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Happy National Learn to Row Day! Today USRowing and boat clubs all around the U.S. celebrate National Learn to Row Day by hosting learn-to-row clinics where anyone can sign up to row in an 8-oared rowing shell. I have rowed off and on since the late 90’s and, when I haven’t lived near water, I have at least been able to read about rowing. Below are a few books I’ve enjoyed reading along with a couple I plan to read in the future. Hope you enjoy!

Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic’s Edge by Jill A. Fredston

Assault on Lake Casitas by Brad Alan Lewis

The Red Rose Crew: A True Story of Women, Winning, and the Water by Daniel J. Boyne and David Halberstam

The Shell Game: Reflections on Rowing and the Pursuit of Excellence by Stephen Kiesling

The Sculler at Ease by Frank Cunningham

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Springtime Reads

With so much talk of spring planting and gardening, I thought it would be nice to share just a few of the books that we enjoy in the spring (and really all year).

The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin

The Gardener by Sarah Stewart and Illustrated by David Small

My Garden by Kevin Henkes

Strega Nona’s Harvest by Tomie dePaola

We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow and Illustrated by Bob Staake

Paddington Bear in the Garden by Michael Bond

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (If you are interested in the cover on the Penguin Threads edition, you can find out more here.)

What are some of your favorites?

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