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 "How to Crush your Next Interview" by D.M. Lyon provides a much-needed service. After a humble introduction, in which Lyon briefly explains his work experience and skills with guiding family through the job interview journey, he dives into the system that has served him well in the application and interview process. From how to write an effective resume, to doing research, how to dress, common interview questions and more -this but succinctly provides you with a training that is lacking for most people. It makes the perfect gift for your student, graduate, or anyone else who is looking to find employment or further their career.Lyon writes with the expertise of a business professor, but in an understandable, layman context that I can only describe as fatherly advice. Our company has worked with professionals to teach classes on the same material that Lyon has expertly provided. To put it plainly, if you want the job, you need to read Lyon's book! "How to Crush your Next Interview" will deliver what it promises; you will be better equipped, and more confident to get the position you are passionate about. - The Lost Chapter Book Review

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Together We Go Places is simply beautiful; a story of a happy family and the places they go

together. Sometimes families get to go to exciting places, such as a restaurant or vacation,

while other times it’s to the store or doctor’s office. Together We Go Places is the perfect

book to show the fun and beauty that is found even in the small things that families do

together. Truthfully, I adored this book!

Author Jennifer Schroer has clearly poured her own love and passion for her children into

her writing. A simple, yet beautiful book, Together We Go Places is a must-read for young

children! There is added value in fostering discussion on the routines and errands your own

family has after reading this book. Children and adults will love this book together!

The illustrations, done by Tosin Akinwande, are vibrant and appealing to children but do not

detract from the text.

Overall, Together We Go Places belongs on your child’s shelf, in your classroom, or

anywhere else that small children are found!

- The Lost Chapter Book Review

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Queen Ogo and the Arrow from the Black Pope by Ike Charles Okwuobi reveals the history of the

Ibo people and their enormous impact on American democracy. It uses the stories of many to

jump through history, from 1619 to the modern-day. It begins in the town of Asaba with

sixteen-year-old Buchi, a young boy who has an important role in protecting his people against

the soldiers of Benin. As the story progresses, Buchi discovers one of their leaders working with

Benin and uses himself as a distraction. Asaba is pushed into a war earlier than expected. The

Benin commander was captured, but not before troops were able to escape with many captives.

After they leave, Buchi becomes a very important figure in Asaba, and his daughter, Ogo, carries

on his legacy. As they interact with Americans through Mungo Park, they discover just how

much the progressive system of the Ibo people has impacted the United States.

Queen Ogo and the Arrow from the Black Pope is very well written and researched. Okwuobi uses a

variety of perspectives to paint a picture of a culture that everyone should learn about. It

illuminates the enormous effect of the African slave trade on the current functioning of the U.S.

and the concept of American Exceptionalism. Even recent events, such as the capitol riots, have

struggled with issues and ideas that were established several hundred years ago. Okwuobi does a

brilliant job of connecting these similarities, even across vast oceans. The use of multiple

characters and time periods helps to paint the whole picture in a remarkable way. The

illustrations are well done and contribute to the story. The ending is powerful and

thought-provoking.

As a whole, Queen Ogo is extremely interesting and I recommend it to others. A powerful piece

of literature by Ike Charles Okwuobi that everyone needs to read.

- The Lost Chapter Book Review

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“If you are reading this, it means I am dead, and it is your turn to carry on my mission. I’m sure it will take you days to go through everything, but in brief, here is what you need to know. First, the legend of the storm relics is true.”

 

At age 15, Arianna’s world is turned upside down by the death of her father. She is left to carry on his mission, solving who is behind the strange drought that started the day she was born. Arianna is a fierce protagonist, who is dedicated to seeing this mission through to the end. Her adventure takes her to many wondrous places and colorful characters that create an exciting, and magical fantasy tale.

 

Authors, Robbie Ballew, and Stephen Landry have created an in-depth magical world that envelopes the reader in its borders. The characters are exceptionally built, Ballew and Landry have written the characters to life in Arianna and the Spirit of the Storm. Highly recommended for teen readers, Arianna and the Spirit of the Storm is a story that will stick with you long after the final page.

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Despite the Devil by Shawna James is a thought-provoking and emotional story. Stephanie and Andrew seem like a perfect, fairytale couple, but Andrew comes with some history that Stephanie will have to deal with. Will they be able to overcome everything and take a step toward the life they want together, despite Andrew’s past, despite the difficulties that Stephanie must face to maintain a relation, despite the drama, despite the frustration and pain... despite the devil?

 

Despite the Devil by Shawna James is the best romance story of the year! Despite the Devil is truly a one-of-a-kind story. Author Shawna James has a grasp on reality and puts her words into an artfully-crafted tale that will leave a lasting impression. Love is not always the cliche fairytale it’s made out to be, and Stephanie finds this out the hard way. I appreciate authors, like Shawna James, who create a realistic and emotional tale that does not fall into the redundant pit of similar stories. If you want a realistic, emotional, and intriguing novel; read Despite the Devil by Shawna James. A truly hidden gem that you won’t regret buying!

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“This was not at all how I had imagined my wedding day would be.”

 

Book 2 in the Temple of the Storm series, Chrysalis and the Fire of the Forge is a deeply written teen fantasy novel by authors Robbie Ballew and Stephen Landry. After the events of the previous book, Chrysalis and Chass are ready for the wedding of the ages. Never before have a faun and elf married, but the uniqueness of the ceremony only sets precedent for the rest of their lives. Instead of enjoying a peaceful honeymoon, Chrysalis is forced to embark on a perilous journey to find the brutes that have kidnapped her beloved Chass. Her journey is one of discovery, bravery, and wonder as the perils of the situation become more clear.

 

Ballew and Landry expertly craft a tale of magic and discovery that will keep you turning pages until the end. The characters are real and authentic, it is easy to become emotionally invested in the story. Chrysalis and the Fire of the Forge is an exhilarating tale that is filled with action and adventure, magic, excitement, and a bit of emotion--the perfect tale for youthful readers looking to escape to a magical land and get lost in its many wonders. A truly great story.

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"Never Going Home" is the story of Din Swift, a relatively average man with an average life.Average, however, is not all it's cracked up to be, so Din begins to take steps to create achange in his life. Perhaps a bit prematurely, Din quits his job and begins to search forhappiness. Job interviews and dating are both challenging and frustrating for Din, whichmakes him take a look at himself, and society as a whole. Where does he begin in the questfor change? 

 

I have not read a book quite so real as "Never Going Home" in a very long time. I alwaysenjoy a book that the author is clearly passionate about or invested in, which is clearly thecase here. Author Jeff Marlowe has delivered a relatable work of fiction that simultaneouslycalls attention to flaws in the way our beloved society operates, particularly in regard toemployment and the "American Dream" we are expected to chase after. I must say I wasimpressed with this book; if you want to read and be entertained while fostering deeperthought, then Marlowe's book is for you! I recommend everyone give this book a read atsome point, a real modern-day classic!

 

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5 out of 5 stars!

The Assignment, Book One of The Adventures of Fearless Fredd (with two D’s)! by Frederick

Fedri takes the reader on a wild journey through his childhood. Fredd, as he calls himself, grew

up in the 50s in upstate New York. Like a lot of young boys, he’s rocket obsessed and has a knack

for getting into trouble. From getting a new baby in the house to competing in a school

competition, there are a lot of challenges for him to overcome. He struggles with honesty and

organization but learns from the lessons that life throws at him. He idolizes T.V. heroes,

confronts his parents about the gremlin in the attic, helps NASA get to the moon, and puts on

an interesting performance for his school principal. Fredd’s adventures are equally crazy and

entertaining.

This book is full of good, clean, innocent fun. It is very well written, taking the reader through

childhood’s ups and downs. It’s hard to tell what Fredd is going to do next, but you can’t wait to

find out. Valuable life lessons- honesty, kindness, and preparedness - are woven into every

sentence. As Fredd grows and learns, so does the reader! Author Frederick Fedri has done an

incredible job by making The Assignment a book that is real, emotional, and absolutely

entertaining!

The glossary brings these moments to life by explaining some of the less-known details. It’s easy

to get caught up in the setting and the time period. Some of the stories feel almost like

memories, reminding you of your own schoolyard shenanigans. It’s impossible not to laugh

along as baby brothers, rocket ships, and class competitions lead to unexpected twists. The

illustrations are very well done and add to the overall story. There aren’t any spelling or

grammar issues. I would highly recommend this book to any family!

Get The Assignment for your child or classroom today!

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Five out of Five Stars! Welcome to Meadowbrook Hollow, a place filled with fun, adventure, loveable characters, and just a touch of mischief. Alex the rabbit is a curious sort, who loves to play, explore, and of course munch on carrots and other crops from Farmer Groucher’s farm. From making new friends to being chased by the farmer’s dog, Alex never disappoints to deliver excitement and adventure. But now, Grandfather Rabbit has a scheme, and the adventurous little bunnies are eager to join in his creative plot to deliver a little Easter-themed cheer. If you enjoyed The Tale of Peter Rabbit, then you will love The Tales of Meadowbrook Hollow: Grandfather Rabbit’s Scheme. Author E.W. Rhodes has artfully crafted loveable characters and legendary adventures. The illustrations, done by Anastasia Khmelevska, beautifully bring the characters to life. Grandfather Rabbit’s Scheme is one book, out of what I hope will be many, in a new and exciting children’s series that is sure to spark a sense of adventure and wonder. The Tales of Meadowbrook Hollow belongs on your child’s shelf, in your classroom, and anywhere else children can be found. E.W. Rhodes has created a world that children will get lost in and enjoy for years to come. The Tales of Meadowbrook Hollow: Grandfather Rabbit’s Scheme is the must-have children’s book of the year! - The Lost Chapter, LLC

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