good Reads
article by happyhealthyhip
I don't know about you, but I love books with quotes that leave you thinking - or feeling - long after you turn the page. These are some of the quotes I've highlighted in books I've read over the y...
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Nefertiti: A Novel - Michelle Moran Review
review by Tina
This was the first book I read by Michelle Moran and I loved it. In fact, I had a hard time putting it down. I think I read it in less than a week. Moran's ability to relate historical accounts in ...
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Judith Viorst Review
review by kakjan
Absolutely loved this book growing up!! I'm 34 now and have four kiddos of my own now.  About 3 years ago I bought this book for my kiddos bc I couldn't find my copy.  Then lo and behold they made ...
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The Girl on the Train: A Novel - Paula Hawkins Review
review by Sondra
I wanted to read this book when it was first published and now that the film version is going to be in theatres this fall, I wasn't sure how I would manage to find time to read it before the movie ...
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Graphic Novels
article by Sondra
Books with pictures tell stories in ways words cannot. These are great graphic novels for those who are transitioning from picture books to middle grade novels, along with a few for adults only.   ...
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The Couple Next Door: A Novel - Shari Lapena Book Review
review by Sondra
I'm about halfway through this book right now trying to figure out who is responsible for the crime. The story pulled me in immediately and I definitely am surprised by the secrets that are reveale...
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Products You're Better Off Not Knowing About
article by Sondra
Seriously? These products actually exist. For when your kids want to go somewhere, without actually having to go somewhere. Literature teachers everywhere are hanging their heads in shame. I have n...
Adult coloring books gift guide
The Ultimate Gift List for the Coloring Book Lover in Your Life
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Adult coloring books are not going anywhere, in fact, every time I walk into the bookstore (I try to keep Barnes & Noble in business), there's always a table or front display of new coloring bo...
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Multicultural Kids
article by happyhealthyhip
Reading books about kids from other countries is a fun way to celebrate the diverse cultures and customs from around the world.                             ...