Gertie’s Leap to Greatness Book Review

Gertie Reece Foy is 100% Not-From-Concentrate awesome. She has a daddy who works on an oil rig, a great-aunt who always finds the lowest prices at the Piggly Wiggly, and two loyal best friends. Find out more about the book here, and enter to win one of the 5 Gertie’s…

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Sticker Girl, a fun new book for tween girls

Sticker Girl, Martina Rivera has a remarkable imagination. But with two extroverted brothers at home, she’s always struggled to make a big impression on those around her. Soon Martina discovers the secret power of her sticker collection: They come to life! Among her magical sticker friends are Craig, a rambunctious…

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A Perfect New Book for Middle Schoolers

The League and The Lantern by Brian Wells The League and the Lantern is the first book in a new adventure series for middle-school readers. It all starts when a dangerous organization invades Jake Herndon’s seventh-grade sleepover. He escapes along with two new classmates, Lucy and TJ, only to face…

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The Baby-Sitters Club is Back!

The classic Baby-Sitters Club series maybe have a new look, but the stories are still just as timeless and perfect for girls today I hoped that Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and I – the Baby Sitters Club – would stay together for a long time. – Ann M. Martin, Kristy’s Great Idea…

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Must read books for girls

Is she stuck reading an old classic? An old book stashed between other I’ve-already-read-this-like-a-hundred-times-books? Something that she loves but are afraid she’ll hate if she reads it one more time? Well then, if you continue reading this article, I’ll show you, Moms, the absolute best books to start packing on your daughters bookshelf.…

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Dream a Little Dream Contest

Dream a Little Dream “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yes, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially the one where she’s in a graveyard…

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What Makes Children Enjoy Reading

What Makes Children Enjoy Reading Scholastic the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today released results from the fifth edition of the Kids & Family Reading Report™, a biannual national survey of children ages 6–17 and their parents exploring their attitudes and behaviors around how to enjoy reading. Key findings reveal predictors of reading…

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Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares Review

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares Imagine you’re walking into your favourite book store, browsing the shelves and all of a sudden you come across a strange red notebook. You open it up and find none other than the following: I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them,…

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Top 5 Best Beauty Books to Read!

Best Beauty Books to Read Fashion and beauty are ever changing and hard to stay on top of at times. One of the best ways to get up to date tips and tricks is to look at different celebrity stylists and make up gurus. So, here’s a list of the…

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4 New Vegan and Vegetarian Cookbooks

New Vegan and Vegetarian Cookbooks November is officially the World Vegan Month! This month commemorates the founding of the Vegan Society and is dedicated to spreading awareness about the vegan lifestyle. Unlike vegetarians, vegans prefer a plant-based, non-dairy vegetarian diet. Even if you do not plan to go strictly vegan,…

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Quoting Shakespeare

Quoting Shakespeare To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, we’re featuring some of our favorite archival pieces about his life and work. This one was first published in July 2005. Happy Birthday, Bill! After the horrors of this week, we could all use a little weekend palate cleanser. And who better to provide…

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How to Thrive in a Relationship When She Makes More

“When She Makes More delivers exactly what a female breadwinner today needs: road-tested, effective, and exceptionally pragmatic advice for navigating tough financial terrain while making the move toward a stronger, healthier relationship.” -Tony Robbins, Entrepreneur, Author & Peak Performance Strategist “In When She Makes More, Farnoosh Torabi unmasks the challenges female breadwinners face and provides solid…

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Do I have an eating disorder?

Do I have an eating disorder? Let’s consider that the people who might be most in need of treatment are not college girls who played with Barbies or who are dieting for spring break – it could be adult women who are clogging eating disorders treatment centers in record numbers,…

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Paperback Row

Paperback Row Some great read suggestions from IHSAN TAYLOR- NYTimes MARY ANN IN AUTUMN, by Armistead Maupin (Harper Perennial, $14.99.) The characters from Maupin’s “Tales of the City” series — which began in 1974 as a serial about a young Midwesterner in San Francisco named Mary Ann Singleton — are…

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Write On! – a book completely written by girls

Wow! Girls sure can write! Here’s Write On a book written by girls, filled with awesome, original stories and poems written completely by girls! Thousands of entries were received from girls around the world, who submitted them on the Miss O & Friends website. After many hours of reviewing every…

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Drug Muggers-READ you’ll be in shock

 The definition, according to Suzy Cohen of a drug mugger is a drug that mugs you from your natural minerals and vitamins in your body. This book is something that everyone in the whole entire universe should read because it informs you about things that you simply brush by everyday.  Unpleasant, uncomfortable, and unexplained…

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Ericka Davis Shares Life Lessons Through Poetry in New Book

Personal experiences shape and change lives, whether for the better or for the worse. This new book of poetry shares experiences and impressions as seen through the eyes of a young girl. With her rhythmic verse, author Ericka Davis offers stories that focus on values ranging from heartbreak and sensuality…

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Don’t Call Me Cookie- Fight Obesity

One of the biggest challenges parents face today is raising healthy and happy children. For mothers with young daughters in todays overly connected world, its become increasingly difficult to get through with a positive message. Sometimes help is needed to start this conversation. Vanessa Pasiadis, author and former teacher, was…

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New Book Highlights the Humorous Side of Fighting Breast Cancer

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — There is nothing funny about a diagnosis of breast cancer, which has already affected more than 200,000 women in 2013 alone and is the second leading cause of death among women. However, the new book “Conquering Mount Ta-Ta,” by L.G.Ransom, offers a new twist on traditional self-help books,…

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Author and Artist John Kaufman Explores Friendship and Society

Tucson, Arizona (PRWEB) September 21, 2013 Through the eyes of a young detective, John Kaufmans book, Three Gold Coins or Too Young to Die This Rich, explores how difficulties teach lessons about life, faith and self-discovery. Three Gold Coins or Too Young to Die This Rich follows the adventures two…

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Been out … But not down

Yep, the normal phrase is “down but not out” but for me, I’ve been out (of blogging for a bit) but not down! To be sure my short absence was not deliberate – I often composed (in my head) articles I wanted to blog about…but I just couldn’t get it…

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