Saturday, August 8, 2015

Weekend Round-Up

Some of the week's best

Grilled Peach and Pesto Quesadillas
http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/grilled-peach-pesto-and-mozzarella-quesadillas/
Cook's notes: One of the best things about this recipe is you need only 4 ingredients. They are simple and fresh. A perfect sandwich for lunch or a light dinner. 
Grilled Hawaiian Chicken with Pineapple
Cook's notes: Sweet and tangy chicken grilled with caramelized brown sugar pineapple. 


Peach Almond Crisp
http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/peach-almond-crisp/
Cook's notes: Easy peach crisp made with fresh peaches and topped with a sweet almond oat topping. Add a scoop of ice cream for an extra special summer dessert.
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Have You Heard?
In its first week on sale, What Pet Should I Get?, the new book by Dr. Seuss, sold 200,000 copies, making it the fastest-selling picture book in Random House Children’s Books history. The book, which went on sale July 28, also made history at retailers. On July 30, Books-a-Million announced that What Pet Should I Get? set a company record for best first-day sales for a children’s picture book.
Most Anticipated Children's and YA Books for 2015 Check out the impressive list
"The Day the Crayons Came Home" is a sequel to the imaginative and hilarious book 

"The Day the Crayons Quit". It is a very clever story of a box of crayons gone rogue will get the whole family laughing at the letters written by the occupants of the ubiquitous yellow and green box. The combination of text and Oliver Jeffers' illustrations match the colors' personalities beautifully as the crayons share their concern, appreciation, or downright frustration: yellow and orange demand to know the true color of the sun, while green--clearly the people pleaser of the bunch--is happy with his workload of crocodiles, trees, and dinosaurs. Peach crayon wants to know why his wrapper was torn off, leaving him naked and in hiding; blue is exhausted and, well, worn out; and pink wants a little more paper time. The result of this letter writing campaign is colorful creativity and after reading this book you will never look at crayons the same way again. I bought the book for myself but did share with the kindergarten class. I am really looking forward to the soon to be released sequel.

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