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Monday, October 14, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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I'm reading (actually listening to) The Witches by Roald Dahl with my boys.  It is just scary enough to keep their attention.  This is the first book from the school library I remember falling in love with...and I hope they will love it too!  I'm hoping to have a movie night when we finish the book!  

What are you reading?!

Friday, October 11, 2019

New Middle Grade Books I Can't Wait to Read!

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There are several new middle grade books coming out in the next month that I am absolutely dying to read!  Take a look:


Nina Soni Former Best Friend - middle grade novel by Kashmira Sheth - Big Hair and BooksNina Soni:  Former Best Friend
by Kashmira Sheth
Illustrated by Jenn Kocsmiersky
published by Peachtree Publishers
Coming October 2019

Organized Nina has missed a deadline and is in a tiff with her bestie.  How do you define predicament?  Pre-dic-a-ment means mess!  Sheth is an accomplished author, but I've never had the pleasure of reading her books...can't wait for this to be the first one!



The Main Dish - middle grade novel by Victoria Kimble - Big Hair and BooksThe Main Dish
by Victoria Kimble
published by Morgan James Fiction
Coming July 2020

No stranger to middle grade, this author is also the creator of the The Choir Girls trilogy.  I absolutely can't wait to read The Main Dish!  I'm excited about this one because it seems to cover that gap between middle grade and YA...looking forward to seeing how Kimble handles this in her writing--particularly in the dialogue! 



Mr. Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets - middle grade novel by Alex T. Smith - Big Hair and BooksMr. Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets
by Alex T. Smith
published by Peachtree Publishers
Coming October 2019

This books looks like the ultimate adventure book for middle grade readers!  It is Book 2 in the Mr. Penguin series.  Smith is also the author of the adorable Claude books that the whole world seems to love.  I'm anxiously waiting to read this one to my kids...they LOVED the Claude series!

Stay tuned for my reviews!  

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

How Happiness Happens


How Happiness Happens Max Lucado book on Big Hair and BooksHow Happiness Happens
by Max Lucado
published by Thomas Nelson

Are you happy?  How long has it been since you've been happy?

In his new book, Max Lucado examines what real happiness is and how to obtain it.  His book immediately draws you in through his powerful storytelling and leaves you dwelling on the questions he poses.

The other exciting thing about this book is that Max has also written a study to accompany it, including a study guide, journal and, six session DVD set! This would be perfect to do with your spouse, BFF, or a small group of friends. 

How Happiness Happens Max Lucado book quote on Big Hair and Books



How Happiness Happens Max Lucado study guide on Big Hair and Books How Happiness Happens Max Lucado journal on Big Hair and Books How Happiness Happens Max Lucado DVD on Big Hair and Books