Why We Live Where We Live By Kira Vermond

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** I was provided with a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   Why We Live Where We Live By Kira Vermond I am so thrilled to have found another great home school book. Why We Live Where We Live breaks down everything around us. Our Electricity, Water, Food, Economy and more. It will give the kids a back ground into how the cities got started and how they expanded. How immigrating can give you a better life and how to plan a city. This book is packed full of information that the kids will love to read and learn about. So do you know why you live where you live? I mean really....why is it there? In that house, town, city, county, state, country? Why?   On  The Back It seems like a simple question. Why do you live where you live? Maybe, you might answer, it's because your parents bought your house, or because they rent the apartment you live in. Or because you live with your … [Read more...]

10 Things for Teen Girls by Kate Conner

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** I was sent a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own thoughts were used and not influenced in any way.   10 Things for Teen Girls by Kate Conner Being a woman is hard. Especially during your teenage years. Life is confusing, you don't know who you really are, and the expectations are endless. I am so happy that Kate Conner wrote a book to inspire teen girls. She lets them know that they are not alone. The feelings they are feeling are the same ones that all girls their age are feeling. And most important of all...they are good enough! Kate Conner has a style of writing that is humorous and captivates the attention of the reader. She makes teen girls want to read and listen to her advice. Unlike when their parents say it and it goes in one ear and out the other. I am so glad that I am able to give this to my daughter who is just starting into the teen years. She is starting to notice things about her body, personality and brain that she does not … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses Review & Giveaway

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** I was provided with a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses 101 Stories of Appreciation & Wisdom by Amy Newmark and LeAnn Thieman After a few short stints in the hospital my Aunt passed away two weeks ago. As I sat and watched the Cancer take so much away from her I also was able to see the love, kindness and compassion of her nurses. I was so grateful to them for being there for her...for us. So grateful for people who do the hard to do things that they are asked to do every single day. It truly takes a special person to become a nurse. I am also fortunate to have many nurse friends. I am blown away by the hours they work, the things they see and how well they deal with situations. I know that along with their hard work and dedication there is also a lot of joy. I loved reading Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses because it … [Read more...]

Branching Out by Joan Marie Galat

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** I was sent this title for the purpose of this review. However my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   Branching Out - How Trees are part of Our World by Joan Marie Galat My daughter has been learning a lot about plant and animals during her home school lessons. I was thrilled to be able to find this book and add it into our curriculum. There is so many useful facts about all different kinds of trees. There are over 60 pages in this book that lists different kinds of trees and exactly why we need them. What we do with them and what they do for us. It is so fun to learn more about some of the trees we see every single day....and some of them we had never heard of before! Thanks Joan Marie Galat for writing such a great book that will help children expand their knowledge!   On the Back Can you imagine a world without trees? There would be no instruments like guitars or violins. No habitats for flying squirrels or howler monkeys. There would … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul Be the Best You Can Be Review & Giveaway!

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** I was provided a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Chicken Soup for the Soul Be the Best You Can Be I adore this Chicken Soup for the Soul book. It is a book that my daughter can relate to. I was so happy to hand her this book to read. These stories are able to uplift and inspire her. I love that she will learn more about making her best effort, having confidence and being grateful. Everything in this book is traits that I can only hope and prey to install in my daughter. I want her to always be the best she can be and it is books like this that will help me get her there. She is a remarkable young woman. I am very proud of her and I am grateful for Chicken Soup for the Soul for writing such a great book for kids & preteens! Chicken Soup for the Soul Be the Best You Can Be is filled with over 100 stories that will teach your kids & preteens about Tolerance, Respect and Compassion. … [Read more...]

It’s Catching The Infectious World of Germs And Microbes

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** I was provided with a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. It's Catching The Infectious World of Germs And Microbes By Jennifer Gardy, PhD - Illustrated By Josh Holinaty My daughter loves to read books that are educational. She wants to know everything and anything she can about the world around her. Recently I was sent a copy of It's Catching The Infectious World of Germs and Microbes by Jennifer Gardy, PhD. This book not only  taught my daughter about the world of germ and microbes but it captivated her interest and she has read this title at least 10 times. She has even memorized many of the germ and has brought them up several times in our conversations. This has truly became one of her most read and most favorite books. Since she loves it so much I think it best to let her review this book in her own words! Ashes Thoughts (Age 10) The book It's Catching is useful and helpful. I learned that … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul Hope & Miracles + Giveaway!

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** I was provided with a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Chicken Soup for the Soul Hope & Miracles + Giveaway!   Do you believe in Miracles? I sure do. I have been blessed with many miracles in my life and none of them would have been made possible without hope. There is something special to me that I have been praying for, for the past few years. Reading story after story in Chicken Soup for the Soul Hope & Miracles helped me renew my faith and hope. I know that miracles happen each and every day. I just need to believe. I was inspired and uplifted with each and every story in this book. My favorite story was about a woman who received a "Voicemail from God". In this story there was a woman with an issue that she needed to solve. She was stressed out and nervous about what she should do...when out the the blue she got a call from a total stranger who told her that she was … [Read more...]

Winters Coming – A Story of Seasonal Change by Jan Thronhill

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** I was provided with a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Winters Coming - A Story of Seasonal Change by Jan Thronhill Winters Coming by Jan Thornhill is a cute little story about a snowshoe hare who does not know who winter is. As she treks through the forest she encounters lots of animal friends. Birds, squirrels, turtle, mosquito, frogs and more. Each animal she encounters is preparing for winter. Unfortunately Lily is not sure what winter is and thus she does not know how to prepare for it. Each time she meets a new friend she speaks with them about the things they do to get ready for winter. Each time she also asks if that is what she is supposed to do. It is a cute and cleverly written book that will not only carry your children along on a fun adventure but they will also learn many fun facts along the way. One of the things that the kids learned at my house is what turtles do all winter long. … [Read more...]

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Reality Shock! Review

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** I was set a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. However my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Reality Shock! Review   My daughter is an avid reader. She especially loves books with random facts. Her little brain is like a sponge when she reads fact books and she will remember those facts forever. She loves to bring up the random facts she learns at the most inopportune time...but I am so proud of her for her thirst for knowledge and I am amazed at her ability to remember every. single. thing. that she reads! Recently I was sent a copy of Ripley's Believe It or Not Reality Shock for the purpose of this review. I knew that this book would be a hit with my daughter. This book is filled with fun, weird, and educational random facts about this world. To be honest this book has not left my daughters side for the past two weeks. She loves everything about this book from the animal facts to the tattooed eyes. The … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life Review & Giveaway!

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life Review & Giveaway!     I have been thinking a lot recently about my life and the person I want to become. Don't get me wrong. I am a very happy person and I love my life. But I also know that there are so many different things I need to improve on. In Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life you will enjoy 101 stories of others just like you. People who were on a path to find happiness. I loved reading the articles on following my heart, taking a chance, finding a purpose in life, finding more time for me and changing my attitude. If you are looking for a way to be uplifted and inspired with your life then I recommend you read Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life! On The Back Are you stuck in a rut? Looking for purpose and meaning in your life? Ready for a new job, a new hobby, or new relationships? Do you want to get back on the path to happiness? These stories will motivate and encourage you to … [Read more...]

Wherever the River Runs by Kelly Minter Review & Giveaway!

Wherever The River Runs by Kelly Minter I dream of one day being able to go on a mission for the Lord. A mission where I am able to go to a foreign country and help those who have a need unlike anything I have ever known. That is exactly what Kelly Minter was able to do in Wherever the River Runs. In this book you will be taken on a journey with Kelly through the Amazon. In this book you will read about the wonderful people she met and the stories about how her and her friends helped those around her. Truly inspiring. But of course just as you would expect this book also has a much deeper meaning. How could you not make a visit to the jungles of the Amazon and not come home a changed person? Can you imagine being taken from your comforts of home? Seeing people around you who live on dirt floors? Who are lucky to have a home? Who live with their homes getting flooded half the year? To see children working hard to help feed their families? It is beautiful to see how the Lord works his … [Read more...]

Thunder – Stone Braide Chronicles – Bonnie S. Calhoun Review & Giveaway!

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Thunder - Stone Braide Chronicles - Bonnie S. Calhoun Giveaway Ends 9/19/14 Oh my goodness! Let's just say I will be stocking the authors web site until the next book it out!! Totally a 5 star rating! A copy of Thunder - Stone Braide Chronicles was mailed to me for the purpose of this review. When it arrived I was not sure what to expect. All I knew of the book is what I had seen on the trailer. I must say that the trailer had me intrigued. So much so that I will now give you time to watch it! :) Now I bet that got your attention! Thunder - Stone Braide Chronicles takes place in the future. A future very unlike our own. It seems that over a hundred years ago there was a nuclear bomb set off in the U.S. The book revolves around the relatives of the survivors. It seems that even after 150 years there are still lots of ramifications. For example limited food sources due to radiation poisoning in the animals and water streams. The people no longer have today's technology and have … [Read more...]

Duck Dynasty Si-Cology 1 – Autographed Copy Review & Giveaway!

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** I was sent a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Duck Dynasty Si-Cology 1 - Autographed Copy Review & Giveaway! Giveaway Ends 9/17/14! We are a house full of Duck Dynasty fans! We have watched them from the beginning. It is so nice to see a family who has morals and values. A family who is not afraid to show the world that they love the Lord. I love to see them take a stand for their belief's and to see them sit around the dinner table as a family after every episode and pray. It is simply beautiful! Ok...and they funny jokes and antics of the men makes it worth watching as well! Recently I received something amazing. Something that I never, EVER thought I would get! An AUTOGRAPHED copy of Si's book Si-Cology 1! Autographed!!! Ok..I am a little excited! Did I mention that Si actually SIGNED this book?? WOWZA! Plus to make it even better there is an autographed copy waiting for one of you as … [Read more...]

The River of God by Russell M. Stendal Review

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** I was provided with a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. The River of God by Russell M. Stendal Review  The River of God by Russell M. Stendal is a great book that will break down the scriptures for you. From Genesis through to Revelation, scripture by scripture. I am very knowledgeable when it comes to scripture reading. I read my scriptures every single day. But, at times it is not easy to know exactly what the scripture writer (or God) is trying to get across to us. Each scripture has a deeper meaning and when you find those meanings your whole outlook on life can change. I love how well Russell M. Stendal dived into each scripture. He broke it all down in a way that had me understanding.....and questioning things about my life. I really loved this book. Russell M. Stendal gave me a deeper meaning of the creation and of Jesus Christ. It really is a great read and one of the best I have read in … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul The Cat Did What? Review & Giveaway

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**  I was provided with a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Chicken Soup for the Soul The Cat Did What? Review & Giveaway US & Canada Ends 9/2/14! I had two cats growing up. They were full of personality. I remember hearing one of my favorite cats running across the roof of our house every night. I am not sure what that cat was chasing all night long...but he sure was after something! I am unable to have a cat now. My husband is very allergic to them. But that does not mean that I don't love to read about my feline friends. In Chicken Soup for the Soul The Cat Did What you will laugh along with some super fun stories about the antics of cats. On The Back As a lifelong lover of pets and the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, I was honored to contribute the foreword to this book...Animals teach you things about patience and responsibility as well as lessons about life and affection. - … [Read more...]