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Five Family Favorites with Margarita Engle, Author of The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Five Family Favorites with Margarita Engle, Author of The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist

Margarita Engle, author of The Sky Painter, selected these five family favorite children’s books.

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Juicy Jack Adventures: Meet the Wild Pack, by Leigh Carrasco | Dedicated Review

| April 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Juicy Jack Adventures: Meet the Wild Pack, by Leigh Carrasco | Dedicated Review

It’s summer vacation time for BT and his mom. They are going to visit BT’s grandmother, Abuela in Spanish, at her farm in Peru and this time Jack, BT’s guinea pig, gets to go with them.

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Where Do Our Baby Teeth Go? By Vilasinee Bunnag | Book Review

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Where Do Our Baby Teeth Go? By Vilasinee Bunnag | Book Review

Author Vilasinee Bunnag, along with illustrator Yasmin Doctor, have created a wonderfully interactive picture book, Where Do Our Baby Teeth Go?, to help little ones understand, celebrate, and document this rite of passage.

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Illustration Inspiration: Stephanie Graegin, Illustrator of Peace is an Offering

| March 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Stephanie Graegin, Illustrator of Peace is an Offering

Stephanie Graegin spent her childhood drawing and collecting fauna. These days, she lives in Brooklyn, is still drawing, and has managed to keep her animal collection down to one orange cat.

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1492: New World Tales, by Richard and Judy Dockrey Young | Book Review

| February 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
1492: New World Tales, by Richard and Judy Dockrey Young | Book Review

This unique book is a potpourri of re-told stories from several cultures on both sides of the Atlantic as they might have been known in 1492, the year Columbus set sail for India and found what is now known as the Americas.

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The Adventures of Bella & Harry: Let’s Visit Rome!

| February 20, 2015 | 1 Comment
The Adventures of Bella & Harry: Let’s Visit Rome!

Bella and Harry, two friendly Chihuahuas, visit countries around the world with their family of people. In this edition, Bella and Harry visit Rome, Italy.

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The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia, by Candace Fleming | Book Review

| February 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia, by Candace Fleming | Book Review

An absolutely fascinating read for teens and anyone who is interested in a richly described account of imperialist Russia.

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If You Were Me and Lived in … Scotland, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
If You Were Me and Lived in … Scotland, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

Roman has created a good beginning platform that readers can leap from and soar into the mythical and lively world of Scottish culture.

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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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A Conversation with Sharon M. Draper About Stella by Starlight | Interview

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
A Conversation with Sharon M. Draper About <em>Stella by Starlight</em> | Interview

In this conversation, we talked to Draper about the inspiration behind Stella by Starlight and the basic goodness in humanity.

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