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Me & Mr. Bell: A Novel, by Philip Roy | Book Review

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Me & Mr. Bell:  A Novel, by Philip Roy | Book Review

This book will appeal to middle grade readers who like stories about inventions, airplanes, famous people, overcoming difficulties, and life in earlier times.

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LEGO Building: 5 Kid-Approved LEGO Books

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
LEGO Building: 5 Kid-Approved LEGO Books

All the excitement surrounding The LEGO Movie sparked a renewed interest in the venerable building toys at my house. The following books that include all kinds of tips, ideas and techniques to re-purpose existing LEGO pieces for all sorts of fantastic creations.

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Ned & Rosco, by Robin Robinson | Dedicated Review

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ned & Rosco, by Robin Robinson | Dedicated Review

Ned is a book-smart turtle with a very introspective way of thinking. As Rosco cartwheels onto the scene singing a song, Ned’s long awaited moment of serenity is shattered and so begins the story’s true tale of accepting differences and finding a balance between learning and living.

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The Mythomaniacs by Jules Bass | Dedicated Review

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Mythomaniacs by Jules Bass | Dedicated Review

The Mythomaniacs is well-suited to middle-school readers but is also sure to enchant younger readers as a read-along story. It is also a great stepping-off point for introducing readers to some of the great classics: such as Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven, Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem Jabberwocky and the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

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The Treasure of Snake Island: A Captain No Beard Story | Dedicated Review

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Treasure of Snake Island: A Captain No Beard Story | Dedicated Review

In Carole P. Roman’s fifth installment of her award-winning Captain No Beard series, The Treasure of Snake Island, the crew of the Flying Dragon discovers the power of reading.

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Understanding the Power of Picture Books: Cookies with Miss Rumphuis

| February 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
Understanding the Power of Picture Books: Cookies with Miss Rumphuis

With words and images, the best of picture books draw you into to the story. They lead you into new rooms. Once there, you join the community of children gathering around Miss Rumphuis. And while you listen to her “stories of faraway places,” you help yourself to a cookie.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Maggie Stiefvater

| February 20, 2014 | 1 Comment
My Writing and Reading Life: Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels SHIVER, LINGER, and FOREVER. Her novel THE SCORPIO RACES was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association, while Publishers Weekly selected Maggie’s THE RAVEN BOYS as a Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of LAMENT and BALLAD.

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Illustration Inspiration: Angela Dominguez

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Angela Dominguez

As a child, Angela Dominguez loved reading books and making a mess creating pictures. She’s delighted to still be doing both professionally.

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Margo’s Magnificent Choice and Max’s Magnificent Choice | Dedicated Review

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Margo’s Magnificent Choice and Max’s Magnificent Choice | Dedicated Review

Parents and caregivers struggling with ways to tactfully disable distasteful words can arm themselves with The Tacky Box set.

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MLK Books: Who was Martin Luther King?

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
MLK Books: Who was Martin Luther King?

From picture-book biographies to the famous “I Have a Dream” speech, these 10 books are a solid representation of the many MLK books available for young readers.

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