Monday, September 11, 2017

Seven and a Half Tons of Steel

By Janet Nolan
Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez

Wow! This is an amazing book about a beam that was taken from the wreckage of  the Twin Towers after they collapsed. This beam was melted down and molded into the bow of the USS New York. Construction of the Navy warship was halted due to Hurricane Katrina, but the workers made a camp at the shipyard and building continued until the USS New York was placed in the water and started it's journey home to New York. From New York, the mighty ship sailed into the Atlantic only to return in 2011 to it's home port for the 10th anniversary of 9/11. 

For those of us who were a part of this American tragedy or who watched helpless on televisions around the world, this book is a reminder of that fateful day, but a solid lesson that there are good, strong things that come out of the even the worst situations. 

Just a forewarning, have tissues handy!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

School Supplies

Every year Edgewater Books collects school supplies for kids that are less fortunate. This year they had some surplus  left over so below are the items that they need:

#2 Pencils
Elmer's Glue
Individual sanitized wipes

You can drop them off at Edgewater Books at 131 Mitchell's Chance Road.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Summer Reading

What are YOU reading this summer? The Anne Arundel County Library has summer reading lists for every grade available. There are some great books on the list. Check them out!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Family Fun Night

Join us for Family Fun Night @ Pottery at South River Colony
Your family will create your own Tic Tac Toe game. Paint to match your family room, basement, kids room or beach house.
Enjoy free pizza while you paint
DATE: May 13, 2017
TIME: 4:30PM to 6:30PM
LOCATION: Pottery at South River Colony
167 Mitchells Chance Road, Edgewater MD
COST: $45 per family

Sunday, March 5, 2017

You Belong To Me

You Belong to MeYou Belong to Me by Mamoru Suzuki
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hey! My parenting strategy wrapped up in a simple and soothing book about security among family and friends. This is such a sweet book that’s perfect for any bedtime. The pictures are soft and warm and the text is reassuring and perfect for toddlers. Being a cat person, I adore the cover which first caught my attention. This would actually make a GREAT baby shower gift!! You Belong To Me by Mamoru Suzuki should on every babies book shelf.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Unicorn On A Roll by Dana Simpson

Unicorn on a Roll (Heavenly Nostrils, #2)Unicorn on a Roll by Dana Simpson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Unicorn On A Roll is another installment by Dana Simpson of the Heavenly Nostrils series. Phoebe and her unicorn stroll through another school year that’s filled with friendship, sarcasm and new knowledge of unicorns. In Unicorn On A Roll we begin with reminiscing to when Phoebe met her unicorn a little less than a year ago. The book carries on in diary fashion as Phoebe begins school. She enters a spelling bee and gets the lead in the school play much to the chagrin of her rival, Dakota. Phoebe also gets to attend the birthday party of Lord Splendid Humility. In the end, Phoebe is happy to decree - SUMMER!!!

I am trying my hardest to like graphic novels and the Phoebe And Her Unicorn books by Dana Simpson are really helping. The unicorn’s sarcasm gets me laughing out loud and my family just gives me strange looks. They are truly just fun and entertaining books to read. Kids will love them, but I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest them for adults too. Why can’t we have a little fun and EVERYONE can use a little levity once in while. So pick up your copy of Unicorn On A Roll by Dana Simpson and kick your feet up and just enjoy a good laugh!

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

So You Want To Be President?

Do you want to be President one day? How do you compare to past Presidents!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Looking for a good book on Martin Luther King for a young child? Martin and Mahalia: His Words and Her Song is an excellent book that describes Martin and Mahalia's journey to the Lincoln Memorial where Martin gave his "I have a dream" speech. Thoughtful and well written, this book is perfect for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

What Do You Do With An Idea

What Do You Do with an Idea?What Do You Do with an Idea? by Kobi Yamada
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada is about a little boy who has an amazing idea. At first he doesn’t know what to do with the idea and tries to ignore it. Some people think it’s strange or weird, but eventually the little boy decides to take the idea under his wing and nurture it. He takes care of it and gives it a lot of attention. When the little boy’s idea grows up, it becomes a part of everything and changes the world.

What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada is an amazing book for both young and old readers. Young readers will learn that even though ideas can be strange and new, embrace them for being yours. Older readers will learn if you take care of and nurture your idea then they will turn into something great. What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada is a great conversation starter. I highly recommend it to everyone.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

January is Book Blitz Month!

January is Book Blitz Month!!! Book Blitz month is the start of better reading. It is making that goal to read and find new and exciting books. Make a monthly reading goal! Start a book club! Set aside time every day devoted to reading! This is the month to get it going!

Monday, January 2, 2017