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Jonah Winter, Author of Lillian’s Right to Vote | Speed Interview

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Jonah Winter, Author of Lillian’s Right to Vote | Speed Interview

Which five words best describe Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965?

America’s racist history surrounds us.

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New Shoes, by Susan Lynn Meyer | Book Review

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
New Shoes, by Susan Lynn Meyer | Book Review

Set in the 1950s during the infamous days of Jim Crow, New Shoes is a story of an African American girl who comes up with a brilliant idea to remedy the far-too-often degrading experience of buying shoes, especially for back-to-school.

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If You Were Me and Lived in … China: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World | Dedicated Review

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
If You Were Me and Lived in … China: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World | Dedicated Review

If You Were Me and Lived In … China is an easy read and a fun way to introduce the People’s Republic of China to children.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Dan Scott

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Dan Scott

Dan Scott was born in Surrey, England. Growing up, he became interested in ancient Rome and his love of historical fiction provided plenty of inspiration for the adventure stories he began to write as a child. Eventually, his characters and stories developed into the action-packed Gladiator School series.

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A New Book to Spark an Interest in World War II History

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
A New Book to Spark an Interest in World War II History

INTO THE KILLING SEAS is a fictional retelling of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in the waning days of World War II.

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Top Historical Fiction Books That Sweep Away Barriers Between Then and Now

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Top Historical Fiction Books That Sweep Away Barriers Between Then and Now

Any author will tell you that one of the questions we get asked the most is What are your favorite books? When it comes to historical fiction, coming up with a short list is pretty much impossible.

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National Parks: Top 10 Kids’ Books

| May 13, 2015 | 2 Comments
National Parks: Top 10 Kids’ Books

For those of you planning to take your kids to a national park in 2015, here are some excellent books you need to take along for the ride.

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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 | 2 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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