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 My Writing and Reading Life: Cory Putman Oakes

| February 18, 2015 | 2 Comments
 My Writing and Reading Life: Cory Putman Oakes

Cory Putman Oakes is a children’s book author from Austin, Texas. Her middle grade debut, DINOSAUR BOY, hits shelves in February, 2015 with its sequel, DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS, to follow in February, 2016.

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Sway, by Kat Spears | Book Review

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Sway, by Kat Spears | Book Review

Kat Spears debut novel is, quite simply, a delight. It has all the ingredients for an engaging and witty read, laced with honesty and insight that’s refreshingly real.

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10 Non-Fiction Books About Presidents: Facts, Guides, and Trivia, Oh My!

| February 7, 2015 | 2 Comments
10 Non-Fiction Books About Presidents: Facts, Guides, and Trivia, Oh My!

These books, guides, and cards offer interesting trivia and facts, engaging formats, and lively illustrations; a perfect combination to pique interest for hours of casual reading, followed by days of reciting trivia, and hopefully, years of knowledge about these important people in American history.

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Seven Middle Grade Books for African American History Month

| February 6, 2015 | 1 Comment
Seven Middle Grade Books for African American History Month

February is African American History Month. Sharing these books with young readers comes with the responsibility to discuss … progress towards equality.

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Stella by Starlight, by Sharon M. Draper | Book Review

| February 5, 2015 | 1 Comment
Stella by Starlight, by Sharon M. Draper | Book Review

Stella by Starlight, by esteemed storyteller Sharon M. Draper, is a poignant novel that beautifully captures the depth and complexities within individuals, a community, and society in 1932, an era when segregation and poverty is at the forefront.

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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, by Mac Barnett | Book Trailer

| December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, by Mac Barnett | Book Trailer

The multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen have perfect pacing in Sam and Dave Dig A Hole. Ages 4-8

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein | Book Review

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein | Book Review

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein, is about a madcap competition where kids search bookrooms based on the Dewey Decimal system, examine mysterious library cards, solve rebuses, compare assigned readings, and encounter holograms of authors who offer timely tips.

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The Boys of Blur, by N. D. Wilson | Book Review

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Boys of Blur, by N. D. Wilson | Book Review

The Boys of Blur, by N.D. Wilson, will appeal to readers 8 to 12 who like football, scary tales, and stories about complex family situations.

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Caldecott Honor-Winning John Rocco Talks About Blizzard

| November 10, 2014 | 4 Comments
Caldecott Honor-Winning John Rocco Talks About Blizzard

John Rocco discusses his newest picture book, Blizzard, the companion to his Caldecott Honor-winning Blackout.

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein | Book Review

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein | Book Review

In Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, author Chris Grabenstein cleverly captures reader’s imaginations by combining the suspense of a thrilling game with the majestic nostalgia of great libraries, librarians, books and authors of past and present.

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