Book Review

By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Apr 3rd, 2019
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Our blog post today about reading headaches and an affordable way to support your child‘s reading journey is brought to you in partnership with Bookbot. Reading can come easily for many children. But for many others, reading can be something that becomes a real challenge. In fact, 1 in 4 children in America grow up […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Oct 19th, 2018
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Disney Book Group sent me a copy to check out and is partnering with me for a giveaway! Our kids enjoy reading books and were excited to check out a new arrival called The Mortification of Fovea Munson, written by Mary Hinn Heider. This book is especially ideal for kids ages 8-12 and is published by […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Sep 3rd, 2018
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Mother Knows Best is a good book about Mother Gothel, the witch who raised Rapunzel. Disney Book Group is partnering with me for a giveaway of this book and more! Growing up, I loved to watch fairytales unfold in Disney’s number of classic movies. As a little girl, I was focused on the princesses and never gave […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
May 14th, 2018
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Bluestreak Books sent me a copy of Seventeen: College Goals AND is providing a prize pack for one of my lucky readers! In our home, we have 6 amazing kids – 2 of whom are in high school this year (one who is preparing to go to college). I remember being in high school and getting read […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Nov 20th, 2017
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This is a partnered post with Little Brown Young Readers. In our home, we have 6 kids and we’re always looking for good books to read. We recently received a copy of Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow and our son loved it! Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow was written by Jessica Townsend and became available […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Oct 26th, 2017
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This is a partnered post with the creators of Oliver the Ornament. I love Christmas! The music, decorations, wrapping paper, gifts, the ornaments…all of these I look forward to with the Christmas season. Even though it’s October, I’m starting to see Christmas goodies in the stores. You know what else October is? It’s National Bullying Prevention...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Oct 10th, 2017
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I remember when I was a little girl and spent countless hours playing with Paper Dolls. My sisters and I enjoyed playing with the paper dolls together and comparing our outfits and different looks. As soon as I saw Paper Poppets, I immediately went back to those fond childhood memories I had of dressing up […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Oct 9th, 2017
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Disney-Hyperion sent me a copy to check out, and is partnering with me for a giveaway! In our home, we love books, especially when they’re wacky and zany like Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker! With 6 kids in our blended family, we are guaranteed to have some of the wacky and zany times that create great memories! How […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Oct 1st, 2017
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Disney-Hyperion sent me a copy to check out, and is partnering with me for a giveaway! Our kids enjoy reading and I’m always on the lookout for new books that include adventure, humor and heart. Recently, I was introduced to the book, The Adventurers Guild, written by debut authors Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos. The […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Sep 26th, 2017
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Disney-Hyperion sent me a copy to check out, and is partnering with me for a giveaway! In our home, we have loads of technology. From laptops to game consoles to smart televisions, we have embraced the age of technology. I find it super interesting the things our kids learn from school today that I never […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Aug 2nd, 2017
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Sponsored post. Our kids love to read books, especially those that are filled with magic and mystery. Recently, we received a magical surprise in the mail and it had them curious right away. The package we received included a Glanagerie Bottle and a copy of the new fantasy novel by D.E. Night, The Crowns of Croswald (released […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Apr 6th, 2017
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Do you enjoy wine? Maybe you like to go wine tasting or just having a girl’s night in or out and enjoying a glass of wine? Perhaps you’re hosting a dinner with family or friends and are looking to pair wine with a dish you’re serving? If you feel like you don’t know a lot about […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Feb 27th, 2017
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Thanks to Disney Press for sending me a matching prize pack and for providing for my winner! One of my favorite fairy tales is that of Beauty and the Beast. I was eager to check out the recently released book – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: LOST IN A BOOK. This book was written by Jennifer Donnelly, the New […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Nov 22nd, 2016
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Thanks to National Geographic Kids for providing this prize pack! All opinions are mine. The holiday season is quickly approaching us and it’s time to finish up or start (like some of us) the holiday shopping for our kids or children in our lives. If you’re looking for a great holiday gift idea, you’ll want […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Nov 1st, 2016
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Over the past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to serve as a Mo Willems Ambassador. I have to admit that I hadn’t heard of Mo Willems before, but my experience with his books has been awesome! I love Mo Willems and think he has so many fun and awesome books! NANETTE’S BAGUETTE By Mo […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Oct 31st, 2016
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Thanks HarperCollins for sending me a copy and providing the prize pack! All opinions are mine. When the boys were little, I loved reading them the book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. In fact, that was one of my favorite books to read when I was growing up, too! I was excited to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Sep 6th, 2016
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This post is brought to you in partnership with Forever, the romance imprint of Grand Central Publishing. All opinions are mine. If you love a good romance novel, you’ll want to check out THE PROTECTOR, written by Jodi Ellen Malpas. The book is now available online, as well as in bookstores! Learn more about it below […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Back-to-School
Aug 23rd, 2016
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This summer, I was excited to announce that I was a brand ambassador for the awesome author, Mo Willems! I’m continuing with another post about his new reading program called Elephant & Piggie Like Reading. I received an awesome package that included the first two books that are part of this special series: We are Growing and Cookie […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Jul 15th, 2016
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If you love to read and are looking for a good book to check out, you’ll want to check out Baby Doll, written by Hollie Overton. Baby Doll is now available in stores and online.  ABOUT THE BOOK “What a compulsive read! A brilliant first novel that kept me transfixed and entertained until the very last page.” — […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
May 28th, 2016
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This post is brought to you in partnership with Disney-Hyperion. Do you have fans of Descendants in your home? If so, you’ll want to check out the newly released Return to the Isle of the Lost – the second book in the Descendants series by Melissa de la Cruz. The book is now available in book stores […]...
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