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Books Worth Reading

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After reading The Forgotten Garden, I wanted to read more by this author and found this book to be equally as engaging!

The Forgotten Garden

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The Distant Hours: This book is amazing, it's beautifully written, and the way she writes pulls you into another world.

The Distant Hours

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This minimalist, best-of-the-best summer reading guide is just 5 books, because the hardest part is deciding what to read next.

As you come to the last chapter, you will be reluctant to continue reading. You will not want this story to come to an end. Actually; you will feel that way when reading any of Kate Morton's stories.

The Forgotten Garden~A Book Review - The Benson Street

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The Violets of March by Sarah Jio. Read in April 2012. The story is set on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, which is one of my favorite places to visit.

The Violets of March

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#books Goodnight Moon is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history. In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the "great green room" might have come to be.

Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio - Seattle, 1933. Single mother Vera Ray kisses her 3-year-old son goodnight and departs to work the night-shift. She emerges to discover that a snow has blanketed the city, and that her son has vanished. Seattle, 2010. Seattle Herald reporter Claire Aldridge, assigned to cover the May 1 "blackberry winter" storm and its twin, learns of the unsolved abduction and vows to unearth the truth. In the process, she finds that she and Vera may be linked in unexpected ways.

Blackberry Winter: A Novel

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The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn... such a sweet first-day (or first-week) of school book for primary children (PreK-1st).

The Kissing Hand

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Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying!; The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother: point of view

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Boys Bible: The Ultimate Manual

To read Best book ever for mothers to read for their sons....makes you think twice before you try talking to them....my son is 18 and i still use the info in it cause i believe it will always be useful!!!

on my list for the new year

A book to go with all of the snowglobe projects you see around on Pinterest.

FREE e-book and activity for Goodnight Goon. Perfect for Halloween!

The Orchid House

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First day of school activities - Kissing hand. Love this idea!

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Love this author... "This is truly one of the most inspiring books I have ever read. Torey Hayden has truly raised the bar in working with children and has, in pioneer fashion, blazed new trails and set new standards. Sheila, a 6-year-old girl living in grinding poverty and raised by her single father faced some daunting odds when she entered Torey Hayden's special needs class. Abandoned by her mother, beaten by her father and facing a court ordered sentence to a hospital after a particularly...

Love this author... "This is truly one of the most inspiring books I have ever read. Torey Hayden has truly raised the bar in working with children and has, in pioneer fashion, blazed new trails and set new standards. Sheila, a 6-year-old girl living in grinding poverty and raised by her single father faced some daunting odds when she entered Torey Hayden's special needs class. Abandoned by her mother, beaten by her father and facing a court ordered sentence to a hospital after a particularly violent episode, Sheila was extremely aggressive and wary. Since she had no bathing facilities in the home she shared with her father, Sheila was often dirty and underfed. It is a true testament to her courage and Torey Hayden's belief and persistence that Sheila began confiding in her within 3 days of her classroom placement. I like the way Torey Hayden started a grooming routine for Sheila, which positively impacted her behavior and interactions with others. Sheila entered that classroom under very inauspicious conditions. The court ordered that she at least be educated until the state hospital opening was available. In that class, Sheila flourished and even made overtures to her classmates, some of whom functioned well below age level. Luckily for all, Torey Hayden was able to recind the court order; Sheila stayed in that class for the remainder of the year and made quantum leaps and bounds. During an early testing session it was determined that Sheila had an IQ of 182. This highly gifted little girl was able to express herself eloquently. Quick to assess people and situations, Sheila had developed a survival mode early. In that class she used her natural endowments to her advantage. The gifts this child had to offer and the gifts she received in that class are a song to the soul. There is a poignancy about her courage. She is, to a large extent, accepting of her life conditions and makes the best with available resources. This is a book that will evoke just about every possible emotion, from sadness to anger to cheering gladly. The close of the term is indeed bittersweet; the parting of teacher and pupil is very moving indeed. One sees the progress Sheila has made and marvels at what this child unknowingly had to give."

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  • Carolyn Haught
    Carolyn Haught

    The Help was a good book. Very long. I actually liked the movie better than I liked the book, though.

i was told this is a good book. on the list to read! The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch

  • Carolyn Haught
    Carolyn Haught

    Very insightful & a very emotional read for me. True story. Such an inspirational man.

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