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Henry Huggins

This is another one that I read with our 5 year old, and our 10 year old is wanting to read it too! Beverly Cleary's characters are timeless, and I never tire of reading their adventures! Henry is in the 3rd grade and he rides the bus by himself around town, he has a lot of adventures, but he also gets himself into a lot of trouble. He finds a dog running around that doesn't have a collar and doesn't appear to have an owner, so he gives it a name, Ribsy, and a home with him. But first, he has to get Ribsy back to Klickitat Street, on the bus. None of the bus drivers will let Ribsy on the bus, the first one says that dogs have to be in boxes, so he finds a box big enough for Ribsy, the next bus driver won't let Henry and Ribsy on the bus at all, so Henry waits for the first bus driver to come back. But he has a small problem, Ribsy doesn't want to stay in the box! Pretty soon, he's escaped the box and is busy terrorizing the other riders of the bus. Henry is worried the bus driver is going to make him get off the bus, when all of a sudden, a police car comes up behind the bus with flashing lights, and you'll never guess who they're looking for on the bus! That's right, Henry, he's late for dinner by now, so his mother and father sent the police looking for him. He gets to ride home in the police car that's a plus! This was a fun book, a keeper!

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About the CD: Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco has toured the world featured alongside world-class artists such as Yanni, Katherine Jenkins, and Placido Domingo. In all of his travels across South America, through Europe and Asia, and across America, Nathan often includes spiritually rooted and uplifting songs in his repertoire. This album is a collection of his favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs take the listener on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision," soaring Italian epics like "Nella Fantasia," and modern classics such as "Forever," by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that life the soul.

Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Deseret Bookshelf Plus Review

I'm super excited to be able to tell you about Deseret Bookshelf's newest feature, Plus. I actually first heard about plus coming six months ago at Deseret Book's ladies night. I thought it sounded pretty great and now that I've tried it, I think it's even better than it sounded. It's basically a subscription that you add on top of the Deseret Bookshelf App. If you have Deseret Book's Platinum membership, you pay only $6.99 a month or $69 a year. If you don't it's $9.99 a month or $99 a year. Either way that's a really good deal for what you are going to be getting.

Here's the deal. With plus, you get to listen to all of their audiobooks...for FREE! Something I noticed on this is that you get to listen to even the newest books that are just barely in the store for FREE. I love this! Who has the time to run to the store to grab the book the very day it comes out? Not me, I'm too busy chasing kids around to do that!

Not to mention - have you…

Kayaks and Kisses

About the book: Brynn Caley is about to start her dream career running an outdoor sporting goods store when an out-of-town business guru makes his own offer on the property. Coerced into forming a temporary partnership, Brynn, with her ski experience, finds she has to work with fishing expert Gage to run the year-round shop. 

Through a series of innocent misconceptions and a few blatant lies, Brynn doesn’t realize that the handsome single guy on the construction crew is her new partner, and he doesn’t want to set her straight until he can gain her favor. She, on the other hand, would do anything not to work with the stuffy businessman she’s only met through email. 

Inspired by the movies You’ve Got Mail and The Shop around the Corner, Kayaks & Kisses is a heart-warming tale of finding love in autumn leaves, outdoor activities, and new friendships.

My review: This book was so fun! I loved that it's loosely based on one of my very favorite movies, You've Got Mail. There was at …