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Get Lost in a Good Book: Our Suggested Reading List

Welcome to our list of suggested reading! We’ve compiled a selection of some of the best books out there, ranging from classic literature to contemporary bestsellers. These titles have captivated readers for generations and are sure to provide you with hours of entertainment and enlightenment. Whether you’re in the mood for something inspirational, educational, or just plain fun, there’s something on this list for everyone. So grab a cup of tea and curl up with one of these must-read books. Happy reading!

My Rainbow Of Emotions

My Rainbow Of Emotions shows what each emotion feels and looks like and then how to cope with them. It also teaches kids (and adults) that no emotion is bad. All emotions are welcome and safe to share!

I recently had the pleasure of reading “My Rainbow of Emotions” by Kristina Cherep and was thoroughly impressed by this delightful and informative children’s book.

I have decided to kick-off this list with this particular book, as it was written by someone very dear to my heart, my daughter Kristina. Enjoy!

The story follows the adventures of a young girl named Lily as she learns about and experiences a range of emotions. Through engaging illustrations and relatable examples, Kristina helps young readers understand and identify their own emotions, and teaches them how to express and manage them in healthy ways.

One of the things I appreciated most about this book is the way it approaches the topic of emotions in a way that is age-appropriate and engaging for young readers. Kristina does an excellent job of breaking down complex concepts in a way that is easy for children to understand, and the illustrations are colorful and fun.

Another standout aspect of “My Rainbow of Emotions” is the way it promotes emotional intelligence and self-regulation. By helping children understand and express their emotions, Kristina sets them up for success in their personal and social relationships.

Overall, “My Rainbow of Emotions” is a delightful and informative children’s book that I would highly recommend to parents and educators. It is an excellent tool for helping children understand and navigate their emotions, and is sure to become a go-to resource for families and classrooms.

The Cloudbuster Nine

Great book about Ted Williams and how Major League Baseball and the military coexisted during World War 2. ¬† Doesn’t surprise me so many ball players picked flying, with their great eye site and hand eye coordination. ¬†The fact they were treated as regular Army and actually fought, while doing double duty as Ambassadors to raise funds and War Bonds is so impressive. ¬†This books makes you love baseball at its core and feel like your back in the day when things were so simple and different. ¬†

In 1943, while the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals were winning pennants and meeting in that year and apos;s World Series, one of the nation and apos;s strongest baseball teams practiced on a skinned-out college field in the heart of North Carolina. Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Johnny Sain were among a cadre of fighter-pilot cadets who wore the Cloudbuster Nine baseball jersey at an elite Navy training school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In this spirited Field of Dreams-like father-daughter account, author Anne R. Keene opens with a story about her father, Jim Raugh, who suited up as the team batboy and mascot. He got to know his baseball heroes personally, watching players hit the road on cramped, tin-can buses, dazzling factory workers, kids, and service members at dozens of games, including a war-bond exhibition against Babe Ruth and apos;s team at Yankee Stadium.

Jimmy followed his baseball dreams as a college All-American, but was crushed later in life by a failed major-league bid with the Detroit Tigers. He would have carried this story to his grave had Anne not discovered his scrapbook from a Navy school that shaped America and apos;s greatest heroes including George H. W. Bush, Gerald Ford, John Glenn, Paul and quot;Bear and quot; Bryant, and John Wooden.

With the help of rare images and insights from World War II MLB baseball veterans such as Dr. Bobby Brown and Eddie Robinson, the story of this remarkable team is brought to life for the first time in The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II.

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