Baby Bettys: Sharing the Bread by Pat Zietlow Miller


Title & Author: Sharing the Bread by Pat Zietlow Miller

Illustrator: Jill McElmurry

 Publisher: Schwartz & Wade, 32 pages
 Release Date:  September 22, 2015
 Source: Publisher (Thanks Random House!)
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 SYNOPSIS: Celebrate food and family with this heartwarming Thanksgiving picture book. We will share the risen bread. / Our made-with-love Thanksgiving spread. / Grateful to be warm and fed. / We will share the bread. In this spirited ode to the holiday, set at the turn of the twentieth century, a large family works together to make their special meal. Mama prepares the turkey, Daddy tends the fire, Sister kneads, and Brother bastes. Everyone—from Grandma and Grandpa to the littlest baby—has a special job to do. Told in spare, rhythmic verse and lively illustrations, Sharing the Bread is a perfect read-aloud to celebrate the Thanksgiving tradition.

“A warm and wonderful holiday treasure.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred

“A paean to the pleasures of Thanksgiving, with rhymes so musical readers may just burst into song.” —The Wall Street Journal

“A delightful holiday book that shows the heartwarming tradition of food and family.” —Booklist

 According to the Baby Bettys upon finishing the book:

“It’s about sharing. And spending time with family and friends! And working together. Not just the mother.” 

“It’s about Thanksgiving dinner!”

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REVIEW: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Title & Author: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
 Series: N/A
 Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 449 pages
 Release Date: May 6, 2014
 Genre: Contemporary 
 Source: Purchased
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 SYNOPSIS: (According to my husband, who has NOT read the book —  see how well he listens to my bookish ramblings)

This girl doesn’t have her own life. She just follows her cool best friend around. One day, the cool best friend is gone and the other girl has to learn to be cool on her own. Can she do it? Will she meet a boy? What happened to her cool best friend? Read to find out! 

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REVIEW: Wicked Restless by Ginger Scott

Title & Author:Wicked Restless by Ginger Scott
 Series: Harper Boys #2
 Release Date: October 20, 2015
 Genre: Contemporary 
 Publisher: Ginger Scott
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 SYNOPSIS: (According to my husband, who has NOT read the book —  see how well he listens to my bookish ramblings)

The Harper Dad killed himself by jumping off a ferris wheel. Then the oldest Harper brother got messed up on drugs and did something crazy that Betty says I can’t spoil. The middle Harper boy had some issues, but turned out alright. Now the youngest Harper boy screws himself over for some girl. These Harper Boys. I tell ya. A bunch of loose cannons! 

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HELLO? by Liza Wiemer (BLOG TOUR, Q&A, GIVEAWAY!!)

A few months ago, I saw Huntley Fitzpatrick tweet about this book…

…. so I obviously looked it up right away to find out more! I added it to my TBR, then as the weeks went by, I started hearing more buzz from other bloggers, which had me itching to get my hands on it! I was more than happy to be offered a spot on the blog tour! Hello? is incredibly unique and inspiring. It is amazing the way a single encounter, blog post, or in this case, a phone call, can change everything!

This is a book you don’t want to miss!



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