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Way Back Wednesday ~ Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay – Susan Hood

This review was originally posted on June 21, 2017.

I first became aware of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay from an episode of 60 Minutes. This uplifting and inspirational children’s book shares the story of that very special orchestra which is composed of instruments made from recycled trash. Ada’s Violin is beautifully written and […]

Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo – John Lithgow

Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo is written in rhyming text and details what happens when a concert adjacent to the zoo does not go as planned. This darling picture book is filled with engaging illustrations which capture the mayhem when animal musicians take over the concert. The book comes with a CD […]

The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor – Gina Homolka and Heather K. Jones

Today’s post features another blogger turned cookbook author. Skinnytaste is a blog that I have enjoyed for many years. It features yummy, healthier recipe options. Now Skinnytaste has a number of best selling cookbooks. The first one remains my favorite and is filled with delicious options.

Title: The Skinnytaste Cookbook Author: Gina Homolka, Heather K. Jones,




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Way Back Wednesday ~ Bread Illustrated: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Bakery-Quality Results at Home – The Editors at America’s Test Kitchen (Editor)

This review was originally posted November 27, 2017.

If you are interested in learning how to make delicious home-made bread, this is the book for you. I have loved going thru and trying the recipes in this book. Everything I have made has been wonderful. I particularly liked the explanations included with each recipe […]

Damn Delicious: 100 Super Easy, Super Fast Recipes – Chungah Rhee

I originally found Chungah Rhee’s blog (Damn Delicious) and was delighted with the results whenever I tried one of her recipes. Then I found her cookbook which includes some favorites from the blog as well as many other outstanding recipes. Although all of the recipes are fairly straightforward, each one has a complexity of the […]

Little Red Rhyming Hood – Sue Fliess

Little Red Rhyming Hood is a fun spin on the original tale of Little Red Riding Hood. This time the red cloaked protagonist speaks in rhyme, and the school bully, Big Brad Wolf is her nemesis. After Big Brad Wold literally scares the rhyme out of Red and into himself, it takes a shared spirit […]

The Perfect Seat – Minh Le

The Perfect Seat is a sweet tale. It captures the challenge of trying to find the perfect place to sit together and read a new book with simple text and engaging illustrations. Little ones will love this one!

Title: The Perfect Seat Author: Minh Lê Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Release Date: November 12, 2019 Pages: