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Percy Jackson and the Olympians Deserves a Medal

the orang-utan librarian

Hello all! I know I’ve not been online much this week, it’s been a crazy one, but I have what will hopefully be a very fun review to make up for my absence. I was in need of a bit of relaxation recently, so decided to pick up the Percy Jackson series. Though I read the first one about a year ago and did do a mini review for it, I decided to rework the review here, so that you could get my thoughts for the series as a whole. Plus I had a few more thoughts, now I’d read the whole thing.

percy jackson lightning thiefThe Lightning Thief– the first thing that struck me about the Lightning Thief is how much I wish I’d read this series when I was younger. I loved the inventiveness and how it presented the gods in a modern, yet awe-inspiring fashion. This was most apparent…

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Book Video

Encyclopedia of World Religions (Video and Link)

This thought-provoking book offers a balanced exploration of the beliefs, history and customs of all the major world religions, as well as many less well-known faiths, past and present. Spiritually inspiring photographs and illustrations, as well as informative maps and a time chart, will help you to gain a better understanding of: What people of different faiths believe; Where and how people worship; The impact of religion on society; Rites of passage, customs and festivals. Internet links on almost every page take the reader to subject specific world wide web sites for further learning and exploration of the concepts of the religion being discussed.
All of our encyclopedias are so informative and fun at the same time, with the illustrations and real pictures.  Who do you know that would enjoy this one?
Book Video

True Stories of Survival (Video and Links)

From shark attacks and blazing airships to exploding spacecraft and sinking submarines, these are real stories of people who have stared death in the face and lived to tell the tale. Find out what separates the living from the dead when catastrophe strikes.
Which of these titles would be enjoyed in your house? Suggested for ages 9+, but I read the first one and really liked it!
Meet & Greet

Bookish Meet and Greet

Check out these wonderful blog posts I’ve gathered for y’all! There’s something for everyone! Let me know below which was your favorite. Do you have a favorite blog about children’s literacy? Let me know about it! Feel free to reblog, share on Facebook, Twitter, etc to give more exposure to these blogs! Have an amazing rest of your weekend!

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  3. Not for kids.

  4. “How to” for kids

  5. How to improve reading skills of children

  6. #BookLover’sTag

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  8. 10 Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

Book Video

Little Women (Video and Link)

Who else here grew up reading Little Women? Or still likes to occasionally pick it up off of your shelf? At Usborne, we have a beautiful version!

Louisa May-Alcott’s classic novel, complete and unabridged. This inspirational story follows the fortunes of the March sisters as they struggle through the American Civil War and learn the importance of love, family, and following their dreams. Fully illustrated, this hardback gift edition is traditionally bound and has a ribbon page marker.

*This book is a complete and unabridged copy of the original story Little Women; it does not contain the second volume of the story, Good Wives.

Wouldn’t this be a great Christmas gift this year?

Little Women

 

Book Video

Adult Coloring Books: Butterflies to Color and Japanese Patterns to Color (Video and Links)

Butterflies to Color: Beautiful outlines of butterflies to color as well as information about each species on the left page with the actual color of the butterfly to use as a guide.

Japanese Patters to Color: A sophisticated coloring book suitable for older children and adults, featuring historically accurate designs from the fascinating and exotic history of Japan. Snippets of information throughout allow the reader to find out more about these decorative art movements and the styles and artists who made them famous. Very intricate and very relaxing!

 

 

Other adult coloring books, each only $5.99!:

  • Art Deco Patterns to Color
  • Art Nouveau
  • Celtic Patterns
  • India Patterns
  • African Patterns
  • Middle Eastern Patterns
  • Folk Art Patterns
  • Mexican Patterns
  • Victorian Patterns
  • Mandalas
  • Undersea Life to Color
  • Butterflies to Color
  • Rainforest to Color
  • Wild Flowers to Color
  • Christmas Patterns to Color
  • Clothes and Fashion to Color
  • Vintage Fashion

Below are $6.99 each, but can be purchased as a set for $24.99

  • Inspirational Quotes
  • Literary Quotes
  • Quotes from Shakespeare
  • Proverbs from Around the World