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I'm many things. I'm a writer, reader, wife, sister, and daughter. But most of all I'm a citizen of the world.

Whimsical Cross-Stitch by Cari Buziak

Whimsical Cross-Stitch: More Than 130 Designs from Trendy to Traditional by Cari Buziak has some wonderful cross stitch designs. The cross stitch designs are beautifully presented with both a color chart for thread and a very easy to read graph for each design. … Continue reading

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Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale

Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale is the kind of book that makes you feel warm inside. It is a cute book set in a picturesque beach town, and the main character is realistic. This book tells the story of … Continue reading

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Woman of Courage by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Woman of Courage: Collector’s Edition Continues the Story of Little Fawn by Wanda E. Brunstetter was an interesting story. It is not your typical Amish story by Brunstetter , but about a young Quaker woman and her father. This is … Continue reading

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The Painted Word Mixed Media Lettering Techniques by Caitlin Dundon

The Painted Word Mixed Media Lettering Techniques by Caitlin Dundon is a fun book that walks you through an assortment of projects that use lettering. It would be well suited for a homeschooling family, craft loving kids, or adults looking to … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers (illustrator)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers (illustrator) is a wonderful and lyrical book of children’s songs and poems from the Mr. Rodgers Show. This book contained many of those poems … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Voyage of Discovery by Emily Hawkins and Tom Adams

All Aboard the Voyage of Discovery by Emily Hawkins and Tom Adams is an amazingly fun and interesting book with a wonderful amount of educational information and even includes an intriguing mystery that you have to use skills and knowledge … Continue reading

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Astrid the Unstoppable by Maria Parr

Astrid the Unstoppable by Maria Parr is the story of Astrid. Astrid is the only child living in her village of Glimmerdal, and as a result her best friend is an elderly man named Gunnvald. Astrid has very strong emotions as … Continue reading

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Journey to a Promised Land A Story of the Exodusters by Allison Lassieur

Journey to a Promised Land by Allison Lassieur is the story about a girl named Hattie. The spring of 1879 tried to bring a fresh start to a new world in Nashville, Tennessee. Although each of Hattie’s parents had been … Continue reading

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Dive In! Exploring Our Connection with the Ocean by Ann Eriksson

Dive In! Exploring Our Connection with the Ocean by Ann Eriksson is a great introduction to the impact on this earth, more specifically on the health of our oceans and sea life. The reader learns that making our waterways healthier … Continue reading

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A Little Princess Finds Her Voice by Holly Webb

A Little Princess Finds Her Voice by Holly Webb is a good continuation novel to Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess. I enjoyed having an older Lottie as the central character and how Sara was there but in the background. It … Continue reading

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