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Chu’s Day, by Neil Gaiman | Book Review

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Chu’s Day, by Neil Gaiman | Book Review

Chu’s Day follows the day in the life of Chu the panda who happens to have a giant sneeze. His sneeze is so powerful it makes bad things happen.

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Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles: A Captain No Beard Story, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles: A Captain No Beard Story, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles: A Captain No Beard Story should be readily welcomed into the personal libraries of all expectant families with soon-to-be or new siblings.

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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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Can You Buy Me the Wind?, by Steven Schoenfeld | Dedicated Review

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Can You Buy Me the Wind?, by Steven Schoenfeld | Dedicated Review

In children’s book author Steven Schoenfeld’s Can You Buy Me the Wind?, children and parents alike are treated to a rhyming picture book that seeks to instill a solid set of values.

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Virgil & Owen, by Paulette Bogan| Book Review

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Virgil & Owen, by Paulette Bogan| Book Review

Paulette Bogan perfectly describes every child’s egocentric outlook on how a new friend is “only theirs” in Virgil & Owen. Virgil is so happy to find a polar bear named, Owen. He is so excited to have Owen as his new best friend and to have him all to himself.

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Five Guide Books for Girls on Body Changes, Growing Up, Friendships, and Etiquette

| January 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Five Guide Books for Girls on Body Changes, Growing Up, Friendships, and Etiquette

These five books cover a wide range of topics, from changing bodies and friendships, to social manners and etiquette. Whether read together with a parent, amongst a group of girls, or individually, these books are great to have on hand as a reference guide to the myriad of changes girls experience as a result of growing up.

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Nest, by Esther Ehrlich | Book Review

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Nest, by Esther Ehrlich | Book Review

Esther Ehrlich’s debut novel, Nest, is an arresting story of an eleven-year-old girl named Chirp Orenstein, whose life becomes acutely sharp and complicated as her mother’s illness overtakes the family

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Stormy Night, by Salina Yoon | Book Review

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Stormy Night, by Salina Yoon | Book Review

Salina Yoon knocks this one out of the park with Stormy Night! This book features her most recent character, Bear, as he experiences the terror of a thunderstorm.

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Maya Van Wagenen Shares Her Tips on Becoming Popular

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Maya Van Wagenen Shares Her Tips on Becoming Popular

I recently came across a remarkable book by Maya Van Wagenen called Popular. Maya, who is now 16 and in the 11th grade, kindly agreed to answer my questions (and quite eloquently) despite preparing for her SAT exam.

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Interview with Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri About The Name Soup

| January 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Interview with Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri About The Name Soup

How did the idea for The Name Soup originate?

Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri: The concept of the book was inspired by my long last name. I was always intrigued about its true meaning and where it came from.

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