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review 2018-09-08 05:39
Today's Forecast: A Storm of Pancakes!
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - Judi Barrett,Ron Barrett

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs takes the reader on a journey to the unpredictable town of Chewandswallow, where breakfast, lunch, and dinner fall from the sky! The story begins when Grandpa sits down with his grandchildren to tell the best tall tale ever. He tells of all of the delicious food that the townspeople eat and how they go outside with their plates and utensils for each meal. As the story unfolds, we learn that the town begins to encounter some bad weather when portions increase and things like overcooked broccoli and a pea soup fog begin to blow in. The townspeople are frustrated and the sanitation department can no longer keep up. Things get out of of control and the citizens of Chewandswallow realize that they must abandon their once delightful town.

 

Children have enjoyed Judi Barrett's classic book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for over 30 years, and honestly, it never gets old. The book is silly and fun and allows children to activate their imagination. 

 

There are many possible lessons and activities that could incorporate a read-aloud of the story which include:

 

  • Compare/Contrast Venn Diagram (Students compare the town of Chewandswallow to the town that they live in)
  • Science lesson on weather 
  • Compound words
  • Sentence prompts

 

Lexile Level: AD730L

 

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review 2018-09-07 14:26
a great first time author!
Perfect Mistake (Perfect, #1) - Sophia Karlson
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. 4 years ago,Simone and Carlo had 6 glorious weeks together. Then Carlo disappeared, leaving Simone pregnant. Now Carlo is back, as her boss and he's trying to find out who is using his flights for the poaching of ivory. When Simone is implicated, she has to reveal his daughter to him. Can they survive just what is happening around them, between them? I did not know, going into this book, that Karlson is a first time author. I did not,at all, get that impression while I was reading it either! Karlson spins a great tale! It's not overly explicit, not is it particularly violent. It does get a little . . . . . .yukkie. . ..when Simone's friend is describing her "gifts" though. Also, it's quite painful reading about Simone and Carlo's trip to the poaching sites. Only because it truly is awful, the poaching. I did not get who was part of the poaching ring, and I was surprised how that all went down. I sort of expected something else to happen, I was waiting for that something else, to see how Simone would deal with it,before she revealed his daughter to Carlo, but that doesn't happen, so I was a little . . . . .not disappointed, cos I really enjoyed what did happen here, but I can't find the right word word, and you know how that pains me so! It's told from both Simone and Carlo 's point of view, in the third person. It's WELL told, well defined and well delivered. I read it in one single sitting. So why not 5 stars? No idea,but I have 4stars attend of my fingertips while typing this up, so. . . . 4 solid first time stars. **same worded review will appear elsewhere**

 

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text 2018-09-07 14:01
Cover Reveal #3 - Fireworks

 

 

Fireworks

by Sarina Bowen

 

Skye Copeland is on paid leave from her broadcasting job after accidentally drawing a wiener on the traffic map.

 

Let that sink in. Like it’s her fault the traffic pattern created a perfect schlong? 

 

Skye isn’t laughing. She needs this job. And that’s the only reason she’s willing to chase down a story in her least favorite place—that hell on earth known as Vermont.

 

A quick trip. In and out. Much like - never mind. She can sneak into the town that once tried to break her, get the story and slide back into the good graces of her producer. Easy peasy.

 

But things go sideways the moment she steps over the county line. Her stepsister is running from a violent drug dealer. And the cop on the case is none other than Benito Rossi, the man who broke Skye’s teenage heart.

 

His dark brown eyes still tear her apart. And even as she steels herself to finally tell him off after twelve years, the old fireworks are still there.

 

Things are about to go boom.

 

 

FIREWORKS is up for pre-order at:

 

⭐ Amazon: http://geni.us/AmazonFireworks 

⭐ iBooks: http://geni.us/AppleFireworks 

⭐ Kobo: http://geni.us/KoboFireworks 

⭐ B&N: http://geni.us/BNFireworks 

 

 

 

Can we also mention that: 

 

 

 

Don’t forget the first book in the series is free! While you're waiting, pick up Bittersweet at:

 

Amazon: http://geni.us/BsAmazon 

iBooks: http://geni.us/BsIbooks 

B&N: http://geni.us/bsbreach 

Kobo: http://geni.us/bskreach 

Google: http://geni.us/bsgreach 

 

 

Sarina Links:

 

https://www.sarinabowen.com/

https://www.facebook.com/authorsarinabowen

https://twitter.com/SarinaBowen

https://www.instagram.com/sarina.bowen/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7737308.Sarina_Bowen

 

 

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review 2018-09-06 07:17
Right
Fat Chance (The Kingsley Series) - Brandi Kennedy

Cassaundra AKA Cass meets Andrew AKA Drew at their mutual therapist's office.  At first, she is not sure if she has more than friendship to give.  They are both in therapy, after all.  Denying the attraction is not working, so she might as well give it a shot.

 

Andrew AKA Drew is excited the hot woman is willing to go out with him.  They have a lot in common.  She makes him feel better than he has in a long time.  Being a police office takes it toll after a while and she is a soothing balm.

 

These characters needed one another and it was so nice to read how they came to be a couple.  The attraction and heat was there from the beginning.  This was a great story that helps you understand and feel for the main characters plight.  I enjoyed this and am excited to read the rest of the Kingsley series.  I give this a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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review 2018-09-01 01:07
Historical Romance
Lord of Chance (Rogues to Riches) (Volume 1) - Erica Ridley

Lord Of Chance by Erica Ridley is as expected, fantastic. Ms Ridley has once again wow'd me with her storytelling abilities. This is a well-written book loaded with amazing characters. Charlotte and Anthony's story is full of drama, bits of suspense, a little humor and spice. I totally enjoyed reading Lord Of Chance and look forward to reading more from Erica Ridley in the future. Lord Of Chance is book 1 of the Rogues To Riches Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

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