Book Review

By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Sep 6th, 2016
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This post is brought to you in partnership with Forever, the romance imprint of Grand Central Publishing. All opinions are mine. If you love a good romance novel, you’ll want to check out THE PROTECTOR, written by Jodi Ellen Malpas. The book is now available online, as well as in bookstores! Learn more about it below […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
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Aug 23rd, 2016
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This summer, I was excited to announce that I was a brand ambassador for the awesome author, Mo Willems! I’m continuing with another post about his new reading program called Elephant & Piggie Like Reading. I received an awesome package that included the first two books that are part of this special series: We are Growing and Cookie […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Jul 15th, 2016
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If you love to read and are looking for a good book to check out, you’ll want to check out Baby Doll, written by Hollie Overton. Baby Doll is now available in stores and online.  ABOUT THE BOOK “What a compulsive read! A brilliant first novel that kept me transfixed and entertained until the very last page.” — […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
May 28th, 2016
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This post is brought to you in partnership with Disney-Hyperion. Do you have fans of Descendants in your home? If so, you’ll want to check out the newly released Return to the Isle of the Lost – the second book in the Descendants series by Melissa de la Cruz. The book is now available in book stores […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
May 20th, 2016
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Summer is just around the corner and I am starting to look for reading materials for the kids to enjoy during those upcoming long days. However, I love it when I stumble upon books that they can enjoy now! I recently discovered Author Mo Willems and he has some fabulous books out!! I’m excited to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Feb 5th, 2016
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This post was sponsored by Lionsgate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. One of my favorite authors is Nicholas Sparks. I love reading the books he writes and then watching the stories come to life in a movie afterwards. I recently discovered a romantic […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Nov 22nd, 2015
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Our kids love to read! I personally love picture books and love to read them, especially to our youngest kids. The holidays are one of my favorite times of year to read picture books to our kids, because they have amazing pictures and inspiring stories. I just recently discovered a great picture book that is […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Oct 21st, 2015
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Samples and prizing were provided by Disney-Hyperion. All opinions are mine. Do you love to read or have young readers in your home? If so, you’ll want to check out these Disney-Hyperion titles, each with a unique twist on popular stories! These stories are great because they are the original fairy tales…retold! The stories include A […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Oct 14th, 2015
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Do your kids love to read or be read to? I just discovered a super cute book called “The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep,” written by Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin. The book is available in stores now. About the Book The groundbreaking #1 bestseller is sure to turn nightly bedtime battles into a loving and special […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Aug 31st, 2015
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This summer, our family participated in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and it was a blast! Our kids range from the age of 7 to 14, so they’re reading preferences were different. Here is a list of our 5-Word Book Reviews: Our kids love reading the books from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series! This is a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Nov 18th, 2014
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Lions Gate.  I received a book, products, and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Do you hold a monthly book club meeting?  If so, you would love reading The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and having a book club to gather with […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
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Our kids enjoy reading and I’m always on the lookout for new books they would enjoy.  I recently discovered the Ricky Ricotta Series Books and they are so fun for the kids to read.  I know they’re good books when they come from Scholastic!  The series includes four different titles – Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot, Ri...
By Frank Gurnee
In Book Review
Sep 14th, 2014
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Our kids love to read!  As a mom, I love to read with them and the books – Little Critter from Kohl’s Cares – are the perfect ones to do that with.  Get a jumpstart on back-to-school with the beloved Mercer Mayer storybooks, Little Critter, the newest Kohl’s Cares merchandise collection!  Kohl’s Department Stores is [&hellip...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Aug 29th, 2014
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Do you belong to a Book Club and are looking for a book to feature for your next meetup?  Maybe you just enjoy reading?  If so, check out Madame Picasso, written by Anne Girard.  In the bestselling tradition of The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, Z by Theresa Anne Fowler, and The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin, Madame ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Aug 4th, 2014
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Our kids enjoy reading and the summertime gives them plenty of time to get some good reading in.  But realistically, this just doesn’t happen.  There are video games, board games, swim time and other activities that keep them busy throughout the summer.   I remember the first day of summer when I was a kid […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Jun 18th, 2014
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It’s officially the summertime and the kids are out of school. All 3 boys got excellent report cards and on each of them, the teachers talked about their reading skills. The teachers also suggested that the boys continue to read during the summer to maintain their current reading levels. When I learned about the Scholastic […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
May 29th, 2014
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Do you enjoy reading books with your kids?  If so, you should check out Mouseheart, written by Lisa Fiedler and illustrated by Vivienne To.  The book just arrived on store shelves on May 20th and retails for $15.99 for the hardcover version. ABOUT THE BOOK Hopper is just an ordinary pet-shop mouse—until he escapes. Soon he […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Feb 28th, 2014
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Do you ever have those days where life just seems to be giving you lemon after lemon? Well, it’s time to start making some yummy lemonade!  If you need to be uplifted and inspired, let me recommend Chicken Soup for the Soul: From Lemons to Lemonade: 101 Positive, Practical, and Powerful Stories about Making the Best […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Dec 7th, 2013
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Growing up, I remember how my younger sister loved to read all the time.  I would always see her with a book in her hand…and she read fast too!  Brian, our 10 year old, also loves to read and reminds me a lot of her.  Recently, we were introduced to I Even Funnier, a book written […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Oct 14th, 2013
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Divorce is a hard thing – whether you are going through it as a child or as a parent.  When I went through my divorce, the only thing I held onto was what I didn’t want my boys to experience that I had experienced when my parents got divorced.  I knew the confusion, anger, sadness, […]...
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