Commemorating the Titanic: 100 Years Later

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We’ve already mentioned several Titanic books in this blog (see Kristin’s post on the 99th anniversary of the Titanic disaster and my review of The Watch That Ends the Night).  But so many… Continue reading

Women’s History Month

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What do Amelia Earhart, Sandra Day O’Connor and Dr. Sally K. Ride all have in common? They were all women that made a difference in women’s history. Amelia Earhart was the first woman… Continue reading

Contest Closed – 1 Year Anniversary Contest Extravaganza!!

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Hello all! All of us at Books in Bloom are excited to announce the one-year anniversary of our blog!  We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our reviews and have found some great new books… Continue reading

What would YOU do?

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One of the best parts of reading fiction is the ability to put yourself into difficult situations without any of the risks of actually being in a spot.  It can be kind of… Continue reading

Nature Picture Books

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I don’t know about you, but I wish I had more time to enjoy the beauty of nature. Last weekend while I was ice fishing, being in the great outdoors (or pop-up fish… Continue reading

Alphabet Picture Books

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When my younger son, Nathan, was 3, I realized that not all alphabet books were alike.  While browsing in the library, we found The Handmade Alphabet by Laura Rankin.  The great thing about… Continue reading

U.S. History in Picture Books!

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As you can probably tell by now, I love history.  And I love when history comes alive in books and stories.  So when I find good picture books that focus on history, I… Continue reading

New Teen Romances

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One of my first posts on this blog last year was Stand-out Teen Romances, and I thought I’d reprise the post with a few new titles for those who want to spend Valentine’s… Continue reading

Language Arts Fun

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Call me a grammar geek or a word nerd if you will.  I have to admit it: I really enjoy browsing in the 400s.  Here are a few  titles I think you might… Continue reading

February is Black History Month

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“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, / I am the dream and hope of the slave. / I rise. / I rise. / I rise.” ~ Maya Angelou, Still I Rise. Whenever… Continue reading