Tag: Dedicated Reviews

George Can! (And You Can Too!), by Maria Stuckey-Leach | Dedicated Review

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
George Can! (And You Can Too!), by Maria Stuckey-Leach | Dedicated Review

George Can! (And You Can Too) is an affirming picture book about the wonderful powers of positive thinking. It offers young readers a playful nudge toward an optimistic attitude by utilizing the mantra “I can! I will! I believe!”

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The Orphan of Torundi, by J. L McCreedy | Dedicated Review

| November 25, 2014 | 2 Comments
The Orphan of Torundi, by J. L McCreedy | Dedicated Review

The Orphan of Torundi delivers all the key ingredients for a successful young adult novel. Romance, fast adventure, and a believable landscape blend together for a consuming read with a strong protagonist.

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Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

| November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

In the latest installment to Carole P. Roman’s award-wining series, Captain No Beard and his crew are heading in the direction of the North Star. This time they’re on a journey that the captain’s team is not so keen on joining—Captain No Beard has plans to take something without asking permission.

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Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways: A Primer on Unintended Consequences, by Jane Hanser | Dedicated Review

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways: A Primer on Unintended Consequences, by Jane Hanser | Dedicated Review

With a humorous voice and multiple anecdotes, Joey, a chocolate Labrador who enjoys digging and escaping beyond his home’s fence, provides an entertaining narration for both children and adults.

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If You Were Me and Lived in … Portugal: An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures | Dedicated Review

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
If You Were Me and Lived in … Portugal: An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures | Dedicated Review

Discover the western European country of Portugal with award-winning author and former social studies teacher Carole P. Roman.

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Ned & Rosco, by Robin Robinson | Dedicated Review

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ned & Rosco, by Robin Robinson | Dedicated Review

Ned is a book-smart turtle with a very introspective way of thinking. As Rosco cartwheels onto the scene singing a song, Ned’s long awaited moment of serenity is shattered and so begins the story’s true tale of accepting differences and finding a balance between learning and living.

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The Treasure of Snake Island: A Captain No Beard Story | Dedicated Review

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Treasure of Snake Island: A Captain No Beard Story | Dedicated Review

In Carole P. Roman’s fifth installment of her award-winning Captain No Beard series, The Treasure of Snake Island, the crew of the Flying Dragon discovers the power of reading.

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I Wish Raisins Could Float, by Gerald Walker | Dedicated Review

| December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
I Wish Raisins Could Float, by Gerald Walker | Dedicated Review

I Wish Raisins Could Float is a quirky short story for middle grade readers, which explores the hardship of losing a pet.

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Review: Gwendolyn’s Nose by Irene Marynowicz

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
Review: Gwendolyn’s Nose by Irene Marynowicz

Gwendolyn’s Nose exhales a windstorm of outrageous rhymes, a sense of possibility, and fun. Clever wordsmith Irene Marynowicz raps about a little girl who has a very big problem with her proboscis.

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Review: The Hellandback Kids: Be Careful What You Wish For by L.L. Helland

| June 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Review: The Hellandback Kids: Be Careful What You Wish For by L.L. Helland

L.L. Helland’s aptly named The Hellandback Kids takes the reader on a wonderfully wacky, mind-bending fantasy adventure wherein the characters learn as the subtitle warns to “Be Careful What You Wish For.”

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