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The Maisy Files Book Blast

 The Maisy Files Book Blast

Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast (February 17 to 18, 2015) for the second book in “The Maisy Files” mystery chapter book series by Elizabeth Woodrum, “Maisy and the Money Marauder”. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Book 1, you can grab a Kindle copy for FREE from Amazon February 17 and 18, 2015!

Maisy and the Money Marauder by Elizabeth Woodrum

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A Different Kind of Safari

A Different Kind of Safari

A Different Kind of Safari, by Helen C. Hipp, appears to be a light easy read. But when you think about its message, it isn’t so light after all.  Ray is shy, lonely and has a hard time talking to other people. He is unhappy because he feels different. However, when he goes on his safari, he learned that being different is okay. And he learned not to judge people or animals by their looks, but rather to get to know them first. This is a great lesson in any society and for both the young and not-so-young.

A Different Kind of Safari

I found the format of the text and the pictures a little unusual. It doesn’t fit either the “standard” picture book or chapter book formats. However, it made me wonder whether that decision  was intentional, to match the subject of the book. Younger children may need an adult to help them reach the deeper meaning of the book. Nevertheless, this book is excellent for both teaching and entertaining.

An Early Frost by Jenna Brooks

An Early Frost

An Early Frost by Jenna Brooks is the sequel to October Snow.  While October Snow is more about how three women’s friendship is challenged and grows once two discover the other is being abused,  An Early Frost is a love story where domestic violence is a subplot.  Ms. Brooks artfully continues the story of Dave and Sammie and develops the newly formed relationship between Will and Maxine.

An Early Frost by Jenna Brooks

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Cornered Coyote by Dianne Harman

Cornered Coyote

Cornered Coyote by Dianne Harman is the third book in her Blue Coyote Series. The series is categorized as contemporary fiction and cozy mysteries. I read the first two books and looked forward to reading this book, as well, and  I’m glad it finally made it to the top of my to be read list!

Cornered Coyote by Dianne Harman

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12 Bedtime Stories for Christmas

12 Bedtime Stories for Christmas

Parents, I know you have your favorite holiday books from your childhood. The classics are great, but how about helping some indie authors create new traditions? You might find some wonderful new stories by checking out these 12 Bedtime Stories for Christmas.  I’ve personally read some of these books, and the rest were recommended to me, over the last few years.

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