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Waiting on Wednesday - Melanie Milburn

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I am selecting a book that is already out but we are waiting for our review copy. We are very excited about it. It looks like it will be a fun book for us. I think it would be a great gift so I decided to show it to you now with gift giving holidays upon us.

I LOVE YOU MORE THAN CHOCOLATE by Melanie Milburn ISBN:978-1604587203
I Love You More Than Chocolate by Melanie Milburn uses the theme of chocolate to acquaint children with the meaning of love.
Milburn, a self-avowed chocoholic, has whipped up a book about a mom's love for her daughter and her love for chocolate that will melt readers' hearts. It's a rhyming book with beautiful illustrations on scrapbooking paper by Cindy Coleman.
A CD of Melanie singing I Love You More Than Chocolate is included in the book. This easy-to-memorize song is sweet and allows children to follow along with the text, giving them the impression that they are reading the book themselves. 
A nightly rhyming game after bedtime reading with her young …

Guest Post with Katharine A. Russell

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Guest Post with Katharine A. Russell a part of Pump Up Your Books Virtual Tours

Now I Get Why My Parents Seem, Well, So Weird...
When I started writing DEED SO, I didn't think of my book as historical fiction. I wanted to write a coming-of-age novel that touched on all the themes that were important to Boomers as they entered their teens. In psychological terms, we are who we were at about age fifteen, so my plan was to write a book that foreshadowed what the Boomers would become as they journeyed toward adulthood and were shaped by the tumultuous events of the Sixties. I set the story in what I call the last year of innocence, the year before President Kennedy was assassinated. In DEED SO, all the seeds are in place for the conflicts that blossomed in the later part of the decade. The readers knows this, but the characters in the book, of course, are clueless about the changes that are just over the horizon. And yet they sense the tremors.
In a few weeks 2012 will be upon us and the …