Book of the Month

The Clown-Around Kids

By:  Guardian Angel Publishing, Incorporated, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 28 page

The Clown-Around Kids have wonderful acts in the Rubadub Circus. All except Noodle, the littlest clown. One night, a lost pup appears, and Noodle trains him to do circus tricks. Noodle and Pipsqueak are a big hit. All goes well until a man arrives and demands his dog back. Suggested age for readers: Story time read-aloud, 3+; Easy-readers, 7-9

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Craft of the Month


These easy chocolate chip cookies are the best I have ever made! Soft, chewy and full of chips! A must try cookie recipe.



  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons hot water

  • 2/3 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Cream butter and brown sugar in mixer.

  3. Beat in eggs, vanilla, baking soda, hot water, salt and cream of tartar.

  4. Remove bowl from mixer and stir in flour and chocolate chips until incorporated.

  5. Drop by spoonful on parchment lined baking sheet 2 inches apart.

  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees and let cool on wire racks.

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