#WeedingWednesday: Pure / The Slave Players / All The Birds in the SKy

Title: Pure Author: Kim Alexander Shelved: October 24, 2017 

Survive/Weed: Keep! It’s short and isn’t a series. And there’s a unicorn. Last series I read with a unicorn was a Mercedes Lackey series when I was in high school.

The Slave Players by Megan Allen Shelved: April 4, 2018

Survive/Weed: It’s getting weeded. It was a giveaway book that I’ve no interested in going through with reading it..since I didn’t win it. Haha.

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Shelved: July 3, 2017

Survive/weed: Book club read that I didn’t make it through. I like the idea of what it was going for but didn’t happen.

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Fish-Boy An Inuit Folk Tale by Vanita Oelschlager

Downloaded through Netgalley to read for an honest review. 

Rating: 4/5

When to buy: May 1, 2018

Summary: An Inuit boy and his grandfather with his team sail out to trade with a hunter on the other island. They arrive on the island where the grandfather tells the story of fish-boy and his adoptive father. They, too, are trying to trade/work with other villages but it doesn’t go well. Fish-boy turns the men who weren’t nice into sea-parrots permanently.

It is listed age range of first grade to fourth grade. It would be a great read aloud for the younger grades. There is enough to spread the story out a few days, especially, if you’re working on folktales.

The illustrations in this are lovely, calming and fun throughout the book.

Recommend? Yes, definitely recommend this book.

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#Spoonies: Surgery Progress…so far.. if it can called that.

So…

Yesterday’s surgery phone calls started optimistic and quickly crumbled within an hour.

Didn’t get voicemail but actual people for financials and appointment setter. Except voice mail again for the person who is supposedly the one to tell me how much the surgery is going to cost when everything is said and done.

Found somewhere that I can email. Suggested for billing and other but finding out the cost of my surgery is technically…billing , right? I decided it was. Hopefully, someone somewhere answers my question.

I looked up the cost of the surgery and I’ve completely underestimated what it will be where I’m at. I don’t understand why the estimate for our capitol seems lower than where I’m at. I’ve increased the donation amount on my youcaring account. I appreciate any and all shares of it.

Every school year I make between 2k-3k and I’m just frustrated at how the heck am I going to get this done and over. So, any shares of it would be amazing because this is at the moment the only thing that I can think of. Unless I can sell a body part.

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#IfAllTheWorld #NetGalley Joseph Coelho

Title: If All the World
Author: Joseph Coelho
Illustrator: Allison Colpoys
Publish Day: June 7, 2018 — Soon!
Downloaded from: Netgalley!
Rating: 5/5

Summary:

A moving, poetic picture book about a young girl’s love for her granddad and how she copes when his grandad dies, written by poet and playwright Joe Coelho. This powerful and ultimately uplifting text is the ideal way to introduce children to the concept of death and dying, particularly those who have lost a grandparent. Beautifully illustrated by new talent Allison Colpoys.

Thoughts: Beautiful words and illustrations in regard to the topic of death of a grandparent. Just ..thanks for the punch in the face with all the emotion.

Downloaded through Netgalley for an honest review.

Recommend: Yes.

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The Reckoning – Kelley Armstrong

Title: The Reckoning Author: Kelley Armstrong Rating:  4/5
One super annoying thing about this story though:
Chloe and Derek’s relationship seems as if it’s cooling down in the possessiveness of Derek. But in the next set of trilogy where they meet up with the next group of kids….he’s still annoying. 
I enjoyed the way this trilogy ended. It was weird but better than the way most trilogies end. This is book 3 in the Darkest Powers Trilogy

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#GeorgiaO’keeffe #NetGalley by Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Title: Georgia O’Keeffe
Author: Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrator: Erica Salcedo
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens / Quarto Publishing
Downloaded: Netgalley
Publish day: June 7, 2008! – Soon!
Rating: 4/5

Description:
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of America’s greatest artists, in this true story of a talented painter who broke boundaries. As a child, little Georgia viewed the world differently from other people. She roamed outdoors with her sketch book, while other girls played. As an adult, she painted all day. From New York City to New Mexico, she was influenced by the landscapes of her environment. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!

Review: 

I didn’t know who this was but was familiar with her work. Oops. This brings the feeling of Georgia O’Keeffe through the illustrations and information very well. Enjoyed this and was surprised it was already ending, ha.

Recommend: Yes, great for in the classroom or home library.  Easy to use in a class lesson or as part of a lesson depending on the age group you’re working with.

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The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

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Title: The Awakening Author: Kelley Armstrong Rating: 5/5
Summary: 

If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl – someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I’m as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment – not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization called Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters. I’m a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control: I raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever.

Now I’m running for my life with three of my supernatural friends – a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch – and we have to find someone who can help us before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying.

Review:



I wish I could find in gif format this local commercial where the dad says, “I like it.” 
Read this on my way out of high school and enjoyed the series. 

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#HarrietTubman #NetGalley Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Title: Harriet Tubman
Author: Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrator:  Pili Aguado
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens / Quarto
Publish date:  June 5, 2018 — soon!
Downloaded from: Netgalley

Description:New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad conductor who ‘never lost a single passenger’ in this true story of her life. Little Harriet was born into slavery in Maryland and laboured in the fields from the age of 12. But as an adult, she escaped, freeing herself before returning back to lead hundreds of enslaved African Americans to freedom with great bravery and courage. Harriet sacrificed so much of her life for others, eventually working for the army in the Civil War and then promoting women’s voting rights until she retired in Auburn, New York. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!

Review: 


Cute easy to read informative. Attractive/appealing as they describe ‘quirky’ illustrations. This is how you keep history.

Recommend: Yes, especially, if you’re teaching this subject in a class or to kids. Or, just want to enjoy the illustrations.

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The Electrifying Story of Multiple Sclerosis by Vanita Oelschlager

Title: The Electrifying Story of Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Vanita Oelschalger
Publisher: Vanita books
Publish date: May 1, 2015 — it’s been out for years!
Rating: 4 out of 5

Summary:Because Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that someone will live with for years, or even decades, it is important for family and friends to understand what the person is going through and learn how to give support.

Multiple Sclerosis used to be feared because it was so unpredictable and doctors knew very little in how to treat it. Thanks to good research and great doctors, people can live with MS even though there is not a cure yet. The Electrifying Story of Multiple Sclerosis is written to help people understand what it feels like to have the disease and how to help.

My Review: 


The Netgalley page for this lists it as Nonfiction (Adult) so I was thinking it was going to be an intense read. But it’s easy to follow along that a younger person could benefit from it. It has simple illustrations almost cutesy with some.

Easy to follow and learn from. Even goes into detail on how to try to see how someone with MS deals with everyday chronic issues.

Recommend? Yes, great for people who have someone in their life with this. Or, just for something to learn about in general. It doesn’t go into great detail but it’s good information.

Downloaded from Netgalley.

My other Vanita book reviews:



Signposts
A Tale of Two Mommies
Postcards From a War
A Tale of Two Daddies
Birds of a Feather

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The Electrifying Story of Multiple Sclerosis by Vanita Oelschlager

Title: The Electrifying Story of Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Vanita Oelschalger
Publisher: Vanita books
Publish date: May 1, 2015 — it’s been out for years!
Rating: 4 out of 5

Summary:Because Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that someone will live with for years, or even decades, it is important for family and friends to understand what the person is going through and learn how to give support.

Multiple Sclerosis used to be feared because it was so unpredictable and doctors knew very little in how to treat it. Thanks to good research and great doctors, people can live with MS even though there is not a cure yet. The Electrifying Story of Multiple Sclerosis is written to help people understand what it feels like to have the disease and how to help.

My Review: 


The Netgalley page for this lists it as Nonfiction (Adult) so I was thinking it was going to be an intense read. But it’s easy to follow along that a younger person could benefit from it. It has simple illustrations almost cutesy with some.

Easy to follow and learn from. Even goes into detail on how to try to see how someone with MS deals with everyday chronic issues.

Recommend? Yes, great for people who have someone in their life with this. Or, just for something to learn about in general. It doesn’t go into great detail but it’s good information.

Downloaded from Netgalley.

My other Vanita book reviews:



Signposts
A Tale of Two Mommies
Postcards From a War
A Tale of Two Daddies
Birds of a Feather

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