Review: Tiger's Curse

Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
Genre: YA Adventure Romance
ISBN: 9781402784033
Published: January 11th 2011 by Splinter

Rating: 4.5

Passion. Fate. Loyalty.
Would you risk it all to change your destiny?
The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.
Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more…

Tiger's Curse was infuriating beyond all reason, but in a good way. Actually most of it made me want to cry. But I couldn't stop reading it.

The pacing was rapid, there was constant tension, and the story never stopped. I read it in two sittings (only because the book store closed at 10 that night, but I never stopped thinking about it).

I really loved all the characters. Kelsey had her times when I wanted to grab her by the shoulders and say "YOU LOVE HIM ACCEPT IT ALREADY!" I also wanted to lecture her. If she was so afraid to give away her heart, she shouldn't have kissed him in the first place. But oops, he's just to sexy. (And really, Ren is seriously something. *adds to drool list* Also: Houck seriously knows how to build up the chemistry. *phew!*). The last chapter made me want to cry. As it were I couldn't just start crying because I was in a book store. The brothers were funny and I liked both of them, but Ren is my favorite, and it's probably going to stay that way (and really, Houck had better not pull a New Moon on me or I'm going to break something, and it'll probably be expensive).

The only thing I didn't like was the excessive descriptions. Sometimes it felt a little too wordy, and I wanted to just skip it (but couldn't because something important might be in there). It reminded me of Sarah Dessen's long passages of "I did this and thought about this, I did that and thought about that." Really? I don't care if you put on jeans and a red t-shirt, braid your hair, and tie a red ribbon around it to match the shirt, then pull on your new boots. Just say "I got ready and went downstairs." Also, I could tell she was trying to put in ancient Indian traditions, foods, bits of their cultures, and their myths, but there were some parts that felt like a cookbook, and others that felt like a textbook. Granted they were only about a paragraph long. Although they were interesting, it could have been cut.

I'm so relieved I have the second one ready and set to go… problem is, I'm not sure if I want to start reading it or not. It's reminding me of The Hunger Games and The Mortal Instruments. Once you start reading, you can't really stop.

Why do I do this to myself?

I should just learn from now on that when a book series is published, I should wait until the last book in the series is already released to start reading. But I don't, because I'm stupid. Or maybe desperate.

Content/Recommendation: No sex, no language. Some romantic scenes but nothing explicit. Ages 16+

Some Knitting Reviews

Knit Socks by Betsy Lee McCarthy: 3 Stars

Nice patterns, but nothing I haven't seen before. I like most of them, but again it's your average sock knitting book. I guess there's only so many socks under the sun? I really like fair isle and there were only a few fair isle and color combo socks. There was a lot of lace and I don't do lace. It really depends on what kind of socks you like.

 

 

 

Knit one, Bead too by Judith Durant: 5 Stars

This book is amazing. Durant takes you through all the different ways of using beads with knitting (I didn't realize there were so many options! and each gives a different look!). There are tons of neat patterns and lots of inspiring pictures and clear instructions. I've got a whole slew of things I want to make now!

 

 

 

 

The Sweater Chop Shop by Chrispina Ffrench: 3 stars

I have mixed feelings about this book. Some of the patterns and ideas are really cool, and as an easily inspired person I sort of want to go over to my local goodwill and get a bunch of wool sweaters and make stuff. The patterns and photos and projects are very inspiring. However it was difficult to get past some of the less attractive designs. A few sweaters just looked trashy. Some of the scarves that could have looked artistic were just strange. The little creatures could be really cool, but I didn't like the images she gave.

I would use this book as a launching pad or a starting point for people who are already good at taking scraps and salvaging things to make into new clothes and want some ideas on what to do with sweaters. A possibility I saw with this book is wool roving (using needles to push raw wool into felt to create a pattern). With some design and color work, these could be cool projects. I just don't particularly like all the photos she used.

Review: Spring for Susannah

Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond
Genre: Christian Romance
ISBN: 978-1595549242
Published: June 14th 2011 by Thomas Nelson

Rating: 3

With no prospects for marriage and her parents recently deceased, Susannah Underhill agrees to go west to the Dakota territory to marry her minister's homesteading brother, Jesse. But Susannah is painfully shy, doesn't see herself as worthy of love from either a husband or from God, and lives in constant fear that Jesse is going to ship her back to Detroit.

In spite of her petite size and the fact that Susannah doesn't look like she could survive on the prairie, Jesse quickly discovers that his new wife is a greater blessing than he even hoped for. The years she spent as her father's veterinary assistant allow her to save Jesse's ox and twin calves and to help neighboring farmers with their animals.

But Susannah's feelings of unworthiness are deeply rooted, and she can't believe that Jesse's praise-or the tenderness and love he shows-could possibly last. The thawing of her heart seems almost as distant as Spring in the midst of the winter blanketing the Dakota prairie.

Warning: few spoilers

Okay. So. I got this in the mail and read it through completely the same day. That's got to be worth something.

I loved the premise of this book. It sounded so sweet, it sounded like it had a lot of potential. And I loved it: up until the halfway mark.

Halfway through, Susannah, seemingly out of nowhere, storms out of the house and tells her husband she's leaving. One minute she was fine, and she was beginning to love him, and the next minute, that horrible smelly house is just too much for her. It made no sense.

Also, their arguments were like that (what few of them they had.) on minute they were fine and the next minute they have a little bickering or frustration with each other, and he's like "if it's that bad for you, we'll get divorced." (not an exact quote, but it was something like that).

Then he left her. It was tolerable up until that point. But then he just snapped, and he left her. The locusts came back and he wouldn't listen to her, he just left and was like "I'll bring you home money because now I can't support you." He went all Edward Cullen on me just as I was really beginning to like him!

And then she found out she was pregnant.
And then he gets captured by Indians.
And then she thinks he's dead and two other guys say they'll marry her.

A little bit of plot overkill, maybe?

I was really disappointed. It would have been so much better if the conflicts were more realistic, and the plot consisted of less events that were more pointed towards the same thing.

Then there was her salvation. She wasn't really a Christian before, and her faith didn't seem much improved by the end either. I was hoping for a heartbreaking realization or a sacrifice or a change, and all I saw was "huh I guess he's on to something, okay I'll pray too. God please give me back my husband."

Because of all that, near the end I found myself skimming and reading just the dialogue so I could get to the end. And the very end could have had so much more emotion, so much more response, but it just felt very dead.

I really wish I had loved this book because it sounded so adorable. If only it hadn't turned at that halfway point.

Recommended for ages 15+ for one scene in which the doctor gives some advice to the married couple

Review: The Dark Divine

By Bree Despain

3 stars

Little spoilers!

Okay. Let's start with this: I wasn't prepared for werewolves. I thought maybe black magic. I didn't expect werewolves. I was like "What?…you're kidding, right?" but I got over it. still, it disappointed me. All that build up and it was just werewolves? I expected something much more creative.

The pacing was great, there was a lot of tension, and it was compelling enough to keep my reading non-stop. I sat down and read about 150 pages without realizing it and decided to actually check it out of my library (which I don't normally do because I always have so many TBR books.) and finish it at home. Which I did in about an hour and a half.

The characters were great and terrible, which added a lot of depth to them. They weren't those perfect people you read about when you accidentally stumble across a book with happyland syndrome.

The story was about a pastor's daughter, and I expected a little bit of Fictional Preaching (I hate that stuff) but it really wasn't there. There was a tiny bit of the Pastor talking to his Bible study, but it wasn't one of those books that should have been a sermon instead of a fiction novel.

And, the end was sappy. Kind of sweet, very sappy. And it really wasn't even a good ending.

All in all, I liked The Dark Divine, but I'm not in love with it. I will read the sequels, but I probably won't buy them.

Hacked

To any of you who may have received a strange e-mail from me: I'm very sorry. I've been hacked. I changed my password and am about to run a virus check on my computer, but if I sent you an e-mail in the past day, please delete it immediately. Of course I can't send out a mass e-mail to my contacts because Yahoo thinks I'm spamming people, and this is the only place I can really alert anyone.

I'm horrified and embarrassed by this, and I hope it gets cleared up soon. I'm very sorry.

Haley

Send A Letter is getting closer!

Send A Letter is an organization started by two homeschool students (Okay so I know them both) who are trying to make a difference. They write letters and send them to the governers, senators, and the President. Alan Gibson, one of the co-founders, has just updated the blog. Here's his newest assignment for Send A Letter followers:

As many of you know, the original purpose of this organization was to repeal Universal Healthcare in the US.  The organization sees Universal Healthcare as the latest in a series of socialist measures in the US (see our "Socialism" link).  Our first July Fourth Event was centered on the issue.  Now, we've decided to take a further step.

Those of you who attended our event know that the letters we received were "co-signed" by those who agreed with the content and sent to Washington DC.  We have found a site that, if we type in the letter, will post it for us as a petition and send a copy of it to Washington, DC every time someone signs.  This could be a powerful tool in our fight to end socialism in America. 

I request that all members sign by following this link:  http://www.change.org/petitions/repeal-universal-healthcare-in-the-us-2  In the address box, you don't need to put a full address.  For the organization's page, I put "none" and it accepted that.  It does need  your correct zip code and state, however, so it knows which Senators and Representatives should receive your signed copy.  Thank you for helping to make a difference!

I encourage anyone who is serious about the turn our government has made over the past few years or anyone who is dissatisfied with the choices that are being made to check out Send A Letter.

For those of you in the New Bern area, we will be having a Send A Letter event some time in July.

Review: Blood Red Road

Blood Red Road by Moria Young
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia, Adventure
ISBN: 9781442429987
Published: June 7th 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry

Rating: 5

Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.

Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.

Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal writing style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.

Blood Red Road completely took over my life for the few hours I was reading it. I found myself physically excited from reading. It was one of those books where you forget how long you've been reading and you look up to discover it's four hours later than it was five minutes ago, and the book is almost over. Dang. Then someone calls you to do chores and you get upset because you can't stop reading now!

Blood Red Road has everything a book should have: Immediately developed characters, tension the whole time, a multi-layered plot, and conflict around ever turn.

It seemed that one thing just naturally led to another—and that's the way it should be. Things don't always go as planned, people don't always do as you tell them to, and we're not always honest with ourselves about our feelings and motives. There were so many different layers, so many different things that influenced the book, that it felt real.

The writing was interesting. It was written the way the characters spoke. "Aks" instead of "Ask," "Thinkin" instead of "Thinking," "Fer" instead of "for," and a lot of slang like "kinda" and "ain't."  At first it was really annoying, but then I got used to it and it didn't bother me. It slowed down my reading a little, but it didn't interfere with the pacing of the book (just my reading speed). It greatly added to the characters.

People betray us. People change. People fall in love.  They argue with each other, they hate and they love at the same time, they put up with crap and they pitch fits. And that's what happens, so that's the way the characters were. I loved the change in Saba and Emmi's relationship (Emmi is her little sister) and I loved the growth, tearing down, tension, and forgiveness in the relationship between Saba and Jack.

Of course it wouldn't have been complete without a love story. Saba is so totally against outside help, so against Jack's attention (or maybe just terrified of it), that it causes an annoying and infuriating love story that gave me flashbacks to Mortal Instruments. (Only much better, because Jack is much more of a man than Jace. They both flirt about as often, though...)

I liked everything about this book except that it's only 512 pages. I didn't want it to end. I even like the cover. I saw it and thought "Oh I'm going to like that book." Saba looked like a kick-ass heroine. She is. I like her a lot (when she's not being a smart-aleck to Jack, and a jerk to her little sister).

And now I wait. This happened to me when I read The Hunger Games, Birthmarked, and Magic Under Glass, too. I read it first (either the day it was released, or I read the ARC), then had to wait longer than everyone else to get the sequel because I read it before they did. It stinks. Luckily, Blood Red Road doesn't have the horrible cliff hanger endings that Suzanne Collins, Cassandra Claire, and Jaclyn Dolamore have in their books. However, you can bet I will be holding my breath for the next one. Moria Young is going on my "auto-buy" list.

Content: Some violence, but not gore. I don't remember if there was any minor language, but there was so strong language. No sex. Ages 14+

Review: The Curse of Captain LaFoote

The Curse of Captain LaFoote by Eddie Jones
Genre: YA, Tweens
ISBN: 9781935600046
Published: October 1st 2010 by Port Yonder Press

Rating: 2

RICKY BRADSHAW has never sailed the Caribbean Sea, searched for buried treasure or battled pirates on the deck of a Spanish Galleon. He's never fallen through the floor of Davy Jones' locker, befriended a witch doctor or watched an old fisherman morph into a porpoise. All Ricky knows is his lonely life with his widowed mom in a tiny apartment overlooking a marina on the Chesapeake Bay.

But all that changes on a snowy Christmas Eve when Ricky's apartment building burns down and he falls into the chilly waters while trying to save Barnacle, a mangy mutt with shrimp breath. Suddenly Ricky finds himself confronted by his neighbor, a young woman in a pink bathrobe who jumped to her death in order to escape the flames. She offers him a choice: go with her to a wonderful afterlife where snowflakes taste like candy or return to the dreary old world he knows. Ricky picks the past and awakes on a raft in the middle of the sea where there is surprising beauty on every island, danger around every corner and great honor and glory ahead of him... if only Ricky can summon the courage to survive the curse of Captain LaFoote

This book was hard to read. It was confusing, and it didn't seem to have a plot. A lot of things happened, but it didn't seem to really have plot.

I felt like there should have been more emotional reactions. Everything was from Ricky's perspective, so I was in his head, but most of the time I didn't know what he was thinking, so I didn't connect with him very well.

The beginning had pretty good pacing. The middle was really exciting. But then things got confusing again, and two thirds of the way through I just got really flustered because there were no answers (and no plot) in sight. I gave up, but then sighed and read one more page, and it got exciting again.

But at the end I was still confused. I was glad I finished it because I was getting annoyed. I found myself reading only the dialogue during the last quarter of the book.

I'm still not quite sure what the plot was. I don't know what the curse was. I don't know what happens at the end. All I know is Ricky and Rebecca survive and sail away on a boat (I think it's stolen) and the dog is gone. Maybe. Actually I'm not sure if the dog is gone or not.

Confusing. See? this is my confused face. o.0

(And while we're at it, this is my pirate face. o.--   )

Content: clean

Review: The Healing Code

The Healing Code by Alexander Loyd, PhD, ND

DNF, 4

I haven't quite decided if I believe this stuff or not. I feel like if it were true it would be more popular. Then again maybe there are too many dubious people out there and that's why it's not getting popular. Or maybe people are so used to having to work hard for things to change that they don't believe there's an easy fix.

Or maybe it's baloney.

I'm not sure. I read about three quarters of The Healing Codes. It was all very interesting and scientific (at times complicated but I got most of it I think) and I'm keeping it as a reference book to hopefully use it for a science fiction novel I plan on writing in the future. Because that's what it sounds like: Science fiction. Creating positive energy waves to neutralize the negative ones and turn on the immune system? Killing cancer with hand positions? I don't know. It has good testimonies and it's pretty convincing, but then I step back and raise an eyebrow.

I give it four stars for being interesting, insightful, educational, and for providing me content and explanation for my novel I've been writing.

 

Tour: Random Magic

Random Magic by Sarah Soren
Genre: who knows
ISBN: 9780979777417
Published: January 1st 2010 by Beach Books, LLC (first published November 16th 2008)
Rating: DNF

Summary: When absent-minded Professor Random misplaces the main character from Alice in Wonderland, young Henry Witherspoon must book-jump to fetch Alice before chaos theory kicks in and the world vanishes. Along the way he meets Winnie Flapjack, a wit-cracking doodle witch with nothing to her name but a magic feather and a plan. Such as it is. Henry and Winnie brave the Dark Queen, whatwolves, pirates, Struths, and fluttersmoths, Priscilla and Charybdis, obnoxiously cheerful vampires, Baron Samedi, a nine-dimensional cat, and one perpetually inebriated Muse to rescue Alice and save the world by tea time.

Random Magic sounded really interesting and unique. I've actually been curious about it for a while, as I heard about it a while back. I was really excited to be part of this tour. Alas, when my book finally arrived, it smelled so strongly of smoke that I choked upon opening it, and couldn't manage to read more than a page at a time. It will be donated to my local library, therefore removing it from my house. Maybe one day I'll have a chance to read it instead of choke on it. I do hope so.

Check out the Rum and Plunder giveaway and event.

 

Here's your coin for the tour stop:

Review: Build A Sign Canvas Print

I had an opportunity to review a canvas print through Easy Canvas Prints (Build A Sign) and I'm glad I took it. Last month was my baby sister's 18th birthday, and she hosted a formal ball. My brother took a really cool photo of Hannah and Dad dancing together.

dad and hannah

You can see it's just a little blurry and strange looking, because my brother took the shot in the reflection of a mirror. But after choosing the Siena setting and putting a black background on the canvas, this is the finished product:

canvas

It looks really nice (it looks like it has a glare because of the camera). It's stretched well and feels sturdy, and has a little hook on the back to hang on a wall. It's sitting up on a shelf in my sister's room. My whole family is very happy with it!

It was really easy to do to! The website guided me through step by step, a lot like the build-a-sign process for my car magnets and window decals.

You can get your photo made into a canvas print here.

Review: Blood Magic

Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Genre: YA
ISBN: 9780375867330
Published: May 24th 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers

Rating: 3, DNF

Books should capture you from the first page, right? They should cause you to want to read more and not be able to put it down. They should also have important interesting things happening in every scene.

This is the problem with Blood Magic. The very first chapter was interesting: beyond interesting. It felt like I'd opened up to the middle. It threw me into the story with no explanation, no development, and no mental preparation. Because I didn't know the character I was reading about, it felt out of place and I just didn't care. The excitement was gone: it could have been dramatic if it was in Chapter 7, but it wasn't, it was in Chapter 1. The pacing felt off.

Same with the romance between the two main characters: It was way too smooth, way to fast, and there was no chemistry. They kissed a lot, but there was no chemistry, because there wasn't enough time for the tension between them to build.

I felt like the story didn't really get started until halfway through the book. I kept wondering "what's the point of all this?" See, stuff was happening, but there was no real plot. A plot is the main point of the story, and events link together to form it. Blood Magic had lots of events, but they didn't start connecting until late, and by that time I was tired of lots of kissing and cutting and looking at each other with go-go eyes.

On the good side, I did like the female protagonist, Silla. Her personality and her character were fun, her responses and reactions were plausible. The blood magic she performs was intriguing, as all magic is to me, and I enjoyed reading about it (however gruesome cutting yourself to use your blood for magic potions is).

However I am terribly disappointed. I expected much more from a Randomhouse book. The concept of Blood Magic had so much potential… but I feel disappointed and annoyed after hitting the halfway point. And the thing about reading is, why read something disappointing when I could read something that will please me? So I'm moving on.

Review: Hourglass

Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Adventure, Sci-fi (time travel)
ISBN: 9781606841440
Published: June 14th 2011 by Egmont USA

Rating: 5

Let me just say right now that I'm glad I didn't judge this book by its cover, because I never would have requested it. The cover doesn't particularly appeal to me; for that matter, the title didn't make me curious either. Even after I read the back cover I wasn't convinced. I like to be intrigued and the cover/summary fooled me. But I saw a good review for it somewhere, so I snatched it up. I'm very happy I did.

Time travel has been done poorly so many times, but Hourglass was fantastic. It was original and creative, and it met every requirement for a perfect book: it had tension, awesome characters, a well thought out and multi-layered plot, and good writing.

There was tension in every sentence of ever paragraph of every chapter. It was nearly impossible to put down. I completely lost track of time while I read it. (haha, lost track of…get it?…. it's a time travel book…never mind.) I was forced to put it down to do things like work and chores and food, but except for things like that, it kept me reading, and there were no empty scenes.

The characters were amazing. Can I just say that I want to marry Michael right now? omigoodness. He's going on my list. Any author who can write a character like that is going on my favorites list right now. Emerson is strong-willed, kick-ass, and has to remind herself that she's short because her personality is the opposite. She was the perfect heroine because she was real and fragile and head over heels in love with someone she wasn't supposed to love. Michael was the brave proud chivalrous attractive protagonist who has a major hero complex, and of course is trying not to be in love with Em (and failing miserably). Both of them together had humorous conversations and explosive chemistry. (like, things short circuit when they touch, and light bulbs break when they kiss.)

The plot kept me guessing all the way to the end, and the last quarter of the book threw so many twists and turns at me that I found myself thinking, "Ok wait, what? are you serious?" But it wasn't overdone, there was no overkill, and it worked perfectly in the end. (I'll keep it spoiler free, but I'll just say don't worry, it does work out. Don't get mad and throw the book against the wall like I did.)

And of course, the writing. I find that many young adult novels have mediocre writing. McEntire is a good writer in the sense that she can keep the tension real and controlling, she has good descriptions and great pacing, and there are no dead words.

Hourglass was fast-paced, exciting, unique, and completely enthralling. I anxiously await more from McEntire hope for more of Michael and Emerson's story in the future.

Content/recommendation: some mild language, no sex. Ages 16+

New inventory, garage sales, and anniversaries

Here are the books I've gotten over the past few weeks:

Whisper (ironically it's close to the title of a book I'm working on too… funny) and Bright Young Things from a contest I won from Elizabeth Scott (the dear that she is)

Stagestruck, Hourglass, and Blood Magic from Vine

The Curse of Captain LaFoote, The Liquid City

 

For those of you in the New Bern NC area, I'm having a garage sale on Saturday the 14th to raise money for college for next semester. I'll be selling a bunch of books for quarters (or maybe two quarters) and I've got some nice clothes and such that don't fit anymore (but are still in great condition.) so if you want the address either look around town for posters, or e-mail me ;)

 

Also, September is my anniversary for book blogging… it'll be… uh… (opens up dashboard to see when her first post was) TWO YEARS!! woot! I'll be having some giveaways and some fun exciting stuff for that. It won't be just books, either. There might be some elemental and handmade journals, handmade dolls, perhaps a handknit, and who knows what else (I'm surprisingly creative). More likely than not there will be an ARC giveaway.

 

Lastly, there are some tours coming up to look forward to:

May 15-16 there will be a tour for Eighth Scroll, an interview, and a giveaway.
May 19th there will be a tour for Random Magic and a review ASAP (I haven't gotten my book yet…)
Soon (date isn't clear yet) a review/tour for To Be sung Underwater.
and some other stuff later in June.

 

 

so hang tight! I'm alive! I just got moved back into my parent's house so I've been super busy. (see my pretty desk?)

desk

Review/Tour: Summer Fit

Genre: children's health
ISBN:9780976280071
Published: April 1st 2011 by Monkey Feather Books

Summer Fit is a new summer workbook series that provides an active and values based approach to summer learning. 

Summer Fit tackles current concerns in education including the physical and social well being of students. Summer Fit is a tool for modern parents and caregivers to use as part of a multi-platform approach to learning that includes traditional workbooks, on-line technology and active play to connect mind and body. Summer Fit reviews basic skills in reading, writing, language arts and math and incorporates parent-child movement activities with daily exercise to create an active and playful learning environment.

Summer Fit engages children and contains meaningful value based lessons that prepare children for the mental, physical and social challenges of the new grade ahead.

Each workbook includes an additional 25 on-line activities and 10 on-line sports themed educational games, a FREE Powerbar offer for children who complete Summer Fit and other exciting resources to help make summer fun and active.

Summer Fit will give the kids the every-day routine they need. There is something for their physical health and their mental health. It'll keep them busy, give them new games to play, and they'll learn valuable lessons by reading the stories of some of our most loved people in history, like Abe Lincoln and Mother Theresa.

Recommendation: There are different workbooks for different age groups, up to fifth grade.

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