Kristel’s Recommendations

Empire of Storms

Empire of stormsBy Maas, Sarah J. author.
Aelin Galathynius finally casts off the assassin shadow of her former self in this 5th installment of the Throne of Glass series.
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Audacity Jones to the Rescue

Audacity Jones to the rescueBy Larson, Kirby author.
Move over Anne Shirley, Harriet Welsch, and Eloise--there's a new spunky, resourceful heroine in town!
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"Wish" Gives Us Hope

WishBy Cordell, Matthew, 1975-
Using minimal text and beautiful illustrations, Cordell captures the longing and pain of parents whose wish for a child is unfulfilled. This story strikes a deep chord of longing and love. You will read this story again and again.
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The Woman Who Would Be King/ Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

The woman who would be kingBy Cooney, Kara.
In this riveting piece of non-fiction, Cooney charts King Hatshepsut's rise to power. Don't be surprised if you have never heard of Hatshepsut. At the age of twenty, she ruled Egypt as king, despite little precedence for female rulers, especially widowed ones without male heirs. She reigned for nearly twenty years, becoming Egypt's longest-lived and most successful female monarch.... Read more
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Fox's Garden

Fox's gardenBy Princesse Camcam, 1982-
This wordless picture book emotes such captivating, lyrical thoughts. A red fox, traveling wearily through the muted wintry forest, stops to rest in a village. House after house, person after person, kicks her away and shouts at her. She finds refuge in a greenhouse, next to a house where a little boy lives. He brings her a basket of food, only to find a surprise awaiting him in the greenhouse.... Read more
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The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

The haunting of Sunshine girlBy McKenzie, Paige,
Paige Mackenzie is the twenty-year old star of the hit YouTube series, The Haunting of a Sunshine Girl. She films two-minute videos about the paranormal activity in her home. She and her C-list celebrity mother (Mercedes Rose) and some no-name producer have parlayed that into a book and film deal. I watched the first few episodes of Season 1 and was not enthralled, to say the least. Spoiler alert: It's all fake. ... Read more
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No Longer Clueless

The kind mama:a simple guide to supercharged fertility, a radiant pregnancy, a sweeter birth...By Silverstone, Alicia
Despite being yet another celebrity-authored work (as if!), "The Kind Mama" has real value. If you're a vegan looking to conceive, are pregnant or want to raise your baby vegan, this book is absolutely for you. If you're a healthy eater, not necessarily vegan, who wants to avoid putting chemicals into her body and you are starting a family, this book is for you.... Read more
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