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Love Letters to the Dead, by Ava Dellaira | Book Review

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Love Letters to the Dead, by Ava Dellaira | Book Review

Reading Ana Dellaira’s Love Letters to the Dead will bring about a serious book hangover: her novel will linger with you for days. Dellaira tackles serious and all-too-real issues and anxieties with grace, humility and heart-breaking accuracy.

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The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern | Book Review

| July 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern | Book Review

Readers will instantly fall in love with Maggie. Her narrative voice is smart, funny and clever, which makes her a highly entertaining, endearing, complex, triple threat.

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The Crew Goes Coconuts: A Captain No Beard Story: Book 6 | Dedicated Review

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Crew Goes Coconuts: A Captain No Beard Story: Book 6 | Dedicated Review

Just like all of the Captain No Beard stories, The Crew Goes Coconuts is super kid-­‐ friendly with bright illustrations. It contains all of the familiar and favorite characters of books past, plus the introduction of Matie the goat, and fans of the series will enjoy boarding the Flying Dragon once again with all of their old friends.

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What Do You Do With An Idea? By Kobi Yamada | Book Review

| June 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
What Do You Do With An Idea? By Kobi Yamada | Book Review

What Do You Do With An Idea? is about a boy who has an idea, illustrated as a golden crowned egg with legs. The boy wonders about the peculiar golden biped; its origins, its purpose, its place in the world.

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The Wacky Winter on Wiggly Way, by David Cunningham | Dedicated Review

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Wacky Winter on Wiggly Way, by David Cunningham | Dedicated Review

In The Wacky Winter on Wiggly Way, David Cunningham has weaved an intriguing character-driven story that induces thought-provoking moments based on hope, faith and perseverance.

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Tame Your Manners at K.A.M.P.™ Safari, by Loretta Neff | Dedicated Review

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tame Your Manners at K.A.M.P.™ Safari, by Loretta Neff | Dedicated Review

This is an educational tool that children will enjoy reading on their own or in a group setting being led by a teacher. Thank you, Loretta Neff, for providing a well-written and entertaining resource that teaches important life skills.

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Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown | Bull-Bransom Award Winner, 2014

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown | Bull-Bransom Award Winner, 2014

The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wy, announced that children’s book author/ illustrator Peter Brown is the recipient of the 2014 Bull-Bransom Award for his 2013 picture book Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. The judges called it “an exceptional tribute to the wild and rambunctious energy in all children” and they praised it for the way the Brown “plays around with the idea of ‘wildlife’ in very visual ways.”

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Here Comes Destructosaurus! by Aaron Reynolds | Book Review

| May 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Here Comes Destructosaurus! by Aaron Reynolds | Book Review

This book is a good reminder that sometimes toddler tantrums are just because of their inability to communicate, and it’s our job as parents to help them through the rough times. You’ll share some chuckles along the way!

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Little Frog’s Tadpole Trouble, by Tatyana Feeney | Book Review

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Little Frog’s Tadpole Trouble, by Tatyana Feeney | Book Review

A beautifully drawn, charming tale about the difficulties of becoming a big brother.

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The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran, by Rita Jahanforuz | Book Review

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran, by Rita Jahanforuz | Book Review

Set in Tehran, Iran, this quite original tale is a reminder that story themes are universal. At times it has the feel of Cinderella with a cultural twist. Other times, it is reminiscent of Charles Perrault’s tale of the kindly sister and the bad-tempered sister, whose deeds have different outcomes.

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