Question: Birthday Wishes — Blow out the candles and imagine what character could pop out of your cake…who is it and what book are they from?
Question: Do you have a keeper shelf for books you loved? What books are on that shelf and why?
Book Title: The Quilter’s Apprentice
Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Genre: Adult, Craft, Fiction, Woman Fiction, Historical Fiction,
Series: Elm Creek Quilts (#1)
Pub Date: April 1, 2000 (272 Pages, Paperback)
Source: Picked it out to read for an A-Z Challenge
Contact Author: Goodreads / Website
After moving with her husband, Matt, to the small college town of Waterford, Pennsylvania, Sarah McClure struggles to find a fulfilling job. In the meantime, she agrees to help seventy-five-year-old Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate, Elm Creek Manor, for sale. As part of her compensation, Sarah is taught how to quilt by this cantankerous elderly woman, who is a master of the craft.
During their lessons, Mrs. Compson reveals how her family was torn apart by tragedy, jealousy, and betrayal, and her stories force Sarah to face uncomfortable truths about her own alienation from her widowed mother. As their friendship deepens, Mrs. Compson confides in Sarah the truth about why she wants to sell Elm Creek Manor. In turn, Sarah seeks a way to bring life and joy back to the estate so Mrs. Compson can keep her home — and Sarah can keep her cherished friend. The Quilter’s Apprentice teaches deep lessons about family, friendship, and sisterhood, and about creating a life as you would a quilt: with time, love, and patience, piecing the miscellaneous and mismatched scraps into a beautiful whole.
This was a well thought book to read. It about a Old woman and her home a bit along with quilting. We find out some things about Mrs. Compson. We also learn about her family history a bit and Elm Creek Manor. It quite a sweet story.
If you decide to pick this book up and start reading you will finding out the family history of Elm Creek Manor. Sarah is hired to be a personal assistant to help clean up the Manor. Matt is in charge of the restoration of the Manor.
This book is about forming friendships, relationships and quilting. You will be amazed by what all in the this book and what is about.
Book Title: A Quest for Good Manners
Author: Karin Lefranc
Genres: Children, Education, Good Manners, Adventure
Publisher: Beluga Press
Pub Date: June 1, 2011 ( 32 Pages, Hardcover)
Book Source: I received it from the Author herself for an Honest review
Contact Author: Goodreads
Rosalind is not your typical princess–she and her pet dragon, Sparkler, are very rude. ”What’s the big deal with manners anyway?” the princess asks. ”Why do we always have to say please and thank you? And who cares how we use a napkin?”
Appalled by this behavior, the queen banishes the impolite pair from her castle until they find Good Manners. Percival, the wizard, sends them on their quest with the help of a magic fork, facing several challenges along the way. Not until the final test do Rosalind and Sparkler discover the real secret behind Good Manners.
Manners are more than mere rules of etiquette–good manners make others feel at ease and are the foundation of compassion and gratitude. It is a never-ending quest for parents and teachers to instill in our children the importance of good manners. This book is a precious tool in achieving that goal. Children and parents alike will love–and learn from–this story.
I finished this book and It as sweet and cute. I enjoyed the pictures and really enjoyed the dragon. I love the pictures in the book. it was lovely story about Good Manners. It teaches us manners, table manners, the three magic words.
They go on three different quests to three different places. It really educational and good for very young children and the picture are beautiful. It good for boys and girls and all age group for children.
Title of Book: The Amazing Adventures of Paddy Platypus
Author: Tom De Paolo
Genres: Children, Animals, Adventure
Pub Date: March 27, 2012 (78 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: I received this book from the author himself for any honest review
Contact Author: Goodreads
I was enjoyed this book. It tells about how Platypus are. They tell as a bit about them. We find out how fast he is and what he good at. It also teaches us about good at and what they do not like.
It a really good book for young readers and children. It funny as well. It quite a cutie book and really enjoy it. Paddy goes for adventure and to find out where and what happens at the end you should read the book. The pictures are good for children that can not read for it quite entering along with it being a chapter book style.
Title of Book: Zap! I’m A Mind Reader
Author: Dan Greenburg
Genres: Fiction, Children, Science, Mystery, Education
Series: The Zack Files (#4)
Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap
Pub Date: August 6, 1996 (64 Pages, Hardcover)
Book Source: Hardcover (Barrowed from the Libarary)
Contact Author: Goodreads / Website
When a flubbed electricity experiment in science class gives Zack a shock, he suddenly finds out he has a talent he never had before–Zack can now read other people’s minds!
This is a funny book. It tell you a story about how Zack became Mind Reader. He was doing an experiment in science class. While he was doing the experiment he did something you should not do when your hands are wet. I do not want to give away how and what happens to him.
This teaches you about science a bit and it also teaches you that you should not do. It is an educational and great for Children and young readers.
Title of Book: Kaya and Lone Dog: A Friendship Story
Author: Janet Beeler Shaw
Genres: Historical Fiction, Children, Animals, Indians, 1764, Naive American
Series: American Girls: Kaya #4
Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc
Pub Date: September 1st 2002 (81 Pages, Library Binding)
Book Source: Hardcover
Contact Author: Goodreads Profile
When Kaya befriends a lone dog that has wandered near her camp, others in the village warn her to be careful. Dogs don’t usually live by themselves, and some people think the lone dog is not to be trusted. But Kaya brings the dog food and can feel her gratefulness. After Lone Dog gives birth to pups, she lets Kaya be a part of her new family. When Kaya looks into Lone Dog’s eyes, it’s as if the dog is speaking to her. Kaya’s grandmother tells her that if an animal speaks to her, she needs to listen. But as the pups grow older, Lone Dog has something else to say — something that Kaya doesn’t want to hear.
This is lovely story about a little girl named Kaya. She finds a lone dog near her village. There are something that happen and tell you have they become friends.
It also tell you a little about Naive American back in 1764. It quite a quick read but there some historical history about that time. There unique friendship that bonds. Things Kaya need to learn along with Lone dog need to learn. There something Kaya learns while taking care of Lone Dog. To find out more about them pick up the book.
Title of Book: House Rules
Author: Jodi Picoult
Genres: Adult, Adult Fiction, Mystery, Family, Realistic Fiction,
Pub Date: March 2, 2010 (532 Pages, Hardcover)
Book Source: Hardcover
Contact Author: Website / Goodreads / Twitter
When your son can’t look you in the eye…does that mean he’s guilty?
Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subject – forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he’s always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he’s usually right.
But when Jacob’s small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him. Jacob’s behaviors are hallmark Asperger’s, but they look a lot like guilt to the local police. Suddenly the Hunt family, who only want to fit in, are directly in the spotlight. For Jacob’s mother, Emma, it’s a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. For his brother, Theo, it’s another indication why nothing is normal because of Jacob.
And over this small family, the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?
This is strange book. It talks about autism child. It goe really is a novel about a boy that has Asperger Syndrome. It has goes though the life of a boy that has Asperger Syndrome and he has younger brother.
Jacob is accused of murder and they end of going to trail and Jacob acts out and has outburst and everyone doe not understand this quirks. They find out what really happens at the end of the story. Emma is franstic and try to explain about her son condition.