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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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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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