Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements for Good Cooking – Samin Nosrat

The predecessor to the successful Netflix program of the same name, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is part cooking textbook and part recipe book.  Written in an easy to understand conversational manner, novice cooks will feel well guided, and experienced cooks will learn tips and tricks to raise the bar on their culinary creations.  This one is a winner!

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat Book Cover Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Samin Nosrat
Simon and Schuster
April 25, 2017

Blaze of Light: The Inspiring True Story of Green Beret Medic Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor Recipient

Blaze of Light is quite outside of the types of books I usually read, but I am so glad I read it.  This amazing true story is incredibly powerful and inspiring.  Gary Beikirch is truly an American hero both on the battlefield and in life.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.

Blaze of Light: The Inspiring True Story of Green Beret Medic Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor Recipient by [Marcus Brotherton]


I Wish You More – Ann Krouse Rosenthal

I Wish You More is a delightful book filled with wishes for the future.  It is a great text to use at the end of the year with students, but it is also a great option that can be used at the beginning of the year as you discuss classroom expectations and goals for the school year and beyond with learners of varying ages.

I Wish You More Book Cover I Wish You More
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Juvenile Fiction
Chronicle Books
March 31, 2015

Remarkably You – Pat Zietlow Miller

Remarkably You is a wonderful picture book that provides encouragement to embrace your unique you-ness.  Uplifting text is coupled with delightful illustrations.  This book would be a phenomenal resource to use at the beginning of the school year no matter what age learners you might be working with this year.

Remarkably You Book Cover Remarkably You
Pat Zietlow Miller
Juvenile Fiction
February 5, 2019

When You Are Brave – Pat Zielow

When You a Brave explores finding courage within yourself.  It is a lovely book that includes beautiful illustrations and rich use of literary devices.  Although a picture book, it would make a terrific read aloud for older students.

When You Are Brave Book Cover When You Are Brave
Pat Zietlow Miller
Juvenile Fiction
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
March 5, 2019

I Will Be Fierce! – Bea Birdsong

Looking for a book to the kick-off the new school year?  I Will Be Fierce is a fun read that features a young lady who takes on the world as a brave explorer on an epic quest.  This a great book to set the tone for a new school year of discovery!

I Will Be Fierce Book Cover I Will Be Fierce
Bea Birdsong
Juvenile Fiction
Roaring Brook Press
April 23, 2019