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Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk, by M. M. Allen | Dedicated Review

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk, by M. M. Allen | Dedicated Review

Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk, written by M.M. Allen, is a fantastical novel filled with some mystery and a touch of magic. It deals primarily with loss and healing.

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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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The Little Parrot and the Angel’s Tears, by M. Anu Narasimhan | Book Review

| August 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Little Parrot and the Angel’s Tears, by M. Anu Narasimhan | Book Review

The Little Parrot and the Angel’s Tears is a powerful allegory of overcoming insignificance.

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Life in the Meadow with Madie: Mr. Earl’s Missing Eyeglasses, by Patty Luhovey | Dedicated Review

| August 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Life in the Meadow with Madie: Mr. Earl’s Missing Eyeglasses, by Patty Luhovey | Dedicated Review

Participating in the rich tradition of parables that illustrate moral and religious teachings through animal tales, Life in the Meadow with Madie: Mr. Earl’s Missing Eyeglasses presents the story of a community coming together to help out someone in need.

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Picture of Grace, by Josh Armstrong | Dedicated Review

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Picture of Grace, by Josh Armstrong | Dedicated Review

Picture of Grace, by Josh Armstrong, is certainly moving and will be well received by families who are suffering or have suffered from loss.

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The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander | Book Review

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander | Book Review

This is a book young people will probably want to read more than once, both for the themes in the story and for the author’s storytelling. It will appeal to middle grade readers who like sports – especially basketball – and coming of age stories.

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A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

The loveable crew of the Flying Dragon is back! In A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story, Captain No Beard and his friends work together to resolve conflicts as they look for the perfect job for their youngest crewmember, Zachary.

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Guess How Much I Love You Celebrates 20 Years

| March 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
<em>Guess How Much I Love You</em> Celebrates 20 Years

This year, Sam McBratney’s timeless, endearing story of Big and Little Nutbrown Hare, Guess How Much I Love You, turns 20!

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Autumn Falls, by Bella Thorne | Book Review

| March 17, 2015 | 1 Comment
Autumn Falls, by Bella Thorne | Book Review

Autumn Falls touches on light bullying, loss, dyslexia, realistic high-school life with accuracy and grace, with plenty of fun in between.

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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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