Start now: 365 Ways to Have a Good Day by Ian Sanders

Pub Date 15 Mar 2022 #365WaystoHaveaGoodDay #NetGalley

As I write this, January is almost over. Remember how on the first of the month you might have made some resolutions? How did that go if you did? Whether it went well or you don’t make resolutions or it didn’t go so well, you might benefit from this title. It encourages the reader to live their best life each day. Just a few of the chapter headings include Make it a a habit, Count the things that count, Turn left, and Just have a day. There are 365 thoughts given over the course of the thirteen chapters.

Included in this title are what the author describes as stories to inspire, prompts to put ideas into action and things to try. He hopes that readers will use this book to inspire a journey of discovery. If this sounds appealing to you, give this title a look.

This book is a personal one, filled with what has worked for the author. He hopes that some of his reflections will be helpful to the reader. I am going to give it a whirl.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.

It’s tough for her: Anne’s Tragical Tea Party by Kallie George

Anne's Tragical Tea Party: Inspired by Anne of Green Gables (An Anne Chapter Book)

Pub Date 15 Feb 2022

This is the newest chapter book for beginning readers who know or would like to get to know the famous, redheaded, Anne. This book relates one of the most well-known episodes in Anne of Green Gables.

The author and illustrator work together seamlessly in this title. The illustrations are lovely and beautifully show what is happening in the text.

When Anne gets the chance to host her “bosom friend” things do not go as planned. Anne lovers know that this is often the case. What happens? Can the situation be remedied? Give this book to a beginning chapter book reader and let them find out.

This book is enjoyable. It also has some simple lessons for kids. Hopefully these will not feel heavy handed. I did not find them to be so.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. I love spending time with Anne. All opinions are my own.

Here are some other titles about Anne by this author. The reviews are on my site,

Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women’s Olympic Team by Elise Hooper is an e book bargain for 1.28.22

Fans of historical fiction may want to read this newest title by Elise Hooper. Ms. Hooper also authored The Other Alcott and Learning to See (about Dorothea Lange). Both are in my TBR pile.
Ms. Hooper’s newest novel tells the stories of the first women to compete. in what is now called track and field, in the Olympics. Three main characters are featured along with many others. The three are Betty, Louise and Helen. They are not like one another in personality, where they live, in their challenges or in their families but they are all talented athletes. Ms. Hooper brings them and the time period to life in this novel.
The beauty of historical fiction is how it brings the past to life in a way that involves the reader. This book does that well and I recommend it. This title may be a good one for high school aged girls as well. As they more freely compete in athletics, they may be interested to know what it was like for girls like them in the past.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.

Some upcoming titles for February that I want to read

I have reviewed this one and you can read my thoughts on the blog.

I read, enjoyed an earlier book by this author.

I enjoyed this author’s first book. See review on my site for that earlier one.

The author’s relative was British traitor, Kim Philby.

Do any of these titles appeal to you? What would you like to read next?

I just wish that I could read faster. There are so many good choices

It’s miraculous: Understanding the Human Body

Human Anatomy Made Easy for Kids

by Z.B. Tucker

#UnderstandingtheHumanBody #NetGalley

This book offers kids an introduction to the wonders of the human body. There are sections on body systems including the skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, urinary and immune systems. The sense organs are also described.

The book opens with the author noting that there are body parts that we see, as for example, a leg, and others that are invisible to us because they are internal. The author then starts writing on the systems.

This is a short book that offers clear explanations. Kids who are especially interested will find that this title whets their appetite and they will, perhaps, want to find additional resources.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.