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The Ultimate Juices and Smoothies Encyclopedia

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ISBN: 9781626860513
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Published: Thunder Bay Press - May 2014

Asthmatic recommended: The Lung Power Cleansing Juice on page 122 contains celery, apple, lemon, ginger, & watercress. I felt like I’d jump kick my way through the day! ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


Say What You Will

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ISBN: 9780062271105
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Published: HarperTeen - June 3rd, 2014

The YA novel "Say What You Will" by Cammie McGovern features a young girl, who is nonverbal & communicates through a computer, who falls in love with a young boy, who has OCD to the point that he taps lockers, counts classroom chairs, & checks faucets after repeatedly washing his hands. If you liked The Fault in Our Stars, try this new realistic fiction featuring star-crossed lovers, who make tough choices as they find their place in society.

Spoiler alert: This tale shows the unintended consequences of stereotyping, underaged drinking, and unplanned pregnancy. Both protagonists survive, but the ending isn't neatly tied up with a cinematic "happily-ever-after." ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape by Bill McKibben - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781627790208
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 2014

As Northshire branched out from VT to NY, I re-visited McKibben's hike from Ripton, VT to Garnet Lake, NY. He mines mountains of historic minutiae to contextualize gems within contemporary settings. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


Getting Schooled

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ISBN: 9780805096439
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Metropolitan Books - August 5th, 2014

A retired English teacher returns to a rural Vermont classroom for a one-year substituting gig. He must find footing on a new educational landscape where a former student is now his principal, classics are pulled from library shelves, research projects are completed online, and a chalkboard is supplemented with an overhead projector. My teaching colleagues and I identified with this humorous memoir, particularly Keizer's anxiety over his students' need for reading support when "they are only two years away from voting" and his "hopes to live out his remaining years in a democracy." ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


The Perfect Score Project

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ISBN: 9780307956675
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Published: Harmony - February 25th, 2014

Stier and her son, Ethan, had viewed the college admissions process as an object on the distant horizon, but suddenly it was approaching with the velocity of a mac truck and they were left cowering like a deer in the headlights. In an attempt to prepare her son for the SATs, Stier enrolled in expensive prep courses, purchased all the latest books, & repeatedly sits the exams in varied school settings. Her experiences glean insights that should be shared with teachers, students, and parents. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces from the Author of Food in Jars by Marisa McClellan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780762449682
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Published: Running Press Adult - March 25th, 2014

Yummy pickled garlic scapes p. 24
Garlic scape pesto pg. 26
Delicious! ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


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