New Inspirational Book For Teen Girls: Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos

I’m sorry. You are too fat to fly today. You need to purchase an extra seat, and unfortunately, there are no other seats available. Granted, you could not purchase this seat in advance and are at the mercy of the gate counter gods. Public humiliation times a million, anyone?! Plus, if you don’t get on, you have to explain to your job why you missed the most talked about fashion show this year. Then imagine getting on the plane, after begging your best friend for cash to buy a suddenly open seat, and having to hold a reserved sign next to you. People stop and ask for your second seat. To make matters worse, the flight oversells. Now one of your skinny, beautiful, and viciously mean classmates wants the seat you paid for.   The flight attendants decide you aren’t that fat, as onlookers sneer in disgust. What do you do?…

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Ten of the Best Books to Give Your Dad

Are you looking for a more meaningful gift for Father’s Day or any special occasion?  Why not present the man in your life with a book?  Below, check out the best books to give your dad on Father’s Day or anytime of the year. Why Give A Book As A Present? I look at gifts a lot like how I view giving baby gifts and cards. I would rather sign my name and send along a book than spend $5.00-$10.00 on a card that will ultimately land in the trash. The same goes for gifts, especially for babies. There are only so many pacifiers and newborn clothes that a child needs—and these offerings do not last a lifetime, unlike a book. Books hold meaning, are passed down for generations, and may be timelessly shared with others. Books rarely have a shelf life. No pun intended. Of course, devils’ advocates will…

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Pictures Paired With Storytelling: A Unique Sydney and Melbourne Travel Guide Book Review

Have you ever wondered how you could share your heartfelt travel stories and memories with the world? Put Instagram into a universal book? Or transform your journal into a travel guide, inspiring others to take their first steps out into the world? Husband and wife, K. MacKenzie Freeman and Doug Freeman, have done just this with their Sydney and Melbourne travel guide, Impressions of Sydney and Melbourne. As part of a series, this book navigates readers through Australia using both pictures and short stories. A Book Review of Impressions of Sydney and Melbourne by K. MacKenzie Freeman and Doug Freeman A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words If you recall the English Lit idiom, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” then you are already prepared for the Freemans’ memoirs. The idea behind this older phrase is that one picture tells a more complex story than a word-filled description. Playing on this…

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Kids’ Books About Sharing: Stop Being a HedgeHOG, Eugene!

If you are looking for sweet and colorful kids’ books about sharing, Ashlyn Anstee’s Hedgehog will truly hog the spotlight. What could be more adorable than a grumpy, most-likely only child hedgehog? Before I get trolled, I suggest this character description lovingly and half-jokingly as an only child myself.   A Story About A Hedge Hog (Spelled Correctly, I Promise)   With winter fast approaching, the backyard garden animals are hustling to find indoor homes. Our protagonist, Eugene the Hedgehog, is fortunately safe and warm in the garden hedges. Below him and to his dismay, grasshopper also has secured digs. Librarian confession here: I Goggled “what is the habitat of a hedgehog.” I care about accurate representation. Boo my English and History double major. Hedgehogs do live in the hedges, obviously. With Eugene nestled in for the season with his apple pie on the stove and cute “Home is where…

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