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Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman

Title: Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French ParentingAuthor: Pamela DruckermanPublisher: Penguin PressPublication Date: February 2012ISBN: 9781594203336 Synopsis from Goodreads:When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn’t aspire to become a “French parent.” French parenting isn’t a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even FrenchContinue reading “Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman”

Book Review: Rebelwing by Andrea Tang

Title: RebelwingAuthor: Andrea TangPublisher: Razorbill / Penguin Random HousePublication Date: February 20, 2020ISBN: 9781984835093 Synopsis from Goodreads:A black-market-media smuggler and scholarship student at the prestigious New Columbia Preparatory Academy, Pru is lucky to live in the Barricade Coalition where she is free to study, read, watch, and listen to whatever she wants. When a drop-offContinue reading “Book Review: Rebelwing by Andrea Tang”

Book Review: The Grizzly Itch by Victoria Cassanell

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: The Grizzly ItchAuthor: Victoria CassanellPublisher: MacMillan Children’s BooksPublication Date: March 2020ISBN: 9781529013573 Synopsis from Goodreads:The first picture book from outstanding talent, Victoria Cassanell, The Grizzly Itch is a hilarious tale about how helping people often yields unexpected and wonderful surprises. Perfect forContinue reading “Book Review: The Grizzly Itch by Victoria Cassanell”

Book Review: Dear Universe by Florence Gonsalves

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: Dear UniverseAuthor: Florence GonsalvesPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: May 12, 2020ISBN: 9780316436731 Synopsis from Goodreads:It’s senior year, and Chamomile Myles has whiplash from traveling between her two universes: school (the relentless countdown to prom, torturous college applications, and theContinue reading “Book Review: Dear Universe by Florence Gonsalves”

Book Review: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Title: The Nickel BoysAuthor: Colson WhiteheadPublisher: DoubleDay CanadaPublication Date: July 16, 2019ISBN: 9780385693967 Synopsis from Goodreads:Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocentContinue reading “Book Review: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead”

Book Review: We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar

Title: We Are Lost and FoundAuthor: Helene DunbarPublisher: Sourcefire BooksPublication Date: September 3, 2019ISBN: 9781492681045 Synopsis from Goodreads:Michael is content to live in the shadow of his best friends, James, an enigmatic teen performance artist who everyone wants and no one can have and Becky, who calls things as she sees them, while doing allContinue reading “Book Review: We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar”

Book Review: Now, Then, and Everywhen by Rysa Walker

Title: Now, Then, and EverywhenAuthor: Rysa WalkerPublisher: 47NorthPublication Date: April 1, 2020ISBN: 9781612189192 Synopsis from Goodreads:In 2136 Madison Grace uncovers a key to the origins of CHRONOS, a time-travel agency with ties to her family’s mysterious past. Just as she is starting to jump through history, she returns to her timeline to find millions ofContinue reading “Book Review: Now, Then, and Everywhen by Rysa Walker”

Book Review: Greenwood by Michael Christie

Title: GreenwoodAuthor: Michael ChristiePublisher: McClelland & StewartPublication Date: September 4, 2019ISBN: 9780771024450 Synopsis from Goodreads:They come for the trees. It is 2038. As the rest of humanity struggles through the environmental collapse known as the Great Withering, scientist Jake Greenwood is working as an overqualified tour guide on Greenwood Island, a remote oasis of thousand-year-old trees.Continue reading “Book Review: Greenwood by Michael Christie”

Book Review: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: This Tender LandAuthor: William Kent KruegerPublisher: Atria BooksPublication Date: September 3, 2019ISBN: 9781476749297 Synopsis from Goodreads:1932, Minnesota—the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is alsoContinue reading “Book Review: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger”

Book Review: Girls Need Not Apply by Kelly S. Thompson

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: Girls Need Not Apply: Field Notes from the ForcesAuthor: Kelly S. ThompsonPublisher: McClelland & StewartPublication Date: August 20, 2019ISBN: 9780771070952 Synopsis from Goodreads:At eighteen years old, Kelly Thompson enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces. Despite growing up in a military family —Continue reading “Book Review: Girls Need Not Apply by Kelly S. Thompson”

Book Review: Supper Club by Lara Williams

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Supper ClubAuthor: Lara WilliamsPublisher: G.P. Putnam’s SonsPublication Date: July 4, 2019ISBN: 9780525539582 Synopsis from Goodreads:Roberta spends her life trying not to take up space. At almost thirty, she is adrift and alienated from life. Stuck in a mindless job and reluctant toContinue reading “Book Review: Supper Club by Lara Williams”

Book Review: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracey Hogg

Title: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with your BabyAuthor: Tracey HoggPublisher: Ballentine BooksPublication Date: 2000ISBN: 9780345479099 Synopsis from Goodreads:At the heart of Tracy’s simple but profound message: treat the baby as you would like to be treated yourself. Reassuring, down-to-earth, and often flying in the face of conventional wisdom, SecretsContinue reading “Book Review: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracey Hogg”


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