Friday, November 20, 2020

Baby Bear's Spaghetti Misadventure by Linda Karimo

Title: Baby Bear’s Spaghetti Misadventures
Author: Linda Karimo
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 42
Genre: Children’s Picture Book


Meet Mama Bear and her sweet little bear child, Baby Bear.

Sometimes he doesn’t do what Mama Bear says, sound familiar?

This one particular day when Mama Bear was cooking spaghetti and meatballs, Baby

Bear bounced his ball against the cave wall.

Baby Bear knew it was on the forbidden list.

He did it anyway.

Mama Bear gave him the look.

He did it again.

Find out what happened to Mama Bear’s spaghetti dinner and naughty Baby Bear.


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 This book caught my attention cause Spaghetti is one of my favorite foods.  As a mom, it is usually my emergency go to meal.  It is a quick and easy meal to make.  As a teacher, I loved the thinking question that were asked throughout the story...What do you think will happen next...Keeping your child engaged in the story.  The illustrations are very colorful as well.  A very delightful book. 


                   Meet The Author

Back in the Stone Age, well maybe not that far back…

When Linda Karimo was very young, she learned to read at the knee of her Irish immigrant grandmother. Nannie, as she was known to the family, was just learning English herself.

They read all the classic children’s stories together. There was one in particular that became the inspiration for Linda’s current series of children’s books.

Moving forward, Linda was always a ravenous reader. She would often read all the books by a given author and then go onto yet another great fiction author. Espionage, legal, medical, suspense, and some “who done it” were her game.

Her day job as a Copywriter paid the bills while she dreamed of writing an extraordinary series of children’s books.

So, what childhood story prompted Linda to write a series about those characters?

It was Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Linda’s nickname was always Goldilocks.

She transports her readers into the world of bears whose lives are not much different than humans, just bear style.

She has a conversational style of writing and wants her readers to feel a part of the action taking place, not just looking through the window watching it all going by.

A Lifetime full of love and compassion!











Friday, July 17, 2020


Author: Scott Rankin
Publisher: Scott Rankin Publishing
Pages: 196
Genre: Christian Nonfiction
Our Lord desires that we become more Christ-like every day (1 Corinthians 11:1). To accomplish this goal, He tells us to rene our minds (Romans 12:2).  But how do the Christmas holidays help accomplish this goal when all the busyness and stress makes it hard to focus all our attention on Christ and rest in His peace?  In an easy-to-read format, The Christian Christmas Condition asks the question, “How does our Lord feel about Christmas today?” encouraging Christians of all ages to examine Christmas-time traditions from God’s perspective.  Filled with bible references, this study will boost your faith, increase your knowledge, and strengthen you to fully honor Jesus in the midst of Christmas, traditions, and busy holiday activities.  This powerful book further encourages all Christians to become more Christ-like in our thinking and our actions each, and every day of the year… not just in the winter holidays!


Have you ever thought of what God might think of the way we celebrate Jesus birth/Christmas?  Well in his book author, Scott Rankin helps to give a glimpse into this very thought.  Does God's Word/Scripture actually address this very thing?  Does it tell us the way God wants us to worship Him?  Rankin actually will take you through these question in this book.  As well as:  How you can celebrate the goodness of God and Jesus' birth throughout December and all year long for that matter. Can you as a Christian family redefine your Christmas spirit?  while passing on your beliefs and traditions to your children and extended family? 

If you are willing to make Christmas 2020 and beyond a Christmas that truly glorifies God and the birth of Jesus then you need to really read Scott Rankin's book The Christian Christmas Condition.  You need to read with an open mind and open Bible as Rankin gives his defense backed by Scriptures.  I loved how he said in his opening Introduction he says, "I recommend you use your Bible frequently rather than take my views as gospel truth.  God's Word is the living spoken truth that always guides un in the direction He wants us to go."  

The author uses Gideon as a guide.  He gives a brief history of the account of how Christmas as we know it has come to be today.  He gives you arguments that people use for celebrating Christmas as well as provides you with Bible based information/Scriptures to rebut the arguments. There are also 3 family Bible studies provided for you to use with your family to help you to come to your decision on how to celebrate Christmas as a family.  In the book there are also ideas for new family time traditions that you can use to replace your old traditions. 

So if you are really serious about learning how God views the way we celebrate the birth of Jesus then this would be an awesome tool to read and have in your library. 

Meet The Author

Scott Rankin

Scott Rankin graduated with a degree in music education and spent his 20’s and 30’s as a successful music director, visual designer for marching groups, and a professional clinician for high school and college music programs.
In 2009 he was injured in a bicycle accident where he was instantly paralyzed. Today as a healing quadriplegic, Scott’s passion for teaching has been re-focused from music to writing Christian books and public speaking.
Scott Rankin is a gifted educator and effective public speaker. His ability to take complex subject matter, break it into bite-size pieces, and re-assemble those through simple, logical, and enjoyable teaching techniques makes his material easy to understand and hard to forget!




Monday, May 25, 2020

Hadley Beckett's Next Dish by Bethany Turner

Get ready for a heaping helping of humor, romance, and second chances

Celebrity chef Maxwell Cavanagh is known for many things: his multiple Michelin stars, his top-rated Culinary Channel show, To the Max, and most of all his horrible temper. Hadley Beckett, host of the Culinary Channel's other top-rated show, At Home with Hadley, is beloved for her Southern charm and for making her viewers feel like family.

When Max experiences a very public temper tantrum and is sent packing, his only chance to get back on TV and in the public's good graces is to work alongside Hadley. As these polar-opposite celeb chefs begin to peel away the layers of public persona and reputation, they will not only discover the key ingredients for getting along but also learn the secret recipe for unexpected forgiveness . . . and maybe even love.

In the meantime, hide the knives.

What an exciting read Ms. Turner has written.  A page turner that is hard to put down.  It's hard to know if Max and Hadley are on or off in their relationship.  One page it is good and the next it is off.  I haven't gotten all the way through the book I have about 5 more chapters to go and I'm wondering how it will end that is for sure. How many second chances can a person get?  Will they be able to pull it off right now it isn't looking to hopeful.  It has been a delightful read.  Stick it in your summer to-be-read pile for sure.  I haven't read any of Ms Turner's books before, but will be on the look out for more that is for sure.

Friday, May 8, 2020

HOME by Author: Alison Neuman

Fluffy, the cat, knew the minute she met Levi that he would become fast friends with the friendly mouse using a special wheelchair. In the third installment of their adventures, join Fluffy, Levi, and his family on their final leg of adventure to find their forever homes together.

Meet The Author

Alison Neuman is a writer, author, choreographer, and dance artist, who is passionate about sharing underrepresented voices. She holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Communications Degree, a diploma in Professional Writing, and a Master of Arts degree with a focus on Educational Studies.

Ms. Neuman has given us a good book about friendship, kindness, and good deeds.  As Fluffy the cat helps transport his friend Levi the mouse and his family to a new home, his home.  There are some obstacles along the way as they head to their new home. Charlie the sparrow helps with lookout and Oscar the friendly bus driver also helps with a kindly deed.  When Fluffy finally, gets his friends home will the human accept them?  Guess you'll have to read the book to find out. 


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