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November 13, 2019

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga is a book that has melted my heart. From the moment I picked up this verse novel, I was engrossed in the story and the courage of the characters. 

Jude, the main character, is a young girl from Syria. Her family has been separated...

November 11, 2019

Adam Wallace's and Andy Elkerton's How-To stories are always super cute, and their prehistoric version, How to Catch a Dragon, definitely fits right in with the rest of these fun stories.

Your young readers are sure to find this book hilarious, and it will naturally bec...

November 8, 2019


 If I had to describe the book, My Name is Sangoel, written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed, and illustrated by Catherine Stock, in one word that would be it. But I don’t have to describe it in one word, so...

 In the book, My Name is Sangoe...

November 6, 2019

When I started reading Gillbert, I thought I was going to read a story about a little merman. However, I get came to realize that I was in a midst of a whirlwind of characters.

Instead of just following a royal merman, I was now in the midst of aliens and unknown creatu...

November 4, 2019

Frank and Bean, by Jamie Michalak, is a fun beginning chapter book for new readers!

Readers who love engaging characters and easy reads will without a doubt love getting to dive into this fun, new chapter book. 

From the beginning, your young readers will fall in love w...

November 1, 2019

In the book, Dragon Rider, by Cornelia Funke, it talks about how important it is to stand up for a friend. It is important to be helpful and stand up for your friend. But if you are going to stand up for them, then you can’t be afraid of the bully also.

You have to act...

October 30, 2019

I really struggled with this text. The story, and it's intertwining flashbacks, left me struggling to even figure out what was even the basic plot.

On top of it, the PART 1 organization left me wondering what even happened in the story because it seem to end right as I...

October 28, 2019

Alma and the Beast is a beautifully constructed version of a beloved fairy tale. In a play of Beauty and the Beast, you will find that roles have changed in Esme Shapiro's new version.

The Beast is not who you think it should be, but you will love the flip of characters...

October 25, 2019

"To be isolated means to not push forward when life gets tough, growing weaker and weaker. But to be bold means to expand your mind and your heart to build more strength to defend your friends and your family."

This means that when you defend someone, the person who wan...

October 23, 2019

Very Lulu: The (Mostly) True Story of a Training School Dropout is a hilarious dog that cannot seem to control her energy and passion. Lulu loves her love, and she loves her family. However, she just cannot seem to stay out of trouble.

In order to help try to teach Lulu...

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