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December 4, 2019

Matthew is convinced that this Christmas is going to be the worst one in history.

In the book, The Worst Christmas Ever, Matthew and his family have just moved to California.

Matthew struggles to adjust to his new life in California. He quickly realizes that trees do no...

December 2, 2019

The Night of His Birth, by Katherine Paterson, is a beautiful telling of the birth of Jesus. Unlike many of the retellings of this story, Katherine Paterson’s version offers a different viewpoint from the perspective of Jesus’s mother, Mary.

The story speaks of the mira...

November 25, 2019

Sometimes you come across a book that you feel honored to have the privilege to read, to hold, and to share with others. I live for these books, and my heart always seems to burst with joy whenever I find one that forever finds its place in my heart.

Count Me In, by Va...

November 20, 2019

Stories of friendship and finding your voice are ones that will always reign true with young readers. Write that story in a graphic novel format, and you have a book that readers will devour!

Stargazing, by Jen Wang, is just this type of story. 

At the beginning of the...

November 18, 2019

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature-the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter." – Rachel Carso...

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 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...

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...

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