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Sponsored: Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag Guest Post and Giveaway

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Written by Carole P. Roman

Illustrated by Mateya Arkova
Publisher’s Synopsis: From award-winning author Carole P. Roman comes a new chapter book featuring Susannah Logan, a young student having a very bad day. It all begins with homework trouble and an invitation to a sleepover that she doesn’t want to go to. Would you want to go to a sleepover in a creepy house? Rather than dealing with her problems, Susannah stuffs them into her backpack. But how much can a backpack take? Will she be able to confront her worries before the backpack bursts? Or will she just continue to hide them away? Join Susannah and her friends in this story sure to charm busy young readers everywhere.

Ages 7-10 | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | April 3, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1543034615
Available Here: Amazon Indiebound

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate

The Explorers, Absolutely Fabulous, and Free Audio Books: Last Week In Review (45)

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Welcome to Last Week In Review. I'm a little late with my post this week, but it couldn't be helped. Once again, last week, life kept me from finishing any of the books I'm currently reading. I did make some progress, though. Here are the books I'm currently reading in case you missed it.


Jane Eyre

An Uncommon Courtship
And I added:

The Explorers: The Door in the Alley
"This is one of those stories that start with a pig in a teeny hat. It’s not the one you’re thinking about. (This story is way better than that one.)"
What I WatchedI continued to watching iZombie, Agents of Shield,  and Call the Midwife. We had severe weather in our area on Saturday and we lost power for close to seven hours. So, I missed Doctor Who and Class. I'll have to catch up on those later. And I watched a movie that I've been dying to see since I heard the news it was being made: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. I'm a huge fan of the television series. It's silly and the mov…

Audio Book Review: Northanger Abbey

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Title: Northanger Abbey Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Alison Larkin Publisher: British Classic Audio Published: 2/22/17 MP3: 9 hours and 23 minutes
Summary
Award-winning narrator and internationally acclaimed writer/comedienne, Alison Larkin brings her signature wit to this hugely entertaining audio production of Jane Austen's first novel, Northanger Abbey, followed by The History of England, a short, delightfully satirical piece that Austen wrote when she was just 15 years old.

In Northanger Abbey, Catherine Morland, a clergyman's daughter, longs for the kind of romantic adventures she has read about in her favorite Gothic novels. After spending a season mingling with fashionable high society in Bath, she is invited to stay at Northanger Abbey where nothing is what it seems.


In The History of England, the teenage Jane Austen pokes fun at the historians of the day who pretended to be objective when they clearly were not, and wrote about the kings and queens of England with less …

Review: Around the World in 80 Tales

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Title: Around the World in 80 Tales Author: Dave Tomlinson Published: August 16, 2016 Ebook Genre: Memoir Source: Author
Summary
80 Stories, 25 Countries, 5 Continents, One Heck of a Ride! 

Come with me on a journey of captivating true travel stories from around the world. This fascinating kaleidoscope of people, places, history, food and culture will inspire, amuse and even amaze. Experience the challenges, rewards and fun of budget travel without leaving home!
My ThoughtsAround the World in 80 Tales by Dave Tomlinson is a short story collection about his travels across the world. Traveling on a budget, Tomlinson encounters some interesting situations and not at all glamorous. But through it all you can tell that he really enjoys his travels. It's interesting to see the world through his eyes. And after you finish reading it, you might find yourself coming down with a case of wanderlust.

Fill your bookshelves with these fantastic SUMMER READS from HarperCollins Children’s Books!

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YOUNG ADULT

Sit back and relax with these fun CONTEMPORARY teen reads!
THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED by Becky Albertalli 9780062348708 – $17.99 – Ages 14 and Up – On Sale 4/11/2017 Jane Austen’s EMMA meets David Levithan in this funny, authentic novel about love, relationships, and identity, from Morris Award-winning author of SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA.
RAMONA BLUE by Julie Murphy 9780062418357 – $17.99 – Ages 13 and Up – On Sale 5/9/2017Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of DUMPLIN'—now available in paperback—brings us another fearless heroine in this evocative novel about family, friendship, and the fluidity of love.
ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS by Francesca Zappia 9780062290137 – $17.99 – Ages 14 and Up – On Sale 5/30/2017 Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the secret creator of the most popular web comic ever, but her hidden identity is threatened when a new boy at school makes her want to build a life offline. Fangirl meets Nimona in this novel about art, fandom, and f…