Anna Banana

This is a very well written children’s book. It is the story of Anna Banana trying to find her perfect home. She tries many different vegetables but there is something wrong with all of them. But she does not give up and eventually she finds the perfect home. Her persistence paid off.

The book was nicely illustrated and the words flowed smoothly. It is a rhyming book and nicely done. At the end of the book there is a section of riddles about vegetables and questions and answers about vegetables. I think this is a good way to teach young children about vegetables and how important they are. The illustrations have vivid color and a lot of details.

I think this is a must have book for a home library or preschool class. The next time I am with my grandson, I plan on reading it to him. I will also have to check out more of her children’s books, she has quite a few of them.


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New Releases For The Week Of September 6th, 2020–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 6th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

Now You See It (A Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery Book 29) by [K.J. Emrick]Jon Tinker… a murderer? No way… Not possible…

And yet… He is!

Darcy would never have believed he was capable of such a thing…

Nobody would have believed it.

This is Jon Tinker they’re talking about for Pete’s sake!


There is evidence…

Video evidence that shows him doing the deed.

It surely must be faked… right?

Darcy doesn’t know what’s going on but she’s sure going to find out!

And she’d better figure it out quickly or her husband is going to be sent to jail for a long, long time!   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Darkest Evening: A Vera Stanhope Novel by [Ann Cleeves]

From Ann CleevesNew York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV showscomes the stunning new Vera Stanhope novel, The Darkest Evening.

“Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers.”—Louise Penny

“As a huge fan of both the Shetland and Vera series of books, I had high expectations for Cleeves’ latest. . . . A stunning debut for Cleeves’ latest crimefighter.”—David Baldacci on The Long Call

On the first snowy night of winter, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope sets off for her home in the hills. Though the road is familiar, she misses a turning and soon becomes lost and disorientated. A car has skidded off the narrow road in front of her, its door left open, and she stops to help. There is no driver to be seen, so Vera assumes that the owner has gone to find help. But a cry calls her back: a toddler is strapped in the back seat.

Vera takes the child and, driving on, she arrives at a place she knows well. Brockburn is a large, grand house in the wilds of Northumberland, now a little shabby and run down. It’s also where her father, Hector, grew up. Inside, there’s a party in full swing: music, Christmas lights and laughter. Outside, unbeknownst to the revelers, a woman lies dead in the snow.

As the blizzard traps the group deep in the freezing Northumberland countryside, Brockburn begins to give up its secrets, and as Vera digs deeper into her investigation, she also begins to uncover her family’s complicated past.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook











The Watcher: A Novel (A Kateri Fisher Novel Book 1) by [Jennifer Pashley]From the award-winning author of The Scamp, Jennifer Pashley is back with a searing literary noir about what it means to live on the margins of society and what happens when no one is watching…

Pearl Jenkins is a nobody. She was a woman who lived as a hermit in the woods. One day, she’s nowhere to be found, and all that’s left behind is a pool of blood and a child no one knew existed, raised completely off the grid and in the grip of Pearl’s manic paranoia.

Kateri Fisher is used to being an outsider. Now, she’s the only female detective in the tiny upstate New York town of Spring Falls, where everyone knows everyone, but no one will talk. It’s fitting that she takes the case that no one else wants. But as Kateri struggles to navigate the harsh rules of a new town while trying to learn the truth about the Jenkins family, only one thing becomes clear: neither she nor Pearl are as invisible as she first thought. Someone’s always watching.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Hardcover. Audiobook














For Whom the Book Tolls: An Antique Bookshop Mystery by [Laura Gail Black]

For Whom the Book Tolls: An Antique Bookshop Mystery by [Laura Gail Black]In this cozy series debut from Laura Gail Black, Jenna Quinn finds her uncle murdered in his antique bookstore, and Jenna–his primary beneficiary–becomes the prime suspect.

Trouble follows Jenna Quinn wherever she goes. Fleeing some unsavory doings in her hometown of Charlotte, Jenna accepts her uncle’s gracious invitation to stay with him in small-town Hokes Folly, NC. In exchange, she’ll help him out in his antiquarian bookstore. But soon after she arrives, Jenna finds her uncle’s body crumpled at the base of the staircase between his apartment and the bookstore.

Before the tragedy even sinks in, Jenna learns that she’s inherited almost everything her uncle owned: the store and apartment, as well as his not-so-meager savings and the payout from a life insurance policy…which adds up to more than a million dollars. This is all news to Jenna–bad news, once the police get wind of her windfall. An ill wind, indeed, as a second murder cements Jenna’s status as the prime suspect in both deaths.

Jenna can hit the road again, taking her chances that she can elude trouble along the way. Or she can stick it out in Hokes Folly, take over the bookstore, and try to sleuth out her uncle’s killer. On the one hand, she’s made some wonderful new friends, and she feels she can thrive in the genial small-town environment. On the other hand, trouble knows her address–and so does the killer, who is determined to write the final page of Jenna’s story. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook















Tracks and Flashbacks: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Mitzy Moon Mysteries Book 9) by [Trixie Silvertale]

A touching gift. A shocking truth. Can this psychic sleuth solve a decade-old murder?

Mitzy Moon is happy to leave her painful past buried. But a thoughtful present turns her world upside down and forces her to abandon Ghost-ma and her fiendish feline to search for answers in the Southwest. Turns out her mom’s death was no accident, and proving it could be the last thing she does…

Local sheriff Erick Harper wants Mitzy to have a loving remembrance of her mother. But after calling in a favor to get the dead woman’s personal effects, he uncovers an unexpected skeleton hiding in the evidence. And now that the cat’s out of the bag, he can’t stop her from risking everything to dig up more clues.

Mitzy won’t rest until she slams her mama’s killer behind bars. And Erick is desperate to bring her back to Pin Cherry Harbor in one piece.

Can Mitzy deliver some Wild West justice, or will she bite the dust in the Arizona desert?

Tracks and Flashbacks is the ninth book in the hilarious paranormal cozy mystery series, Mitzy Moon Mysteries. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural intrigue, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s twisty whodunit.

Buy Tracks and Flashbacks to thaw out a cold case today!


**For loyal readers of the series, rest assured that Grams, Pye, and Silas will all make appearances in this “out of Pin Cherry” adventure!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













A Whisper of Trouble: Book 12 of Trouble Cat Mysteries by [Susan Y.  Tanner]Horse thieves and flying bullets—A recipe calling for Trouble!

Acclaimed horse whisperer Liz O’Neil heals confused, frightened, or angry horses but she never expected to work in Italy. Her skills are vital to help the horses, especially when bullets start flying.

Private investigator Will Chandler doesn’t know much about horses but when he finds Liz and her talent, he has everything he needs. He’s been hired by the Italian government to retrieve a string of stolen stallions and find the master thief. When murder muddies the investigative waters, Will faces it head on with the help of the beautiful horse whisperer—and a nonchalant black cat with superior sleuthing skills.

From the peace of Summer Valley Ranch to the breath-taking beauty of Rome, the trio match wits with a villain who doesn’t balk at a murder—or six. Trouble fiercely protects his humans while solving a mystery of international magnitude and giving the bipeds a nudge in the right direction when love comes to call.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback















The Funeral Murder (PIP Inc. Mysteries Book 2) by [Nancy Lynn Jarvis]

In The Glass House, the first book in the PIP Inc. Mysteries series Pat Pirard, recently downsized Santa Cruz Law Librarian, needed to find a new job in a hurry. She printed business cards announcing she was Private Investigator Pat and crossed her fingers, hoping she could earn enough money working for attorneys as a PI to survive.
Pat’s first investigation went well, so she’s excited when she gets a call from an estate attorney who offers her a second job. The attorney tells Pat his client died at a funeral and he needs help sorting out who is entitled to inherit her estate.
Pat quickly discovers the dead woman’s past is as complicated as her estate. And when an autopsy indicates she had two deadly toxins in her body when she died, Pat’s new case becomes not only complicated, but dangerous.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

















Hanging Falls: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by [Margaret Mizushima]



Hanging Falls: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by [Margaret Mizushima]Murder stalks the rugged Colorado high country–and sends Mattie Cobb on a quest to uncover the darkest secrets from her past in the sixth gripping installment of Margaret Mizushima’s Timber Creek K-9 mysteries

A deluge has flooded the high ground near Hanging Falls–but heavy rains aren’t the only menace descending on Timber Creek. While on a scouting mission to pinpoint trail damage, officer Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo stumble upon a body floating at the edge of a lake. Robo catches human scent, which leads to an enigmatic forest-dweller who quickly becomes suspect number one.

With help from veterinarian Cole Walker, Mattie identifies the victim, and discovers an odd religious cult whose dress and manners harken back to the 19th century. As the list of suspects grows, an unexpected visit from members of Mattie’s long-lost family sheds new light on her childhood as they help Mattie piece together details of the fateful night when she was abducted at age two.

The tangled threads of the investigation and family dynamics begin to intertwine–but darkness threatens to claim a new victim before Mattie and Robo can track down the killers. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook














Checked Out for Murder: A Haunted Library Mystery by [Allison Brook]

Checked Out for Murder: A Haunted Library Mystery by [Allison Brook]Carrie Singleton and Evelyn the ghost sleuth the slayings of a starlet and a star-crossed psychic in Agatha Award nominee Allison Brook’s fourth Haunted Library mystery.

Daphne Marriott strolls into Clover Ridge and informs librarian Carrie Singleton that she’s a psychic. But had she foreseen what fate awaited her, Daphne would have steered clear of the quaint Connecticut town. Evelyn, the library ghost, tells Carrie that there’s more to Daphne than she lets on.

The mysterious woman grew up in Clover Ridge with her no-good dad, who apparently met his end at the hands of Daphne’s brother, Billy. Still, Daphne proves a welcome distraction when Carrie’s overbearing mother hits town. Mom’s much younger husband, Tom, is in a movie that’s lensing locally, and she’s there to keep an eye on him: Tom’s costar, sultry Ilana Reingold, is also his ex-fiancée, and there’s no denying the chemistry is still there. Soon after mingling with the moviemakers at a meet-and-greet, Daphne is found dead.

Carrie and Evelyn investigate, assisted by bushy-tailed library cat Smoky Joe. But the suspect list could overflow the library shelves. Has Billy killed another relative? Is their long-missing mother involved? Or Daphne’s mean ex-husband? Carrie’s sure she knows who committed the crime, but can she bind together the clues before the culprit Dewey-decimates the town? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook