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Book Review: Delightful Secrets of the Nutcracker by Julian Adair

Genre: Children/Christmas/Holiday Pages: 32 Publication Date: November 7, 2017 Rating:  out of 5 This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley. The descendants of Klara Stahlbaum come together on Christmas in 1908. Young Marie learns about the legend of “The Hard Nut” and its affect on Frederick and the Rat Queen. She can’t help but be entranced by…… Continue reading Book Review: Delightful Secrets of the Nutcracker by Julian Adair

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Book Review: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Genre: Children/Holiday/Christmas/Fantasy Pages: 138 Publication Date: December 1, 2017 (Original: 1816) Rating:  out of 5 Theme: Kindness, Helping others, Friendship It’s Christmas time and Godfather Drosselmeier has another round of unique gifts to share. There is one gift that captures little Mary’s attention though – a nutcracker. It is meant to be shared among the family, but since Mary has…… Continue reading Book Review: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann

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Book Review: The Gift: A Short Story by Maryann Miller

Genre: Holiday/Christmas/Short Story Pages: 12 Publication Date: November 29, 2015 Rating:  out of 5 Themes: Kindness, Love Due to health issues prevalent in his family, Ralph is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His wife, Stacey has the idea of perhaps a puppy would bring more joy in his life. When she meets a homeless man with no family, her…… Continue reading Book Review: The Gift: A Short Story by Maryann Miller

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Book Review: Rocky: The Rockefeller Christmas Tree by Jennie E. Nicassio

Genre: Children/Holiday/Christmas Pages: 50 Publication Date: July 20, 2016 Rating:  out of 5 Themes: Believe in yourself, Bullying Young and enthusiastic tree Rocky wants nothing more than to be chosen as the next Rockefeller Christmas Tree in New York City. However, being on the smaller side, his chances might be a bit on the slimmer side. All the creatures…… Continue reading Book Review: Rocky: The Rockefeller Christmas Tree by Jennie E. Nicassio

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Book Review: Ronaldo: The Reindeer Flying Academy by Maxine Sylvester

Genre: Children/Holiday Pages: 82 Publication Date: December 16, 2015 Rating:  out of 5 Theme: Friendship, Persistence, Trust, Pride, Goals *This book was kindly given for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.* Attending the Reindeer Flying Academy, Ronaldo’s dream is to get his flying license and be just like his hero, Vixen. Therefore, he is extremely focused…… Continue reading Book Review: Ronaldo: The Reindeer Flying Academy by Maxine Sylvester

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Book Review: My Snowman, Paul by Yossi Lapid

Genre: Children/Holiday/Winter Number of Pages: 24 Publication Date: November 1, 2016 Rating:  out of 5 stars Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Friendship, Acceptance It’s winter time and Dan wants to go out in play. At first, he was reluctant to build a snowman and the possible repercussions of neighbor Bill’s comments. However, by some winter-y magic, a newfound friend Snowman…… Continue reading Book Review: My Snowman, Paul by Yossi Lapid

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Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher by Maxine Sylvester

Genre: Children/Holiday Pages: 83 Publication Date: November 17, 2016 Rating:  out of 5 Theme: Friendship, Persistence, Trust, Bullying *This book was kindly given for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.* Ronaldo, a young reindeer, wants nothing more than to obtain the title as fastest flyer in The Reindeer Flying Academy. However, when he realizes that someone…… Continue reading Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher by Maxine Sylvester