My Prince Wears Blue Jeans by Kayla Davidson

38562553An imaginative little girl compares her devoted and hard-working father and his ranch to a modern-day fairy tale prince and his kingdom.
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Featured Book: Golden Boy Bailey by Erin Frew

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Golden Boy Bailey

by Erin Frew 

 

Bailey Boy has it all! He has spirit, charm and he knows how to have fun. Bailey loves going on adventures. So when Sable awakens him early one morning Bailey is quick to get up and see what excitement the day has to bring. And the result is pure perfection.

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Featured Book: Critters of Cedar Hill: A Collection of Stories by Marta Kastner, Anne Weede

27434177In her book, Critters of Cedar Hill: A Collection of Stories, author Marta Kastner regales readers with stories of the creatures that make Cedar Hill their home. The stories are accompanied by whimsical pen and ink illustrations by artist Anne Weede.

Cedar Hill, both a house and a place, is a historic old farm on a modest hill spotted with cedars. All told it is about fifty acres of pasture and garden—enough space for all kinds of critters to call home. The largest and most visible creatures are the cows. The smallest are the many bugs and assorted insects. In between are animals of all sorts—from birds, squirrels, groundhogs and skunks to snakes, frogs, mice and deer. However, of all the creatures, the family dogs get most of the attention because they are constantly underfoot.

As you read these stories of the critters of Cedar Hill, Marta Kastner’s dry wit and descriptive style will have you taking a much closer look at the critters in and around your home, and you may recall stories of your own. Your dog may have battled with a skunk. Or you may have found a groundhog in a tree. Or perhaps a large black snake appeared in your kitchen one day. These stories, and more, will entertain you as you read this book.
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A Pigeon’s Tale by S. A. Mahan

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Walter is no ordinary pigeon. A direct descendant from the great war hero Cher Ami, he knows he is destined for greatness from the moment he flees his coop to escape from a dangerous wild cat. Now in the “wild”, Walter must team up with the more experienced birds to learn how to survive.

As winter fast approaches, Walter must find a human family to care for him- and as luck would have it, he finds the very best human for the job in a young college student named Kenny. But is it luck, or something more?

Traveling home with Kenny for Christmas break, Walter meets grandpa, the famous Sir Alfred Jerome, who seems to have known that Walter would be coming all along. A faithful student under grandpa, Walter learns a great many new things, including the fact that the world is in great peril. But what can a single scientist and a pigeon do about it? And can Walter do anything to help poor Dottie, Kenny’s little sister who is dying from cancer?
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Featured Book: Bark and Lunge by Kari Neumeyer

22552832Bark and Lunge: Saving My Dog from Training Mistakes

by Kari Neumeyer


How do you make sure the dog you love never bites anyone (again)?

Kari and Rob are as devoted to their German shepherd puppy, Isis, as two dog parents can be. Kari’s the disciplinarian, struggling to follow every instruction to the letter. Rob’s the laid-back dad, more of a littermate, happy as long as he can practice jiu-jitsu with the dog.

As she grows, Isis’s behavior escalates from frustrating to dangerous when she bites someone. Kari and Rob learn that some of the old-fashioned advice they followed may have contributed to Isis’s aggression. Eventually, they’re shown a better way to calm an anxious and fearful dog. Continue reading “Featured Book: Bark and Lunge by Kari Neumeyer”

Review of The Point: The Redemption of Oban Ironbout by William E. Jefferson

From the publisher: Searching for peace and inspiration, Hollie and Goodwin Macbreeze travel to the Isle of Estillyen – a distant harbor known for bringing ancient words of worth to the present. Their lives become unexpectedly and inseparably intertwined with the reclusive Oban Ironbout – and a mystery from the past that will transform them all.

It is a tale of pain … and redemption.

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