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Lighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs Parent by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon – Review by Nakyshia Leger

Lighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs ParentLighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs Parent by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Never have I felt less alone as a parent of special needs children! Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon takes you on a beautiful, emotional journey as she tells her daughter’s story and offers resources for her readers with every chapter. It felt more like having a conversation with a friend than reading a book! I was drawn in and it was hard to put it down. Though tears were shed along the way, I walked away feeling more at peace and hopeful for my path moving forward. Anyone who is a parent of a special needs child, or anyone who is a caretaker at all could benefit from this book! Whether you are new to being a caretaker, or someone experienced, Marcia has something to offer. It is truly a gift from the author to the world. I will be keeping it close by to read again and again!

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Tally and the Angel Book One: India by Eleanor Dixon—Reviewed by Jerricka

Tally and the Angel : Book One IndiaTally and the Angel : Book One India by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is an awesome start to the series. It offers children a chance to see the fantasy world. The author made it so easy to build so much imagination from this book. I love the surprise element of the story. It was just perfect. I couldn’t put it down once I started. Highly recommended for readers with children.

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The Way to Storey by L. B. Anne – Review by Nikita Lesperance

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Luella has been told all her life that she is from a place called Storey by her gramps but doesn’t know much else. When she asks how to get there she is just told to follow the birds.The time comes for her to go there and an adventure takes place. She meets many interesting people along the way and learns important lessons. The Way to Storey is a great kids fantasy story. Luella is a very unique character and relatable to those who have always felt weird or different.

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Jake the Growling Dog Goes to Doggy Daycare: A Children’s Book about New Experiences, Friendship, Stress Relief, and Kindness (Jake the Growling Dog Book 2) by Samantha Shannon – Review by Kimberly Griffiths

Jake the Growling Dog Goes to Doggy Daycare is an adorable children’s book, perfect for ages 3-7. This book follows Jake and his best friend Neet, as he leaves home and stays in a doggy daycare for the first time. Shannon’s book touches a wide range of emotions throughout this book with Jake, and also includes helpful tips included in the back of the book. Written in couplets, this book a fun and easy read, and will instill a love of poetry in children at a young age. If you work in pre-k though first grade, this book would be perfect for your class.

Jake the Growling Dog Goes to Doggy Daycare: A Children’s Book about New Experiences, Friendship, Stress Relief, and Kindness (Jake the Growling Dog Book 2) by Samantha Shannon – Review by Colleen Guggenberger

Jake the Growling Dog Goes to Doggy DaycareJake the Growling Dog Goes to Doggy Daycare by Samantha Shannon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a delightful book to read. Who hasn’t experienced these feelings? We all have, and children especially in today’s world are experiencing this. I really enjoyed the main character Jake and was able to connect with him. The story flowed easily and had me wanting to turn to the next page to find out what happens next. The rhyming and “fun” of the words also made you feel like cheering on Jake and supporting him as his friend did. This is a book that could and should be read to anyone who is feeling either stressed, or about to have a new experience. This book shows what a little Kindness and friendship can do. I give this book 5 stars.

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The Graceful Ghost by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Kimberly Griffiths

The Graceful GhostThe Graceful Ghost by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Graceful Ghost
By
Eleanor Dixon

This is a fun young adult story, that offers a positive story line to help boost confidence for readers no matter what the age. I highly recommend this book. It is worth the time, as it offers a little for everyone. The interaction between the ghosts and people work charmingly in this book.

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The Graceful Ghost by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Raylene Green

THE GRACEFUL GHOST: A story for girls rich with authentic ballet school detail and sparkling with ghostly mischiefTHE GRACEFUL GHOST: A story for girls rich with authentic ballet school detail and sparkling with ghostly mischief by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story seems more like a children’s book. The working reminds you of older time—historic perhaps. It’s a very whimsical story about Grace, who is a ghost who inhabits Amberwood Hall, and Lauren, the little girl who Grace thinks could end up helping her achieve her goal. An exuberant story for all ages! A fun read for anyone!

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The Graceful Ghost by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Felicia Bates

THE GRACEFUL GHOST: A story for girls rich with authentic ballet school detail and sparkling with ghostly mischiefTHE GRACEFUL GHOST: A story for girls rich with authentic ballet school detail and sparkling with ghostly mischief by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Graceful Ghost
Eleanor Dixon
4 out of 5 stars

Eleanor Dixon is a new author to me but I was really intrigued when I stumbled across The Graceful Ghost. If you know anything about me personally, I love paranormal themes, especially those coupled with magic, hope etc. I really thought this was a great read, not just for younger audiences but adults alike. It was sweet, fun, fast paced and it was unique. The characters, especially Grace, were wholesome and enjoyable. I look forward to reading more from this author for sure.

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The Graceful Ghost by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Meg Tyrrell

THE GRACEFUL GHOST: A story for girls rich with authentic ballet school detail and sparkling with ghostly mischiefTHE GRACEFUL GHOST: A story for girls rich with authentic ballet school detail and sparkling with ghostly mischief by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my first book by Eleanor Dixon. This isn’t the type of book I normally read and at first I wasn’t really sure about the whole book itself. Now after finishing the book I have decided that Eleanor Dixon can write anything and I’ll read it. This story was about a young girl who wanted to be a ballerina and had some personal issues to get over in order to make that happen and a little ghost that helped her. I definitely can’t wait to see if she writes another one. I love Lauren and I love Grace and this is such a great book I definitely recommend it.

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The Graceful Ghost by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Erica Fish

THE GRACEFUL GHOST: A story for girls rich with authentic ballet school detail and sparkling with ghostly mischiefTHE GRACEFUL GHOST: A story for girls rich with authentic ballet school detail and sparkling with ghostly mischief by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Graceful Ghost is a fun story. This would be age-appropriate for girls 9 or 10 years old. I think that they would love to learn about Grace. The plotline is cute and held my attention. It is a fast-paced story that can be read in one day. The characters make this story. Grace is a ghost who has been haunting a house for 200 years. The house has become a ballet school and Grace finds what she was longing to do. She wants to be a ballerina. She cannot leave the school because she is bound to the house. She wants to help someone with their dream so she can move freely like her friend Rodney. She finds a young girl to help but she really doesn’t want Grace’s help. Will Grace get through to her? Will Rodney be able to assist? I highly recommend this story to see how this bookends

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