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Everyone is Special ~ November 2013 Inspiration - Or so she says...

Everyone is Special ~ November 2013 Inspiration

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan,

Redeeming Love  A prostitute is redeemed by a farmer when he convinces her to marry him. She must learn how to love him and love herself, leaving her old habits behind. Stayed up all night for this one. Every woman should read this.

25 Favorite Book Club Picks (she: Mariah

Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers is a historical romance novel set in the Gold Rush in California. The story is inspired by the book of Hosea from the Bible. Its central theme is to portray the redeeming love of God towards sinners.

The Shack - William P. Young, I've read this one...it will make you stretch your image of God

“The Shack” – book review

Booktopia has The Shack, When Tragedy Confronts Eternity by Wm Paul Young. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Shack online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

If you like Harry Potter then here's some books you'll like.

If your kids are big Harry Potter fans like mine, here are 26 books similar to Harry Potter they’ll also love and are highly recommended by Melissa of Imagination Soup.

Auggie and Me: Three Wonder Stories by RJ Palacio. Auggie & Me is a new side to the Wonder story: three new chapters from three different characters-- Julian the bully ; Auggie's oldest friend Christopher ; and, classmate Charlotte, his new friend at school. Thought-provoking, surprising, infuriating, heartbreaking and heartwarming, Auggie & Me is a must-read for the thousands of readers who loved Wonder.

These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Readers get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie’s oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie’s new friend at school.

My dad read this to me when I was little....I have reread it many times since. Atticus Finch is my hero.

50 Years On, 'Mockingbird' Still Sings America's Song

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.  This gorgeous A coming-of-age tale sees Cath head off to University - can she make it on her own or will she hide in her room writing Simon Snow Fan fic. The perfect story for anyone who has stayed up past midnight to finish a book, cried over a fictional character or got into a shipping war.

Fangirl Author: Rainbow Rowell Published: September 2013 by St. Martin’s Griffin GoodReads Summary: A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . But for Cath, [.

Sabrina Tyrer on Twitter: "13 Non-Professional Books every teacher should read

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13 Non-Professional Books That Have Made Us Better Teachers:I& a big believer in looking for professional development beyond the pedagogy bookshelf at the bookstore.

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White - "She was in a class by herself. It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both."

67 Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids Before Age 10

One of my fav childhood books! 67 books to read to your kids before they turn 10 great list

read it in college summer of 97 and could NOT put it down. I could totally relate, although to be honest I have never been overweight...still I certainly have been "put through the meat grinder."

She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb. One of the best books I've ever read. READ IT!

A breathtaking story of two women living in Afghanistan.  You will cry, feel rage and love for these women.

"A Thousand Splendid Suns" Khaled Hosseini. His novel "The Kite Runner" is more popular, but this is wonderful story, and in my opinion the better book.

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