Book of the Week :: The Remarkable Ronald Reagan by Susan Allen

The Remarkable Ronald Reagan

  No matter which side of the fence you are on in regards to politics - it is hard not to admire the amazing story of Ronald Reagan, who became our 40th President in 1980.  He was known as a hardworking young man by his friends and family who nicknamed him "Dutch."  Susan Allen is the author of The Remarkable Ronald Reagan: Cowboy and Commander in Chief and served as the First Lady of Virginia when her husband, George Allen, was elected as the Commonwealth's 67th governor.  She was very active as First Lady and worked on many initiatives that included tourism, breast cancer awareness, and children's issues.     Her father-in-law is a famed NFL head coach and Chairman of The President's Council on Physical Fitness and while accompanying him to a trip to the Oval Office, she had the opportunity to meet Ronald Regan.  Apparently President Regan inspired her … [Read more...]

Book of the Week: Sassy Cassie


If you have a sassy little one you will find a kindred spirit in Sassy Cassie written and illustrated by PLA Schneider.  This is a cute story about Cassie who likes to enjoy doing her own thing which usually includes checking out her mom's "toy box" which happens to be filled with loads of fun things to get into such as makeup and paints. PLA does a nice job of portraying Cassie in all her silliness and headstrong ways.  The story takes us along with Cassie as she slips into her favorite princess dress and crown and heads outside to play with her brother.   She then enjoys having her picture taken by her dad and having a make-up tea party with her best pals. My daughter and I enjoyed reading how Cassie got herself in a bit of trouble as she wanted to add to her mom's paintings with her own additions... you can just image her mom's surprise when she comes into her art room to see … [Read more...]