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May 8, 2020

In two years, my fourth-graders are heading to middle school. They will get to join five other elementary schools into one school. They will get to switch classes, and they will get to start to focus on areas that they love.

For so many students, this transition will be...

May 6, 2020

Salma the Syrian Chef is a diverse picture book about a young girl doing everything she can to make her mother happy.

Salma and her mother are new to the country. They have moved from Syria, and they both are missing their home and family that they had to leave behind.


May 4, 2020

Superluminous, by Ian De Haes, is a beautiful story about sharing your light with others.

In this picture book, you meet a special young girl. Her name is Nour. Nour has a light about her. Wherever she goes, she shines. 

Problems start for Nour when she starts school. Th...

May 1, 2020

The Ultimate Survival Guide to Bedtime Monsters, by Mitch Frost, is a book containing the latest, and most scientifically proven, steps for keeping a children's bedroom monster proof.

Any child that has a monster problem with their bedroom only needs to read and follow...

April 29, 2020

Taylor Before and After is a story about a young girl dealing with immense grief.

Due to a very tragic accident, Taylor is now moving through life knowing that two of her friends are gone forever. It was a horrible accident, and Taylor should also be gone. But for some...

April 27, 2020

The Spirit of Springer is a picture book that tells about the real-life rescue of an orphaned baby whale.

The story tells of all the brave men and women that worked together to locate Springer's pod, rehabilitated Springer back to the hearth, and eventually release him...

April 24, 2020

Going Up!, by Sherry J. Lee, is an adorable book about love within a community.

Sophie and her dad were invited to a birthday party on the 10th floor of their building. They decide to make their favorite cookies to celebrate a fun occasion. On each floor, the elevator...

April 22, 2020

David Jumps In is a story about making new friends.

David is new at his school, and he doesn't know anyone. All-day, he yearns for a friend. By recess time, the yearning is consuming his time outside.

David wonders the playground in search of a place where he belongs. He...

April 20, 2020

Things cannot go that wrong when you go on a road trip with your G'ma.... right?!?

Well, if you are Scoob's, then you are your grandma are about to get into some serious trouble. Not to mention, you both are going to have the trip of your lives all the while getting to...

April 17, 2020

Middle School is so hard, and being a middle school girl is filled with endless challenges.

Many of these challenges seem to stem from the managing of friendships during this time of lots of changes and growing up. There are so many complications and questions that come...

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