Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Year's Resolutions

2017 is going to be your year, and we want to help! Even with your unwavering resolve, New Year's resolutions usually require a plan to turn out successfully. Start your planning with a few books that can guide you to accomplish all your fitness goals, spark a greater love of reading, or just help you to let go. Happy New Year!

Accomplish Your Fitness Goals

Growing older does not mean accepting diminished fitness. Two of the nations top physical therapists, Marilyn Moffat and Carole B. Lewis, explain how to overcome aches, stiffness, and unsteadiness in muscles and joints and pursue an easy everyday approach to achieving better health.

Unleash Your Love for Reading

Madeline Finn does NOT like to read. But she DOES want a gold star from her teacher. But, stars are for good readers. Stars are for understanding words, and for saying them out loud. Fortunately, Madeline meets Bonnie, a library dog. Bonnie teaches Madeline Finn that it’s okay to go slow. And to keep trying.

Start Afresh and Let Go

No one in the town of Bonnyripple ever kept a grudge. No one, that is, except old Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper. The townspeople of Bonnyripple count on Cornelius to file away their tiffs and huffs, squabbles and snits. But when a storm flings the people together and their grudges to the wind, will the Grudge Keeper be out of a job? This timely and entertaining story is beautifully conveyed through Rockliff’s witty wordplay and Wheeler’s elegant illustrations.
Look for these books and more at your local libraryindie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble!


  1. If it's a bad thing I'm more interested in the last two than the first, I don't want to be right. 😉 Actually read the last one and it's quite lovely. Happy (pre) 2017!

  2. Thanks for the great recommendations! Haven't read the first one but the last two will definitely help with resolutions to read and not to hold grudges. Thanks for the reminders.

  3. My NY's resolution fits here---to read 417 books in 2017, 365 picture books plus 52 mg,ya, or adult books. And thanks to my friendship with the venerable VH of PP :-) I resolve to include one Peachtree book in the mix every week. So far so good. First two weeks I enjoyed Three Hens and a Peacock and Herman & Marguerite, an Earth Story. To hold myself accountable, I'm blurbing each book read in a book blog at


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