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Jay Asher Discusses Thirteen Reasons Why | 50 States Against Bullying

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jay Asher Discusses Thirteen Reasons Why | 50 States Against Bullying

A conversation between Jay Asher and Trudy Ludwig the 50 States Against Bullying tour, bullying, teen suicide and how to create kinder and more caring communities.

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Mindfulness: Kids Books on Mindfulness, Kindness and Compassion

| September 28, 2014 | 2 Comments
Mindfulness: Kids Books on Mindfulness, Kindness and Compassion

Kids books are a fantastic mechanism to start the discussion with young readers on what is mindfulness and ways to incorporate it into lives.

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After Isaac, by Avra Wing | Book Review

| August 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
After Isaac, by Avra Wing | Book Review

This deeply felt, emotional book is a beautiful glimpse into painful family dynamics, and how a sixteen-year-old boy can come to terms with the complexities of love and loss. An excellent read for teens and adults alike.

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Illustration Inspiration: Christopher Weyant

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
Illustration Inspiration: Christopher Weyant

Christopher Weyant’s work has been published worldwide in books, newspapers, magazines, and online. His cartoons are in permanent collection at The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. YOU ARE (NOT) SMALL is his first children’s book.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Anna Kang

| August 6, 2014 | 2 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Anna Kang

Children notice and point out differences all the time, and it’s natural. But hopefully as we mature, we learn that all individuals are unique and that everyone is “different.”

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Little Jimmy Says, “Same is Lame,” by Jimmy Vee | Dedicated Review

| August 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
Little Jimmy Says, “Same is Lame,” by Jimmy Vee | Dedicated Review

As a children’s entertainer, Jimmy Vee has combined his love for kids and passion of children’s books in his rhyming picture book by using his “Same Is Lame” philosophy—a philosophy that is all about self-­‐acceptance and knowing it’s okay to be different, as well as embracing the differences of others.

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Jimmy Vee’s New Book Focuses on Self-Acceptance & Differences

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jimmy Vee’s New Book Focuses on Self-Acceptance & Differences

Jimmy Vee has dedicated his life to helping people discover what makes them unique and showing them how to capitalize on it.

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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 | 2 Comments
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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